The Dream Academy

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Covered Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want as a single released in 1985.

The instrumental version was featured in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986)

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The Dream Academy are an English folk rock, dream pop and sophisti-pop band, comprising singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist Kate St. John, and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. The group was active from 1983 to 1991, at which point they disbanded. Nick and Kate reunited as "The Dream Academy (Nick And Kate)" in October of 2016 to play three shows in Japan.

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  • Engineer - Andy Jackson
  • Producer - David Gilmour
  • Producer - Nick Laird-Clowes
  • Producer [With] - George Nicholson



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The Dream Academy were a British band consisting of singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist (chiefly oboe, cor anglais player) Kate St John, and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. The band is most noted for their 1985 hit singles "Life in a Northern Town", "The Love Parade" and their 1985 cover of the Smiths' song "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want", which was featured in the John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off in 1986.

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