Dreamer (Supertramp song)

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"Dreamer"
Single by Supertramp
from the album Crime of the Century
B-side "Bloody Well Right"
Released 1974 (1974)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1974 (1974)
Genre Progressive rock
Length 3:33
Label A&M
Writer(s) Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
Producer(s) Supertramp, Ken Scott
Supertramp singles chronology
"Land Ho"
(1974)
"Dreamer"
(1974)
"Bloody Well Right"
(1974)
Crime of the Century track listing
  1. "School"
  2. "Bloody Well Right"
  3. "Hide In Your Shell"
  4. "Asylum"
  5. "Dreamer"
  6. "Rudy"
  7. "If Everyone Was Listening"
  8. "Crime of the Century"
"Dreamer"
Live version
Single by Supertramp
from the album Paris
B-side "You Started Laughing" (Live)
"From Now On" (Live)
Released 1980 (1980)
Format 7" single
Recorded November 1979 (1979-11)
Pavillon de Paris
Genre Progressive rock
Length 3:15
Label A&M
Writer(s) Rick Davies, Roger Hodgson
Producer(s) Peter Henderson, Russel Pope
Supertramp singles chronology
"Take the Long Way Home"
(1979)
"Dreamer" (Live)
(1980)
"Breakfast in America" (Live)
(1980)

"Dreamer" is a hit single from Supertramp's 1974 album Crime of the Century. It peaked at Number 13 on the UK singles chart in February 1975.[1] In 1980, it appeared on their live album Paris. This live version was also released as a single and hit number 15 on the US charts[2] and 36 in the Dutch Top 40[3] and reached #1 on the Canadian Singles Chart.[4]

The band performed the song on the BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test show in 1974, during which John Helliwell can be seen playing the rim of a wine glass on top of his keyboard to achieve a certain sound effect.

The song was used in the films The Parole Officer, Wild Thing and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, as well as its trailer. The song was also used in a series of 2014 Beauty Rest mattress TV commercials.

The Italian singer Renato Zero released a cover of this song called "Sgualdrina" on his 1977 album Zerofobia.

Track listings[edit]

All songs were written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson.

1975: 7" vinyl single[edit]

Side one

  1. "Dreamer" – 3:33

Side two

  1. "Bloody Well Right" – 4:26

1980: 7" vinyl single[edit]

US version[edit]

Side one

  1. "Dreamer" (Live) – 3:15

Side two

  1. "From Now On" (Live) – 6:44

European version[edit]

Side one

  1. "Dreamer" (Live) – 3:15

Side two

  1. "You Started Laughing" (Live) – 3:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Roger Hodgson: Wurlitzer electric piano, lead vocal
  • Rick Davies: Wurlitzer through rotating speaker, lead vocal
  • John Helliwell: samplers, backing vocals
  • Bob Siebenberg: drums, percussion
  • Dougie Thomson: bass guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "everyhit.com search results". Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Billboard charts at Allmusic". Retrieved 23 November 2008 (2008-11-23). 
  3. ^ "De Nederlandse Top 40, week 9, 1981". Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 34, No. 5, December 06 1980". RPM. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 

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