The Secret Value of Daydreaming

The Secret Value of Daydreaming is the second studio album by singer-songwriter Julian Lennon.

The Secret Value of Daydreaming
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Studio album by
Released24 March 1986
GenrePop[1]
Length42:11
LabelCharisma (UK)
Atlantic (US)
ProducerPhil Ramone
Julian Lennon chronology
Valotte
(1984)
The Secret Value of Daydreaming
(1986)
Mr. Jordan
(1989)
Singles from The Secret Value of Daydreaming
  1. "Stick Around"
    Released: 3 March 1986 (US); 10 March 1986 (UK)
  2. "This Is My Day"
    Released: 12 May 1986 (UK)
  3. "Want Your Body"
    Released: 1986

Background and recordingEdit

After going on tour the previous year to promote his previous album, Valotte, Lennon took a break to write material for The Secret Value of Daydreaming.[2] Recording took place in the Bahamas, at Compass Point Studios, with mixing at the Hit Factory in New York City.[2]

ReleaseEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Chicago Tribune(Mixed)[3]
Los Angeles Times(Not favourable)[4]
People(Positive)[5]
Rolling Stone(Not favourable)[6]
Robert ChristgauD+[7]

The Secret Value of Daydreaming was released on 24 March 1986 on Charisma in the UK, and a day later on the 25th on Atlantic in the US.[2] The album peaked at number 32 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release.[8] It was certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies in the US by the RIAA on 22 May 1986.[2] "Stick Around" reached number 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and number 32 on their Hot 100 chart.[8]

The album was reissued, along with Mr. Jordan and Help Yourself, on 8 September 2009 by Noble Rot Records.[9]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Julian Lennon, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Stick Around" – 3:39
  2. "You Get What You Want" – 4:04
  3. "Let Me Tell You" – 4:16
  4. "I've Seen Your Face" – 3:27
  5. "Coward Till the End?" – 6:11 (Julian Lennon, Justin Clayton)
Side two
  1. "This Is My Day" – 3:51
  2. "You Don't Have to Tell Me" – 4:55
  3. "Every Day" – 3:51 (Lennon, Clayton, Carlton Morales)
  4. "Always Think Twice" – 3:56
  5. "Want Your Body" – 3:25

Music videosEdit

  • "Stick Around" - features appearances by Jami Gertz, Michael J. Fox, Joe Piscopo and Martin Kove.[10]
  • "This Is My Day" - The second single and video to promote the album. The mix of the song is unique to the video, as the version that appears on the album is different. The video mix is available on Lennon's compilation Behind the Music. The single itself failed to chart.[11]
  • "Want Your Body" - The final video and single for the album; also failed to chart.[12]

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Secret Value of Daydreaming - Julian Lennon : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Burianek, CJ. "Secret Value of Daydreaming Album Information". Heyjules.com. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  3. ^ Brogan, Daniel (11 April 1986). "Prince Back In Groove, For The Most Part". chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ Atkinson, Terry (23 March 1986). "Julian Lennon: Somnolent Son". latimes.com. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: The Secret Value of Daydreaming". people.com. 5 May 1986. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  6. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony (8 May 1986). "Rolling Stone review: Julian Lennon: The Secret Value of Daydreaming". Archived from the original on 21 November 2007. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (3 June 1986). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Julian Lennon - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  9. ^ "JULIAN LENNON'S ATLANTIC YEARS REISSUED ON NOBLE ROT THROUGH COLLECTORS' CHOICE MUSIC". Top40-charts.com. 7 August 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
  10. ^ Secret Value: Stick Around
  11. ^ Julian Lennon This is My Day on YouTube
  12. ^ Video Clips Portal | SPIKE
  13. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 44, No. 10" (PHP). RPM. 31 May 1986. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  14. ^ "swedishcharts.com Julian Lennon – The Secret Value of Daydreaming" (ASP). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  15. ^ "Julian Lennon > Artists > Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  16. ^ "allmusic ((( The Secret Value of Daydreaming > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  17. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1986". RPM. 27 December 1986. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  18. ^ "American album certifications – Julian Lennon – The Secret Value of Daydreaming". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.