Favorite "Dream" Songs #8 - "Dreams Never End"

@teamfreak16 (36813)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
November 15, 2017 1:03pm CST
I seem to be on an 80's kick with this particular music countdown, which is songs with "dream" in the title. And while not every tune in this series is from that decade, #8 is: "Dreams Never End" by New Order. "Dreams Never End" is the opening track on the 1981 album, Movement, New Order's debut record. It was released a year after the final Joy Division album, Closer, was released (for the uninitiated, New Order members, vocalist/guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris were in Joy Division. That band effectively ended when vocalist Ian Curtis hung himself.) "Dreams Never End" was not released as a single. This is not a surprise, however. New Order did not include a single on an album until "The Perfect Kiss," from their 1985 album, Low-Life. While New Order is best known as a highly influential 80's electronic dance band (Morris' wife, Gillian Gilbert, is the band's keyboardist,) they also had a rock side as well. "Dreams Never End" effectively straddles the line between Joy Division's dark, bleak post punk and New Order's alternative guitar rock. Oddly, even though Bernard Sumner had assumed vocal duties, Peter Hook performed vocals on "Dreams Never End." It's not a stretch to say that Hook's vocals sounded eerily close to Curtis on the record. However, I've linked to a live performance from 1981, and Hook sounds absolutely nothing like Curtis on this. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
New Order playing Dreams Never End live in the Ukrainian National Home in New York on November 19th 1981 My promise could be your fiend A given end to your d...
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Nov
I was thinking this was a totally different song but I enjoyed it anyway.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Nov
Elvis? You aren't the only one!
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@JudyEv (101183)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov
@teamfreak16 (Whispers) I thought it was a country and western song but I can't find it. I must be on the wrong track altogether.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Nov
@JudyEv - I am not coming up with anything.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Nov
Takes me back Scott to a place I love, thanks again..never get tired of your tunes.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Nov
I have a lot of fond memories of New Order.
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@RasmaSandra (13424)
• Riga, Latvia
15 Nov
Thanks for sharing. I like this. I never heard of them I will check this out. I have a music blog and it always helps to learn something new now and again.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
If you want to check out New Order, I highly recommend starting with "Blue Monday," which is the biggest selling 12 inch single in history.
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@RasmaSandra (13424)
• Riga, Latvia
15 Nov
@teamfreak16 thank you I will.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
17 Nov
I don`t know this one.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Nov
Unless you've listened to the album, odds are you haven't heard it.
@FayeHazel (11908)
• United States
16 Nov
Not just for this countdown, but that is ok because everyone should know the 80s were the best for music :-)
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Nov
So much great music came out of that decade. (People from the 60's are now rolling their eyes,)
@FourWalls (10111)
• United States
16 Nov
Yes, that's definitely not later-era New Order. BTW, what are you doing with a New Order and a Siouxsie song on the same day?
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Nov
Just wait until you see what's coming today! And it wasn't planned.
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• Preston, England
16 Nov
always great as Joy Division and New Order
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Nov
Two highly influential bands, same guys. They definitely have it, whatever "it" is.
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@TRBRocks420 (62431)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Nov
Pretty awesome song and, true dreams never end.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Nov
I think it's one of their best.
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@amadeo (48252)
• United States
15 Nov
how about the jazz one Darn that Dream.I am not aware of this one Thank you my man.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
You're welcome. I will have to check that out.
@JohnRoberts (41331)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Nov
You are on an insane 80s roll! New Order need I say more.
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@teamfreak16 (36813)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
It'll even up as I go.
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@Bopsalay (157)
• Phuket, Thailand
16 Nov
Nice song
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