Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


TDW / Dreamwalkers Inc.

Heavy Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

TDW / Dreamwalkers Inc. Brother album cover
3.00 | 2 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review

from partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Brother (5:29)
2. Happy Day (2006 remake) (3:48)

Total Time 9:17

Line-up / Musicians

- Tom de Wit / vocals, keyboards, bass, guitars, programming, songwriting
- Michiel van der Werff / guitars

Releases information

A single containing the song Brother and a rewritten and recorded version of Happy Day.

Recording, Mixing and Mastering at: The Imagineering Suite by Tom de Wit

Released independently

Thanks to TDW for the addition
and to projeKct for the last updates
Edit this entry


TDW / DREAMWALKERS INC. Brother ratings distribution

(2 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (100%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

TDW / DREAMWALKERS INC. Brother reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars Up close and very personal

Just prior to releasing his second album "Up close and personal", Tom De Wit put out this very limited edition (150 copies) single. The A-side is a non-album song called "Brother" while track 2 is a reworking of a song which appeared on his first album. De Wit does just about everything himself here, accompanied only by guitarist Michiel van der Werff.

"Brother" is in De Wit's own words "about a person very dear to Tom who he had to say goodbye to due to unfair circumstances". In this case, "goodbye" does not necessarily mean death, but what De Wit saw as the unjustifiable deportation of someone back to a country they were fleeing from. The lyrics are clearly very personal, and written from the heart. They perhaps display the tender years of De Wit in their rawness, but in some ways that can be quite endearing.

Musically, the song is largely in keeping with the type of product to be found on De Wit's first two albums. If anything, despite the heavy nature of the lyrics, the mood is actually slightly lighter. It should be said that the track has little potential as a hit single, but given the limited production run we can safely assume that was not the intention anyway.

The other track here, "Happy day (2006 version)" sees the track of that name from his first album being updated with new lyrics and a different arrangement. Once again, the lyrics are personal and reflective, revealing a young man who is casting off his youth and discovering the true complexities of life. Melodically, the song retains the lighter feel of "Brother".

In all, this perhaps more of a rites of passage for De Wit than a genuine single release. Interesting but not essential.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of TDW / DREAMWALKERS INC. "Brother"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.