The War On Drugs ‎– Lost In The Dream

Secretly Canadian ‎– SC310
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Limited Edition, Reissue, Green

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A1 Under The Pressure
Baritone Saxophone – Jon NatchezBass – Dave Hartley*Drums, Percussion – Charlie Hall (7)Synthesizer [Arp 2600] – Michael Johnson (9)Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Other [MS16 Dubs] – Adam Granduciel
A2 Red Eyes
Baritone Saxophone – Jon NatchezBass [Fretless], Percussion – Dave Hartley*Drums – Pat Berkery*Upright Piano, Organ – Robbie BennettVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [Mitch Easter's Hagstrom 12 Strings], Synthesizer [Arp String Synthesizer] – Adam Granduciel
A3 Suffering
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Pat Berkery*Organ – Nicolas VernhesPedal Steel Guitar – Ricky Ray JacksonSaxophone – Joseph ShabasonVocals, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Black Box Guitar], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano, Synthesizer – Adam Granduciel
B1 An Ocean In Between The Waves
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Jon AshleyElectric Piano [Mutron Rhodes] – Robbie BennettSaxophone – David FishkinVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Flux Guitars], Organ, Synthesizer – Adam Granduciel
B2 Disappearing
Bass [Mutron II Bass] – Dave Hartley*Effects [Pitch Transposer], Drum Programming [Additional] – Jeff ZeiglerElectric Piano [Flux Wurlitzer] – Robbie BennettMusic By – Granduciel*, Michael Johnson (9)Synthesizer [Arp 2600] – Michael Johnson (9)Vocals, Electric Guitar [Electric Firebird Guitars], Slide Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano [Space Wurlitzer], Drums, Drum [Linn Drum], Harmonica – Adam Granduciel
C1 Eyes To The Wind
Baritone Saxophone – Jon NatchezBass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Charlie Hall (7)Lap Steel Guitar – Mike Sobel (2)Pedal Steel Guitar – Ricky Ray JacksonSaxophone – Joseph ShabasonUpright Piano, Grand Piano, Synthesizer [Arp String Synthesizer] – Robbie BennettVocals, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano [Space Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp Omni II] – Adam Granduciel
C2 The Haunting Idle
Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Oberheim], Mixed By – Adam GranducielGuitar [Black Strat] – Paul SukeenaPerformer [Eventide Cascades] – Michael Johnson (9)
C3 Burning
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums [Inadvertent Drums] – Mike SneeringerPiano – Robbie BennettTape [Tape Flangin'] – Gabe WaxVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, Harmonica – Adam Granduciel
D1 Lost In The Dream
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums – Jon AshleyElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Robbie BennettGuitar [Leslie Guitar] – Carter TantonVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Performer [Fun Machine], Synthesizer, Harmonica, Percussion – Adam Granduciel
D2 In Reverse
Bass – Dave Hartley*Drums, Percussion – Charlie Hall (7)Piano – Robbie BennettTambourine – Nicolas VernhesVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Percussion, Performer [Publison] – Adam Granduciel

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Limited to 2,100 copies. Gatefold tip-on sleeve with glossy, printed inner sleeves. Includes a download code.

©&℗ 2014 Secretly Canadian

All songs © 2014 Sea Formation Music ASCAP

Mixed at Rare Book Room Studios, Brooklyn, August-September 2013. "An Ocean in Between the Waves," "Disappearing" and "The Haunting Idle" mixed at Uniform Recording, Philadelphia, September-November 2013.

All songs recorded between August 2012 and November 2013 at Uniform Recording (Philly), Echo Mountain (Asheville, NC), Fidelitorium (Kornersville, NC), Rare Book Room (Brooklyn), Miner St (Philly), Water Music (Hoboken), Public Hi-Fi (Austin), University of the Arts (Philly) and Adam's house in Philly.

Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker on shrinkwrap): 656605031040
  • Barcode: 6 56605 03101 9
  • Label Code: LC 29278
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP A
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP B Salt
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP C
  • Matrix / Runout: SC-310LP D Salt
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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SC310 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(2xLP, Album) Secretly Canadian SC310 US 2014 Sell This Version
none The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Secretly Canadian none Europe 2014
SC310LPC4 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gre) Secretly Canadian SC310LPC4 US 2018 Sell This Version
SC310 The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream(CDr, Album, Promo) Secretly Canadian SC310 US 2014 Sell This Version
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August 20, 2015
Something tells me that my proper release on Secretly Canadian sounds wayyyyy better than the VMP version ;)


May 20, 2015
i fell out of love with "recent" bands and albums until someone recommended lost in the dream to me, one of the best albums ive heard for years, yes it does sound like Dylan but is that a bad thing?, a beautiful album where i can just get lost in the guitar and drums, i can't heap enough praise on it.


May 3, 2015
Anyone interested in selling this record? If so, Message me.


November 10, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

This package should include:
-The standard "Vinyl Me Please" partial wrap-around housing for the sealed record jacket ...
-A bird print …
-A black tee shirt with the bird from the print on it [sealed in a plastic bag] … Note: This may or may not have been an add on, I've seen it both ways.
-A sealed vinyl album will have a green sticker in the upper left corner stating: THE WAR ON DRUGS/LOST IN THE DREAM/LIMITED EDITION ON GREEN VINYL/A VINYL ME, PLEASE EXCLUSIVE and then VINYL ME PLEASE printed with a rectangles box ...


November 4, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
It's a good album, kind of Dylanesque with a dash of Tom Petty. Good road music.

Unfortunately, I find by the time "Disappearing" finishes, I've had enough of it. The songs are just too similar. I have never even played the second LP. I feel that with a bit of editing to "Under the Pressure" (why does it go on for nearly nine minutes?) and axing "Suffering" (a waste of a track), this could have been a fine 1xLP.


August 22, 2014
I hate digipacks. Does someone knows if you can ge this great cd also somewhere in a jewel case?