Dreamed a Dream

I Dreamed a Dream

by Susan Boyle
     
 

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Susan Boyle's grand unveiling on Britain's Got Talent was with a song from Les Misérables -- the very song that lends this album its title -- and if she could become an international sensation based on a show tune standard, there's no reason for her to change her approach on her debut, since that's the sound that made her a star. Plus, a large part of

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Susan Boyle's grand unveiling on Britain's Got Talent was with a song from Les Misérables -- the very song that lends this album its title -- and if she could become an international sensation based on a show tune standard, there's no reason for her to change her approach on her debut, since that's the sound that made her a star. Plus, a large part of Boyle's appeal is that she's a middle-aged woman recalling a bygone era when there were singers who appealed to an adult audience by offering soft, stately versions of pop hits and standards. That time was the late '60s and early '70s, and apart from a rather faithful version of Madonna's "You'll See," I Dreamed a Dream could very well have been released all those years ago, as it mixes up the show tunes, gospel, and Christmas carols with covers of Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World," the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," and a version of "Daydream Believer" that is easily the slowest on record. Boyle sings beautifully throughout, delivering more of the same of what she did in her moment in the sun on television. Those won over by Boyle, either her voice or story, will surely be satisfied.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Stephen Holden
In the most striking cut Ms. Boyle turns the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” into a starkly beautiful declaration of tenacity and resolution. Her “Cry Me a River,” the least vengeful version I’ve heard, makes this gloating crow of emotional payback a reflection on cosmic balance.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0886975545421
catalogNumber:
871717
Rank:
116785

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Tracks

  1. Wild Horses  - Susan Boyle
  2. I Dreamed a Dream  - Susan Boyle
  3. Cry Me a River  - Susan Boyle
  4. How Great Thou Art  - Susan Boyle
  5. You'll See  - Susan Boyle
  6. Daydream Believer  - Susan Boyle
  7. Up to the Mountain  - Susan Boyle
  8. Amazing Grace  - Susan Boyle
  9. Who I Was Born to Be  - Susan Boyle
  10. Proud  - Susan Boyle
  11. The End of the World  - Susan Boyle
  12. Silent Night  - Susan Boyle

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