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Dream Police is Cheap Trick's fourth studio album. The record was the group's most commercially successful album, it reached No. 6 on the 200 chart in 1979 and was certified platinum a few months after being released. Dream Police features singles "Way of the World", "Need Your Love" and the title track.
"At Budokan unexpectedly made Cheap Trick stars, largely because "I Want You to Want Me" had a tougher sound than its original studio incarnation. Perversely — and most things Cheap Trick have done are somehow perverse — the band decided not to continue with the direct, stripped-down sound of At Budokan, which would have been a return to their debut. Instead, the group went for their biggest, most elaborate production to date, taking the synthesized flourishes of Heaven Tonight to extremes.
"While it kept the group in the charts, it lessened the impact of the music. Underneath the gloss, there are a number of songs that rank among Cheap Trick's finest, particularly the paranoid title track, the epic rocker 'Gonna Raise Hell,' the tough 'I Know What I Want,' the simple pop of 'Voices,' and the closer, 'Need Your Love.'" — AllMusic
|1. Dream Police|
|2. Way Of The World|
|3. The House Is Rockin’ (With Domestic Problems)|
|4. Gonna Raise Hell|
|5. I’ll Be With You Tonight|
|7. Writing On The Wall|
|8. I Know What I Want|
|9. Need Your Love|