(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan

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"(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan"
Single by Dntel
from the album Life Is Full of Possibilities
B-side "Your Hill"
Released August 6, 2002 (2002-08-06)
Format CD, 12"
Genre Electronic
Label Plug Research
Writer(s) Jimmy Tamborello, Ben Gibbard
Producer(s) Barbara Morgenstern

"(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" is a song by Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello), featuring the vocals and lyrics by Ben Gibbard. The song was recorded for the album Life Is Full of Possibilities in 2001. "Evan and Chan" was so well-received[citation needed] that the two collaborated on a full-length album, Give Up, which they released as The Postal Service in 2003.

There is some speculation on who the title characters Evan and Chan are in the context of the song; some have suggested that given the lyrical reference to 1993, and Tamborello's instructions to pronounce Chan as "Chawn", Evan Dando of The Lemonheads and Chan Marshall (also known as Cat Power) might be the Evan and Chan from the title.

The song title inspired the Final Fantasy song "This Is the Dream of Win and Régine" that appears on Has a Good Home.[citation needed]

Tracklisting[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jimmy Tamborello, Ben Gibbard

No. Title Length
1. "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan"   5:48
2. "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" (Safety Scissors spilled my drink mix) 4:12
3. "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" (Barbara Morgenstern remix) 4:10
4. "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" (Superpitcher Kompakt remix) 7:14
5. "(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan" (Lali Puna remix) 3:42
6. "Your Hill"   5:25

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