Dream Babes, Vol. 1: Am I Dreaming?

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The British girl group sound was a different animal than the American article: there was an equal emphasis on production craft, but there was a higher proportion of pop to soul, and a Europop influence in many of the melodies and arrangements. This 24-track compilation gathers rare non-hit singles from 1962 to 1970, and none of the singers will be familiar to U.S. listeners indeed, most or all of them will be unfamiliar to British ones as well. It's decent but light girl group or girl group-influenced '60s pop that could often use more grit; some of it's fairly strong, but there are no melodies or performances that announce "classic" in neon lights. If you're a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The British girl group sound was a different animal than the American article: there was an equal emphasis on production craft, but there was a higher proportion of pop to soul, and a Europop influence in many of the melodies and arrangements. This 24-track compilation gathers rare non-hit singles from 1962 to 1970, and none of the singers will be familiar to U.S. listeners indeed, most or all of them will be unfamiliar to British ones as well. It's decent but light girl group or girl group-influenced '60s pop that could often use more grit; some of it's fairly strong, but there are no melodies or performances that announce "classic" in neon lights. If you're a sucker for the girl group sound, it's an acceptable addition to the library, with some standouts, like Samantha Jones' "Don't Come Any Closer" covered to greater effect in French by Fran├žoise Hardy, Alma Cogan's "Snakes and Snails," and Carole Deene's goofy "Some People," with a train whistle bleating away in the background.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/1998
  • Label: Rpm Records Uk
  • EAN: 5022911311377
  • Catalog Number: 137
  • Sales rank: 248,345

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 They Talk About Us - Cindy Williams (2:37)
  2. 2 I Deserve It - Samantha Jones (3:04)
  3. 3 The Town I Live In - Jacky Lee (2:51)
  4. 4 You've Got That Hold on Me - Jane Hillery (2:02)
  5. 5 I Can't Stop Thinking About You - Linda Kaye (2:01)
  6. 6 Baby Let Me Be Your Baby - Deano (2:00)
  7. 7 You'd Think He Didn't Know Me - Sandra Browne (2:18)
  8. 8 Sour Grapes - Patsy Ann Noble (1:57)
  9. 9 Am I Dreaming - Tiffany (2:32)
  10. 10 Softly in the Night - The Three Bells (1:47)
  11. 11 Snakes and Snails - Alma Cogan (2:37)
  12. 12 Wait 'Til My Bobby Gets Home - Beverley Jones (2:06)
  13. 13 Breakaway - Beryl Marsden (2:44)
  14. 14 You Don't Love Me No More - Madeline Bell (2:03)
  15. 15 Don't Come Any Closer - Samantha Jones (3:02)
  16. 16 Cry to Me - The Track (2:33)
  17. 17 Be His Girl - Sam Sloan (2:33)
  18. 18 Too Young to Go Steady - Andee Siver (2:05)
  19. 19 You Kissed Me Boy - Lesley Duncan (2:28)
  20. 20 Biggity Big - Suzie Cope (2:28)
  21. 21 Some People - Carol Deene (2:08)
  22. 22 I Gotta Be With You - Emma Rede (3:00)
  23. 23 Once More with Feeling - Alison Wonder (2:35)
  24. 24 I Didn't Love Him Anyway - Peanut (2:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Madeline Bell Track Performer
Lesley Duncan Track Performer
Cindy Williams Track Performer
Beryl Marsden Track Performer
Alma Cogan Track Performer
Alison Wonder Track Performer
The Three Bells Track Performer
The Track Track Performer
Sami Sloan Track Performer
Andee Silver Track Performer
Tiffany Track Performer
Jackie Lee Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
The Track Contributor
Bob Stanley Liner Notes
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