Call Me Up in Dreamland

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"Call Me Up in Dreamland"
Single by Van Morrison
from the album His Band and the Street Choir
A-side "Call Me Up in Dreamland"
B-side "Street Choir"
Released April 1971
Recorded Summer 1970
Genre Folk-Rock, R&B
Length 3:52
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Van Morrison
Producer(s) Van Morrison
Van Morrison singles chronology
"Blue Money"
(1971)
"Call Me Up in Dreamland"
(1971)
"Wild Night"
(1971)
His Band and the Street Choir track listing
"I've Been Working"
(4)
"Call Me Up in Dreamland"
(5)
"I'll Be Your Lover, Too"
(6)

"Call Me Up in Dreamland" is a song that was written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter, Van Morrison and included on his 1970 album, His Band and the Street Choir. Brian Hinton describes the song as "life on the road, with 'radio' as a verb and laughing sax."[1]

Recording and composition[edit]

The song was recorded in summer, 1970 at the A&R Recording Studios, 46th Street, New York, during the second His Band and the Street Choir sessions.[2]

"Call Me Up in Dreamland" features a moderate 4/4 tempo. It is in the key of A major, with a chord sequence in the verses of A-E-D-A-D-E-A-D-A-E-D-A-D-E-A-D and the chorus of A-D-A-E-A-D-A-E-E♭-D-A. The song also has a tenor saxophone solo from Morrison.[3] The song is composed in a gospel style and prominently features the vocal backing group the Street Choir.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

In June 1971 "Call Me Up in Dreamland" rose to #95 in the Billboard Hot 100 music charts.[5]

Personnel[edit]

The Street Choir

  • Larry Goldsmith
  • Janet Planet
  • Andrew Robinson
  • Ellen Schroer
  • Dahaud Shaar
  • Martha Velez

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hinton. Celtic Crossroads, p.123
  2. ^ Heylin. Can You Feel the Silence, p.520
  3. ^ Van Morrison Anthology, p.14-17
  4. ^ Brooks. In Search of Van Morrison, p.56
  5. ^ Collis. Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, p.122

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