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The Dream Academy / Religion, Revolution & Railways: The Complete Recordings

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The Dream Academy / Religon, Revolution & Railways: The Complete Recordings

Religion, Revolution & Railways is a forthcoming archival 7CD box set featuring ‘The Complete Recordings’ of The Dream Academy.

The Dream Academy were a British band that featured singer/guitarist and songwriter Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist Kate St. John, and keyboardist/songwriter Gilbert Gabriel. In I985 the group achieved worldwide success following the release of their first single ‘Life In A Northern Town’ which saw their subsequent debut album going into the American Top 20.

They released two further studio albums and had a close musical association with David Gilmour who co-produced two of those records. Hugh Padgham worked on the second album (Rememberance Days) although Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut (who had been working on Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night) helped to produce the cover of the Korgis’ ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’ that featured on that album. The group disbanded in 1990.

The new box set features their three official albums and includes all official B-sides and remixes along with a few unreleased tracks. The band’s Nick Laird-Clowes has been involved both with overseeing the remastering (by Tony Dixon of Masterpiece Masters) and in terms of searching the Warner Bros archives to find rarities and unreleased tracks. Nick has also written comprehensive sleeve notes for the set and selected photographic material for the booklet.

Religion, Revolution & Railways will be released on 23 February 2024 via Cherry Red Records.

Tracklisting

Religion, Revolution & Railways: The Complete Recordings The Dream Academy /

    • CD 1: The Dream Academy
      1. Life In a Northern Town
      2. The Edge of Forever
      3. (Johnny) New Light
      4. In Places on The Run
      5. This World
      6. Bound To Be
      7. Moving On
      8. The Love Parade
      9. The Party
      10. One Dream
    • CD 2: Remembrance Days  
      1. Indian Summer
      2. The Lesson of Love
      3. Humdrum
      4. Power To Believe
      5. Hampstead Girl
      6. Here
      7. In The Hands of Love
      8. Ballad In 4/4
      9. Doubleminded
      10. Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime
      11. In Exile (For Rodrigo Rojas)
    • CD 3: A Different Kind of Weather  
      1. Love
      2. Mercy Killing
      3. Lucy September
      4. Gaby Says
      5. Waterloo
      6. Twelve-Eight Angel
      7. St. Valentine’s Day
      8. It’ll Never Happen Again
      9. Forest Fire
      10. Lowlands
      11. Not For Second Prize
    • CD 4
      1. The Love Parade (Remix) – US Single
      2. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – Single
      3. Girl In a Million (For Edie Sedgwick) – B-Side
      4. In Places on The Run – Edit
      5. In The Heart – Japanese Single
      6. The Chosen Few
      7. Indian Summer – Single Version
      8. Hampstead Girl – B/V Mix
      9. Sunrising
      10. The Demonstration – B-Side
      11. The Last Day of The War (Pt 1) – Unreleased
      12. The Last Day of The War
    • CD 5
      1. The Day It Rained Forever – Unreleased
      2. Poised On the Edge of Forever
        – B-Side
      3. Test Tape No.3 – B-Side
      4. Bound To Be – Demo
      5. Things We Said Today – B-Side
      6. Doubleminded – Demo – Unreleased
      7. These Walls – Unreleased
      8. The Party – Acoustic Version 9 Living In a War
      9. Immaculate Heartache – B- Side
      10. House Of Heartbreak – Unreleased
    • CD 6
      1. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – Instrumental
      2. The Love Parade – Instrumental
      3. Humdrum – Instrumental – Unreleased
      4. Power To Believe – Instrumental
      5. Hampstead Girl – Instrumental – Unreleased
      6. Here – Instrumental – Unreleased
      7. In The Hands of Love – B/V Mix – Unreleased
      8. Ballad in 4/4 – Instrumental – Unreleased
      9. Doubleminded – Instrumental – Unreleased
      10. Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime – Instrumental – Unreleased
      11. In Exile (for Rodrigo Rojas) – Instrumental – Unreleased
      12. The Demonstration – Instrumental – Unreleased
      13. In Suspendium – B-Side
    • CD 7
      1. Life In a Northern Town – Extended
      2. The Love Parade – 12 Mix
      3. Indian Summer – Extended Version
      4. Angel Of Mercy – 12/8 Mix
      5. Mordechai Vanunu – B-Side
      6. Love (Is Seven) – B-Side
      7. Love – Dreamstrumental
      8. Love – Dream House
      9. Love – Love Is 12
      10. Love – Whales in Love
      11. Love – Hare Krishna Mix
      12. Heaven – Pts 1 /2 – Unreleased

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