Dreams Less Sweet

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Dreams Less Sweet
Dreams Less Sweet (Psychic TV album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Psychic TV
Released 1983 (1983)
Recorded February–March 1983
Label Some Bizzare
  • Ken Thomas
  • Psychic TV
Psychic TV chronology
Force the Hand of Chance
Dreams Less Sweet
Those Who Do Not

Dreams Less Sweet is the second studio album by English experimental band Psychic TV, released in 1983.


It was released in 1983 by record label Some Bizzare. The album was released in Holophonic sound. Early copies came with a limited 12-inch EP, Thee Full Pack, containing additional unreleased tracks.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Trouser Press favourable[1]

Trouser Press called it "another remarkable record, no less appealing for its equally abundant bizarrity. [...] PTV display an ineffable mastery of avant-garde dadaism as well as traditional musicmaking. Like tuning into a radio station overrun by university-educated acid-freaks, Dreams Less Sweet provides a thoroughly unpredictable and unsettling, yet profound, experience."[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Hymn 23"    
2. "The Orchids"    
3. "Botanica"    
4. "Iron Glove"    
5. "Always Is Always"    
6. "White Nights"    
7. "Finale"    
8. "Eleusis"    
9. "Medmenham"    
10. "Ancient Lights"    
11. "Proof on Survival"    
No. Title Length
1. "Eden 1"    
2. "Eden 2"    
3. "Eden 3"    
4. "Clouds Without Water"    
5. "Black Moon"    
6. "Silver and Gold"    
7. "In the Nursery"    
8. "Circle"    


Psychic TV
Additional personnel
  • Andrew Poppy – original choral and orchestral arrangements
  • Geff Rushton – bass guitar, performer (vibes), kangling, Tibetan singing bells
  • Paula P-Orridge – drums, performer (vibes), percussion
  • Jeremy Birchill – bass vocals
  • Anthony Scales – tenor vocals
  • Rob Scales – tenor vocals
  • Mark Lintern Harris – counter tenor vocals and recorder
  • Simon Limbrick – marimba, snare drums, percussion (Temple Blocks)
  • Chris Redgate – oboe, English horn
  • Jessica Ilbert – oboe, English horn
  • Andy Calard – trumpet
  • Bill Stokes – trumpet
  • Dave Powel – tuba
  • Ken Thomas – production


  1. ^ a b c Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Psychic TV". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "Dreams Less Sweet – Psychic TV | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 

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