Water of Dreams

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“If you can learn to live with your doubt, you will soon learn to live with a lie.”

Mays Records obtained the rights to Ralph McTell’s last three Warner Bros albums, and reissued them on the new label – ‘Right Side Up‘ was renamed ‘Weather the Storm’, ‘Ralph, Albert & Sydney‘ kept its title and ‘Slide Away the Screen‘ was remixed as ‘Love Grows’.

The label’s first album of new songs appeared in autumn 1982. The title track of ‘Water of Dreams’ is perhaps the most politically overt song Ralph McTell has written. Recalling the suspected police complicity in the deaths of Blair Peach, Liddle Towers and Jimmy Kelly, Ralph warns: “If you  can learn to live with your doubt, you will soon learn to live with a lie”.


LP and CD Issues

LP – Released 1982 in UK – Mays TG005.
LP – Released 1983 in Australia – Larrikin LRF-126.
CD – Released 2003 in UK – Leola TPGCD23  [Note 1].

Notes

1. The CD release includes two bonus tracks.


See also Ralph’s own website article on ‘Water of Dreams’.