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Most people saw Susan Boyle via the internet when her magic moment went viral, setting an online record for being watched over 100 million times in nine days. In that epic performance, the then 48- year-old Scotish woman took the world by surprise, making everyone feel both elated and disappointed — elated that such a heavenly voice could come from her and disappointed in ourselves for being so surprised. Boyle’s debut album I Dreamed a Dream is simply stunning. Here she confidently and comfortably opens with an exquisite rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” this version sounding even more gossamer than the Sundays’ 1992 cover. The title track (her star song) follows sounding much like her televised performance, though now under the studio microscope, every little lovely nuance of her amazingly controlled inflections is audible. She heats up Arthur Hamilton’s “Cry Me a River” and though her Carpenters-esque take on “Daydream Believer” is a bit out of place, Boyle’s cover of Skeeter Davis’ “The End of the World” is alone worth the price of admission.

Customer Reviews

Charmed

This fragile but strong woman has produced a fragile yet strong album She has a lovely voice and the sentiment rings true in her singing. Well worth getting the album for her comments on the sleeve which are personal and revealing. Every success Susan and stay strong.

Woah!!!!!!

What an album, not my usual stuff but what a rendition of Wild Horses!!!! Mental stuff Susan, enjoy it all and be yourself, you're brill. :-)

very good

i have looked forward to downloading this album and i must say it was well worth the wait. brilliant stuff and long may it continue

Biography

Born: 01 April 1961 in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Amateur vocalist Susan Boyle became an overnight sensation after appearing on the first round of 2009's popular U.K. reality show Britain's Got Talent. Boyle, who was born in Blackburn, West Lothian, Scotland in 1961, caught the judges (and the world) off guard with her masterful rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical Les Misérables, due in part to the unemployed and undeniably plain church volunteer's "salt of the earth" demeanor and country spinster back story. Boyle attempted a singing...
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I Dreamed a Dream, Susan Boyle
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  • €8.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Vocal, Vocal Pop, Rock
  • Released: 23 November 2009

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