The New Dream

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Formed as 'The Dream' in 1967 as a result of the groups 'The Changing Times' and 'The Final Four'. The Dream did not make any chart successful recordings.

In April 1969 the group was relaunched as The New Dream, and their style changed to exploit the current "bubblegum pop" trend; Glenn A Baker has written that their agency was grooming the band to take over from Zoot. Signed with Festival they issued their first single under the new name; 'Catching Up On Fun" (July), which made the Melbourne charts.

Their first national success came with their third single, "Groupie", one of a string of successful formula bubblegum songs written by Buzz Cason, the American who also penned "Hayride" (the hit debut for The Flying Circus) and "Everlasting Love", which was also a big hit for The Town Criers. "Groupie" became a national hit, reaching #28 in March 1970, but the time the single came out the lineup had changed to Kadell, Johnson, John Bois (bass) and Peter Reed (drums).

Regular dance circuit bookings and TV appearances on Happenning '70 helped the band to build up popularity with teen audiences, and their next three singles all made the charts. "Soft Delights" (May 1971) only just missed out on a Top 20 placing, and although "Candy Love" (Sep. 1971) only scraped into the lower reaches of the Top 100, "Turned 21" (March 1972) fared much better, reaching #31. In January 1972 John Bois left to join Country Radio and he was replaced by Graham Jones (also ex Iguana, Captain Australia & The Honky Tonk).

New Dream recorded their only LP and their last two singles, a cover of T-Rex's "Ride A White Swan" (Dec. 1972) and "Girl I'm Gonna Get You" (Feb. 1973). Their self-titled LP, produced by Brian Cadd, featured what Ian McFarlane describes as "...a gloriously campy mix of the band's bubblegum hits, easy listening pop fluff replete with sweet harmonies and schmaltz strings, plus a cover of joni Mitchell's 'Cheslea Morning' ...".

The group broke up at the end of 1972; with Kadell embarked on a solo career, and Peter Reed joined Gary Young's Hot Dog (he later played with Pantha and Bandicoot, the group that featured Mick Fettes (Madder Lake) and Shane Bourne). Kadell and Johnson revived the New Dream name for two singles released during 1974. The first, "I Can't Stop Dancing (In The Dark)" (July) was written by Andy Fairweather-Low and produced by Steve Groves (ex Tin Tin); the second the oddly-titled "Schlick Schlak Boom Boom" was produced by Buddy England. Neither single made any impression.

THE DREAM (members)
Melbourne 1967-69
A converging of two bands - "Changing Times' and the 'Final Four'

Archer, Mick (Drums)
Hart, Peter (Drums)
Holloway, Brian (Guitar) 1967-
John, Jenny (Organ)
Jones, Graham (Bass Guitar)
Kadell, Alex (Vocals)
McGrath, Jack (Vocals)
Nicoll, Peter (Guitar) -1967
Reid, Peter (Drums) 1968-
Stirzaker, Terry (Bass Guitar)

THE NEW DREAM (members)
April 1969-1975

Members
Archer, Mick (Drums) 1969
Du Bois, John (Bass Guitar) 1969-
Hart, Peter
Holloway, Brian (Guitar) 1969
John, Jenny (Organ)
Jones, Graham
Kadell, Alex (Vocals)
McGrath, Jack (Guitar,Vocals)
Reed, Peter (Drums) 1969-
Stirzaker, Terry (Bass Guitar) 1969
Treble, Roger (Guitar) 1969-

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The New Dream Discography Tracks

Albums

FL-34728 The New Dream - New Dream album art New Dream* New Dream(LP, Album) Festival Records FL-34728 Australia 1973 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FK 2248 The New Dream - Who Could Be Lovin' You (Other Than Me) album art The Dream* Who Could Be Lovin' You (Other Than Me)(7", Single) Festival Records FK 2248 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
FK-2865 The New Dream - Yours Until Tomorrow album art The Dream* Yours Until Tomorrow(7", Single) Festival Records FK-2865 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
The New Dream - Catchin' Up On Fun album art The New Dream Catchin' Up On Fun Festival Records Australia 1969 Sell This Version
FX-11,631 The New Dream - Catching Up On Fun album art The New Dream Catching Up On Fun(7", EP) Festival Records FX-11,631 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
The New Dream - Groupie album art The New Dream Groupie (Single) Festival Records Australia 1970 Sell This Version
INX-11730, INX-11,730 The New Dream - Groupie album art The New Dream Groupie(7", EP) Infinity, Infinity INX-11730, INX-11,730 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
The New Dream - Soft Delights album art The New Dream Soft Delights (Single) Festival Records Japan 1971 Sell This Version
The New Dream - Candy Love album art The New Dream Candy Love (Single) Festival Records New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
The New Dream - Turned 21 album art The New Dream Turned 21 (Single) Festival Records Australia 1972 Sell This Version
FK-4916 The New Dream - Ride A White Swan album art New Dream* Ride A White Swan(7", Single) Festival Records FK-4916 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
FX-11,803 The New Dream - Soft Delights  album art New Dream* Soft Delights (7", EP) Festival Records FX-11,803 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
FK-5001 The New Dream - Girl I'm Gonna Get You album art New Dream* Girl I'm Gonna Get You(7", Single) Festival Records FK-5001 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
A-7264 The New Dream - I Can't Stop Dancing (Dancing In The Dark) album art New Dream* I Can't Stop Dancing (Dancing In The Dark)(7", Single) Astor A-7264 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
A-7242 The New Dream - Schlick Schlack Boom Boom album art The New Dream Schlick Schlack Boom Boom(7", Single) Astor A-7242 Australia 1975 Sell This Version

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