Archive for November, 2001

Dreams Can Come True – Greatest Hits Vol 1 – 2001

November 12, 2001

TRACK LISTING:

1. Dreams
2. Going Nowhere
3. I Wish
4. Because Of You
5. Give Me A Little More Time
6. Forget About The World
7. If You Ever
8. If You Really Cared
9. Walk On By
10. Sunshine
11. Rise
12. When A Woman
13. Should I Stay
14. Out Of Reach
15. Don’t Need The Sun To Shine (To Make Me Smile)
16. If I Walked Away

SINGLES
Out Of Reach
Single #1 Track listing:
1. Out of Reach (album version)
2. Out of Reach (Sunship mix)
3. Out of Reach (Architechs mix)

Released: April 2nd 2001
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Single #2 Track listing:
Out of Reach (album version)
Out of Reach (Blacksmith Rerub mix)
Out of Reach (Almighty remix)
Out of Reach (video)

Don’t Need The Sun To Shine (To Make Me Smile)
Single #1 Track listing:
1. Don’t Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (album version)
2. Out of Reach” (acoustic version)
3.Rise (live version)

Released: October 22nd 2001
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Single #2 Track listing:
1. Don’t Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (album version)
2. Don’t Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (E-Smoove remix)
3. Don’t Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (Dimitri & Tom remix)
4. Don’t Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (Agent Sumo remix)
5. Don’t Need the Sun to Shine (to Make Me Smile) (video)

REVIEW:
Since her maiden single, “Dreams”, debuted at No. 1 in 1997, Gabrielle has gone from strength to strength releasing a string of soulful hits–as featured on this compilation. From the tearjerker “Out of Reach” (from Bridget Jones’s Diary) to her recent Top 10 hit “Don’t Need the Sun to Shine (To Make Me Smile)” and her fantastic cover of the Dionne Warwick classic “Walk On By”, Gabrielle opts for deeply felt music which, she has admitted, often reflects on her own life. Also included in this selection is “If You Ever” (featuring E17) and the wonderfully positive “Rise” taken from the album of the same name which heralded her re-establishment as one of the UK’s most successful singer/songwriters. –Norma Powell

ALL MUSIC REVIEW 4.5/5:
Oftentimes, U.K. chart success does not necessarily mean stateside success, as is evident with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, Simply Red, Robbie Williams, and, in this case, the warm-voiced, anti-diva British soul/pop singer/songwriter Gabrielle, the recipient of 1997’s Brit Award for Best British Female Vocalist. Gabrielle scored with an amazing run of hits in Europe, but only one true hit in the U.S. with “Dreams.” All of her charted singles are assembled on Dreams Can Come True: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1, a fantastic collection of truly timeless, fad-free music — upbeat, positive songs which could have been hits 30 years before this album’s release and will sound just as good 30 years later. Included is her signature hit, “Dreams,” and her other U.K. chart-topper, 2000’s feel-good anthem “Rise.” All of her Top Ten U.K. hits are represented, including the nostalgic, Motown-tinged “Going Nowhere” and “When a Woman,” the Burt Bacharach-ish “Give Me a Little More Time,” the ballad duet with East 17″If You Ever” (originally a massive stateside hit for ’90s American vocal quartet Shai), her stellar remake of Dionne Warwick’s “Walk on By,” and the funky “Sunshine.” Another standout is the gorgeous melancholy ballad “Should I Stay,” which wasn’t as big a hit as the aforementioned singles. Three new songs are thrown into the mix, those being the lovely “Out of Reach” (from the film Bridget Jones’ Diary), the single “Don’t Need the Sun to Shine,” and the ballad “If I Walked Away.” Buyers beware, however, because certain pressings of this album do not include “Walk on By” and the soul-lite of “I Wish,” which was actually a minor U.S. hit (and her follow-up to “Dreams”). From start to finish, Dreams Can Come True is a completely accurate representation of Gabrielle’s successful career, and truly brings to light just how much great music the U.S.A. has been missing out on.

DVD EDITION
DVD Release Date: February 11th 2002

Track listing:
1. Dreams
2. Going Nowhere
3. I Wish
4. Because Of You
5. Give Me A Little More Time
6. Forget About The World
7. If You Ever
8. If You Really Cared
9. Walk On By
10. Sunshine
11. Rise
12. When A Woman
13. Should I Stay
14. Out Of Reach
15. Don’t Need The Sun To Shine (To Make Me Smile)

In Her Own Words (Interview with Gabrielle)