Dreamtime is the ninth album released by The Stranglers in 1986. The title track was inspired by a belief of the aboriginal peoples of Australia called Dreamtime. The single "Always the Sun" single peaked at No. 30 in the UK Singles Chart. Dreamtime itself reached No. 16 in the UK Albums Chart, the lowest charting studio album during Hugh Cornwell's recording tenure with the band (1977–90).
The Stranglers' final album with Cornwell, 10, was released in 1990. This was recorded with the intention of building on their "cult" status in America. The Stranglers achieved something of a critical and popular renaissance in 2004 with the acclaimed Norfolk Coast album and a subsequent sell-out tour, together with their first Top-40 hit (No. 31 UK) in fourteen years, "Big Thing Coming". In 2005, Coast to Coast: Live on Tour was released, the live album contained songs recorded during their tour the previous year.
The Scottish folk band recorded the album at Monnow Valley Studios in South Wales.
Single, 1986, Epic Records. 1. Big In America (Texas Mix). 2. Dry Day. 3. Uptown. Single, 1986, Epic Records. Nice In Nice (Porridge Mix). Since You Went Away. Midnight Summer Dream (Live). Album, Октябрь 1986, Epic Records. Re-Issue in 2001 by Epic Records with 6 bonustracks.
13. All Day and All of the Night. I had no idea The Stranglers went pop so early in their careers. Golden Brown" was the only thing of theirs I had in my collection until I decided I should become more acquainted with their work, and I liked that for the nifty time-signature goings-on more than anything else at the time. The recordings are crisp and clear of any defects as far as I can tell.
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Mixed By – Ted HaytonProducer – Mike Kemp, The Stranglers
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