Exposé Online banner

Jack Ellister — Dawn Dream Club
(Fruits de Mer Crustacean 40, 2013, 7")

by Henry Schneider, Published 2013-09-27

Dawn Dream Club Cover art

Jack Ellister is no stranger to Fruits de Mer. He has appeared on several releases over the past 12 months with covers of The Beatles and the Stones, as well as his self-penned “The Man with the Biochopper.” This current 7-inch features three more cover tunes, one from The Beatles, one from cult-hero Mark Fry, and the third from Syd Barrett. This is quite an eclectic sample late-60s/early-70s psych. The Beatles cover is George Harrison’s “Within You, Without You.” Jack gives it a decent performance, but he does not capture Harrison’s ambiance that made the original so special. Gone are any sitars, backward tracks, etc. It is always difficult to cover an iconic song. The second is Mark Fry’s “Song for Wild,” which is given a minimal treatment with acoustic guitar and harmonium. This cover is excellent and is what you might expect if Nick Drake happened to sing this song. The third is “Flaming” from Pink Floyd’s Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Jack opens the song with a bunch of sounds from odd woodland creatures and then launches into a great cover version. And his voice nails Syd’s to a tee. This release is a bit uneven but well worth investigating if you can find a copy.

Filed under: New releases, 2013 releases

Related artist(s): Jack Ellister

Latest news

Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more

Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more

Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more

10 Years of Fruits de Mer - The Incomplete Angler – Those of you who are faithful followers of Exposé will know that we have been promoting Fruits de Mer and its side labels and releases from nearly its first year. Now music journalist and author Dave Thompson has written a book chronicling the past ten years as a celebration of this milestone. » Read more

Tom Rapp RIP – Singer / songwriter Tom Rapp, best known with the band Pearls Before Swine, passed away on February 12, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer. » Read more

Previously in Exposé...

Patrick Gauthier - Sur les Flots Verticaux – It's been a while since we've heard from Patrick Gauthier (ex-Heldon, Weidorje, Magma) in a solo capacity, maybe ten years or more since he cut his now-legendary Bébé Godzilla. What we find here has...  (1994) » Read more

Listen & discover

Print issues