[37] Tony Tost writes that Cash had a contradictory position on war overall with the song. However, they decided to release it anyway. [7], In 1950, Ed McCurdy came up to the hotel room of the Weavers, who were working in the vaudeville show at the Strand Theater on Broadway at the time. The single was released in September 1966 by Olga Records with the catalogue number SO 29. Seeger would later re-visit the song for his 1967 album Waist Deep in the Big Muddy and other Love Songs. [39] Richie Unterberger calls the performance spiritual in his review for the album. The song has never been in the top-forty, but has gradually spread throughout much of the world, and has been translated into several languages. The Weavers quickly incorporated "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" into their live repertoire, with a live version being recorded on April 1, 1960 for their live album The Weavers at Carnegie Hall Vol. [41], The song was first translated into Swedish by Dutch-Swedish singer-songwriter Cornelis Vreeswijk, under the title "I Natt Jag Drömde Något Som" ("Last Night I Dreamed Something Like"). 2", "Pete Seeger's Legacy Celebrated by Arlo Guthrie & More at Hudson River sloop Clearwater Benefit", "Love Songs for Friends and Foes – Pete Seeger", "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy and Other Love Songs – Pete Seeger", "Time To Think by The Kingston Trio | Billboard 200 Chart", "Ally Ally Oxen Free by The Kingston Trio | Billboard The Hot 100 Chart", "Kingston Trio, The* – Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream / The Patriot Game", "Simon & Garfunkel – Wednesday Morning 3 am vinyl review", "Simon & Garfunkel – Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream", "Johnny Cash Releasing Another Posthumous Album", "American VI: Ain't No Grave – Johnny Cash", "Johnny Cash: American Recordings VI: Ain't No Grave", "American VI: Ain't No Grave – liner notes", "At the Bitter End – The Chad Mitchell Trio", "The Chad Mitchell Trio – The Chad Mitchell Trio At The Bitter End", "The Carolyn Hester Coalition – The Carolyn Hester Coalition", "The Carolyn Hester Coalition – Carolyn Hester", "Mitch Miller & The Gang* – Peace Sing-Along", "The Hillside Singers – I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing", "I'd Like to Teach the World How to Sing – the Hillside Singers", "Mason Proffit – Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream", "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream – Mason Proffit", "Alive in Concert, Vol. The Weavers quickly incorporated "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" into their live repertoire, with a live version being recorded on April 1, 1960 for their live album The Weavers at Carnegie Hall Vol. [8][9] Seeger himself also featured the song on his live repertoire. In the dream, he encountered a room filled with men (presumably politicians) signing papers that stated "They'd never fight again". [6] He had a residency at a local club, where he often played together with Seeger. [40], Musicians are listed on the album's liner notes. [18][19] Despite reaching the top-20, Time to Think became their lowest charting album since 1962's New Frontier, which had reached number 16 the previous year. [36] In his book Johnny Cash International: How and Why Fans Love the Man in Black, Michael Hinds writes that the song only adds confusion to Cash's uncertain stance on the Vietnam War. Published June 9, 2020, Your email address will not be published. https://www.last.fm/.../Last+Night+I+Had+the+Strangest+Dream Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar! The Man, His World, His Music, Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash, Dressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, Walk the Line: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, Spring mot Ulla, spring! [96] On January 24, it had once again reached number 2, a position it this time held for six weeks before going to number 4 on March 7. [97] However, a week later it had risen to number 9, and by April 8 was at number 7. Written during the prelude of the Korean War, "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" remains one of the most influential anti-war songs written, as such it is considered McCurdy's signature song and is still referenced in popular culture to this day. [76] "Sunny Girl" was released in March of that year and reached number 1 on both Kvällstoppen and Tio i Topp. On December 9, it made a surprising jump from number 5 to number 9, where it stayed for two weeks in total. [33] Although Cash passed away on September 12, 2003 at the age of 71, the recording was not released for another six years, until it was finally issued on American VI: Ain't No Grave on February 23, 2010, his final in the American series.