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Dream Of Fire   < < < Non-Prince Songs All Prince Songs Unreleased Songs > > >   Dreamin’ About U

Lotusflow3r album.jpg
from the album Lotusflow3r
Song details
Performer: Prince
First Released: 24 March 2009 - Lotusflow3r album download
Album(s): Lotusflow3r

Anthology: 1995-2010

Writer(s): Prince
Producer(s): Prince
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Dreamer is the eleventh track on Prince’s 33rd studio album Lotusflow3r.

The track was said to be inspired by African-American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur Dick Gregory. Recording dates and studio are unknown. Prince has stated that some tracks on the Lotusflow3r date back to 3121 recording sessions in 2005-6; the line-up of C.C. Dunham on drums and Josh Dunham on bass indicates that it could have been recorded at any point from Spring 2005 - August 2008 when Prince worked on the song at Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA, USA. In late 2008 it was first mentioned in articles about the album.

In March 2009, a 30-second Target commercial for the album featured Prince performing a segment of Dreamer. On 2 December 2009, Dreamer was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance"; the first time a Prince track has been nominated for a Grammy without being released as a promo or commercial single. On 31 January 2010, in a pre-show ceremony, Dreamer lost the Grammy to Bruce Springsteen’s Working On A Dream (the other tracks nominated were Beyond Here Lies Nothin by Bob Dylan, Change In The Weather by John Fogerty and Fork In The Road by Neil Young).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Spring 2005 (assumed) Unknown studio (likely Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA)
August 2008 Sunset Sound,
Hollywood, CA, USA
Recording Personnel

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dreamer 5:30 Lotusflow3r

Anthology: 1995-2010

Dreamer / Welcome 2 America (Live) 6:12 Welcome 2 America single Live 14 May 2011, The Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA
Video Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dreamer 0:30 Target commercial Commercial Short clip only; see Dreamer for details
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Dreamer ?:?? Delayed performance TV broadcast Live 26 March 2009, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, NBC Studio 3, Burbank, CA, USA
Dreamer 6:23 3rdEye TV Show # 20 concert video stream Live 15 July 2013, Auditorium Stravinksi, Montreux, Switzerland
Dreamer 16:39 Prince3EG Soundcloud concert online stream

Official Prince YouTube channel

Live 3 May 2015 (a.m.): Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA

Additional Information

See also Trivia

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