I Dreamed A Dream (2009)
|Artist: Susan Boyle|
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Personnel: John Parricelli (guitar); Steve Mac (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Dave Arch (piano); Chris Laws (drums); Mae McKenna (background vocals).|
|Audio Mixer: Ren Swan.|
|Recording information: Air Studios, London; Rokstone Studios, London; Sphere Studios.|
|Arranger: Steve Mac.|
|Susan Boyle's grand unveiling on Britain's Got Talent was with a song from Les Miserables - the very song that lends this album its title -- and if she could become an international sensation based on a show tune standard, there's no reason for her to change her approach on her debut, since that's the sound that made her a star. Plus, a large part of Boyle's appeal is that she's a middle-aged woman recalling a bygone era when there were singers that appealed to an adult audience by offering soft, stately versions of pop hits and standards. That time was the late `60s and early `70s, and apart from a rather faithful version of Madonna's "You'll See," I Dreamed a Dream could very well have been released all those years ago, as it mixes up the show tunes, gospel, and Christmas carols with covers of Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World," the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," and a version of "Daydream Believer" that is easily the slowest on record. Boyle sings beautifully throughout, delivering more of the same of what she did in her moment in the sun on television. Those won over by Boyle, either her voice or story, will surely be satisfied. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine|
Producer: Steve Mac
Engineer: Dann Pursey; Chris Laws
Barbra Streisand | Betty Buckley | Celine Dion | Katherine Jenkins | Sarah Brightman
Andrea Bocelli | Beardsmith | Camilla Kerslake | Charlotte Church (Vocals) | Clay Aiken | Diane Schuur | Elaine Paige | Faryl Smith | Hayley Westenra | Jackie Evancho | Josh Gracin | Josh Groban | Lynda Lemay | Michael Bubl? | Paul Potts | Ray Quinn | Sophie Milman | Will Young
|Release Date : 11/23/2009|
|Original Release Date : 2009|
|Catalog ID : 59829|
|Label : Columbia (USA)|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00886975982929|
- "[T]he lady's 'Cry Me a River' does pack a strangely sensual punch..."
48-year-old church volunteer, Susan Boyle, was born and raised in Blackburn, Scotland and lived at home with her cat, Pebbles, untill she went on Britain's Got Talent.
Susan has been singinh since she was 12 years old and, before the show, regularly attended her local church to help out however and whenever she could. For her Britain's Got Talent audition, Susan chose to sing "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables. Her audition went on to be viewed by over 300 million people across the world as Susan rocketed to international stardom. On the night of the Britain's Got Talent final, Susan finished in a respectable second place to dance troupe Diversity.
She's recorded her debut album I Dreamed A Dream which is set for release November 2009.