New State Music have announced the release of ‘D:Ream: The Best Thing’, a collection of the dance music duo’s biggest hits remastered from the original two-inch tapes, available December 8th on double CD and digital formats.


The album also includes unreleased live versions of tracks from their 1995 Shepherds Bush Empire gig, three unreleased demos including the original instrumental version of “Things Can Only Get Better”, two newly commissioned remixes from Mark Knight and Illyus & Barrientos, and some re-found unreleased remixes from the archive by Sasha, Leftfield, MK, Sure is Pure and Joy.


Sometimes a band can achieve immortality with a single track, one song that lives on for eternity and which always plugs the listener back into a particular moment in time. For D:Ream, that song is “Things Can Only Get Better”, which has returned to the charts on no fewer than three occasions; first in 1992, when it reached number 16, then a year later when it spent four weeks at number one, and again in 1997 when it was adopted by New Labour ahead of its landslide election victory.