The War On DrugsLost In The Dream

Label:Secretly Canadian – SC310
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Record Of The Month – Vol. 20
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Limited Edition, Reissue, Green
Style:Indie Rock


A1Under The Pressure
Baritone SaxophoneJon Natchez
BassDave Hartley*
Drums, PercussionCharlie Hall (7)
Synthesizer [Arp 2600]Michael Johnson (9)
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Other [MS16 Dubs]Adam Granduciel
A2Red Eyes
Baritone SaxophoneJon Natchez
Bass [Fretless], PercussionDave Hartley*
DrumsPat Berkery*
Upright Piano, OrganRobbie Bennett
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar [Mitch Easter's Hagstrom 12 Strings], Synthesizer [Arp String Synthesizer]Adam Granduciel
BassDave Hartley*
DrumsPat Berkery*
OrganNicolas Vernhes
Pedal Steel GuitarRicky Ray Jackson
SaxophoneJoseph Shabason
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Guitar [Black Box Guitar], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano, SynthesizerAdam Granduciel
B1An Ocean In Between The Waves
BassDave Hartley*
DrumsJon Ashley
Electric Piano [Mutron Rhodes]Robbie Bennett
SaxophoneDavid Fishkin
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Flux Guitars], Organ, SynthesizerAdam Granduciel
Bass [Mutron II Bass]Dave Hartley*
Effects [Pitch Transposer], Drum Programming [Additional]Jeff Zeigler
Electric Piano [Flux Wurlitzer]Robbie Bennett
Synthesizer [Arp 2600]Michael Johnson (9)
Vocals, Electric Guitar [Electric Firebird Guitars], Slide Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano [Space Wurlitzer], Drums, Drum [Linn Drum], HarmonicaAdam Granduciel
C1Eyes To The Wind
Baritone SaxophoneJon Natchez
BassDave Hartley*
Lap Steel GuitarMike Sobel (2)
Pedal Steel GuitarRicky Ray Jackson
SaxophoneJoseph Shabason
Upright Piano, Grand Piano, Synthesizer [Arp String Synthesizer]Robbie Bennett
Vocals, Harmonica, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano [Space Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp Omni II]Adam Granduciel
C2The Haunting Idle
Electric Guitar, Synthesizer [Oberheim], Mixed ByAdam Granduciel
Guitar [Black Strat]Paul Sukeena
Performer [Eventide Cascades]Michael Johnson (9)
BassDave Hartley*
Drums [Inadvertent Drums]Mike Sneeringer
PianoRobbie Bennett
Tape [Tape Flangin']Gabe Wax
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Organ, Synthesizer, Drums, Percussion, HarmonicaAdam Granduciel
D1Lost In The Dream
BassDave Hartley*
DrumsJon Ashley
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer]Robbie Bennett
Guitar [Leslie Guitar]Carter Tanton
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano, Performer [Fun Machine], Synthesizer, Harmonica, PercussionAdam Granduciel
D2In Reverse
BassDave Hartley*
Drums, PercussionCharlie Hall (7)
PianoRobbie Bennett
TambourineNicolas Vernhes
Vocals, 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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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Lost In The Dream (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Purple Haze)Secretly CanadianSC310US2014
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Lost In The Dream (CD, Album)Secretly CanadianSC310USA & Europe2014
Recently Edited
Lost In The Dream (2×LP, Album, Stereo)Secretly CanadianSC310Worldwide2014
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Lost In The Dream (CD, Album, Promo)Secretly CanadianSC310US2014
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Lost In The Dream (CD, Album)Hostess Entertainment UnlimitedHSE-69145Japan2014



  • Artvandelay730's avatar
    how does one go about verify the number of copies issued for this release (or any really) - genuinely curious
    • mc_ubba's avatar
      Something tells me that my proper release on Secretly Canadian sounds wayyyyy better than the VMP version ;)
      • steve009's avatar
        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.
        • mattriverany's avatar
          Anyone interested in selling this record? If so, Message me.
          • streetmouse's avatar
            Edited 9 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 ...
            • GalaxyExplorer's avatar
              Edited 9 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.
              • Echo-01's avatar
                I hate digipacks. Does someone knows if you can ge this great cd also somewhere in a jewel case?


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