by Michelle Tumes
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Anyone questioning Michelle Tumes's right to the Christian Songwriter of the Year title bestowed on her by publishing powerhouse ASCAP needs to give Dream an immediate listen. While Australian native Tumes has penned plenty of accessible pop hits for the likes of Jaci Velasquez and Point of Grace, her two previous recordings (Listen and Center of my Universe) have tended toward ethereal, Enya-esque compositions. Indeed, after the wonderful Listen nearly trapped her in a Christian-New Age box, Tumes pushed her image and sound on the more pop-leaning Center of my Universe. But Dream leaves both of those releases in the dust, maintaining the trademark artful arrangements and beautiful melodies but placing that atop an undeniably playful, radio-friendly pop foundation. Dream is so laden with hits it's impossible to highlight just a few tracks, but the Latin-pop-flavored "One and Only" and the folksy "The Light" are two good places to start. While Dream is rich in emotion, these are largely hopeful, upbeat songs. "Everywhere" offers a message of encouragement with its easy, light melody, while "King of My Heart" delivers its message of devotion with merriment. Tumes is a relative newcomer on the scene -- her debut released in 1998 and promptly resulted in New Artist of the Year Dove nominations. As Dream makes clear, there are even more awards to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2001
Label: Sparrow
UPC: 0724385183324
catalogNumber: 51833

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michelle Tumes   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Alex Al   Bass
Michael Baird   Drums
Lori Brooks   Choir, Chorus
Leigh Cappillino   Choir, Chorus
Dave Cleveland   Guitar
Travis Cottrell   Choir, Chorus
David Davidson   Strings
Ellen Dockery   Choir, Chorus
Mary George   Choir, Chorus
Jim Grosjean   Strings
Stephanie Hall   Choir, Chorus
Mark Ivey   Choir, Chorus
Tammy Jenson   Choir, Chorus
Bonnie Keen   Choir, Chorus
Michael Landau   Guitar
Lee Larrison   Strings
Bob Mason   Strings
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Chance Scoggins   Background Vocals
Pamela Sixfin   Strings
Alan Umstead   Strings
Catherine Umstead   Strings
Gary VanOsdale   Strings
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale   Strings
Kris Wilkinson   Strings
Scott Williamson   Drums
Felicia Sorensen   Background Vocals
Molly Felder   Background Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Melodie Crittenden   Choir, Chorus
Leland Sklar   Bass
Grant Cunningham   Background Vocals
Karen Winkelmann   Strings
Lisahall   Background Vocals
Dale Richardson   Choir, Chorus
Cate Myer   Strings
Scott Erickson   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jordan Dockery   Choir, Chorus
Allison Smith   Choir, Chorus
Mike Hill   Bass
Maggie Richardson   Choir, Chorus
Daniel O'Lannerghty   Strings

Technical Credits

Doug Beiden   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Dave Dillbeck   Engineer
Grant Cunningham   Arranger,Executive Producer
Koji Egawa   Engineer
Julian Kindred   Engineer
Michelle Tumes   Arranger,Producer
Scott Erickson   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration
Eric Bickel   Engineer
Joey Turner   Engineer

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Dream 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a writer and can only write to certain types of music - got to have the right rythms, you know? - and Michelle's is perfect. Her CD Dream is helping me acheive my dreams. Enternal Thanks, Tumes
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is the best out of all michelle tumes CD'S.... it's a MUST BUY!!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
''I previewed all of Michelle's songs on sparrowrecords.com and I was blown away. Michelle is back and while her songs seem to unexplainably bring you closer to heaven they are all much more upbeat and faster. Her upbeat songs just make you wanna break into dance. This album is the best of them all and is sure to bring in more fans.''
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best CD I own! She's my favorite artist!