Hopes, Wishes and Dreams

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Hopes, Wishes and Dreams
Hopes Wishes Dreams Front.jpg
Studio album by Ray Thomas
Released 3 June 1976
Recorded 1 February - April 1976
Genre Progressive rock
Length 39:51
Label Threshold/Decca
Producer Ray Thomas in association with Derek Varnals
Ray Thomas chronology
From Mighty Oaks
(1975)From Mighty Oaks1975
Hopes, Wishes and Dreams
Back cover
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Hopes, Wishes and Dreams is the second solo album by Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues in conjunction with Nicky James and the orchestral arrangements of Terry James, released under The Moody Blues own Threshold Label as THS17 in June 1976. The album was also available in cassette and cartridge. It was reissued on Compact Disc in September 1989 and as part of a box set in 2010. The album produced one single, "One Night Stand" (B-side "Carousel"), which was released in July 1976 in the UK and August 1976 in the United States.

Original track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. "In Your Song" (Nicky James) – 4:30
  2. "Friends" (Ray Thomas, James) – 2:57
  3. "We Need Love" (Thomas, James) – 4:17
  4. "Within Your Eyes" (Thomas, James) – 3:27
  5. "One Night Stand" (Thomas, James) – 3:37

Side 2[edit]

  1. "Keep On Searching" (Thomas, James) – 4:52
  2. "Didn't I" (Thomas, James) – 3:46
  3. "Migration" (Thomas, James) – 3:41
  4. "Carousel" (Thomas, James) – 3:52
  5. "The Last Dream" (Thomas) – 4:52

All titles ASCAP
Recorded at Threshold Studios, Decca, London

Chart positions[edit]


Year Chart Position
1976 Billboard 200 147


Production, recording etc.
  • Ray Thomas – producer
  • Derek Varnals – associate producer, recording engineer
  • Dave Baker – recording engineer
  • Phil Travers – illustration and design
  • Gered Mankowitz – photography