Julia Dream

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"Julia Dream"
Single by Pink Floyd
A-side "It Would Be So Nice"
Released 12 April 1968
Genre Psychedelic folk
Length 2:37
Label Columbia (EMI) (UK)
Tower/Capitol (US)
Writer(s) Roger Waters
Producer(s) Norman Smith
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"Apples and Oranges"
(1967)
"It Would Be So Nice"
(1968)
"Let There Be More Light"
(1968)
Relics track listing

"Julia Dream" is the B-side of the Pink Floyd single "It Would Be So Nice".[1][2] "Julia Dream" was the first Pink Floyd song which was sung by David Gilmour.

Writing[edit]

The song was written by Roger Waters. "Julia Dream" is characterised by the slow tempo, the airy, ambient Mellotron sounds and lush chorus vocals.

The song's lyrics mention an eiderdown, better known in the U.S. as a comforter. Two other known Pink Floyd songs make reference to an eiderdown, Syd Barrett's "Flaming" and Gilmour/Waters's "A Pillow of Winds".

Later release[edit]

It was later issued on several compilation albums: The Best of Pink Floyd, Relics, and The Early Singles disc included in the Shine On box set.

Personnel[edit]

Covers[edit]

Mark Lanegan used to cover this song during his acoustic tour in 2010.[3]

Acid Mothers Temple covers this song on their live acoustic album Live As Troubadour.

Mostly Autumn covered this song on their live DVD Pink Floyd Revisited.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5. 
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X. 
  3. ^ Mark Lanegan Statistics, setlist.fm.

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