"The Book of Dream" is dedicated to the memory of Jules Verne. While this is the debut album by the band called Mangala Vallis, its members are by no mean novices on the Progressive Rock scene.
The Interpretation of Dreams is the book that Sigmund Freud considered his most important and that forever changed the way we think about our dreams. It is here that Freud related his discoveries about why we dream, what we dream, and what our dreams mean. In this groundbreaking work, Freud further demonstrated that it is in the treatment of abnormal mental states that dream analysis is the most valuable.
It is here, on this 1977 blockbuster, that Steve Miller shored up his "Space Cowboy" moniker and cosmic persona: from the winged horse on the album cover to a judicious smattering of synthesizers in the music, Book of Dreams bridged the gap between blues-rock and the indulgences of prog rock.
Recorded during the European Tour 2006, “Intergalactic Live Video Archives” this is the band's first live DVD, featuring singer Bernardo Lanzetti (ex: P.F.M., Acqua Fragile) and drummer Gigi Cavalli Cocchi (Ligabue, C.S.I., Massimo Zamboni). Contains tracks from their excellent progressive rock albums: “The Book of Dreams” e “Lycanthrope”. The latter's lyrics are by Bernardo Lanzetti himself.
For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chaptersbefore and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken If only. Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here.