The correct title of this article is #9 Dream. The substitution or omission of the # is because of technical restrictions.
#9 Dream" is a song written by John Lennon and first issued on his 1974 album . It was released as the second Walls and Bridges single from that album months later, on Apple Records catalogue Apple 1878 in the United States and Apple R6003 in the United Kingdom. It peaked at number 9 on the and number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 British singles chart. A video for the song was made in 2003. [1 ]
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Lennon liked the string arrangement he wrote for
Harry Nilsson's rendition of " Many Rivers to Cross" from the album so much that he decided to incorporate it into the song. Pussy Cats
The backing vocal is provided by
May Pang, Lennon's partner at the time. According to Pang's website, two working titles for the song were "So Long Ago" and "Walls & Bridges". Pang also states that the phrase repeated in the chorus, "Ah! böwakawa poussé, poussé", came to Lennon in a dream and has no specific meaning. Lennon wrote and arranged the song around his dream, hence the title and atmospheric, dreamlike feel, including the use of [2 ] cellos in the chorus.
Personnel [ edit ]
The musicians who performed on the original recording were as follows:
Reception [ edit ]
It peaked at number 9 on the
, and number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Top 100 in the US. Cashbox It also charted at number 23 on the [4 ] UK singles chart.
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R.E.M. covered the song and released it as a single from the 2007 benefit album . The cover featured founding drummer Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur Bill Berry, his only recording with R.E.M. between his 1997 retirement and the band's 2011 disbandment. The international version of the [5 ] Instant Karma! record features a second cover of the song, by Norwegian band a-ha.
David Mitchell titled his second novel in homage to Lennon. number9dream
Andrea Corr covered this song on her 2011 album, Lifelines.
José González covered this song on the movie soundtrack for The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013). [6 ]
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