The River of Dreams

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"The River of Dreams" is a song by American musician Billy Joel.wikipedia
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River of Dreams

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It is the title track and first single from his 1993 album River of Dreams. The song was a hit, peaking at number 3 on the United States and UK charts, making it Joel's highest charting of the 1990s (River of Dreams was the only album he released during the 1990s).

Butcher Bros.

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The song was produced by Joe Nicolo and Danny Kortchmar.
Joe completed mixes of Billy Joel's "The River of Dreams", 3 Cypress Hill albums, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, the Rolling Stones' "Love Is Strong", Aerosmith's "Falling In Love" and James Taylor's "A Little More Time" and Phil co-produced and mixed Sting's "When We Dance", John Lennon's "Do The Oz", Bob Dylan's "Tell Old Bill", Dishwalla's "Counting Blue Cars, and "Under Pressure" with British rockers Keane.

Billy Joel

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"The River of Dreams" is a song by American musician Billy Joel.
The eponymous first single was the last top 10 hit Joel has penned to date, reaching No.

My Lives

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These versions can be found on the boxed sets My Lives and Complete Hits Collection: 1973–1999 – but even these versions differ from each other, both in length and in arrangement: one, for instance, has more percussion.

Andy Morahan

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The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.

Middletown, Connecticut

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In the video, the filming was shot on the Providence & Worcester railroad bridge spanning the Connecticut River in the city of Middletown, Connecticut.
Middletown's riverfront and bridges were featured extensively in the music video for Billy Joel's hit song "The River of Dreams".

Portland, Connecticut

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Other locations that were filmed in the music video are near Portland, East Haddam, and Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Chuck Treece

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His musical credits include starting the 1980s skate punk band McRad, remixing songs for Amy Grant and Sting, playing the bass line on "The River of Dreams" by Billy Joel, filling in on drums at a Pearl Jam concert, and touring with Urge Overkill and Bad Brains.

Rocky Hill–Glastonbury ferry

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The ferry featured is the Rocky Hill – Glastonbury Ferry in Connecticut.
* This ferry was used in the music video for Billy Joel's "The River of Dreams."

You Gotta Love Someone

Elton John's video for his 1990 song "You Gotta Love Someone", also directed by Morahan, is similar to this video and features much of the same lighting, locations and camera angles.
It is very similar overall to his 1993 video for Billy Joel's hit "The River of Dreams", with several elements from the earlier video (such as lighting, sets, locations, camera angles, tinting etc.) being re-used with very slight variations in the later one.

Gloria (Leon René song)

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At 3 minutes 45 seconds, Joel can be heard singing The Cadillacs' version of "Gloria" as the music fades out.
In Billy Joel's 1993 song "The River of Dreams," Joel sings The Cadillacs version of this song just before the fade-out.

Providence & Worcester railroad bridge

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In the video, the filming was shot on the Providence & Worcester railroad bridge spanning the Connecticut River in the city of Middletown, Connecticut.
The bridge was featured prominently in the video for the 1993 Billy Joel hit "The River of Dreams".

East Haddam, Connecticut

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Other locations that were filmed in the music video are near Portland, East Haddam, and Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Danny Kortchmar

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The song was produced by Joe Nicolo and Danny Kortchmar.

Grammy Award for Record of the Year

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"The River of Dreams" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1994, but lost out to "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.

36th Annual Grammy Awards

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"The River of Dreams" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1994, but lost out to "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.

I Will Always Love You

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"The River of Dreams" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1994, but lost out to "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston

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"The River of Dreams" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1994, but lost out to "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston.

Frank Sinatra

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Joel performed the song at the ceremony, and abruptly stopped in the middle of his performance in order to verbally protest Frank Sinatra's lifetime achievement speech being cut off earlier in the night.

Traditional black gospel

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Joel borrows liberally from the tradition of black gospel music and spirituals.

Spiritual (music)

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Joel borrows liberally from the tradition of black gospel music and spirituals.

Doo-wop

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As the song is about to end, the song turns from gospel to doo-wop.

The Cadillacs

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At 3 minutes 45 seconds, Joel can be heard singing The Cadillacs' version of "Gloria" as the music fades out.