The Dreaming

Dreamtime (Instrumental)

The Dreaming (UK) front


The Dreaming (UK) rear


Country: UK
Label/Number: EMI 5296
Release date: July 26, 1982
Chronology: Kate's 11th UK single; the 2nd from The Dreaming (with her 10th non-LP B-side).
Highest chart position: 48
Front cover illustration (depicting an Aboriginal cave painting) by Del Palmer
Rear cover photo by Kindlight
The Dreaming Lyrics
What it's about: The destruction of Aboriginal homelands by white Australians in their quest for weapons-grade uranium.
Running time: 4:00 (single edit)
Dreamtime (Instrumental) run time: 5:32
The B-side title refers to Dreamtime, a period in Aboriginal folklore when man could change shape into any animal. It's one of Kate's more elusive tracks -- only appearing on a small handful of 7" vinyls. (See Non-LP/CD page for additional info.)
The Dreaming entered the UK chart in the second week of its release at #49.  It peaked at #48 one week later, on August 14, 1982.  It held that position for one week, and spent a total of three weeks on the chart.
First pressings of sleeves are virtually indistinguishable from reissues. Originals have "For Rolf" etched into the A-side dead wax (acknowledginig Rolf Harris, who plays the digeridu on this track).

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