"Julia Dream" is the B-side of the Pink Floyd single "It Would Be So Nice". The song was the first to be recorded by the band with lead vocals by David Gilmour.
Written by bassist Roger Waters, "Julia Dream" is characterised by the slow tempo, the airy, ambient Mellotron sounds from keyboardist Rick 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".
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.
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.