I Have Dreamed
US Release Date: 14 August 1961

  1. I Believe in Dreams
    (Jim Harbert)

  2. I’ll Buy That Dream
    (Herb Magidson/Allie Wrubel)

  3. My Ship
    (Ira Gershwin/Kurt Weill)

  4. All I Do is Dream of You
    (Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown)

  5. When I Grow Too Old to Dream
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Sigmund Romberg)

  6. We’ll Love Again (remake)
    [from the movie The Man Who Knew Too Much]
    (Jay Livingston/Ray Evans)

  7. I Have Dreamed
    (Oscar Hammerstein II/Richard Rodgers)

  8. Periwinkle Blue
    (Paul Francis Webster/Jerry Livingston)

  9. Someday I’ll Find You
    (Noel Coward)

  10. You Stepped Out of A Dream
    (Gus Kahn/Nacio Herb Brown)

  11. Oh What A Beautiful Dream
    (By Dunham/Marilyn & Joe Hooven)

  12. Time to Say Goodnight
    (Johnny Rotella)

I Have Dreamed was Doris’s first project for 1961. The sessions for this dreamy LP took place on the 2, 3 and 5 May. As with many of Doris’s albums she completed her vocals after only around 10 hours in the studio. [It was also at this time that Doris notably recorded “Let No Walls Divide” which was an exclusive festive track for the star-studded Columbia compilation We Wish You The Merriest.]

I would be the first to vouch that anything by Doris Day is worth investigating. On saying that this album just fails to grip my senses. I can only conclude that the slightly over-orchestrated backing perhaps overkills what are very simple ballads. My vote however goes to Doris for her version of Noel Coward’s “Someday I’ll Find You” which is delicious!

Conductor: Jim Harbert
Label: Columbia Records (USA)
Format: 12″ Mono LP (#CL-1660) / 12″ Stereo LP (#CS-8460)
Highest US Chart Position: US#97
LP Cover Photograph: Leo Fuchs