D-Ream On Volume 1

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The correct spelling of this article is D:Ream On Volume 1. It has been retitled here due to technical limitations.
D:Ream On Vol. 1
Studio album by D:Ream
Released 18 October 1993
Recorded 1991 - 1993
Aosis Studios
(recording)
Roundhouse Studios
(mixing in 'T' Sound)
Genre Electronic, pop rock, synthpop, dance, soul
Length 47:31
Label Magnet Records / Warner Bros. Records
Producer D:Ream
& Tom Frederikse
for Pumphouse Sounds Inc. / FXU Management
D:Ream chronology
D:Ream On Volume 1
(1993)
World
(1995)
Singles from D:Ream On Volume 1
  1. "U R the Best Thing"
    Released: 22 June 1992
  2. "Things Can Only Get Better"
    Released: 18 January 1993
  3. "U R the Best Thing (re-issue)"
    Released: 12 April 1993
  4. "Unforgiven"
    Released: 19 July 1993
  5. "Star / I Like It"
    Released: 20 September 1993
  6. "Things Can Only Get Better (re-issue)"
    Released: 27 December 1993
  7. "U R the Best Thing (re-mix)"
    Released: 14 March 1994
  8. "Take Me Away"
    Released: 6 June 1994
  9. "Blame It On Me"
    Released: 29 August 1994

D:Ream On Volume 1 is the debut album by British pop/dance band D:Ream. It was released in late 1993 by Magnet Records label, distributed by Warner Music major, and managed by FXU Management. The album reached number 5 in the UK Albums Chart.

Many singles were released from the album - seven in total, with some of them being issued more than once. These included "U R the Best Thing" which stalled at Number 72 in the UK Top 75 on first release in July 1992. It was later re-issued in 1993 where it reached Number 19 and again in 1994 where it peaked at Number four. The biggest hit however was "Things Can Only Get Better" which on initial release in 1993 reached Number 24, but on re-release in early 1994, peaked at Number one in the UK charts. Other singles taken from the album were: "Unforgiven" (UK #29), the double A-sided "Star"/"I Like It" (UK #26), "Take Me Away" (UK #18) and "Blame It On Me" (UK #25).[1] The album remained on the UK charts for 37 weeks, spanning a chart run from October 1993 to November 1994.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Take Me Away - 3:42 (Peter Cunnah)
  2. U R the Best Thing - 6:00 (Peter Cunnah)
  3. Unforgiven - 4:21 (Peter Cunnah/Al Mackenzie)
  4. I Like It - 4:27 (Peter Cunnah)
  5. Glorious - 6:01 (Peter Cunnah/Al Mackenzie)
  6. So Long, Movin' On - 5:10 (Peter Cunnah)
  7. Picture My World - 5:39 (Peter Cunnah)
  8. Blame It On Me - 3:43 (Peter Cunnah)
  9. Things Can Only Get Better - 4:14 (Peter Cunnah/Jamie Petrie)
  10. Star - 4:14 (Peter Cunnah)

Credits[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Additional vocalists[edit]

  • Liliana Chacian: voice, spoken in Portuguese #5
  • Linda Duggan: background vocals #8, 4, 3, 1
  • Jamie Petrie: background vocals #9, 8
  • Donna Gardier: background vocals #7, 6
  • Peter Crooner: background vocals #9
  • Greta Gront: Erotic Noises #3, 6, 9
  • Kathleen Pearson-Thomas: background vocals #9
  • Dylis Duku: background vocals #9
  • Delphi Newman: background vocals #9
  • D'Borah Asher: background vocals #2

Production[edit]

  • 3M: recording equipment @ Aosis Studios
  • 'T'Sound: mixing device at Roundhouse Studios

Staff[edit]

Release details[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
UK 1993 Magnet Records / Warner Music CD 4509-93371-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D:Ream". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  2. ^ Chartstats - UK album charts

External links[edit]

  • www.d-ream.net: D:Ream's Official Website
  • Discogs: D:Ream's detailed bio-discography with links to all their releases
  • Discogs: D:Ream On Volume 1 album details, with links to all related performers
  • EveryHit.com: UK Top 40 Database
  • Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice, Jonathan Rice (1995), British Hit Singles, Guinness Publishing