Lucid Dreams (3:40)

Cover of Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

From Tonight: Franz Ferdinand and 8 other releases

“Lucid Dreams” is a single from the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand, appearing on their latest album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. Originally only listenable through a static-covered stream on the band’s website and the video game Madden NFL 09, it was released as a single through iTunes on August 19, 2008 (despite an earlier message on the band’s diary having stated “it’s not a single”). This version is available as an iTunes bonus track to the album and also a B-Side to No You Girls. The single differs from the version that appears on Tonight: Franz Ferdinand and has been described by several reviewers as the highlight or magnum opus of the album. The pre-album bridge now starts the song, the chorus has been revised and the original second verse and ending are omitted, with an almost four minute ‘acid trance’ instrumental taking their place.


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  • Choucrate

    drogue [2]

    19 May 6:13pm Reply
  • Choucrate

    The guitar riff is a plagiarism from "Duchess" by The Stranglers. Kapranos please repay my CD !

    19 May 6:13pm Reply
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    13 Mar 8:50pm Reply
  • oceanseacrest

    Franz Ferdinand is always great, but sometimes I think about this song and can't even comprehend that they made it. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

    27 Jan 3:56am Reply
  • SirGei_Penkin

    album version sucks

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • NJeroen

    Who would've expected this from Franz Ferdinand x). Pleasent surprise!!

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • deratyne

    The 7 mins version is something these guys should do more often. [1] it is EPIC

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • jsfrncscg

    First time listening. Instant like. Must repeat. Over and over...

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Azghouls

    The 7 mins version is something these guys should do more often.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Johnny_D

    second half goes on my speakers up to eleven!

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • liyah40

    Second half is eargasm. [3]

    29 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Achetr3s

    Second half is eargasm. [2] Definetely.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ViniS94

    holy fucking crap this is awsome

    8 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Merowinger110

    Second half is eargasm.

    30 Jun 2013 Reply
  • tai3tran

    the two songs after this on the album don't exist to me. [4]

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • pequenanotavel

    I was going to say something about this song but the truth is already here: Every time I listen to this I wait in anticipation for the second half of the song. Best part. [2] The album version gives me so much eargasms. [3] This is a song you should listen to with earphones. It's quite the experience. [6]

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • Jeannyd

    the two songs after this on the album don't exist to me. [3]

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • rubenbcn

    the two songs after this on the album don't exist to me. + 1

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • roemilca111

    the two songs after this on the album don't exist to me.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mistycara

    I sooo love this song! Alex's voice sounds so cool and I'm totally loving the electronica! I run everyday to Tonight and this is my sprint song! I especially love the trance bit, so very cool with earbuds in.

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
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