Yep, I'd say that would be the version you're thinking of. I got it from Audiogalaxy a while ago (RIP ) & it goes for the same amount of time the original goes for, except it seems a lot slower & is more "ballad-like" than the original... as well as the drums sounding weird.
I've also got an "extended version" of it. It goes for 6:09 all up & it takes until 2:08 into the song for the "there is freedom within..." bit to start. This "extended version" of don't dream it's over was released as a CD single in it's own right in the UK back in about '86.
Thanks for bringing up the topic, Tommy J... because I also have a question... In 1996 when Crowded House were releasing singles in the UK (instinct and not the girl you think you are), they also (re?)released don't dream it's over as a 2CD single. What I want to know is... did they re-record it just for the single, or did they just use the original? If the version on the single is the original of don't dream it's over, was it remastered without the band re-recording it?
...because I've got 2 versions that sound identical/almost identical to each other & go for the exact same time. One of them I named "different version" because it sounds just a tad clearer than the original (?) version. Who knows? Maybe I just got the 2 from different albums (CH[/b] and RD). So what's the informtion on Crowded House re-releasing don't dream it's over? Thanks.