Dusk & Dawn

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In its classic mixture of classical favorites and popular songs, and in its unrelenting romantic mood as well, this release by Amy Dickson is entirely typical of major-label efforts to reach Britain's large crossover market. Its lead instrument, however, is not so typical: the saxophone, although one of pop's premier instruments, is a rare find in the concert sphere. Dickson does not really attempt to exploit this tension; her classical works are all arrangements, and her pop songs, until the very lightly jazzified reading of Harry Warren's "I Only Have Eyes for You" track 11, don't make use of the saxophone's jazz capabilities. Even "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is played pretty much straight. Instead, you get an ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
In its classic mixture of classical favorites and popular songs, and in its unrelenting romantic mood as well, this release by Amy Dickson is entirely typical of major-label efforts to reach Britain's large crossover market. Its lead instrument, however, is not so typical: the saxophone, although one of pop's premier instruments, is a rare find in the concert sphere. Dickson does not really attempt to exploit this tension; her classical works are all arrangements, and her pop songs, until the very lightly jazzified reading of Harry Warren's "I Only Have Eyes for You" track 11, don't make use of the saxophone's jazz capabilities. Even "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" is played pretty much straight. Instead, you get an unbroken series of slow tunes that, to quote the booklet's sparse text it's mostly given over the gauzy shots of Dickson, offer "the sound of sensuality, elegance and romance." Some of them are unconventional enough to be engaging; it's undeniably fun to hear Bellini's "Casta diva" played on a saxophone. Others, notably Tom Waits' "In the Neighborhood," gain nothing from being played this way. Three works on the album are famous film themes, which split the difference between the classical and pop realms and are probably the most effective works on the disc. Producer James McMillan and his minions contribute reliably lush arrangements. In general this release will appeal to crossover lovers who have enjoyed hours of consuming codes of pure romance and want more of the same; others may find it less interesting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2013
  • Label: Sony Import
  • UPC: 887254795728
  • Catalog Number: 5479572
  • Sales rank: 82,569

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amy Dickson Primary Artist, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Chris Walden Conductor, Performing Ensemble
Mark Jaimes Guitar (Nylon String)
Martin Cousin Piano
James McMillan Bass, Harmonium, Keyboards
David Arch Piano
Mark Edwards Piano
Dave Cottrell Drums
Technical Credits
Vicenzo Bellini Composer
Gabriel Fauré Composer
Nino Rota Composer
William Walton Composer
Astor Piazzolla Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Tom Waits Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frédéric Chopin Composer
Claude Debussy Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Matteo Saggese Composer
Chris Walden Arranger
Nan Schwartz Arranger
Liam Toner Executive Producer
Chris Dunlop Cover Photo
Amy Dickson Liner Notes
James McMillan Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Gary Thomas Engineer
Paul Marc Mitchell Art Direction
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