Dreaming (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark song)

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"Dreaming" is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released in 1988 as a single from their compilation album, The Best of OMD. It was a hit in the United States, reaching number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 6 on the Dance chart. The track had limited success in the band's home country, where it peaked at number 50 on the UK Singles Chart. The cover art was designed by Stylorouge, with photography by Andrew Catlin.

Until OMD's reformation in 2010, "Dreaming" was the last single to feature the group's original line-up; lead singer Andy McCluskey was the only core member to appear on their 1991–1996 output.

Stewart Mason, in a retrospective review for AllMusic, described the song as "dynamite", and wrote: " is easily the group's best single since 1983's 'Telegraph'... It's a near-perfect pop song, perhaps the last great single by an '80s synth-pop band."

Conversely, McCluskey named "Dreaming" as a song he wishes OMD had never released, while criticising its lyrical content.

All the single versions include "Satellite" as a B-side. The other B-side, "Gravity Never Failed", was a bonus track on the CD single. This song was originally titled "Georgia" and dates back to the 1981 Architecture & Morality sessions. However, the band lost their favour with the song and was thus shelved, and the title "Georgia" was given to a new song and featured on the album. "Gravity Never Failed" has subsequently been included on CD re-issues of the Architecture & Morality album (2003 & 2007), as well as on the Navigation: The OMD B-Sides compilation album, unlike "Satellite", which remains unique to this release.

This page was last edited on 23 May 2017, at 19:38.
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