Somewhere in the Sun... Best of the Dream Academy

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Somewhere in the Sun... Best of the Dream Academy
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Compilation album by The Dream Academy
Released 2000
Recorded 1984 - 1990
Genre Rock
Length 76:45
Label Warner Bros.
The Dream Academy chronology
A Different Kind of Weather
(1991)A Different Kind of Weather1991
Somewhere in the Sun... Best of the Dream Academy
The Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective
(2014)The Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective2014
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Somewhere in the Sun... Best of the Dream Academy is a compilation album released by The Dream Academy in Japan in 2000. The compilation album contains the extended version of Life In A Northern Town and an acoustic version of The Party rather than the more common versions. At the time of its release, Nick Laird-Clowes revealed that the band actually had no involvement with the album, and he went on further to say that they weren’t even informed by Warners that a compilation album was being made. His former label boss, Alan McGee, then of Creation Records, was the one who actually brought him home a copy when he was visiting Japan on business. According to Kate St John, around the same time that this album was being made, Warner Brothers were considering a US compilation album, but they and the band decided to re-issue their first album, The Dream Academy.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Life in a Northern Town" (Extended Version) – 5:20
  2. "Ballad in 4/4" – 3:59
  3. "Power to Believe" – 5:15
  4. "Lucy September" – 3:08
  5. "Twelve-Eight Angel" – 4:20
  6. "One Dream" – 2:33
  7. "Hampstead Girl" – 3:41
  8. "This World" – 5:07
  9. "The Love Parade" – 3:46
  10. "It'll Never Happen Again" – 3:32
  11. "Love" (Hare Krishna Mix) – 7:02
  12. "Indian Summer" – 4:55
  13. "In Places on the Run" – 4:28
  14. "(Johnny) New Light" – 4:23
  15. "The Party" (Acoustic Version) – 3:32
  16. "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" – 3:07
  17. "Waterloo" – 5:03
  18. "Lowlands" – 3:46


  1. ^ [1] Archived May 5, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.