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Good for the Soul

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
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: 7/12/2011
  • Label: Island Uk
  • UPC: 602527658230
  • Catalog Number: 2765823
  • Sales rank: 99,915

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yeah Right - Diggy Simmons (4:04)
  2. 2 Good For The Soul (3:55)
  3. 3 Sweetest Thing (3:41)
  4. 4 Foolin' (3:13)
  5. 5 Too Soon To Call It Love (3:59)
  6. 6 Ouch That Hurt (2:49)
  7. 7 If That's The Way You Wanna Play (3:33)
  8. 8 A Little Love (3:17)
  9. 9 Time Will Tell (3:30)
  10. 10 Get Over It (3:33)
  11. 11 Remember Our Love (3:37)
  12. 12 In Your Own World (3:55)
  13. 13 Don't Make It True (3:42)
  14. 14 Move A Little Faster (3:00)
  15. 15 Sminnin' For 2012 (2:57)
  16. 16 [CD-ROM Track]
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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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