Psychic TV ‎– Dreams Less Sweet

Some Bizzare ‎– CBS 25737, Some Bizzare ‎– 25737, Some Bizzare ‎– XPR 1251
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Limited Edition

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Dreams Less Sweet
A1 Hymn 23
Arranged By – Psychic TVSynthesizer [Emulator] – Andrew PoppyWritten-By [Traditional] – T. Tallis*
A2 The Orchids
Oboe – Jessica Ilbert
A3 Botanica
A4 Iron Glove
Voice, Lyrics By – Monte Cazazza
A5 Always Is Always
Countertenor Vocals – Mark Harris (3)Written-By – C. Manson*
A6 White Nights
Harmony Vocals – Micky*Organ [Hammond] – Steve*
A7 Finale
A8 Eleusis
A9 Medmenham
Trumpet [Tibetan Thigh Bone], Temple Bells [Tibetan Singing Bell], Singing Bowls [Tibetan] – David Tibet 93*
A10 Ancient Lights
Voice [Background] – Bob Breen
A11 Proof On Survival
B1 Eden 1
Voice – Mr. Sebastian
B2 Eden 2
B3 Eden 3
Voice – Dennis Guiver
B4 Clouds Without Water
B5 Black Moon
B6 Silver And Gold
Trumpet [Tibetan Thigh Bone], Temple Bells [Tibetan Singing Bell], Singing Bowls [Tibetan] – David Tibet 93*
B7 In The Nursery
B8 Circle
Recorder – Mark Harris (3)
C The Full Pack
D1 The Mad Organist
D2 Catalan
Voice – Jordi Valls

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"Recorded during February and March 1983 at the following locations:
- Drums, Tibetan Thigh Bone, Tibetan Singing Bells, Tibetan Singing Bowls were recorded 300 feet underground in the Hell Fire Club caves at West Wycombe,
- Choral and solo voices on A5, A8 and B2 plus the Recorder on B8 were all recorded at Caxton Hall, London,
- The attack dog was recorded at Banks Farm, Essex,
- Background voice for "Ancient Lights" recorded at Kenbukai Karate Advanced Class, Sylvester Sports Centre, Hackney, London,
- Orchestral sections were recorded at Christ Church, Hampstead, London,
- The tattoo executed on Geff during "Eden 1" was recorded in the studio of Mr Sebastian in London.
All the above parts were recorded on "The Mobile" converted to 24 Track Digital for this purpose. All other indoor and outdoor recording and all mixing was done at Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England. Recording using the "Zuccarelli Holophonics" ™ Recording Device, no microphones at all were used in the recording of this L.P.
Vocals on "Iron Glove" performed in San Francisco, via telephone."

© 1983 CBS Records
Shorepak by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd, England.

MCPS/BIEM. Copyright Control.
℗ 1983 Dualdale Ltd.
Original sound recording made by Dualdale Ltd.
CBS Records are the exclusive licensees for the UK.
Made in England

There's a red sticker on the front of the sleeve mentioning "Plus limited edition 3 track EP".
"Dreams Less Sweet" LP has a printed inner sleeve. Catalog number is 'CBS 25737' on sleeve's spine, sticker and labels, '25737' on back sleeve and inner sleeve.
The 12" EP has a generic white sleeve. Catalog number 'XPR 1251' only appears on labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): PSYCHIC TV LP.A1 CBS.25737.A1 TA1PE [B 1 0 stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): PSYCHIC TV LP B1 CBS.25737.B1 ZOS KIA CULTUS [B stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, hand-etched runout): PSYCHIC TV 12.45 A.1 XPR.1251.A.1 TA1PE [A stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, hand-etched runout): PSYCHIC TV 12.45.B1 XPR-1251.B1 TA1PE [A 5 stamped]
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Other: 57
  • Other (Distribution code): CB 271

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBS 25737, 25737 Psychic TV Dreams Less Sweet(LP, Album) Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare, CBS, CBS CBS 25737, 25737 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
OTTT 025LP Psychic TV Dreams Less Sweet(LP, Album, RE) Angry Love Productions OTTT 025LP US 2014 Sell This Version
88765414001 Psychic TV Dreams Less Sweet(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red + CDr, Ltd) Sony Music Commercial Music Group, Angry Love Productions 88765414001 US 2012 Sell This Version
SBZ CD 011 Psychic TV Dreams Less Sweet(CD, Album, RE) Some Bizzare SBZ CD 011 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Psychic TV Dreams Less Sweet(LP, Album, RE, TP + CDr + Box, Ltd) Angry Love Productions none US 2014 Sell This Version


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January 13, 2015

Sorry it's face A of the bonus EP. The full pack, a beautiful track. With dogs.


January 13, 2015

This record is awesome.
Especially the face B of bonus EP.


February 10, 2011

The bounus ep excellant!