Jun 302013
 

from ONLY WHEN I SLEEP/REMEMBER (single)

written by The Corrs

After the good performance of their debut album “Forgiven Not Forgotten,” Irish family group The Corrs went back in the studio to work on their sophomore release. The results saw the light of day in the fall of 1997 with the release of “Talk On Corners.” That album ended up selling over five million copies in Europe and established The Corrs as a worldwide household name. David Foster, who produced “Forgiven Not Forgotten,” was again on board producing a few tracks and overseeing the whole project.

The first single, released in October 1997, was a catchy pop/rock ballad entitled “Only When I Sleep.” Well produced by Oliver Leiber and co-written by noted rock songwriter John Shanks, “Only When I Sleep” is a radio-friendly, guitar-driven tune that efficiently showcases The Corrs’ famous vocal harmonies in a harmless, mainstream rock arrangement.

As we said, Foster produced several interesting songs including the second single, “I Never Loved You Anyway.” Foster also produced an unknown goody and gorgeous ballad titled “Remember.” Although it didn’t make the album, “Remember” became the b-side of “Only When I Sleep.” Written by The Corrs, “Remember” is impeccably produced and Foster put the Irish group in a refined musical environment while giving Andrea and her siblings a perfect tool to shine vocally and instrumentally. “Remember” also sports a catchy refrain and with these qualities should have deserved to be included on the album. It did make the final cut, but only as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of “Talk On Corners.” Listen to this song as a reminder of the quality of The Corrs’ repertoire and especially their superior vocal blend.


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Lead Vocals: Andrea Corr
Vocals, Guitar & Keyboards: Jim Corr
Vocals & Violin: Sharon Corr
Vocals, Drums & Bodhran: Caroline Corr
Keyboards: David Foster

Produced by David Foster
Co-Produced by The Corrs


Lyrics

I see you in my memory
As vivid as today
And I wonder do you see me
In that same familiar way
Ohhh…, another place, another time
We’ll meet again and you’ll be mine,
Ohhh…, ’cause nothing can compare to you and I

Wasn’t it true do you remember like I do
(Wasn’t it true or is it)
All tainted in your view
Could I be just a dream or two
(Wasn’t it true)
Oh, if I knew

Now I know it was so special
(Every single way)
Every single way, yeah, yeah
You know I’d go right back there
(Take me back today)
If you take me back today
‘Cause I know there’s no one to replace you in my mind

Wasn’t it true do you remember like I do
(Wasn’t it true or is it)
All tainted in your view
Could I be just a dream or two
(Wasn’t it true)
Oh, if I knew

Do you remember…
Oh I remember…
Do you remember…
(Do you remember, Do you remember, Do you remember)
Oh I remember
(Do you remember, Do you remember, Do you remember)

True, remember like I do
(Wasn’t it true or is it)
Tainted in your view
Just a dream or two
(Wasn’t it true)
Away from you

Wasn’t it true, so true, remember like I do, I do
(Wasn’t it true, or is it all)
Tainted in you’re view
Could I be just a dream or two
(Wasn’t it true)
Away from you
Do you remember…
(True, Remember like I do)
Oh I remember…
(Wasn’t it true, or is it tainted in your view)
(Just a dream or too)
Oh I remember…
(Wasn’t it true)
(True, remember like I do)
(Wasn’t it true, or is it)
Tainted in your view
Just a dream or two…

[Fade out]