Dream, After Dream

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Dream, After Dream
Soundtrack album by Journey
Released December 10, 1980
Recorded CBS/Sony Shinanomaki Studios, Tokyo, Japan, October 13–22, 1980
Genre Progressive rock
Length 35:22
Label Columbia
Producer Kevin Elson, Journey
Journey chronology
Departure
(1980)
Dream, After Dream
(1980)
Captured
(1981)

Dream, After Dream, performed by the American rock band Journey, is the soundtrack album to the Japanese film, Yume, Yume No Ato. Released in 1980 on Columbia Records, it was the seventh album-length recording by the group. The soundtrack, however, firmly overshadowed the film itself, which enjoyed little notoriety. The album is notable for being a significant departure from the arena rock which characterized the band's three preceding albums, harking back to their progressive rock beginnings and relying on complex musicianship and instrumentals.

Dream, After Dream features a full vocal on three of its nine tracks, "Destiny", "Sand Castles" and "Little Girl". "Little Girl" was later the B-side of the "Open Arms" single and was featured on Journey's Time3 collection. The track also appears as a bonus track on the 2006 reissue of Departure and in 2011 on Greatest Hits 2. "Destiny" is the bands longest recorded song.

This was the last studio album to feature founding member Gregg Rolie.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Dream, After Dream has been viewed as a major departure from the commercially successful, radio-friendly pop of their previous three albums, instead harking back to their early, progressive rock-oriented work. CD Universe wrote, "One of the most overlooked albums in Journey's catalogue... Dream, After Dream is a fine example of Journey's underrated musicianship, and recommended for devoted fans."[2] Dave Marsh, normally an ardent detractor of the band, was even more enthusiastic, describing the album as "the band's finest recording of the 80's".[3] AllMusic, while still positive, were less impressed, awarding the album three stars out of five.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Destiny"   Neal Schon, Steve Perry 8:54
2. "Snow Theme"   Ross Valory 4:04
3. "Sandcastles"   Gregg Rolie, Perry 4:44
4. "A Few Coins"   Rolie, Schon, Steve Smith, Perry, Valory 0:40
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Moon Theme"   Schon, Perry 4:35
6. "When the Love Has Gone"   Schon 4:02
7. "Festival Dance"   Rolie, Schon, Smith, Perry, Valory 0:57
8. "The Rape"   Valory 2:11
9. "Little Girl"   Schon, Perry, Rolie 5:48

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
  • Eiji Arai, Yasuo Hirauchi, Tadataka Nakazawa, Sumio Okada - trombones
  • Toshio Araki, Yoshikazu Kishi, Kenji Yoshida, Takatoki Yoshioka - trumpets
  • Takashi Fukumori, Hachiro Ohmatsu, Kiyoshi Ohsawa, Masatsugu Shinozaki - violins
  • Hiroto Kawamura, Kazuo Okamoto - cellos
  • Masayuki Yamashiro - horn
  • Strings and horns arranged and conducted by Matthew A. Schon
Production
  • Kevin Elson - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Akira Fukada, Geoff Workman - engineers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Journey Dream After Dream review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ Dream, After Dream review. CD Universe. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Marsh, Dave. "Great, Forgotten Records". New Book of Rock Lists. Sidgwick & Jackson. 1994.