The Lifesavors | Dream Life

Dream Life is the first full length album with Michael as the primary song writer. The mystery is that Michael is not listed as part of the band. Some sources quote Knott as saying that he had a nice gig with the Lifesavors at this point because he was writing the songs but not part of the band. The Lifesavors are still doing a surf/new wave punkish sound at this point.According to one source: “The 1983 Lifesavors Dream Life album was originally recorded with Knott lead vocals, which, after band disputes were mixed out and overdubbed with some other guy’s voice. I believe it’s on ‘Sooner or Later,’ you can hear Knott in the background.”

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Label: Refuge Records
Format: Vinyl, Cassette
Released: 1983
Genre: Power Pop
Producer: Thom Roy
Brian Goins: Vocals
Kirk Heiner: Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Wimber: Bass, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals
Kevin Annis: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Michael Knott: Additional Guitars
Mike Annis: Additional Guitars
Ric Alba: Additional Keyboards
01) Break in My Head 2:33 Wimber  
02) Christian Twisters 2:18 Knott  
03) Glamour Girls 1:00 Knott  
04) Christian Army 1:50 Knott  
05) Physical 3:02 Wimber, Knott  
06) Waiting for You 2:30 Wimber, Heiner, Goins  
07) Sooner or Later 2:30 Wimber, Knott  
08) False Identity 2:12 Knott  
09) I Won’t Give In 2:30 Knott  
10) The One 1:55 Knott original version is on You and Me 7-inch
11) Hurt, Out of My Heart 2:55 Wimber, Knott  
12) Fourteen 2:47 Knott  
13) I’m Not 2:18 Knott, Wimber  
14) Watch Nowhere 3:35 Knott, Wimber  

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  1. Garland on March 21, 2008 at 04:29 pm said:

    I have this on LP and would love to get a clean digital copy on cd or mp3. Any chance of a release?

  2. tINY on December 16, 2008 at 06:10 pm said:

    The cassette didn’t hold up so well… It worbles a lot… Great album, guess I wore it out all those years ago.

  3. Kirk Heiner on March 22, 2009 at 08:52 am said:

    Yes, Mike Knott did record the original vocal tracks, after Mike left the band, Brian Goins joined the group and then me. I recorded 6 of the songs and Brian sang 5 of them. We then went on tour but Brian couldn’t go, so Mark Krischak the original founder of the Lifesavors joined us for the tour.

  4. Brian Goins on April 06, 2009 at 06:01 am said:

    Kirk…… I cant believe it..I have been trying to find you for years bro…hit me up on myspace:

  5. Dave O’Brien on February 21, 2010 at 08:27 pm said:

    I have an excellent CD copy of this LP on FLAC. (I also have both “Lifters” LPs on CD)

  6. Mark on May 06, 2010 at 08:51 am said:

    Lifesavers is one of the best bands. I had Dreamlife on tape back in 1983. How can I get this great album on CD??? Please help. Blessings – Mark from Cape Town South Africa

  7. The Wood Butcher on March 22, 2011 at 06:24 pm said:

    One of my favorite albums. I think I might dig it out so I can listen to Walk Nowhere one more time. Kirk, did you not record a single after Dream Life? I could be wrong.

  8. Karen on December 15, 2013 at 08:02 pm said:

    I loved this Tape lol one of my faves… Okay you think that you’re a Christian run around drunk on scotch and martinis and the shattering glass entering your hands I see ….you try to come over my eyes…. loooooove it.

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