The Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream

by Andy Abraham

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Overview

The Impossible Dream

Andy Abraham had been working as a dustman in London until exposure on the second series of the TV talent show The X Factor allowed him to pursue a full-time career in recording. Although only a runner-up on the show, he signed to Sony/BMG and his debut album, The Impossible Dream, was released in March 2006, entering the charts at number two behind fellow X Factor contestants Journey South. Exactly half of the 14 tracks were songs he had sung throughout the show, all cover versions to show off the two sides of his voice: the Luther Vandross type emotional soul balladeer of "Me and Mrs Jones," "When a Man Loves a Woman," and "The Greatest Love of All," and the Nat King Cole style crooner with two Cole songs, "Unforgettable" and "When I Fall in Love," which unfortunately show a complete lack of originality in the arrangement, the intro almost identical to the original's, a fate that also befell his version of Stevie Wonder's "Lately." The album ends with the title track "The Impossible Dream" from the musical Man of La Mancha, a different version of which had also been receiving prime-time exposure in a Honda ad. Nice voice, nice guy, but nothing that hasn't been sung many, many times before.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2006
Label: Sony/Bmg Int'l
UPC: 0828768153727
catalogNumber: 681537

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy Abraham   Primary Artist
Lance Ellington   Background Vocals
Greg Curtis   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Steve Dudas   Guitar
Mark Hudson   Percussion,Background Vocals
Alison Jiear   Background Vocals
Fridrik Karlsson   Musician
Dan McCarroll   Drums
Phil Mulford   Musician
Ralph Salmins   Musician
Nigel Wright   Conductor
Tommy Blaize   Background Vocals
Julian Poole   Musician
Pete Murray   Musician
Janet Mooney   Background Vocals
David Combes   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Crewe   Composer
Tracie Ackerman   Composer
Greg Curtis   Programming,Producer
Bob Gaudio   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Mark Hudson   Composer,Producer,Vocal Coach
Tom Ranier   Orchestration
Robin Sellars   Engineer
Bruce Sugar   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Darren Woodford   Composer
Nigel Wright   Producer,Orchestration
Victor Young   Composer
Dave Arch   Orchestration
Andy Watson   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Lasse Andersson   Composer
Peter Hallström   Composer
Andrew Frampton   Composer
Ricky Hanley   Composer
Paula Chandler   Programming
Marc Nelkin   Composer

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