Dreamland (Madeleine Peyroux album)


Dreamland (Madeleine Peyroux album)
Dreamland
Studio album by Madeleine Peyroux
Released 1996
Genre Jazz
Length 39:41
Label Atlantic
Producer Yves Beauvais
Greg Cohen
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Madeleine Peyroux chronology
Dreamland
(1996)
Got You on My Mind
(2004)

Dreamland is the first album by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux; it was released in 1996.

Contents

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Walkin' After Midnight"   Alan Block, Don Hecht 4:49
2. "Hey Sweet Man"   Madeleine Peyroux 4:03
3. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"   Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young 3:43
4. "(Getting Some) Fun Out of Life"   Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie 3:12
5. "La Vie en Rose"   Louiguy, Édith Piaf 3:22
6. "Always a Use"   Madeleine Peyroux 2:42
7. "A Prayer"   Euston Jones 2:37
8. "Muddy Water"   Peter de Rose, Harry Richman, Jo Trent 3:31
9. "Was I?"   Chick Endor, Charlie Farrell 2:47
10. "Dreamland"   Madeleine Peyroux 3:31
11. "Reckless Blues"   Jack Gee, Bessie Smith 3:04
12. "Lovesick Blues" (cover of "My Sweetie Went Away") Lou Handman, Roy Turk 2:20
Japanese Promo Edition Bonus Track[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "At the Christmas Ball"   Fred Longshaw 3:18

Personnel

(Recorded at RPM Studios, New York City, engineered by Michael Krowiak, except 4, 8, & 11 recorded at Unique Studios, NYC, engineered by Michael O'Reilly.)

Chart performance

Dreamland debuted at #36 on Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart on February 8, 1997 and fell to #46 the following week.[2][3]Dreamland had no hits and little airplay but sold 200,000 copies worldwide, an impressive total for a jazz album and an unknown singer.[4][5][6] In December 2005, The Observer Music Monthly (OMM) ranked the album at number 48 on their list of top 100 albums.[7] The album is also on Amazon.com's music list of top 100 "Bestsellers in Traditional Jazz & Ragtime"[8] and Amazon UK's music list of top 100 "Bestsellers in Vocal Jazz".[9]

References

  1. ^ Dreamland Japan 13-track promo sample CD eil.com
  2. ^ Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart. 8 February 1997. pg. 15.
  3. ^ Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart. 15 February 1997. pg. 21.
  4. ^ Leopold, Todd (12 January 2005). "The singer who disappeared". CNN. http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/01/12/madeleine.peyroux/index.html. 
  5. ^ Trickey, Erick (15 November 2004). "Madeleine Peyroux". arborweb. http://arborweb.com/articles/madeleine_peyroux_full_article.html. 
  6. ^ Madeleine Peyroux biography at Emarcy.com
  7. ^ "Countdown: the OMM top 100 albums". Observer Music Monthly (The Observer). 18 December 2005. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/story/0,,1667418,00.html. 
  8. ^ Bestsellers in Traditional Jazz & Ragtime Amazon.com. Retrieved 09 February 2011.
  9. ^ Bestsellers in Vocal Jazz Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 09 February 2011.



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