Will anybody ever forget the weekend they sat down to watch Britain's Got Talent when Susan Boyle walked onto the stage? I will never forget the laughter and looks from the audience before she sang. The look on people's faces when she belted out the first line of "I Dreamed A Dream" was a classic, unforgettable piece of live television.
And now here comes Susan's highly anticipated debut album! I am so glad Susan got the chance to fulfill her dream of being a professional singer because with a voice like hers she certainly deserves it. This album is absolutely fantastic. The opening track, "Wild Horses" is packed full of emotion and sends shivers through me everytime I hear it. I listened to the original Rolling Stones version yesterday and IMO, Susan's version surpasses it by miles!
Other big highlights on this album for me are of course, the song that made her famous "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables, "I Climbed A Mountain" (awesome gospel-induced track which really shows the diversity of Susan's voice), "Who I Was Born To Be" and "Proud" are great tracks. If I had to pick my least fave tracks they would be "Daydream Believer" and "Amazing Grace", although they are not bad whatsoever. By far my fave so far is Susan's awesome cover of Madonna's "You'll See" - the sheer power and emotion in the vocals put together with a fantastic orchestral arrangement really touches the heart. Simply beautiful. If I had one dissapointment with this album, it would be the ommision of "Memory" from Cat's, which she performed in the semi-finals. Was really hoping Susan would record it for this album.
Overall, a fine fine debut from probably the most famous person in Britain this year! Well done Susan - i'm looking forward to a follow up already!!!