Dream, After Dream, performed by the American rock band Journey, is the soundtrack album to the Japanese fantasy film Yume, Yume No Ato directed by fashion designer Kenzo Takada. Released in 1980 on Columbia Records, it was the seventh album-length recording by the group. The soundtrack firmly overshadowed the film itself, which enjoyed little fame. The album was a significant departure from the arena rock which characterized the band's three preceding albums, harking back to their progressive rock beginnings and relying on complex musicianship and instrumentals.
Dream, After Dream features a full vocal on three of its nine tracks, "Destiny", "Sand Castles" and "Little Girl". "Little Girl" was later the B-side of the "Open Arms" single and was featured on Journey's Time3 collection. It also appears as a bonus track on the 2006 reissue of Departure and the 2011 edition of Greatest Hits 2. "Destiny" is the band's longest recorded song.
This was the last studio album to feature founding member Gregg Rolie.
Dream, After Dream has been viewed as a major departure from the commercially successful, radio-friendly pop of their previous three albums, instead harking back to their early, progressive rock-oriented work. AllMusic wrote, "One of the most overlooked albums in Journey's catalogue ... Dream, After Dream is a fine example of Journey's underrated musicianship, and recommended for devoted fans." Dave Marsh, normally an ardent detractor of the band, was even more enthusiastic, describing the album as "the band's finest recording of the 80's".
|1.||"Destiny"||Neal Schon, Steve Perry||8:54|
|2.||"Snow Theme"||Ross Valory||3:24|
|3.||"Sandcastles"||Gregg Rolie, Perry||4:44|
|4.||"A Few Coins"||Rolie, Schon, Steve Smith, Perry, Valory||0:40|
|5.||"Moon Theme"||Schon, Perry||4:35|
|6.||"When the Love Has Gone"||Schon||4:02|
|7.||"Festival Dance"||Rolie, Schon, Smith, Perry, Valory||0:57|
|9.||"Little Girl"||Schon, Perry, Rolie||5:48|
- Band members
- Steve Perry – lead vocals, producer
- Neal Schon – guitars, vocals, producer
- Gregg Rolie – keyboards, piano, harmonica, vocals, producer
- Ross Valory – bass guitar, vocals, producer
- Steve Smith – drums, percussion, producer
- Additional musicians
- Eiji Arai, Yasuo Hirauchi, Tadataka Nakazawa, Sumio Okada - trombones
- Toshio Araki, Yoshikazu Kishi, Kenji Yoshida, Takatoki Yoshioka - trumpets
- Takashi Fukumori, Hachiro Ohmatsu, Kiyoshi Ohsawa, Masatsugu Shinozaki - violins
- Hiroto Kawamura, Kazuo Okamoto - cellos
- Masayuki Yamashiro - horn
- Strings and horns arranged and conducted by Matthew A. Schon
- Kevin Elson - producer, engineer, mixing
- Akira Fukada, Geoff Workman - engineers