In A Broken Dream

Album: In A Broken Dream (1972)
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Songfacts®:

  • Disc jockey John Peel had signed this Australian studio group to his Dandelion record label, but they were having problems with the vocals so they drafted in Rod Stewart to sing a guide vocal. They were so pleased they kept his vocals on the final version. Although it flopped upon its initial 1970 release, it was re-released two years later after the success of "Maggie May" and became a worldwide hit.
  • Rod Stewart was paid in an unusual manner for his demo. He recalled to Uncut: "When I did it, I hadn't broken through with 'Maggie May.' I did it for a set of carpets for me car. It was my mate who convinced me to do it. He ran a car showroom, and he said, 'I've got this group come from Australia, but the singer's not very good. Can you do a demo for me?' I said, 'What do I get?' He said, 'Well, I don't have any money. I'll give you a set of carpets.' That was 1969."

Comments: 4

  • John from Rhodes, GreeceCould have sworn I heard Stewart say in an interview once that he received a bright red leather jacket for recording the vocal for this song. Anyone else remember that?
  • Old Hippy Git from Crete, GreeceI thought I heard Stewart say in an interview once that it was a brightly coloured leather jacket that he was paid with for recording this song. Anyone else remember that?
  • Robert from LondonCan anyone tell me the name of the guitarist who plays the instrumental section? Not just the band member. I seem to remember a rumour of it being Jeff Beck, true or not. And yes one of the finest records ever recorded. Masterful voice of a young Rod.
  • Elie from London, -this song is unbelievable the music along with rods vocals really set a special mood undescribed in a ny other song befor it or after
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