This week, I finally got around to listening to Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed A Dream CD. In spite of all the hype, the CD was unbelievably disappointing.
Let’s face it: we’ve all seen the Youtube video and heard that incredible voice. It is very apparent that Susan Boyle is a very powerful singer who can really belt out a tune. Unfortunately, that Susan Boyle was utterly sabotaged by the producers and music arrangers on this album. Poor song choices, bad direction, tepid arrangements, and bad production techniques are just a few of the problems that really helped to ruin this recording. Add to that the fact that Susan’s vocals were so undermixed on the CD, you had to actually strain to hear the lyrics.
Susan Boyle is a talented lady and deserved a recording that would give her a real chance at the success her voice and her talent deserves. It is just a shame that she didn’t get that.