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I Dreamed A Dream

Broadway & Vocalists and Pop album by Susan Boyle

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An inspiring modern Cinderella story. Susan Boyle is a revelation.

  • Dec 4, 2009
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Susan Boyle's is an inspiring modern Cinderella story. It reminds us that anybody has a chance if only you are willing, has enough courage, and the right amount hunger to get what you dreamed of. Overall, this is a monster debut from the woman who Simon Cowell was almost ready to dished out when he saw her walking toward the center of the stage. Everybody thought she was joking. But what happened that night was the biggest surprised of all. Susan Boyle brought the house down. Everyone was shocked and to their feet giving one of the longest applause in the history of the talent show .

Currently, she is already on track for the biggest debut of 2009 according to Billboard.

1. Wild Horses - I like this kind of songs when I am in a lounge sipping wine. Relaxing.

2. I Dreamed A Dream - This was the song where it all began. This is the song that brought tears to millions of people who watched her on their televisions and YouTubes. It really shows the power in her voice.

3. Cry Me A River - Perfect for candlelight dinners

4. How Great Thou Art - Imagine this resonating to the walls of a large auditorium.

5. You'll See - Shows you that her voice is a perfect suit for broadway musicals like Cats, Les Miserables, etc.

6. Daydream Believer - Welcomed version of a classic hit by The Monkees

7. Up To The Mountain - Not much to say about this one.

8. Amazing Grace - I sometimes say, too many versions of a song can be irritating. But she made me changed my mind .

9. Who I Was Born To Be - It is like the story of her life. Can't get tired listening to it.

10. Proud - Soulful and passionate.

11. The End Of The World - Although not bad, this is my least favorite

12. Silent Night - Why not. Just perfect for the timing of her release.

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December 05, 2009
Yes, her story has resonated with so many people. It's totally brilliant. Thanks for reviewing
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Quick Tip by . October 28, 2010
Good but not dynamic as Il Divo. I'd classify it as easy listening. No ooh factor.
review by . December 05, 2009
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Want to give someone a very nice Christmas gift? Get this CD. Susan understands, as few--very few--young artists do, that the voice is an instrument. Her heart and soul are in these songs, and I love all of them, especially Wild Horses. There's so much emotion there, it's just wrenchingly, hauntingly beautiful. A great collection of tunes from a great lady who deserves all good things.
review by . November 23, 2009
This CD brings tears to my eyes. In fact, as my husband was listening to Wild Horses, *he* got choked up. I honestly can say I can't remember a CD ever having this much emotional and (dare I say it?) spiritual power.    The recording is so clear, Susan's voice is so pure. She not only hits notes dead on, but toggles and tweaks them in a jaw-dropping way.    When my husband and I were talking about Susan Boyle's new CD, we both came to the conclusion that her …
review by . November 23, 2009
Susan Boyle's 'I Dreamed a Dream' is a good album. At first glance, it's a bit disconcerting because many of the tracks reveal that instead of taking on original material, Boyle is set to cover some standards from other artists (with the exception of a few tracks). Yet, after listening, you're able to see that Boyle actually adds her own touch and personality to a lot of the tracks. In other words, unlike so many artists who are releasing cover albums, these songs have been re-arranged and mixed …
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January 21st 2009 is not a date that Susan Boyle is ever likely to forget. ‘I will never forget it,’ she clarifies, in her unmistakeably Celtic brogue. It was the day that the shy, devout 48 year old stepped onto the stage of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow for an audition on Britain’s Got Talent. Or to put it another way, the day her world turned 360 degrees on its head. In front of the three-strong panel of judges charged with divining which of this year’s British hopefuls really did have talent, the singing voice of Susan Boyle turned out to be a watershed moment neither she nor anyone involved in the show could possibly have foreseen. It is now both her and the show’s defining moment.

In her own haphazard fashion, during three and a half minutes of television airtime, later aired to slack-jawed intakes of breath in May of this year, Susan Boyle fashioned a new kind of fame. She elicited a moment of pure, molten zeitgeist. She broke every rule of the talent show book and tore up a considerable number of the pages of popular music marketing into the bargain. She symbolized an astonishing variety of the little-people’s revenge, quite by accident. Ms Boyle describes her own astonishing 2009 in refreshingly frank and simple terms. ‘All I did was to apply for a talent show. I was lucky enough to be chosen. That’s it in a nutshell.’ But something deeper was going on in the collective public ...

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Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Genre: Pop
Release Date: November 23, 2009

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