Dreamscapes

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Dreamscapes
Box set by Alphaville
Released 1999
Recorded 1977 - 1998
Genre Synthpop
Length 09:35:54
Label A Different Drum
Alphaville chronology
Salvation
(1997)
Dreamscapes
(1999)
Stark Naked and Absolutely Live
(2000)
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Allmusic [1]

Dreamscapes is a limited edition eight-CD set of rare Alphaville recordings, released in 1999. It features 124 tracks with a total playing time of around 9.5 hours. 43 of the songs had never been available before, and all of the remainder had been remixed.

The four double CDs were packaged in a large (A4-sized) box, and accompanied by a large 64-page booklet, containing lyrics, rare photographs and original short fiction. Inside the box were 4 double-CDs, the cover of each was 1/4 of the overall box art.

A promotional copy called "Visions of Dreamscapes" was released to accompany the album.

Tracklisting[edit]

CD - 1: Dreamscape 1ne[edit]

The cover of Dreamscapes 1ne and 2wo
The cover of Dreamscapes 1ne and 2wo
  1. "Dream Machine" – 4:44
  2. "In the Mood (Demo Remix)" – 5:04
  3. "Summer in Berlin (Demo 1)" – 6:55
  4. "Victory of Love (Demo Remix)" – 4:15
  5. "To Germany With Love (Demo 1)" – 4:29
  6. "Big in Japan (Demo Mix)"
  7. "Fallen Angel (Demo Remix)" – 4:07
  8. "Forever Young (Demo Remix)" – 4:44
  9. "Leben Ohne Ende (Original Demo)" – 3:15
  10. "Sounds Like a Melody (Demo 1)" – 5:25
  11. "Lies (Demo 1)" – 3:49
  12. "Romance (Demo Sketch)" – 1:16
  13. "Colours (Instrumental)" – 3:25
  14. "Jet Set (Demo 2)" – 4:38
  15. "Traumtänzer (Demo Remix)" – 5:25
  16. "Into the Dark (Demo Remix)" – 4:33

CD - 2: Dreamscape 2wo[edit]

  1. "Lady Bright (Demo 1)" – 0:37
  2. "Afternoons in Utopia (Instrumental Remix)" – 4:29
  3. "The Voyager (Demo Remix)" – 4:28
  4. "Universal Daddy (Demo 1)" – 3:45
  5. "Red Rose (Demo 2)" – 3:25
  6. "Dance With Me (12" New Edit) – 9:42
  7. "Fantastic Dream (Demo 2)" – 4:01
  8. "Jerusalem (Demo Remix)" – 4:30
  9. "Sensations (New Dub Edit)" – 5:46
  10. "Carol Masters (Demo 1)" – 4:08
  11. "Airport Sketch (Instrumental)" – 1:33
  12. "Lassie Come Home (Demo 2)" – 7:25
  13. "20th Century (Demo 1)" – 1:22
  14. "Summer Rain (Demo 3)" – 4:11
  15. "For a Million (Instrumental)" – 6:24
  16. "Romeos (12" New Edit)" – 5:48

CD - 3: Dreamscape 3hree[edit]

This CD represents most of the B-sides from Alphaville's catalogue up to this point

The cover of Dreamscapes 3hree and 4our
The cover of Dreamscapes 3hree and 4our
  1. "Seeds (Remix)" – 3:17
  2. "Elevator (Remix)" – 5:06
  3. "Welcome to the Sun (Remix)" – 3:09
  4. "The Other Side of U (Remix)" – 4:44
  5. "Next Generation (Remix)" – 4:59
  6. "20.000 Lieues Sous Les Mers (Poem Remix)" – 5:42
  7. "Golden Feeling (Demo 1)" – 7:40
  8. "Headlines (Demo 1)" – 3:50
  9. "Big Yello Sun (Remix)" – 6:49
  10. "Sister Sun (Remix)" – 5:07
  11. "Fools (Faithful & True Version)" – 4:17
  12. "Legend (Remix)" – 4:56
  13. "Like Thunder (Flag Remix)" – 5:10
  14. "Life Is King (Demo 1)" – 5:53

CD - 4: Dreamscape 4our[edit]

All of the tracks on this album were recorded live

  1. "Never Get Out of the Boat (Intro Piece)" – 2:18
  2. "Sounds Like a Melody" – 5:15
  3. "Ascension Day" – 7:05
  4. "Euphoria" – 7:22
  5. "Jerusalem" – 4:08
  6. "New Horizons" – 5:45
  7. "Victory of Love" – 4:53
  8. "Beethoven" – 4:16
  9. "Jet Set" – 3:49
  10. "Dance With Me" – 6:02
  11. "Wishful Thinking" – 4:43
  12. "Big in Japan" – 7:09
  13. "Forever Young" – 5:48
  14. "Mercury Girl" – 4:04

CD - 5: Dreamscape 5ive[edit]

The cover of Dreamscapes 5ive and 6ix
The cover of Dreamscapes 5ive and 6ix
  1. "Underworld (Live)" – 3:25
  2. "To the Underworld" – 3:40
  3. "Whales" – 4:30
  4. "Burning Wheels" – 3:44
  5. "Highschool Confidential" – 3:04
  6. "Roll Away the Stone (Lunapark Version)" – 3:48
  7. "The Shape of Things to Come (Demo)" – 4:58
  8. "Thunder & Lightning" – 4:21
  9. "Bitch" – 3:16
  10. "Days Full of Wonder" – 5:06
  11. "Peace on Earth (Hybrid Version)" – 5:39
  12. "Today (Dreamscapes 5ive Version)" – 4:39
  13. "What Is Love? (Lunapark Version)" – 5:09
  14. "Because of You" – 3:52
  15. "And I Wonder (Lunapark Version)" – 4:39
  16. "Heart of the Flower (Dreamscapes 5ive Version)" – 4:51
  17. "The End" – 5:08

CD - 6: Dreamscape 6ix[edit]

  1. "If the Audience Was Listening (Demo 2)" – 3:08
  2. "Waves" – 3:42
  3. "Nostradamus" – 4:48
  4. "Mysterion" – 11:04
  5. "Change the World (Demo 1)" – 4:24
  6. "Script of a Dead Poet" – 3:55
  7. "Elegy" – 5:45
  8. "Pandora's Lullaby (Opera Version)" – 4:24
  9. "Welcome to the Sun (Retro Version)" – 6:03
  10. "Beautiful Girl (Piano Piece)" – 3:07
  11. "Caroline (Demo 1)" – 4:21
  12. "Carry Your Flag" – 3:56
  13. "Cosmopolitician (Demo 1)" – 5:35
  14. "Twelve Years (Orchestral Version)" – 3:22
  15. "Forever Young (Unplugged Version)" – 4:32

CD - 7: Dreamscape 7even[edit]

The cover of Dreamscapes 7even and 8ight
The cover of Dreamscapes 7even and 8ight
  1. "Romeos (Demo 1)" – 3:35
  2. "Jet Set (Demo 1)" – 4:19
  3. "Traumtänzer (Demo 1)" – 5:17
  4. "Blauer Engel" – 4:39
  5. "Ariana (Demo 1)" – 2:38
  6. "Summer in Berlin (Demo 2 Remix)" – 4:41
  7. "Ain't It Strange (Demo 1)" – 4:40
  8. "(Keep the) Faith (Portobello Remix)" – 4:31
  9. "Recycling (H-Babe Tape)" – 1:59
  10. "That's All (Instrumental)" – 2:49
  11. "Forever Young (Demo 2)" – 3:45
  12. "All in a Golden Afternoon (Instrumental)" – 3:34
  13. "My Brothers in China (Instrumental)" – 4:30
  14. "Wake Up!" – 4:34
  15. "Astral Body (Demo Remix)" – 4:30
  16. "Big in Japan (FFF Time Warp)" – 10:19

CD 8: Dreamscape 8ight[edit]

  1. "Montego Bay (Live)" – 6:53
  2. "She Fades Away (Demo 1, Titanic Version)" – 3:09
  3. "Those Were the Days" – 4:45
  4. "Imperial Youth (Instrumental)" – 5:41
  5. "Duel" – 3:54
  6. "Iron Gate (Instrumental)" – 2:19
  7. "Danger in Your Paradise (Demo 1)" – 5:10
  8. "Feathers & Tar (Britannia Row Remix)" – 5:30
  9. "Here by Your Side" – 4:01
  10. "Fools (12" Speed Remix)" – 6:37
  11. "Flame (Demo 1)" – 4:33
  12. "In Bubblegum" – 4:25
  13. "Joyride (Instrumental)" – 3:49
  14. "Monkey in the Moon (Demo 1)" – 4:24
  15. "Kinetic (Instrumental)" – 4:42
  16. "Tomorrow (Instrumental)" – 3:28
  • An instrumental version of the song "Elegy" (from Dreamscapes 6ix) is played if the user visits http://universe.alphaville.de/start.htm, which shows images of fans from around the world with Alphaville logos, phrases, and clothing. This is the only place that this instrumental version has been released

Visions of Dreamscapes[edit]

Visions of Dreamscapes (1999) is a promotional CD containing a selection of tracks from Alphaville's eight-CD compilation Dreamscapes, created to accompany the band's Brazilian tour in late 1999.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dream Machine" - 4:44
  2. "She Fades Away" - 3:10
  3. "Lassie Come Home" - 6:30
  4. "Carol Masters" - 4:08
  5. "Airport Sketch" - 1:33
  6. "The Voyager" - 4:26
  7. "Ain't it Strange" - 4:42
  8. "Life is King" - 5:53
  9. "Big in Japan - live" - 7:14
  10. "Twelve Years" - 3:22
  11. "Elegy" - 5:48
  12. "Pandora's Lullaby" - 4:27
  13. "Welcome to the Sun" - 5:59
  14. "Forever Young - unplugged" - 4:29
  15. "Iron Gate" - 2:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dreamscapes at AllMusic