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The Dreaming was a huge creative leap forward for me and
I became sole producer for the first time.

We have reissued the following versions of this album in physical formats.
All are the 2018 remastered audio.


A coloured Vinyl (Smokey).
Available only from Indie Record Stores and this website. All of these are mixed colour vinyl, so each one is individual.

We’re delighted to unveil
The Dreaming (Escapologist Edition)
the second in the series of special album presentations, illustrated by Timorous Beasties

This edition will be released on black vinyl in late January ’24,
in time for Valentine's Day.

When we were recording The Dreaming album, I mentioned to my friend, Kevin McAlea, that I’d written a song for the album about Houdini.

Kevin then told me how Houdini’s wife used to pass a key to her husband with a kiss, just before he went on to perform one of his miraculous escapes. It was such a powerful image, I had to write it into the song ...

... Then I thought how great it’d be as the front cover of the album, revealing the key in her mouth just before the kiss.

This new Edition tells in its own way, another version of the story –

A story that sets him free …

‘With a kiss, I’d pass the key’

This album gave me the
freedom to experiment on my own terms,
using voices of friends from my answer machine,
asking Percy Edwards to become some Australian sheep,
working with the genius Eberhard Weber,
and asking him to whistle like a kettle …

A Fish People reissue of the original vinyl & CD.

Fish People reissues available to order here.

I want to be a lawyer,

    I want to be a scholar,

        But I really can’t be bothered…

– Sat in Your Lap