A Neverending Dream

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"A Neverending Dream"
Single by X-Perience
from the album Magic Fields
Released August 1996
Format CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Trance, dance
Length 3:28
Label WEA/Warner Music
Producer(s) Bernd Wendlandt, Ingo Politz (Turbobeat Music, Berlin)
X-Perience singles chronology
"Circles
of Love"
(1996)
"A Neverending Dream"
(1996)
"Magic Fields"
(1997)

"A Neverending Dream" is a 1996 Eurodance song by X-Perience from their album Magic Fields. It charted in Germany and Switzerland and was the band's biggest hit.

Track listings[edit]

Single

  1. "A Neverending Dream" (Radio Version) – 3:28
  2. "A Neverending Dream" (Ambient House Mix) – 4:10
  3. "A Neverending Dream" (Extended Version) – 4:26
  4. "A Neverending Dream" (Eighties Version) – 3:41

Remix-Single

  1. "A Neverending Dream" (Dance Hall Radio Edit) – 3:46
  2. "A Neverending Dream" (Small Town Mix) – 4:15
  3. "A Neverending Dream" (Children of the 80's Mix) – 5:52
  4. "A Neverending Dream" (Dance Hall Style) – 5:24

Chart performance[edit]

The song entered German Singles Chart at No. 91 in week 33 and went straight to No. 4 in October/November 1996 and spent over 18 weeks in the charts. All in all, over 350,000 copies of the singles were sold in Germany, and the single was eventually certified Gold.

Chart (1996) Peak
Position
German Singles Chart[1] 4
Swiss Singles Chart[2] 7

Other versions & remakes[edit]

On the album Magic Fields, the song has a longer interlude between verse 2 and 3, so this version is 3:45 long. During 1996 and 1997 the band played the song on various television shows. For some reasons, they performed a short version of "A Neverending Dream" sometimes which was only approximately 2:30 long (without the 3rd verse and repeated refrain at the end).

In 2006 the band re-recorded the song on their 4th album Lost in Paradise. José Alvarez-Brill remixed the song. The remake is called "A Neverending Dream" (Alvarez Album Edit) – 3:37. An instrumental version of this 2006 version was used to find a new singer, when Claudia Uhle left the band in July 2007.

Cascada cover[edit]

"A Neverending Dream"
Single by Cascada
from the album Everytime We Touch
Released 4 March 2006 (Germany)
25 June 2007 (UK)
Format CD, 12"
Recorded 2005
Genre Trance, dance
Length 3:24
Label Zooland Records
Writer(s) Matthias Uhle, Alex Kaiser
Producer(s) Yann Peifer, Manuel Reuter
Cascada singles chronology
"Truly Madly Deeply"
(2006)
"A Neverending Dream"
(2006)
"Last Christmas"
(2007)
Alternative covers
UK Cover

In 2006, the song was covered by German group Cascada. This song appears on their 2006 debut album, Everytime We Touch. It was the fifth single released in Germany by Cascada in 2006. It was Cascada's 4th UK single. The video for this song was released on 11 May 2007 on the music channel 'Fizz' and 'The Box'. The music video is strongly themed on Middle Eastern culture with singer Natalie Horler dancing in traditional clothing in front of backdrops like the desert, a typical harem and hammam. Despite a good top 15 position in Ireland, in the UK it charted at #46, on its first week of physical release, a big disappointment considering that all previous singles in the UK had gone top 10.

Track listings[edit]

German 12" maxi single[3]

A-side
  1. "A Neverending Dream" [club mix] – 4:57
B-side
  1. "A Neverending Dream" [The Real Booty Babes remix] – 5:58
  2. "A Neverending Dream" [Deepforces remix] – 6:09

UK single

  1. "A Neverending Dream" [Deepforces remix]
  2. "A Neverending Dream" [Dancing DJs remix]
  3. "A Neverending Dream" [Buzz Junkies remix]
  4. "A Neverending Dream" [Digital Dog remix]
  5. "A Neverending Dream" [Frisco remix]
  6. "A Neverending Dream" [KB Project remix]
  7. "A Neverending Dream" [Fugitive radio mix]
  8. "A Neverending Dream" [radio edit]

Dutch CD single

  1. "A Neverending Dream"
  2. "Everytime We Touch (Yanou's Candlelight Mix)"

All mixes[edit]

  • A Neverending Dream (Buzz Junkies Remix) 6:10
  • A Neverending Dream (Clubland 11 Remix) 2:44
  • A Neverending Dream (Club Mix) 4:58
  • A Neverending Dream (Dancing Djs Remix) 5:55
  • A Neverending Dream (Deep Forces Remix) 6:07
  • A Neverending Dream (Deep Forces Remix Cut) 3:13
  • A Neverending Dream (Digital Dog Remix) 6:28
  • A Neverending Dream (Frisco Remix) 5:29
  • A Neverending Dream (Fugitive Remix) 2:45
  • A Neverending Dream (Ivan Fillini Remix) 5:25
  • A Neverending Dream (KB Project Remix) 6:01
  • A Neverending Dream (Radio Edit) 3:23
  • A Neverending Dream (Real Booty Babes Remix) 5:58
  • A Neverending Dream (Real Booty Babes Remix Edit) 2:55
  • A Neverending Dream (Sound DJS Remix) 2:40
  • A Neverending Dream (Source Remix) 5:50

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
Position
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 10
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 5
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 15
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 77
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 46

Other covers[edit]

  • Trance-X recorded a version in 1996 called “A Neverending Dream (The Dream Dance Anthem Mix) ” – 3:41. It was released on various compilations like “Dream Dance Vol. 3”[9] and “Dream Nation 1” only.
  • Mythos N' Watergate recorded a cover version of “A Neverending Dream” in 2002.[10] A music video was also produced.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "> the official website". X-Perience.De. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ Steffen Hung. "X-Perience – A Neverending Dream in Swiss charts". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Cascada - A Neverending Dream". Discogs.com. 2006-03-28. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Cascada – A Never Ending Dream" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Cascada: A Never Ending Dream" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  6. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Cascada – A Never Ending Dream" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  8. ^ "Cascada" UK Singles Chart.
  9. ^ "Various - Dream Dance Vol. 3 (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 1996-11-20. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  10. ^ "Mythos 'N Watergate - A Neverending Dream". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.