How Can We Hang On to a Dream?

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"How Can We Hang On to a Dream?"
Song by Tim Hardin from the album Tim Hardin 1
Released 1966
Genre Folk
Label Verve
Composer(s) Tim Hardin
Producer(s) Erik Jacobsen
Tim Hardin 1 track listing
"Misty Roses"
"How Can We Hang On to a Dream?"

How Can We Hang On to a Dream? is a song composed and recorded by Tim Hardin.

Many covers of the song have been recorded by prominent artists of the age, including a 1969 psychedelic rock recording by the short-lived band, Gandalf. A cover version with a choral arrangement by Duncan Browne was recorded by The Nice, as "Hang On to a Dream", on their third album, Nice, and Nazareth on Snakes 'N' Ladders (1989). A closer cover version was performed by Fleetwood Mac on a 1968 BBC recording, released on Live at the BBC in 2001. Emerson, Lake & Palmer covered it on The Return of the Manticore. Johnny Hallyday released a French version in 1967, as "Je m'accroche à mon rêve", with French lyrics by Georges Aber. The Lemonheads released a cover of the track as a bonus addition to online editions of their 2009 covers album Varshons. Life of Riley: The Lightning Seeds Collection includes a cover version of the song. Françoise Hardy recorded the song for her album En Anglais under the title, "Hang On to a Dream". The Moody Blues with Denny Laine recorded two complete versions of the song (on April 5, 1966, and July 5, 1966). Both versions remained unissued until the late 2014 UK Esoteric 2-CD boxset of The Magnificent Moodies. Kathryn Williams recorded a cover version on her album Relations.