Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dreams or Songs

When you google a dream or a song (go on, try it) this website is listed 5th. [UPDATE: or was. Now it’s not. And I feel a bit rejected ]

SO in an effort to move up I will be incorporating the pertinent information from the websites that are above me

Dream On

song by Aerosmith from their 1973 debut album, Aerosmith. Written by lead singer Steven Tyler, this power ballad became their first major hit. Although it peaked at #59 when it was originally released as a single in 1973, it became a Top 10 single in 1976, when it was re-released as a single. This song was first played live in Willimantic, CT at the Shaboo Inn.

The song is a piano ballad in the key of F minor. Long a concert staple, the song's piano part has been played live by Tyler. The band has also played "Dream On" with an orchestra on a couple occasions. In the early 1990s, the band performed the song live with an orchestra for MTV's 10th Anniversary. On September 19, 2006 Aerosmith dedicated the song to captured Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser. Additionally, in 2006, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry performed the song live with the Boston Pops Orchestra at their Fourth of July spectacular.

Appearances on other albums

"Dream On" was one of the band's biggest hits of their career and the highest charting single for them in the 1970s. Consequently, the song appears on almost every Aerosmith greatest hits and live compilation, including Live! Bootleg, Greatest Hits, Classics Live I, A Little South of Sanity, Young Lust: The Aerosmith Anthology, O, Yeah! The Ultimate Aerosmith Hits, Rockin' the Joint, Devil's Got a New Disguise, and both of the band's box sets.


The song "Dream On" is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. It is also ranked #172 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It frequently rivals "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way" for the title of Aerosmith's signature song.

Samples and covers

The song was sampled by rap artist Eminem for his song "Sing for the Moment" from his 2002 album The Eminem Show. Joe Perry also played the guitar solo on the track. The song was re-made by Andru Donalds as the cover song for their album of the same name. It has been covered by Ronnie James Dio (vocals) with Yngwie Malmsteen.

"Dream On" was recently covered by Razor and Tie recording artist Kelly Sweet. It is available on both her self-titled EP and her full length album We Are One.

"Dream On" has also been covered live by Tori Amos, and is included on "The Official Bootlegs" album recorded at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts on August 21, 2005.

"Dream On" has been covered by Bermuda Triangle Band on their 1977 "Bermuda Triangle" album on Winter Solstice Records and on the 2006 reissue of that album.

"Dream On" was also covered by Enigma on their 2000 album named "Dream On".

"Dream On" was covered by The Mission on their album "Children"

"Dream On" was also covered by Fisher on their "Uppers & Downers" dual-disc album. The cover version performed by Fisher was featured in the series-finale episode of NBC drama Windfall.

The song was also sampled by rap artist The Game for his song "Never Be Friends" off of a mixtape by the Nu Jerzey Devil. Michael Angelo Batio also covered this song in his album Hands Without Shadows.

In other media

This song was used in Buick's commercials, corresponding with their slogan, "Dream Up".

This song was also used in ESPN SportsCenter's "Images of the Century", a video montage about memorable moments in sports history from the 20th century. The video montage was heavily played on ESPN in the days leading up to January 1, 2000.

The song made an appearance as the closing theme to the Disney movie Miracle, and was also used in the closing credits of the movie Last Action Hero.

It was used in the opening cut scene for the Tecmo video game Dead or Alive Ultimate.

It is sampled in Boulevard of Broken Songs in the mash-up album American Edit.

It was used in a video tribute to Ken Griffey Jr. in his return to Seattle on June 22, 2007
Aerosmith- Dream On [download]
Eminem-Sing For The Moment (samples Dream On extensively) [download ]

Dream (song)
Dream (sometimes referred to as Dream (When You're Feeling Blue)) is a jazz and pop standard with words and music by Johnny Mercer in 1944 and performed by many artists. The most popular versions of the songs include those by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, and Roy Orbison.

In 1944 June Hutton with The Pied Pipers recorded a version of the song that became a hit. It then became the trademark song of The Pied Pipers.

Mercer wrote the song for the 1945 MGM film Her Highness and the Bellboy, and the song became a hit for The Pied Pipers. After its initial success, the song fell into obscurity until Ella Fitzgerald scored a hit with the song in 1952. The song was also recorded (on April 14, 1958) by Betty Johnson (issued by Atlantic Records as catalog number 1186) in a version that spent one week on the charts: #19 on the Billboard chart of songs most played by disc jockeys and #58 on the Billboard top 100 chart. Roy Orbison recorded a cover of the song on his popular and critically acclaimed 1963 album, In Dreams. More recently, Orbison's version was resurrected for the soundtrack to the 1998 film You've Got Mail.

Other notable versions include a cover by Frank Sinatra in 1960, blues legend Etta James in 1961, Ringo Starr's version in 1970, and most recently Michael Bublé's version in 2007.

Dream (When You're Feeling Blue) lyrics
Get in touch with that sundown fellow
As he tiptoes across the sand
He's got a million kinds of stardust
Pick your fav'rite brand, and

Dream, when you're feeling blue
Dream, that's the thing to do
Just watch the smoke rings rise in the air
You'll find your share of memories there

So dream when the day is through
Dream, and they might come true
Things never are as bad as they seem
So dream, dream, dream

Dream when the day is through
Dream, and they might come true
Things never are as bad as they seem
So dream, dream, dream
So dream, dream, dream

(aww; that’s pretty!)

Frank Sinatra- Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue) [download]
Ella Fitzgerald- Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue) [download]

Song Of A Dream

Once in the dream of a night I stood
Lone in the light of a magical wood,
Soul-deep in visions that poppy-like sprang;
And spirits of Truth were the birds that sang,
And spirits of Love were the stars that glowed,
And spirits of Peace were the streams that flowed
In that magical wood in the land of sleep.

Lone in the light of that magical grove,
I felt the stars of the spirits of Love
Gather and gleam round my delicate youth,
And I heard the song of the spirits of Truth;
To quench my longing I bent me low
By the streams of the spirits of Peace that flow
In that magical wood in the land of sleep.

- Sarojini Naidu

Requiem for a Dream Remixed cost $12.97 (you save $5.01 or 28%)

Track Listing
1. Intro
2. In The End It's All Nice
3. Ghosts In The Machine
4. Aeternal
5. Film Score
6. Coney Island Express
7. Film Score
8. Haunted Dreams
9. Tense - Kronos Quartet
10. Full Tension - Josh Wink
11. Film Score
12. Deluxed
13. Film Score
14. Body & Fear - A Guy Called Gerald
15. Film Score - 112
16. Over Turned
17. Film Score
18. Hand Jive
19. Film Score - Arnold
20. Ghosts Vocal Version

19 of 23 people found the following review helpful:
2.0 out of 5 stars Better Left Untouched, November 1, 2002
By mattyp4 (New York, NY United States)
If you're at all curious about this CD, then check it out before you buy it. I found it kind of boring.
Some tracks seem only slightly altered (bits of dialogue thrown in, pulsing dance floor beats in the background, etc) while others are almost completely unrecognizable. And the tracks that are taken directly from the film ("Seacost Towers," "112," "Sara," etc) are just outtakes from the first, superior, original soundtrack. They're incidental, at best.
So my whole problem is this: why take the stellar Requiem CD & mess with it? Mansell's haunting score is practically perfect! Why ruin a good thing? If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
If you're a fan of the film's score then do yourself a favor & just buy the original soundtrack. I think this CD is only for die hard fans of these DJs (Paul Oakenfold, A Guy Called Gerald, Josh Wink).

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars An up and down experience, March 22, 2006
By syLenxor (New York)
After thoroughly enjoying the movie "Requiem for a Dream," I bought this album mainly because of my interest in electronic music (and the movie, of course). The electronic remixes provide very "interesting" takes on the music of the movie.

Some of the songs are good, but most of them are just too bland to be catchy. Overall, the album has a boring feel to it, stemming from the collection of samples taken straight from the movie. Sure, they serve to create a haunting atmosphere and make you feel like you're watching the movie, but I'd rather watch the movie again instead. Personally, I consider them plain filler. In addition, the little audio clips aren't very ideal for MP3 players (such as my iPod), when I prefer to listen to my entire library shuffled. After all, who likes listening to 10-second tracks mixed in with his or her other songs? But maybe that's just me. People who listen to CDs from beginning to end will have a better listening experience than I did and will definitely be taken for a haunting ride. And to keep the whole ride going smoothly, each song is slightly mixed with the next, which is something that might annoy some listeners (that includes me). Otherwise, the brief interludes serve their purpose pretty well.

As you probably know already, I like only a few songs on this album, and they are:
"In the End It's All Nice" by Plant - It's a remix of the main theme, and it has a dark, bouncy groove. This song should have definitely been the "intro," as the cleverly used samples provide a nice overview of the movie's plot and atmosphere.
"Ghosts In the Machine" by Psilonaut - It's a very interesting take on the "Ghosts" theme. It starts off slow, but eventually the calming, powerful (maybe even a bit repetitive) vocals smoothly take you to the end of the song. The sampling in it is weird (a robot counting from one to ten... whoa), but it adds to the haunting atmosphere without being too distracting.
"Aeternal" by Paul Oakenfold - It's another remix of the main theme, but this time it's a hip-hop sort of beat. The song never really changes its style or beat, but perhaps it's good that way.
"Deluxed" by Delerium - This is the darkest remix of the main theme, done by a very talented duo. The song starts off very slow, builds up intensely, and slowly ends back where it started. It's probably the best song on the album.
"Overturned" by ILS - It's nothing really special, but I like this drum-and-bass remix of the main theme for its novelty value.

As for the other songs, I can't say much about them other than I don't like them. But I do recommend this album to anyone willing to experience something that's new and unusual. The songs retain most of the chilling feel of the movie's original score, while they introduce a cool electronic twist that listeners may really enjoy.

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Intoxicating. More fun than the original release., November 21, 2002
By Carson Checketts (Providence, Rhode Island)
Don't get me wrong. The original score for "Requiem" is a haunting, incredible piece of work. In fact, I had to rush out the day after I saw the film (in it's theatrical realease, so the score was hard to locate) and purchase it at once. I loved it and felt the score was snubbed by the Academy much the way the film itself was (how dare they choose "Gladiator" over something as beautiful and awe inspiring as this, but I guess the film was too controversial. Whatever. But to not even nominate for Best Editing? Sacrilege!)
However, as a stand alone product, some of the score can be difficult to listen to without Aronofsky's spectacular visuals. But the Remix is an absolute blast. Granted, I love techno and have a particular guilty pleasure for movie themes remixed into club tracks (i.e. Pete Tong's take on the "American Beauty theme), but this is really something special. I'm not saying it's in any way better than the original score, for you do need to be familiar with the initial release to fully appreciate the remixes, but it is a lot of fun. The DJ selection is choice and you will get into the groove as easy as a junkie gets into smack. The piece by Delerium is siply one of the greatest tracks I have ever heard. It alone is worth the price of the disc.
So, if you like techno and you're a fan of Requiem, really why haven't you already ordered it? You will not be disappointed. I have not been this imprssed by a CD in some time.

and since this is post 1111 here’s a treat from Rufus Wainwright

Those are the reason 'bout
Where I was sleeping but I was alive
I was alive
Woke up this morning at 11:11
John was half-naked and Lulu was crying
Over a baby
That'll never go crazy
But I was alive
And till the end of this world,
We'll all load in a dump truck of human

What else can I do,
What else can I do
Woke up this morning and
Something was burning
Realized that everything really
Does happen in Manhattan
Thoughts were of characters
And afternoons lying with you
And you were alive
Ohh, the hours we are seperate
11:11 is the precious time we wasted
So pack up your bleeding heart
And put away your posies
I don't want to have a drink
Or play ring around the rosie with you
Oh no, no

Ohh, the hours we are seperate
11:11 is the precious time we wasted
So let the blind fight the blind and see,
As the fall take over summer
Bringing the lattice roses
And as winter brings the spring rain
And to the end of this world,
We'll all load in a dump truck of human

Rufus Wainwright- 11:11 [download] buy it on iTunes
Rufus Wainwright - Want One - 11:11

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(and yes I had planned on posting this at 11:11 but...]

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