Dream Away (George Harrison song)

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"Dream Away"
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Single by George Harrison featuring Dave Mattacks, Alan Jones, Mike Moran, Ray Cooper, Billy Preston, Syreeta and Sarah Ricor
from the album Gone Troppo and Time Bandits Soundtrack
B-side"Unknown Delight"
ReleasedFebruary 1983 (Japan only)
GenreRock, pop
LabelDark Horse Records
Songwriter(s)George Harrison
Producer(s)George Harrison
Ray Cooper
Phil McDonald
George Harrison singles chronology
"I Really Love You"
"Dream Away"
"I Don't Want to Do It"
Gone Troppo track listing
10 tracks
Side one
  1. "Wake Up My Love"
  2. "That's the Way It Goes"
  3. "I Really Love You"
  4. "Greece"
  5. "Gone Troppo"
Side two
  1. "Mystical One"
  2. "Unknown Delight"
  3. "Baby Don't Run Away"
  4. "Dream Away"
  5. "Circles"

"Dream Away" (Japanese: オ・ラ・イ・ナ・エ, O Ra I Na E) is a song appearing on George Harrison's 1982 album Gone Troppo and released as a single in Japan. The song was featured over the end credits of Harrison's 1981 HandMade Films production Time Bandits which was director Terry Gilliam's first successful solo movie but second solo directorial effort overall.[1] Aside from the film's orchestral score, this was the only song featured in Time Bandits and was written specifically for it.

Background and release[edit]

"Dream Away" was to originally appear on the announced Time Bandits soundtrack album. However, when that failed to materialise and Harrison was finalising the tracks for his Gone Troppo album, he decided to include "Dream Away". Although the Gone Troppo album was a commercial failure, "Dream Away" became a popular tune. During an interview with Gilliam on the UK Arrow blu-ray release of Time Bandits he claims that the lyrics to "Dream Away" are Harrison's notes to the director concerning his behaviour during the production of the film and more specifically, the tension that arose between them due to Gilliam's reluctance to include any songs performed by Harrison in the film.

Subsequent history[edit]

In 2010, AOL Radio listeners chose "Dream Away" as one of the "10 Best George Harrison Songs" appearing at number 8 on the list.[2]



  1. ^ IMDb, 2010.
  2. ^ Dickinson, Boonsri. "10 Best George Harrison Songs". AOL. Missing or empty |url= (help)