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Ryan Dutton Beautiful compositions. Thank you! Favorite track: The Ghost of Emma Jean.
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Tiffany Digiacomo If you still have hard copies of albums I would love to discuss purchasing them from you. It's very difficult to find your music and I have many fond memories of several songs. It would be wonderful to have the albums and to hear more of your music. Not really sure how this all works but FB is Tiffy DiGiacomo. If there's anyway that I might be able to obtain a hard copy please contact me.
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In a little town lived a little girl name was Emma Jean Emma had two friends one was Mary the other Abilene Emma earned her keep scrubbing floors all week don't forget your room If she missed a spot mother swung at her with the wooden broom I am the ghost of emma jean in your dreams I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams Every day at dawn she ran up the lawn to the wishing well Prayed that she'd get wings and could float away from her mother's yell Right down from the well laid a pair of tracks santa fe railroad Told her many times stay away from there must do what you're told I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams I am the ghost of Emma Jean in your dreams
Hypnogogia 01:02
Lucid State 01:04
Death Fugue 03:11
Dark Eyes 03:01
Slavochka 04:08
El Torero 01:20
Hell Gate 02:37


Dreamland is the second studio album by American band Beat Circus. It was released on January 29, 2008 by Cuneiform Records, and shares its title with the turn-of-the-century Coney Island theme park which burned in a devastating fire in 1911. The album is a 150-page score for 9 musicians composed and arranged by Brian Carpenter and produced by Martin Bisi. Dreamland marks the first installment of Carpenter's Weird American Gothic trilogy.

Brian Carpenter, vocals, trumpet, harmonium, harmonica
Alec K. Redfearn, accordion
Curtis Hasselbring, trombone
Briggan Krauss, saxophones
Kaethe Hostetter, violin
Brandon Seabrook, tenor banjo
Ron Caswell, tuba
Matt McLaren, drums, percussion

Brian Dewan, electric zither
Michael Hearst, theremin
Julia Kent, cello
Orion, chorus vocals on "The Ghost of Emma Jean"
Todd Robbins, upright piano
Sxip Shirey, bells, triple extended harmonica
Jesse Sparhawk, harp


released January 29, 2008

Produced by Brian Carpenter and Martin Bisi.
All Music Composed and Arranged by Brian Carpenter except for "Dark Eyes" (traditional) and "Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland" (Beth Slater Whitson)


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“Beat Circus is a bona fide Boston music institution...one part edgy, eclectic art ensemble, one part twangy, moody roots-rock outfit, combined in an instantly appealing mix." -- Steve Smith, National Sawdust

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