Dream Police [Bonus Tracks]

Dream Police [Bonus Tracks]

by Cheap Trick
     
 

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At Budokan unexpectedly made Cheap Trick stars, largely because "I Want You to Want Me" had a tougher sound than its original studio incarnation. Perversely -- and most things Cheap Trick have done are somehow perverse -- the band decided not to continue with the direct, stripped-down sound of At

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At Budokan unexpectedly made Cheap Trick stars, largely because "I Want You to Want Me" had a tougher sound than its original studio incarnation. Perversely -- and most things Cheap Trick have done are somehow perverse -- the band decided not to continue with the direct, stripped-down sound of At Budokan, which would have been a return to their debut. Instead, the group went for their biggest, most elaborate production to date, taking the synthesized flourishes of Heaven Tonight to extremes. While it kept the group in the charts, it lessened the impact of the music. Underneath the gloss, there are a number of songs that rank among Cheap Trick's finest, particularly the paranoid title track, the epic rocker "Gonna Raise Hell," the tough "I Know What I Want," the simple pop of "Voices," and the closer, "Need Your Love." Still, Dream Police feels like a letdown in comparison to its predecessors, even though it would later feel like one of the group's last high-water marks. [A 2006 CD re-release added two previously unreleased live tracks, "The House Is Rockin' (With Domestic Problems) and "Way of the World," an unreleased "no-strings" version of "Dream Police," and a live version of "I Know What I Want."]

Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886976951726
catalogNumber:
769517
Rank:
18845

Tracks

  1. Dream Police
  2. Way Of The World
  3. The House Is Rockin' (With Domestic Problems)
  4. Gonna Raise Hell
  5. I'll Be With You Tonight
  6. Voices
  7. Writing On The Wall
  8. I Know What I Want
  9. Need Your Love
  10. The House Is Rockin' (With Domestic Problems)
  11. Way Of The World
  12. Dream Police
  13. I Know What I Want

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