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One of the standout tracks on “A Secret Wish” is “A Dream Within a Dream”, based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. Whose idea was that?

First of all, it wasn’t me who sang that one. Susanne Freytag has a great speaking voice, so she did recite the poem. But apart from that it was again Paul Morley’s idea. But, similar to a mantra, Stephen Lipson and Trevor Horn always said, “Everything is possible!” If you start to believe such a phrase you don’t hesitate to use an entire poem by Poe to turn it into something of your own. It’s again a matter of attitude. Even today, I don’t shy away from anything. The question is never if I should do something but rather how I should do it to succeed.

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