In February 1969, EMI chose a track called “Daydream” to launch the career of the group, because this tune contained a fade-out similar to the one of “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, who had had a smash hit with this in the whole world the year before.
EMI was right: Daydream (taken from the first Wallace Collection album, called “Laughing Cavalier”) took the hit parades by storm in the whole world.
It became number one in more than twenty countries!
The “Laughing Cavalier” album in general (recorded in Abbey Road by the audio engineer Geoff Emerick) was even considered by Beatles producer George Martin, as being the best to emanate during the year 1969!
Many, many different versions from “Daydream” saw the light of day:
In France, for instance, Claude François jumped on the song, which he recorded under the title of “Rêveries”; as a result, the Wallace themselves responded by publishing their own French version under that same title.
More recently, “Daydream” has been sampled in England by the Beta Band, before being caught up by the cult band “I Monster”, under the title of “Daydreaming In Blue”, who had a hit wit it. A belated but very nice revenge for the band after all, who themselves had strangely enough not been able to get “Daydream” in the English charts at its first release.