Julia Dream

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"Julia Dream"
Single by Pink Floyd
from the album Relics
A-side"It Would Be So Nice"
Released12 April 1968
Recorded13 February 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
GenrePsychedelic folk
LabelColumbia (EMI) (UK)
Tower/Capitol (US)
Songwriter(s)Roger Waters
Producer(s)Norman Smith
Pink Floyd singles chronology
"Apples and Oranges"
"Julia Dream"
"Let There Be More Light"
Relics track listing

"Julia Dream" is the B-side of the Pink Floyd single "It Would Be So Nice".[1][2] The song was the first to be recorded by the band with lead vocals by David Gilmour.[citation needed]


Written by bassist Roger Waters, "Julia Dream" is characterised by the slow tempo, the airy, ambient Mellotron sounds from keyboardist Richard Wright and lush chorus vocals.

The song's lyrics include reference to an eiderdown, an item also mentioned in two other known Pink Floyd songs – Syd Barrett's "Flaming" and Gilmour/Waters's "A Pillow of Winds".

Later release[edit]

The song was later included on several compilation albums: The Early Years 1965–1972 box, The Best of Pink Floyd, Relics, and The Early Singles disc, which was included in the Shine On box set.



Mark Lanegan used to cover this song during his acoustic tour in 2010.[3]

Acid Mothers Temple covers this song on their 2011 live acoustic album Live as a Troubadour.

Mostly Autumn covered this song on their 2005 live DVD Pink Floyd Revisited.

Shadow Gallery covered this song on their medley "Floydian Memories", found in the special edition of their 2005 Room V album.[citation needed]

All India Radio (band) released a cover of this song on SoundCloud in 2019.


  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2004). The Great Rock Discography (7th ed.). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. p. 1177. ISBN 1-84195-551-5.
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (1995). The Complete Guide to the Music of Pink Floyd. London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-4301-X.
  3. ^ Mark Lanegan Statistics, setlist.fm.

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