Dreams Wide Awake



Dreams Wide Awake is an early composition of Phil’s, written in the era of National Health and first performed, it is believed, on 7th June 1977 at Chiswick House, London, though the first documented performance was at Queen Elizabeth Hall six weeks later. The three page handwritten manuscript from the 1970’s, found among Phil’s effects after he died, is available here as a PDF.  The beautiful photograph was given to me by the great photographer Laurie Lewis. It will be familiar to those who own the National Health CD Of Queues And Cures as it is reproduced as a silhouette in the CD booklet. I emailed a copy of it to Aymeric in February last year. Here is his reply: “Thanks for the photo. It being hi-res, I was able to zoom in on Pip’s newspaper. I found the issue of Psychic News he’s reading. See attached, it’s the issue date 5th August 1978. Yet I know, from Dave Stewart’s girlfriend’s diary, that the photo was taken on 4th August – the day before the newspaper came out ! So there REALLY was something supernatural involved ! Haha.”



SCORES  
SIB files (zipped)

PDFs
Dreams Wide Awake


AUDIO FILES

1979  National Health: Phil Miller guitar, Alan Gowen keyboards, John Greaves bass, Pip Pyle drums.
Toverbal Club, Maassluis, Netherlands 29 March 1979.

      1. Dreams Wide Awake (9.07)

1979  National Health: Phil Miller gtr, Alan Gowen keyboards, John Greaves bass, Pip Pyle drums.
Opera House, Lawrence, Kansas USA. 19 November 1979.

      2. Dreams Wide Awake (08:23)

1979  National Health: Phil Miller guitar, Alan Gowen keyboards, John Greaves bass, Pip Pyle drums.
Ethical Society, Washington DC. 28 November 1979

      3. Dreams Wide Awake

1979  early show  National Health: Phil Miller guitar, Alan Gowen electric piano/synth, John Greaves bass/vocals, Pip Pyle drums.
Squat Theatre, New YorkCity, USA. 30 November 1979

      4. Dreams Wide Awake

1979  late show  National Health: Phil Miller guitar, Alan Gowen electric piano/synth, John Greaves bass, Pip Pyle drums.
Squat Theatre, New York City, USA. 30 November 1979

      5. Dreams Wide Awake

1980  National Health: Phil Miller guitar. Alan Gowen electric piano, synth. John Greaves bass. Pip Pyle drums.
The last performance of National Health with Alan, Sweden 1980

      6. Dreams Wide Awake

1977 National Health: Phil Miller guitar, Dave Stewart keyboards, Neil Murray bass, Pip Pyle drums.
Live at Hull University, 16th November 1977

      7. Dreams Wide Awake

1979   National Health: Phil Miller guitar, Alan Gowen electric piano, synth, John Greaves bass, Pip Pyle drums.
The Edge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 11th November 1979

      8. intro / Dreams Wide Awake

 

 

 

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