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|Thoughts in the Night, Dreams During the Day|
|Studio album by Prudence Liew|
October 23, 2006 (re-issue)
|Genre||Cantopop, bossa nova|
|Prudence Liew chronology|
|Singles from 夜有所思，日有所夢 Thoughts in the Night, Dreams During the Day|
夜有所思，日有所夢 Thoughts in the Night, Dreams During the Day is the eleventh studio album by the cantopop singer Prudence Liew, released in 1994.
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