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I Dreamed A Dream by Susan Boyle

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, MOR / Soft Pop, Top Rated
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Debut release from Britain's Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle containing pop covers and a couple of sacred songs.

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  1. 1. Wild Horses
  2. 2. I Dreamed A Dream
  3. 3. Cry Me A River
  4. 4. How Great Thou Art
  5. 5. You'll See
  6. 6. Daydream Believer
  7. 7. Up To The Mountain
  8. 8. Amazing Grace
  9. 9. Who I Was Born To Be
  10. 10. Proud
  11. 11. The End Of The World
  12. 12. Silent Night
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Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

A great deal has been said in the media about the trials and tribulations of Britain's Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle from the moment she performed this already record-breaking release's title track in front of the British public and ultimately the whole world. It is gratifying then that the West Lothian singer should release such a top drawer debut album that will hopefully refocus the public eye towards her musical ability and away from her personal life. There are many things that are surprising about Susan Boyle and this album is no exception thanks to the variety of emotions contained within her vocal delivery. For instance, the sublime cover of the Rolling Stones classic "Wild Horses" alone sees Boyle swoop from fragility to strength, sorrow to defiance and back again before leaving the listener believing that she feels and means every syllable of every word with all her heart. Boyle and producer Steve Mac (Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson) have carefully chosen material that mirrors her personality as well as her aptitude with the likes of Madonna's "You'll See" and the virtually unknown "Who I Was Born To Be" reflecting something of her defiant stance against the media's stereotypical view of female pop stars. Elsewhere, the inclusion of "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace" gives an indication of her church upbringing and a version of the timeless Julie London oldie "Cry Me A River" sees Susan switch genres with ease. Only a slowed-down remake of the Monkees' "Daydream Believer" misses the mark in what is an otherwise remarkable release from a woman who truly has got talent.

Style: MOR / Soft Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 85861
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Sony 88697554542
Items: 1
Release Date: 23 Nov 2009

Debut release from Britain's Got Talent finalist Susan Boyle containing pop covers and a couple of sacred songs.

48 year old church volunteer Susan Boyle was born and raised in Blackburn, Scotland and before Britain's Got Talent lived at home with her cat Pebbles.
Susan has been singing since she was 12 years old and before the show regularly attended her local church to help out however and whenever she could. For her Britain's Got Talent audition, which was aired nationally on ITV, Susan chose to sing 'I Dreamed a Dream' from Les Miserables. Her audition went on to be viewed by over 300 million people across the world on YouTube and Susan rocketed to international stardom.
'I Dreamed a Dream', the album, crafted by world acclaimed producer Steve Mac, demonstrates Susan Boyle's extensive musical ability. Featuring her signature songs, 'I Dreamed a Dream' & 'Cry me a River' the album also includes a haunting rendition of Rolling Stones 'Wild Horses', the hymns 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Amazing Grace' and "Who I Was Born To Be" an original recording written specially for Susan.

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