Dreams Fly Away, a retrospective of the career of Linda Thompson, is a terrific introduction to one of the great female voices in popular music. With a healthy dose of rare and unreleased tracks, along with previously available material from her career with Richard Thompson and solo, this is a must for fans and novices alike. The unreleased gems include a haunting, live "The Great Valerio," what may be the definitive version of Sandy Denny's "I'm a Dreamer" from the Gerry Rafferty-produced Shoot Out the Lights sessions, and "Pavanne," recorded live in Hamburg, Germany.
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AllMusic Review by Brett Hartenbach