Beautiful Dreams

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Beautiful Dreams
Live album by Chris de Burgh
Released 1995
Genre Rock, adult contemporary
Length 48:41
Label A&M
Producer Chris de Burgh, Rupert Hine, Paul Hardiman
Chris de Burgh chronology
This Way Up
(1994)
Beautiful Dreams
(1995)
Quiet Revolution
(1999)

Beautiful Dreams is singer/songwriter Chris de Burgh's twelfth original album, released in 1995. It is a collection of his older songs re-recorded with a full orchestra as well as a few new songs and covers.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Chris de Burgh; except where indicated

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Missing You"   Chris de Burgh Flying Colours 3:58
2. "Girl"   John Lennon, Paul McCartney Rubber Soul 2:50
3. "Carry Me (Like A Fire In Your Heart)"   Chris de Burgh Flying Colours 4:06
4. "Discovery"   Chris de Burgh At The End Of A Perfect Day 3:23
5. "The Snows Of New York"   Chris de Burgh This Way Up 3:36
6. "In Love Forever"   Chris de Burgh Beautiful Dreams 3:06
7. "Shine On"   Chris de Burgh Power Of Ten 4:03
8. "The Lady In Red"   Chris de Burgh Into The Light 4:10
9. "In Dreams"   Roy Orbison In Dreams 3:09
10. "I'm Not Crying Over You"   Chris de Burgh Beautiful Dreams 3:57
11. "Always on My Mind"   Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Carson Thompson Beautiful Dreams 3:22
12. "Say Goodbye To It All"   Chris de Burgh Into The Light 4:39
13. "One More Mile To Go"   Chris de Burgh Beautiful Dreams 3:32

Bonus Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
14. "High on emotion"   4:24

"In Love Forever", "I'm Not Crying Over You" and "One More Mile to Go" were three new songs written for this album.

"Girl" is missing on compact cassette.

"This is the album I've always wanted to make; a live studio recording of personal favourites, old classics and new songs, with full orchestra and choir. It was recorded in London over a period of eight days (instead of the usual three-four months) in July '95, and to sing each track surrounded by an orchestra, without the benefit of the safety-net of modern technology, was immensely exciting - everything in one take, the way it used to be!" [1]

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris de Burgh - guitar, piano, vocals
  • Peter Oxendale - piano, musical direction
  • Nick Ingman - arranger, conductor
  • Richard Hewson - arranger, conductor tracks 3, 4 & 6
  • Dave "Clem" Clempson - guitar
  • John Giblin - bass
  • John Themis - acoustic guitar
  • Ian Thomas - drums
  • Miles Bould - percussion
  • London Session Orchestra - orchestra
  • Gavyn Wright - orchestra leader
  • GWALIA - Welsh Male Voice Choir

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Chris de Burgh Website". Cdeb.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.