While watching a snippet of a TV program by Molly Meldrum tonight I learnt from Paul Hester that the night before they recorded "Don't Dream Its Over" , Neil Finn had told the others .." I don't think we're a band yet..".
They went to bed despondent.
They were still down and flat when they went into the studio to lay down the track in the morning.
They got the track IN ONE TAKE!. That one take is the song we listen to today.
Hester reckons the session and one take recording captured some of their sadness and ambiguity in that session.
I reckon Hester might be right.