Dream a Dream

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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
Even if Charlotte Church's debut album hadn't been titled Voice of an Angel, the radiant purity of her voice would inevitably have brought to mind the image of a sweetly beaming young cherub. Given the enormous success of that recording, it was just as inevitable that the teenaged diva would soon lend her soprano to an album of Christmas songs and carols. What wasn't inevitable, though, is just how good this effort is. Dream a Dream presents a joyful range of holiday music, all dressed up in festive arrangements. Church sings with charming exuberance on "Ding Dong Merrily on High," glowing conviction on sacred numbers such as "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night,"...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
Even if Charlotte Church's debut album hadn't been titled Voice of an Angel, the radiant purity of her voice would inevitably have brought to mind the image of a sweetly beaming young cherub. Given the enormous success of that recording, it was just as inevitable that the teenaged diva would soon lend her soprano to an album of Christmas songs and carols. What wasn't inevitable, though, is just how good this effort is. Dream a Dream presents a joyful range of holiday music, all dressed up in festive arrangements. Church sings with charming exuberance on "Ding Dong Merrily on High," glowing conviction on sacred numbers such as "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night," and true childish glee on "Winter Wonderland." The touching Welsh carol "Draw Tua Bethlehem" is a special treat, as is the lovely "Gabriel's Message," accompanied only by harp. In addition to these yuletide favorites, Church offers the title track as a special gift -- an anthemic, glittering blend of classical and pop, based on Fauré's haunting Pavane, "Dream a Dream" also features the voice of 12-year-old country sensation Billy Gilman. Dream a Dream is Church's best album yet, and an instant Christmas classic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998946323
  • Catalog Number: 89463
  • Sales rank: 10,164

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dream A Dream (229:00)
  2. 2 O Come All Ye Faithful (201:00)
  3. 3 The Little Drummer Boy (175:00)
  4. 4 Mary's Boy Child (208:00)
  5. 5 Ding Dong Merrily On High (138:00)
  6. 6 Winter Wonderland (181:00)
  7. 7 The Christmas Song (207:00)
  8. 8 Hark The Herald Angels Sing (196:00)
  9. 9 The Coventry Carol (150:00)
  10. 10 Joy To The World (132:00)
  11. 11 When A Child Is Born (149:00)
  12. 12 What Child Is This (164:00)
  13. 13 God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen (119:00)
  14. 14 Draw Tua Bethlehem (215:00)
  15. 15 Ave Maria (168:00)
  16. 16 Gabrial's Message (161:00)
  17. 17 O Holy Night (261:00)
  18. 18 Lo! How A Rose E're Blooming (152:00)
  19. 19 Silent Night (227:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlotte Church Primary Artist, Vocals, Soprano (Vocal)
London Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Janice Graham Leader
New London Children's Choir Children's Chorus
John Themis Guitar
Rhodri Davies Harp
Sîan Edwards Conductor
Louise Ryan Vocals
Stephen Westrop Choir, Chorus, Choir Master, Choeurs
Billy Gilman Vocals, Track Performer
Ronald Corp Musical Direction
London Symphony Chorus Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Adolphe Adam Composer
Franz Schubert Composer
Mel Tormé Composer
Harry Simeone Composer
Franz Gruber Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Katherine Davis Composer
Janice Graham Orchestra Leader
Ashley Howe Programming, Engineer
Nick Ingman Arranger
Henry Onorati Composer
Julian Smith Arranger
Isaac Watts Composer, Lyricist
Robert Wells Composer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Dick Smith Composer
Frank Gallagher Arranger
Simon Hale Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements
Lowell Mason Composer
Grace Row Producer
Charles Harbutt Engineer
Ash Howes Programming, Engineer
Frederick Oakeley Composer, translation
John Francis Wade Composer
Joseph Mohr Composer, Lyricist
John Sullivan Dwight Composer, translation
Julian Gallagher Producer
M.G. Wilder Mastering
Jeremy Caulton Executive Producer
Louise Ryan Vocal Coach
Stephen Westrop Mastering
Traditional Composer
Ronald Corp Director
William Chatterton Dix Composer, Lyricist
Fred Jay Zacar Composer
Dick Smith Lyricist
Juliana Gallagher Producer
Sabine Baring-Gould Lyricist
Grace Kristopher Row Producer
Henry Onerati Composer
Richard "Biff" Stannard Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Honestly, I expected more.

    Charlotte has a fabulous voice, but it's very thin and trying to sing over the orchestral music needed to make these songs wonderful proved to be a challange for her. She also seemed to sing with no passion in any of her notes. It was a good CD, but I feel that with a voice like hers she should have had a MUCH better CD. Silent Night, where she duets herself, is great however! As is Ding Dong! Merrily on High. Other then that, kind of a let down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas in July

    I love this album so much that I literally tore my house up recently to listen to it in July!!! I play this all year round, esp to hear What Child is This, Mary's Boy Child, & O Holy Night. A Must for every christmas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    her cds

    i have loved Charlotte Church ever scince i first heard her singing...i espchally love her verson of "amazing grace" and when she sings "the prayer"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    an angel to the swedish ear

    I love her she is sooooooooo awsome she really dose have the voice of an angel I am from sweden and we have lots of singers that sing the same type of music but none like her

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful music from genuine talent!!

    She has such a smooth voice for someone sooo young! She really brings out the holiday spirit!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    There are no words to describe this SPECTACULAR album!!!

    This is great! This has got to be one of her best albums! Every time I buy one of her CDs,I think, "This one's better than the last!" "Dream a Dream" with Billy Gilman is my favorite song, as well as "What Child is This", and "Ave Maria". Please get this album;you will not be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FABULOUS JUST FABULOUS

    It is like having Christmas in October!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    I just got this cd for my birthday and I really enjoy it. This cd really gets me in the holiday mood, even if it's not Christmas yet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Terrific!

    I can't belive a person gave this a one star! If you like pop music, you can't honestly grade it. Charlotte gives a certain magic to your regular holiday music that no one else can give!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent for Christmas family time!!

    This makes really nice backgroud music, it makes a nice environment.The songs on here are like the ones she sang on PBS- I didn't see all the songs, but there were a few, but they sound just as great- if not better.In the cd, she's got the lyrics, just in case.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EXQUISITE!! SUPERB!! MY FAVORITE ALBUM.

    After I saw her on TV the other night for the very first time, I rushed right out and bought the album. I also highly recommend the DVD ¿Charlotte Church in the Holy Land¿, which has a number of the same works but is even better, because you can see her sing. She is overwhelmingly beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Standing Ovation!

    Bravo to Charlotte! Dream a Dream is a wonderful collection of holiday tunes that will brighten up Christmas 2000. Her pure voice transforms these songs into something magical...a must for the holidays!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent CD!!!

    I totally loved this CD, especially the song of Dream a Dream that Charlotte sang with Billy Gilman. The songs are very soothing and easy to listen to. Personally, I've never like opera music of any kind, but I do love this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutly Fabulous!

    Charlotte Church truly is a talented singer. She's very clear and strong for her age. I The reason I only give it 4 stars is because of the vocal stress in Hark The Herald Angel's Sing. As for the review above written by most likely a teen saying this album is boring. Some songs are slower but this album has truly put me in A Christmas mood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a gift!

    Only a very jealous child wouldn't love this girl's voice. Or perhaps a very jealous adult. It happens. Bless this girl for sharing her gift.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A bright ,new rising star. And cute to boot...

    We can only hope for a new release of Phantom, with Church as Christina and Brightman as the aging diva.. Just get Bocelli to do the Phantom, man that would be the greatest production ever.. <sigh>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Magic from the heavens!

    Charlotte Church has brought the magic of the Christmas season to everyone with this beautiful album. She includes both contemporary and traditional Christmas songs,and even includes a Welsh Christmas song too. Her voice is fantastic! You won't be disappointed if you buy this album. I listen to it every day and never tire of hearing her voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    radiant

    Her voice is a wonderful gift to all of us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Voice of a Christmas Angel

    Seldom has someone so young reached the level of virtuousity that young Charlotte displays in this collection of Christmas carols, old and new. Charlotte wraps this music in such an aura that you imagine her as one of the angels God chose to sing the first Christmas Cantata. Bravo! What will she give us when she grows up?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Christmas magic

    A wonderful collection of Christmas carols. Church's voice is sometimes inspirational, sometimes fun, but always magical.

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