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Daryl Hall – Dreamtime (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 26th, 2015


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New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted April 15, 2010

“Dreamtime” is a single from singer/songwriter Daryl Hall (part of pop-rock duo Hall & Oates). Co-written by John Beeby, it was issued prior to the release of his second solo album, Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine.

It was his debut single, and also his biggest hit as a solo performer, climbing the Billboard Hot 100 to peak at number 5 in October 1986. The hit helped drive its parent album up the charts to peak at number 29.

Dreamtime (Extended Remix Version) 7:54

Dreamtime (Dub Vesion) 7:50

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Dreamtime U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1986 Dreamtime U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #24
1986 Dreamtime U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #28
1986 Dreamtime U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #11


Label: RCA ‎– 5714-1-RDAC
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock

Lyrics By – Daryl Hall
Music By – Daryl Hall , John Beebe
Producer – Daryl Hall , David A. Stewart , Tom “T-Bone” Walk*
Remix – Arthur Baker

From the LP “Three Hearts In The Happy Ending Machine”

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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Daryl Hall – Dreamtime (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Wow Paul!! Again, I am truly elated for you re-posting this single. I missed out the first time when this was released. And one would think, that a HUGE fan of Arthur Baker, would have picked this single up. I have to admit, it was really tough back then as it is now. I love so many things and have a diverse love for a spectrum of dance music that I just couldn’t keep up. You are really a God-send because of what you have in your vast collection. I do love the fact that you and I share so much in the way of tastes in dance music. Thanks so much for this Paul. After a nice holiday, I feel a bit blue being back at work. This single makes things a whole lot better for me. You are so incredible and we are all so lucky to have you as our DJ!! Rock on Paul!!

    Humbly grateful!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are most welcome Jeff it makes me happy knowing your got a little brighter. Thanks for alwys being a great guy 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    Paul, I’ve really got to thank you again for this record! It is AWESOME! I’ve always loved the song, but in Arthur’s hands, it really sparkles! The dub, in particular, is wonderful! Love those edits and all. Does sound like Tony and Albert (Latin Rascals) did them! The only thing I was sad about, was that the record faded out. I would have preferred a cold ending, but I was very satisfied with the overall quality of things. Those strings are gorgeous! I absolutely love the sonic alchemy you apply to make these records sound better than ever. Oh, and massive KUDOS to you Paul for bringing Arthur Baker’s work back to the world’s ears! This guy has massive skills. Especially love his rock and pop remixes. All those drums and fantastic dizzying edits. Please, if you can, add more of his stuff when you can. Would love his “Sun City” mix if you have it. That record still kicks serious ass with production, vocals and edits!!

    You are always incredible Paul! You bring the excitement up past level 10!!



  2. Louie Says:

    Great, great tune! I never knew there were remixes. Thank you so much for this one.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Louie 🙂


  3. Stefano Says:

    Another great re-rip! Happy to have that dub too again in better quality.
    The European 12 inch contains a slightly longer album version. Very strange that the album version got edited.

    I REALLY like that album ‘Three Heart In The Happy Ending Machine’, of which this track was the first single. It’s a classic. And the best track on that LP is ‘Someone Like You’. Wow, what a terrific song that is. It got a single release too, but I think it was the last single from the LP, and therefore not a huge success. The single got remixed with a newly recorded sax solo. That mix never got any CD release yet.

    Thanks for this post and for giving this track a well deserved rebirth.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂


  4. NKelly Says:

    This has been down a long time so a great re-up! And re-rip no doubt (i didn’t get the original rip)!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Neil!


  5. BE.D12'' Says:

    Hi Paul,
    another great work by Arthur Baker (by who is the editing?
    I think it is by The Latin Rascal or Jay Burnett, is it true?)
    Any chance to see Sun City by Artist United Against Apartheid,
    also remixed by A.Baker?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks BE.D12”. Not sure who did the edits they are not credited on the record. Your assumption is probably correct.


  6. Stephen Says:

    What kind of sorcery is this?

    Again and again you find obscure remixes of songs I adore, meticulously rip and lovingly de-click, polish and share so that listeners (both old and new) can experience the love of classic 12″ vinyl.

    You’re the best Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for the love stephen 🙂


  7. Cory Says:

    Awesome, thank you for sharing this little gem Paul!!


  8. Radema Says:

    Foolish Pride 12″ Please!!!!!


  9. CL Says:



  10. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much for the re-rip Paul.


  11. Matt Says:

    Wow! I haven’t hear these in years. I cannot express how much I appreciate this blog. The 12″ mix is a true lost art


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