When I Dream

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When I Dream
Studio album by Crystal Gayle
Released June 2, 1978
Recorded Jack's Tracks Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Length 35:18
Label United Artists
Producer Allen Reynolds
Crystal Gayle chronology
I've Cried The Blue Right Out Of My Eyes
When I Dream
We Should Be Together

When I Dream is the fifth studio album by American country music singer Crystal Gayle. It was released on June 2, 1978 at the height of her career. It was her second consecutive #2 country album on the Billboard charts. Two singles from the album reached #1 on the Country Singles chart: "Talking in Your Sleep" (also a Top 20 Pop hit) and "Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For". The title song, "When I Dream", is a re-recorded version of a song that appeared originally on her 1975 debut album Crystal Gayle, and reached #3. A fourth single, "Heart Mender", peaked at #58. "Hello I Love You" was featured in the 1982 movie, Six Pack, starring Kenny Rogers, Erin Gray and Diane Lane.

The album achieved a gold disc the year it was released but was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1982. It was also Gayle's second album to chart in the UK, where it reached #25, and was awarded a silver disc by the BPI.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For" Mark True 2:52
2. "Heart Mender" Richard Leigh, Milton Blackford 2:54
3. "Hello I Love You" Roger Cook, Charles Cochran 2:31
4. "Talking in Your Sleep" Roger Cook, Bobby Wood 2:51
5. "Paintin' This Old Town Blue" W.T. Davidson 2:07
6. "When I Dream" Sandy Mason Theoret 3:21
7. "Don't Treat Me Like a Stranger" Dave Loggins 3:12
8. "Too Good to Throw Away" Bob McDill 2:50
9. "Cry Me a River" Arthur Hamilton 3:11
10. "Wayward Wind" Herbert Newman, Stanley Lebowsky 2:53
11. "Someday Soon" Ian Tyson 3:50
12. "I Still Miss Someone" Johnny Cash, Roy Cash, Jr. 2:45


  • Crystal Gayle - vocals
  • Biff Watson, Billy Sanford, David Kirby, Johnny Christopher, Ray Edenton, Reggie Young, Rod Smarr, Sonny Curtis - guitar
  • Bob Moore, Joe Allen, Mike Leech, Richard "Spady" Brannan, Tommy Cogbill - bass
  • Lloyd Green - steel guitar, resonator guitar
  • Chris Leuzinger - slide guitar
  • Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood, Charles Cochran, Dwight Scott, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Richard Durrett - keyboards
  • Cindy Reynolds - harp
  • Gene Chrisman, Jimmy Isbell,Kenny Malone, Vic Mastrianni - drums, percussion