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"Dream A Little Dream"
© Cypress/A&M Records
Year of Release: 198
Dream A Little Dream Of MeMickey Thomas
Time Runs WildDanny Wilde
Whenever There's A NightMike Reno
Dreams Come True(Stand Up And Take It)Lone Justice
Into The MysticVan Morrison
It's The End Of The World(As We Know ItAnd I Feel Fine)R.E.M.
Rock OnMichael Damian
You'd Better WaitFee Maybill
Never Turn AwayChris Thompson
I've Got DreamsTo RememberOtis Redding
Dream A Little Dream Of MeMel Torme &Mickey Thomas
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"Dream A Little Dream"
Dream A Little Dream, a movie starring Jason Robards, Corey Feldman,
Piper Laurie and Meredith Salenger, as it also stars Harry Dean Stanton and
The album opens with "Dream A Little Dream" by the Jefferson
Starship's Mickey Thomas. He sings this song in a more upbeat version than
the Mamas & Papas or The Mills Brothers, but overall, it's has a nice, bouncy,
"Time Runs Wild" is by Danny Wilde, and it also has a beat as the
title track. It's musical style kind of reminds me of Don Henley's "Nobody's
Business," from his first solo album, I Can't Stand Still. Loverboy's
Mike Reno continues the soundtrack with "Whenever There's A Night,"
where it's a slow love ballad, as in the song he did with Heart's Ann Wilson
from the movie soundtrack of Footloose.
"Dream Come True (Stand Up And Take It)" by Lone Justice is a moving
medium-paced rocker, with a female vocalist (Maria McKee) who sounds like Patti
Smith and/or can be as rough as Melissa Etheridge.
Most movie soundtracks feature classic artists and their classic songs.
Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic" is here, and anything by Van the Man
is truly fantastic to have on any soundtrack. And then there's another classic,
R.E.M.'s It's The End Of The World As We Know It. Again, I'm sure there
isn't anyone who hasn't heard of R.E.M., so therefore, we all know how great
their music is also.
Considered the most "famous" song from this soundtrack is the remake of
David Essex's "Rock On" by Michael Damian. This song did something that
Essex's version didn't do: Damian's version reached #1, and even though
Essex's version is better than Damian's, Essex's version should of reached #1
also. Not saying that Damian's version is bad, but Essex's version is best to
leave as is; his is a classic, and some classic songs are not meant to be
Fee Maybill's "You Better Wait" is a powerful song that is most
definitely 80s rock & roll. "Never Turn Away" by Chris Thompson
is synthesizer-1980s rock.
Another classic artist is featured, and like Van Morrison, his music
never loses flavor, no matter what the song may be. Otis Redding's "I've
Got Dreams To Remember" is similar to his classic, "Try A Little
Tenderness," with its soulful gospel-inspired Memphis sound.
The album closes with another version of "Dream A Little Dream Of Me",
as Mickey Thomas is joined by Mel Torme. (Now there's a unique duet...)
And like Thomas' earlier version, it's upbeat, bouncy, and jazzy. Actually,
this song works out fine with the "odd couple" of Thomas & Torme. Mel Torme
was (unfortunately, he passed away recently this year in 1999), a fantastic
artist, who was a gifted entertainer in the musical styles of pop and jazz.
The Dream A Little Dream soundtrack is an album consisting of the
late-1980s pop/rock sound. If you're a fan of the pop-dance rock of the late
1980s, this is an album you'll enjoy. I've never seen the movie, but after
listening to this album, I get the feeling this movie was teenage influenced
as in movies like The Breakfast Club and Footloose. I don't
know if the movie was as great as the two movies mentioned, but the soundtrack
is entertaining to listen to, and will be enjoyable for the 1980s pop/rock fan.
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