Dream Police is a 1979 studio album by Cheap Trick. It was their fourth studio release, and third in a row produced by Tom Werman. It is the band’s most commercially successful studio album, going to No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chartand being certified platinum within a few months of its release.
Dream Police shows the band expanding into longer, more complex songs and incorporating orchestration on several tracks. Three videos were produced: “Dream Police”, “Way of the World” and “Voices”.
The album’s title track became a Top 30 hit for the band. “Voices” was also a hit for the band, reaching No. 32 on the Billboard chart. “Voices” has been used twice in the soundtrack of the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Near the end of “Gonna Raise Hell” the orchestra is citing a snippet from “Heaven Tonight”.
1 Dream Police (Rick Nielsen) 3:56
2 Way Of The World (Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen) 3:40
3 The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems) (Tom Petersson, Rick Nielsen) 5:12
4 Gonna Raise Hell (Rick Nielsen) 9:21
5 I’ll Be With You Tonight (Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Bun Carlos, Tom Petersson) 3:53
6 Voices (Rick Nielsen) 4:23
7 Writing On The Wall (Rick Nielsen) 3:28
8 I Know What I Want (Live) (Rick Nielsen) 4:31
9 Need Your Love (Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson) 7:39
|Drums||Bun E Carlos|
Producer – Tom Werman
Engineer – Gary Ladinsky
Engineer (Second) – Mike Beiriger
Mastered By – George Marino
Photography – Reid Miles
Design – Paula Scher, Steve Dessau
Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At Record Plant, Los Angeles
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