Lost in a Dream (REO Speedwagon album)

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Lost in a Dream
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1974
GenreBlues rock, hard rock
ProducerBill Halverson
REO Speedwagon chronology
Ridin' the Storm Out
Lost in a Dream
This Time We Mean It

Lost in a Dream is the fourth studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1974. It peaked at number 98 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1975,[1] It was the second album to feature Mike Murphy on vocals. The title track was written by Murphy and future bassist Bruce Hall, who would join the band in 1978. The title track was featured on the compilation A Decade of Rock and Roll: 1970-1980. The album was in print on CD format in 1992 for two months before being quickly deleted.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

Side one
1."Give Me a Ride (Roller Coaster)"Mike Murphy3:48
2."Throw the Chains Away"Gary Richrath2:23
3."Sky Blues"Neal Doughty3:19
4."You Can Fly"Murphy4:14
5."Lost in a Dream"Bruce Hall, Murphy6:32
Side two
6."Down by the Dam"Richrath4:36
7."Do Your Best"Murphy3:22
8."Wild as the Western Wind"Richrath4:03
9."They're on the Road"Richrath3:40
10."I'm Feeling Good"Doughty, Murphy3:04


REO Speedwagon[2]

  • Mike Murphy - lead vocals
  • Gary Richrath – guitar, lead vocals on "Wild as the Western Wind"
  • Neal Doughty – keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, backing vocals


Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position[3]
1975 The Billboard 200 98

Release history[edit]

Region Date Title Label Format Catalog #
USA October 1974 Lost in a Dream Epic Records Stereo Vinyl E-32948
USA 1974 Lost in a Dream Epic Records Tape PET-32948
USA 1974 Lost in a Dream Epic Records 8 Track E32948
USA 1974 Lost in a Dream Epic Records Quadraphonic Vinyl PEQ 32948
USA 1992 Lost in a Dream Epic Records CD EK32948
UK 2008 Ridin' the Storm Out / Lost in a Dream BGO Records CD (Digitally re-mastered) BGOCD805
Japan 2011 Lost in a Dream Sony Music CD (DSD-Remaster) EICP 1483


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Albums (Seventh ed.). Record Research. ISBN 978-0-89820-183-3.
  2. ^ R.E.O. Speedwagon — Ridin' the Storm Out / Lost in a Dream. BGO Records. 2008. p. 2.
  3. ^ "Artist Chart History – REO Speedwagon". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2016-10-02.