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Hi all,

It recently occurred to me that Sweet Dreams is actually a bloody excellent song (I know! - where have I been?), but not only that - it would be such a good song to cover. You could give it to a hundred artists and you would get a hundred really different things back. Know what I mean?

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has covered this fabbo song. I know Neil still does it live sometimes (or at least, bits of it), but has anyone recorded it?

Maybe they should, or maybe they should just leave it as it is. I don't know. I mean, I'm not talking Britney or anything, but I'm sure there must be some respectable artist out there who could do the song justice, add a new dimension...

Maybe Neil should record it for a B-side!

Sorry, that was just the sound of my brain rambling on...and on...and on.
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I was first introduced to the song when a friend of mine posted a snippet of it on my BBS, many years ago now, and challenged anyone to name it. He played it to me over the phone on his guitar once, and then actually played me the video of the original when he realised he didnt have his CD of it handy.

Only after watching the video clip could you get a true idea of the song. The haircuts, the cute little shuffle half way through the song - i dont know what it is about this obscure mid/end-of-the-album track that inspires love amongst all who hear it (and Neil of course)

Its so delightfully easy to play on a guitar, but I'd love to know how to get that washboard sound at the beginning of it. (And get a band playing maraccas

On a personal note, I demanded Neil play Sweet Dreams when I saw him at Tabac a couple of months ago now, and he did right at the end after Fall At Your Feet. Only the chorus though, which I hear in a few bootlegs. I want him to start performing the whole thing!

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