Gail Ann Dorsey 

We Live as We Dream, Alone






Gail Ann Dorsey 

We Live as We Dream, Alone


Gail is one of the world’s best known bass players. Famed for her work with David Bowie, she played bass in Gang of Four from 1989 to 1991 and features on Gang of Four’s fifth studio album, Mall (1991). Gail returned to perform with Gang of Four at Massive Attack’s Meltdown Festival in London in 2008.

“I was properly introduced to Andy Gill and the music of The Gang of Four when I was first signed to WEA Records in London in 1988 and putting together the musicians for my first solo album release, ‘The Corporate World’.  My A&R rep suggested using Andy on a track or two, and it turns out his soaring guitar is the very first thing you hear when you put on the title track on that album!  From there our friendship was born, and my knowledge, and ultimately my deep respect and inspiration for Andy and the music of The Gang of Four expanded and grew… Later, I would become a member of this ground-breaking and exciting band for a period, playing bass and adding my vocals to live concerts, GO4 albums, and some of Andy’s other recordings as producer. I have taken away many different gifts and gems from so many of the artists I have been lucky enough to work with, but I can say without a doubt, when I think back on some for the most fun, energetic, and thrilling moments of my career on stage, my time with the Gang of Four is at the very top of the list.

I chose to cover “We Live As We Dream, Alone” because, not only was it always one of my favourite grooves to play with the band, but because I could always relate personally and emotionally to the song’s message. It also seemed incredibly relevant to the times in which we are living, which made me marvel again at the excellence and timelessness of this noteworthy band that to me will always stand the test of musical time. Andy is greatly missed, but his energy will forever be pulsating on this planet through the Music.”  – Gail Ann Dorsey 

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