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Dreamland [CD]

Madeleine Peyroux Audio CD
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The third album in four years from song interpreter extraordinaire Madeleine Peyroux, Bare Bones is both an extension of the currents of 2004’s Careless Love and 2006’s Half the Perfect World and a bold step into previously unexplored psychological terrain. Produced, like its two predecessors, by Larry Klein, this fluid and enthralling new work, is Peyroux’s most personal ... Read more in Amazon's Madeleine Peyroux Store

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  • Audio CD (26 May 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000002JAX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,874 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Walkin' After Midnight 4:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hey Sweet Man 3:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. (Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. La Vie En Rose 3:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Always A Use 2:380.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. A Prayer 2:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Muddy Water 3:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Was I? 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Dreamland 3:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Reckless Blues 3:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lovesick Blues 2:170.79  Buy MP3 


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98 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding debut album 2 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is unquestionably the best debut album I have ever heard, and I have been collecting records for over forty years. Yes, Madeleine's voice is reminiscent of Billie Holiday, and it is apparent that she has been listening to Bessie Smith and the great blues divas, but she has a shining talent of her own. Listen to her version of Edith Piaf's 'La Vie en Rose' - others have tended to copy 'the Little Sparrow', but Madeleine gives it new life.
I have her second album, and it is not quite as good as her first, but that is no condemnation. I look forward to her third!
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing debut album from Madeleine Peyroux 11 May 2007
By film fan VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I have all three of Madeleine Peyroux's albums now having recently purchased this beauty. All through the album, you can tell the quality and the feeling in her vocal performance. I find it difficult to believe now that it took 8 years before Madeleine Peyroux became a household name with her second album "Careless Love" and not this one. Never mind. This is still a wonderful album.

This album is a launching pad for Madeleine Peyroux to launch from. Her singing style is very similar to that of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith, the jazz and blues divas of their time. It hits off with "Walking After Midnight" and finishes off with a blues-fuelled "Lovesick Blues". The tracks inbetween are also of distinction including "Dreamland", the title track, a delicious blues-jazz fusion, "La Vie En Rose", a beautiful tribute to the Little Sparrow, Edith Piath and "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter".

What Madeleine Peyroux does so well on this amazing album is breathe new life into these old and well known songs (she does this on her other albums too but she did it here first). Fusing jazz in with the blues is a neat idea and it works extremely well and her voice is refreshing to hear and she sings the songs to perfection. A joy from start to finish.
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album 16 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
Listening to this album it is hard to believe this isn't one of the great black female Jazz artists from the 30's or 40's. Madeleine Peyroux has a voice very reminiscent of Billie Holliday yet uniquely her own. She delivers her songs with a style and maturity way beyond her years; she was a mere 22 years old when she recorded this. As well as covering some well-known numbers Ms Peyroux performs some of her own songs proving she is as talented a songwriter as she is a singer. There isn't a track on this album that isn't flawlessly performed but particularly outstanding are 'La Vie En Rose' and 'A Prayer'.
This is an album that you want to listen to with the lights low and curled up in a comfy chair.... bliss.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange choice first track 6 May 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Sometimes classic songs should be left well alone. While Madeleine Peyroux's rendition of Walkin' After Midnight, is a perfectly well executed rendition of the Patsy Cline hit, my feeling is that it is too much Patsy Cline's, to be comfortably covered by another vocalist. Apart from which it's out of place on this album. As it happens I prefer this version of La Vie En Rose to the original performed by Edith Piaf.

Aprt from the strange choice of opening track this is an enjoyable (if somewhat mawkish) selection of songs which are almost flawlessly performed.

There's a lot to like. If you are a fan of Madeleine Peyroux you won't want to miss it.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but not enough 14 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I came to this artist when stumbling on a TV report of the North Sea Jazz Festival whilst on assignment in Newcastle upon Tyne. I couldn't wait to get to the record store. Fortunately one of the assistants had heard of her but there had been a run on her CD's that week and they had sold out. I ordered this CD and waited patiently until it arrived. I was delighted with what I heard but was dissapointed that the song I hoped to be included was not there. This was " The Rock Island Line " . I didn't think anyone could sing it again after Mr Donnegan's 60's hit but believe me her treatment of the old Leadbelly song accompanierd by a superb trumpet player and rhythm section was sensational....
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bluesy sweet voice with a slight country finish 11 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I heard this music reviewed first on Public Radio and immediately had to order it. For those romantic evenings with candlelight or a home alone crying into your wine, this is the CD for you. Excellent for jazz and swing enthusiasts.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIKE BILLIE 25 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Stunning
This singer does not copy Billie, she sounds like her, and can take a blues number and swing it, a true jazz singer!
She also gives an authentic thirties style to this album
Amazing its as if she is streamlining Billie !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Voice 18 April 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you are into Blues you will be amazed at this young lady's voice. If she recorded more material of this type I would certainly buy. This CD and along with Careless Love are her best to date. Her voice is unique and regardless of the comments that state 'she sounds like' to me she is just Madeleine Peyroux, a one off. Buy this CD. Sit back and enjoy true expression.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxation Music by accomplished artist!
Madeleine Peyroux has a wonderful voice and the arrangements of her songs are amazing! A very relaxing listen! As well as the vocals the musicians accompanying her are superb.
Published 3 months ago by Liz Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Definite favourite
This is one of the best discs in my quite extensive collection. I bought it as a present for my son who was very impressed after hearing my copy! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Just relax
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!
Great album!
Really varied selection of songs beautifully rendered. Pity ther is only 1 track with Hammon organ backing, though.
Published 7 months ago by Jazzman Nev
5.0 out of 5 stars dreamland
absolutely fantastic album. I play it over and over again. Every track is a winner but "Dreamland" has got to be my favourite.
Published 9 months ago by haroldmatthews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia
Shades of Billie Holiday but with so much more. Some tracks were new to me and there wer several old favourites.
Published 12 months ago by PJH
3.0 out of 5 stars Not her best
This album is okay, butnot her best, Careless Love is one of the best albums that I have in my collection.
Published 12 months ago by mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Late Night Jazz
I love the style of this laid back jazz. Madeleine is one of those few female singers that for me have cracked this style of jazz. Read more
Published 17 months ago by fishphotos
4.0 out of 5 stars classic jazz tracks in Peyroux style
I first came across Madeleine Peyroux in a TV documentary and bought her Bare Bones CD. This is a different kind of CD, much more traditional in feel, I'm guessing it's much... Read more
Published 17 months ago by A. J. Gauld
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamily good debut
This is a really excellent debut album from singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux. Containing a mix of covers and self penned tracks, it shows her to be a huge talent. Read more
Published on 8 Dec 2010 by Victor
4.0 out of 5 stars Dreamland Madeline Peyroux
My first reaction was: it's Bessie Smiths' new album. It is nice to explore artists' roots and I can see where she based her style. Read more
Published on 7 Jan 2010 by Dai Morfa
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