Good for the Soul

Good for the Soul

by Dionne Bromfield
     
 

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Released the week after Amy Winehouse's shambolic performance in Belgrade sparked tabloid press reports that the end of her career was nigh, 15-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield's sophomore effort, Good for the Soul, suggests the troubled diva could keep her Queen of Retro Soul crown in the family, should a follow-up to See more details below

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Released the week after Amy Winehouse's shambolic performance in Belgrade sparked tabloid press reports that the end of her career was nigh, 15-year-old goddaughter Dionne Bromfield's sophomore effort, Good for the Soul, suggests the troubled diva could keep her Queen of Retro Soul crown in the family, should a follow-up to Back to Black fail to come to fruition. While the collection of faithful '60s covers on debut Introducing Dionne Bromfield showed little evidence she would have grabbed the limelight without her beneficial connections, her second effort is a surprisingly mature affair, with 14 original compositions (all but three of which Bromfield co-wrote) providing a contemporary twist to her previous vintage soul sound, whether it's the guest rap from Rev Run's son Diggy Simmons on the attitude-laden funk of lead single "Yeah Right," the urban slang of "I'm not muggin' myself off" on the trip-hop beats and girl group harmonies of "Foolin'," or the Girls Aloud-esque power pop vibes on the groovy closing track, "Move a Little Faster." While the Hammond organ-driven ska-pop of "Time Will Tell," the Wall of Sound-inspired production of "A Little Love," and string-soaked Motown of "Ouch That Hurt" all display the level of sassiness you'd expect from a teenage schoolgirl, it's the epic ballads, such as the Bacharach-esque lounge pop of "Too Soon to Call It Love" and the orchestral swooning of "Get Over It," that reveal how the cutesy, sugary, and girlish tones of her first offering have matured into something altogether more self-assured, powerful, and soulful, even if they understandably bear the nasal affectation of her godmother and label boss. Of course, through no fault of her own, Bromfield's tender years mean she hasn't had the life experience to quite convey the heartbreak of "Remember Our Love" or the emotive longing of "Don't Make It True," but the encouraging progression in just two years indicates that she'll be fully capable of encapsulating more autobiographical experiences in the future once her obsession with Justin Bieber and her school exam-juggling phase have passed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2011
Label:
Island Uk
UPC:
0602527658230
catalogNumber:
2765823

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Tracks

  1. Yeah Right  - Diggy Simmons
  2. Good For The Soul  - Dionne Bromfield
  3. Sweetest Thing  - Dionne Bromfield
  4. Foolin'  - Dionne Bromfield
  5. Too Soon To Call It Love  - Dionne Bromfield
  6. Ouch That Hurt  - Dionne Bromfield
  7. If That's The Way You Wanna Play  - Dionne Bromfield
  8. A Little Love  - Dionne Bromfield
  9. Time Will Tell  - Dionne Bromfield
  10. Get Over It  - Dionne Bromfield
  11. Remember Our Love  - Dionne Bromfield
  12. In Your Own World  - Dionne Bromfield
  13. Don't Make It True  - Dionne Bromfield
  14. Move A Little Faster  - Dionne Bromfield
  15. Sminnin' For 2012  - Dionne Bromfield
  16. [CD-ROM Track]  - Dionne Bromfield

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dionne Bromfield   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Phil Thornalley   Piano,Drums,Glockenspiel
Dave Williamson   Trombone
Matt Backer   Guitar
Steve Booker   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Richard Cottle   Conductor
Danny Cummings   Percussion
Paul O'Duffy   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Vibes
Greg Pagani   Instrumental
Pino Palladino   Bass,Guitar
Audrey Riley   Conductor
Paul Spong   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jeremy Stacey   Drums
Eg   Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals
Bruce White   Viola
Dan Carpenter   Trumpet
Andy Panayi   Flute,Saxophone
Derrick McKenzie   Drums
Martin Slattery   Horn,Keyboards
Everton Nelson   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin
Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane   Drums,Keyboards
Josef Larossi   Drums,Keyboards
Darrin Mooney   Drums
Lauren Evans   Background Vocals
Simon Willescroft   Saxophone
Sarah Ozelle   Background Vocals
Jonathan Green   Piano,Wurlitzer
Mads Hauge   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Joel White   Hammond Organ
Smit   Percussion,Keyboards
Ian Burge   Cello
Lance Tolbert   Bass,Keyboards
Ina Wroldsen   Background Vocals
Diggy Simmons   Vocals
Howard Payne   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Tommy Tickle   Drums

Technical Credits

Phil Thornalley   Composer,Producer
Steve Booker   Composer,Programming,Producer
Colin Campsie   Composer
Richard Cottle   Arranger,Engineer,Orchestration
Sally Herbert   String Arrangements
Matt Kemp   Engineer
Michael Lindsay   Composer
Paul O'Duffy   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,beats
Greg Pagani   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Audrey Riley   Arranger
Eg   Arranger
Julian Palmer   Executive Producer
Tom Elmhirst   Programming
Jon Kelly   Engineer
Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane   Programming,Producer
Wayne Hector   Composer
Josef Larossi   Programming
Lauren Evans   Composer
Helen Atkinson   Engineer
Jimmy Hogarth   Composer,Producer
Tinchy Stryder   Composer
Larossi   Producer
TMS   Composer,Producer
Mads Hauge   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Andreas Romdhane   Composer
Christopher Tombling   Orchestra Leader
Utters   Additional Production
Francis White   Composer
Smit   Programming,Engineer
Lance Tolbert   Composer,String Arrangements
Mike Horner   Engineer
Dionne Bromfield   Composer
Ina Wroldsen   Composer
Alessandro Destefanis   Programming
Josef Svedlund   Composer
Howard Payne   Composer
Dwayne Jason Richards   Composer
Corynne Justine Elliott   Composer
Patrick Marks   Composer

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