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Download links and information about Dreamsville by Stacey Kent. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 54:14 minutes.

Artist: Stacey Kent
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 12
Duration: 54:14
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No. Title Length
1. I've Got a Crush On You 4:43
2. When Your Lover Has Gone 4:35
3. Isn't It a Pity? 5:34
4. You Are There 2:27
5. Under a Blanket of Blue 4:03
6. Dreamsville 5:35
7. Polka Dots & Moonbeams 4:34
8. Hushabye Mountain 2:38
9. Little Girl Blue 5:38
10. You're Looking At Me 4:31
11. Violets for Your Furs 5:44
12. Thanks for the Memory 4:12



Vocalist Stacey Kent may or may not be "the greatest ballad singer in half a century," as her PR claims, but her straightforward renditions of these by-request ballads are not at all generic. What makes them consistently delightful is her unique sound and delivery. There's a certain brassiness, a trumpet-like pointedness, in her voice, as well as a host of endearing idiosyncrasies. Listen to her pronounce the word "idea" in George and Ira Gershwin's "Isn't It a Pity?" Or deliver these remarkable lyrics from the same song: "What joys untasted!/You, reading Heine/Me, somewhere in China." And later, "My nights were sour, spent with Schopenhauer." Kent knows how to make every tune fit her own musical persona. Dreamsville includes a number of seldom-heard gems, particularly "You Are There" by Johnny Mandel and Dave Frishberg, "You're Looking at Me" by Bobby Troup, and the ever-stunning title track by Henry Mancini. She also presents perennial favorites like "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" and "Thanks for the Memory" (the latter not exactly a ballad). And although this is Kent's hour all the way, her band provides expert backing and more than a few surprises. The singer's husband, Jim Tomlinson, takes a break from tenor sax to play a sumptuous clarinet solo on "Polka Dots." And in the midst of Rodgers & Hart's "Little Girl Blue," pianist David Newton, bassist Simon Thorpe, and drummer Jasper Kviberg fall away, entering again only after Tomlinson and Colin Oxley perform a hushed tenor/guitar duet chorus. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi