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Disco Slam - “Dreams Are Made Of Nights Like This”

Sarina-Joi Crowe - Disco Slam sessions

“Dreams Are Made Of Nights Like This” was originally written as a straight-up dreamy Broadway kind of piano ballad. This melody was where I had my epiphany about how these kinds of sweeping non-rock melodies were tailor made for the disco groove. Suddenly it became this big sounding number in the studio. Sarina floats through this and builds to some powerful releases a couple of times and Carl Marsh’s orchestral treatments provide a lively cinematic palette of textures. Steve Ebe’s rock solid drums, Glen Caruba’s percolating Latin percussion, Alison Prestwood’s amazing visceral bass and Pat Buchanan’s concise funky guitar parts make for a killer track. I visualized the song wrapping with this Disney-esque deceptive cadence where dancers would be suspended momentarily and a memory would be made, like the title.

Dreams Are Made Of Nights Like This

By Rick Clark

Music Came to my soul

When I saw your eyes

Your step

The way that you move 

Makes me feel alive

Cause dreams are made of nights like this night

Come into my arms

Dreams are made of nights like this

Hold me till the dawn

Tell me I must be asleep

Many worlds away

Hold me

We’ll love while we can

Till the light of day

Cause dreams are made of nights like this night

Come into my arms

Dreams are made of nights like this

Hold me till the dawn

(bridge)

Nights Come

And night go

But this night

We won’t let it go


Touch me Hold me my love

To the song of night

We’ll dance 

Out on the streets neon glow 

So bright

Cause dreams are made of nights like this night

Come into my arms

Dreams are made of nights like this

Hold me till the dawn

Cause dreams are made of nights like this night

Come into my arms

Dreams are made of nights like this

Hold me till the dawn

Hold me till the dawn

Hold me till the dawn

Hold me till the dawn 


Pat Buchanan - Guitar

Glen Caruba - Percussion

Rick Clark - Producer

Sarina-Joi Crowe - Lead and Background Vocal

Steve Ebe - Drums

Carl Marsh - Keyboards

Wendy Moten - Background Vocal

Alison Prestwood - Bass

Blackbird Academy students getting the Disco Slam sessions properly decorated.

Blackbird Academy students getting the Disco Slam sessions properly decorated.

Sarina-Joi Crowe at Blackbird Studio for Disco Slam sessions

Sarina-Joi Crowe at Blackbird Studio for Disco Slam sessions