Caught in a Dream

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"Caught in a Dream"
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Love It to Death
B-side "Hallowed Be My Name"
ReleasedNovember 1971
Format 7-inch record
RecordedDecember 1970
Genre
Length3:10
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Michael Bruce
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"I'm Eighteen"
(1970)
"Caught in a Dream"
(1971)
"Under My Wheels"
(1971)

"Caught in a Dream" is a 1971 song written by Michael Bruce and recorded by his band, Alice Cooper, on their first major label release album Love It to Death . As the album's second single [2] "Caught in a Dream" was released backed with "Hallowed Be My Name" in May 1971; [3] it peaked in the US at number 94. [2]

Contents

Coming just before the album's signature hit "I'm Eighteen", "Caught in a Dream" opens Love It to Death. It is a straight-ahead rocker that follows simple hard-rock formulas, trading heavy riffing with guitar fills and solos, [4] "Caught in a Dream" was the album's second single and featured irreverent, tongue-in-cheek lyrics such as "I need everything the world owes me / I tell that to myself and I agree". [2]

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  1. Prato, Greg. "Love It to Death - Alice Cooper | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic . Retrieved 18 July 2019.
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  3. Billboard staff 1971, p. 66.
  4. Prown & Newquist 1997, p. 99.

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