Even When I'm Sleeping

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"Even When I'm Sleeping"
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Single by Leonardo's Bride
from the album Angel Blood
A-side "Even When I’m Sleeping"
B-side "Break" / "Stay"
Released June 1997
Format CD single
Recorded 1996
Genre Indie rock/Indie pop
Length 3:55
Label Mushroom/Sony
Writer(s) Dean Manning
Producer(s) Justin Stanley
Leonardo's Bride singles chronology
"So Brand New"
(1996)
"Even When I’m Sleeping"
(1996)
"Buddha Baby"
(1997)

"Even When I'm Sleeping" is a song by Australian Indie rock and Indie pop group Leonardo's Bride, which was the second single from their first studio album, Angel Blood.[1][2] Released in 1997, "Even When I'm Sleeping" peaked at No. 4 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Singles Chart in July 1997 and was certified Gold.[1][3][4]

In May 2001 "Even When I'm Sleeping", written by guitarist-keyboardist, Dean Manning, was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.[5]

Background[edit]

Leonardo's Bride formed in 1989, when Abby Dobson and Dean Manning performed together at an open mike night at the Crossroads Theatre in Sydney.[6] Dobson and Manning travelled around Europe and America busking and playing in clubs and bars. In 1992, the band had its first performance in Sydney with a new line-up, consisting of Dobson on vocals, Manning on guitar, bouzouki and vocals, Alex Hewetson on double bass and Antero Ceschin on drums.[6] They released their first EP in 1993 entitled Leonardo's Bride. In 1994, Patrick Hyndes and Jon Howell joined; they released a second EP in 1995 titled Temperamental Friend.[6]

In 1996 Leonardo's Bride recorded their debut album, Angel Blood, and released the album's first single "So Brand New" in October 1996. The second single, "Even When I'm Sleeping", saw commercial success for the band, which peaked at No. 4 on the ARIA Singles Chart[3] and No. 34 on the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) Singles Charts.[7] The single was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association.[4] "Even When I'm Sleeping" was nominated for 'Single of the Year' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1997.[6][8] The song also went on to win 'Song of the Year' at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) APRA Awards in 1998.[6][9]

It has subsequently been covered by a dozen artists internationally including a French version that was a hit for Véronic DiCaire in Canada. It was also featured on Australian pop singer John Farnham's 2005 covers album – I Remember When I Was Young.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Even When I'm Sleeping" (Dean Manning)[11] – 3:55
  2. "Break" (Patrick Wong)[12] – 3:21
  3. "Stay" (Three Cheese Mix)[13] – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

Leonardo's Bride members

Production details

  • Producer – Justin Stanley
  • Engineer - Keith Cooper
  • Mixer - Justin Stanley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara; Paul McHenry (2002) [1987]. "Leonardo's Bride". The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic.: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1. Retrieved 19 March 2010.  Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition.
  2. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Leonardo's Bride". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 4 October 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Leonardo's Bride - Even When I'm Sleeping". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1997 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Kruger, Debbie (2 May 2001). "The songs that resonate through the years" (PDF). Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Leonardo's Bride biography". Leonardosbride.com. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Leonardo's Bride - Even When I'm Sleeping". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "ARIA Awards & Nominations - Leonardo's Bride". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "APRA Awards - 1998 Winners". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Reboulet, Scott; Albury, Lyn; Birtles, Beeb; Warnqvist, Stefan; Medlin, Peter. "John Farnham". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 27 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  11. ^ ""Even When I'm Sleeping" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  12. ^ ""Break" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  13. ^ ""Stay" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 19 March 2010.