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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Rewind: Dream Police - Cheap Trick (1979)

 

Dream Police - Cheap Trick
Epic
Produced by Tom Werman
Released 21st September 1979
US Chart #6
UK Chart #41

Personnel
Band members

    Robin Zander – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
    Rick Nielsen – lead guitar, backing vocals
    Tom Petersson - bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "I Know What I Want"
    Bun E. Carlos – drums, percussion

Additional musicians
    Jai Winding - organ, piano, keyboards
    Steve Lukather - guitar on "Voices"

Singles from Dream Police
 (UK Picture Cover)


(German Picture Cover)


(UK Release)

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Early 1979 Cheap Trick released their Live At Budokan album and it skyrocketed to #4 on the Billboard Charts. It also charted in the UK at a respectable #29. The hit single from the album, I Want You To Want Me is their highest placed single throughout their career peaking at #7 (it was also their first hit single in the UK reaching #29). That nicely set up their fourth Studio Album Dream Police which achieved their second highest placing to date by reaching #6.

The album is known for its more complex approach to songs with orchestration creeping into various tracks.

Personally 1978's Heaven Tonight is one my favourite albums of theirs and I was quite impressed by the Budokan album as well. There are moments on Dream Police that I quite enjoyed.
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