Impossible Dream

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This article is about the Patty Griffin album. For other uses, see The Impossible Dream (disambiguation).
Impossible Dream
Studio album by Patty Griffin
Released April 20, 2004
Recorded N/A
Genre Contemporary Folk
Length 48:38
Label ATO Records
Producer Craig Ross
Patty Griffin chronology
A Kiss in Time
(2003)
Impossible Dream
(2004)
Children Running Through
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ [1]

Impossible Dream is Patty Griffin’s fifth commercially released album, and fourth studio album. It was released on April 20, 2004. The album features an unlisted song – Griffin’s mother and father singing “The Impossible Dream” – at the end of “Top of the World.”

Impossible Dream reached a peak of number 67 on the Billboard 200 chart,[2] selling 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Patty Griffin

  1. “Love Throw a Line” – 3:38
  2. “Cold as It Gets” – 2:38
  3. “Kite” – 3:09
  4. “Standing” – 4:04
  5. “Useless Desires” – 5:50
  6. Top of the World” – 5:28
  7. “Rowing Song” – 3:26
  8. “When It Don’t Come Easy” – 4:52
  9. “Florida” – 5:01
  10. “Mother of God” – 7:14
  11. “Icicles” – 3:18

Personnel[edit]

  • Patty Griffin – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Emmylou Harris – background vocals
  • Lisa Germano – violin, zither
  • Ian McLagan – electric piano
  • Julie Miller – background vocals
  • Billy Beard – drums
  • Brian Beattie – bowed bass, pump organ
  • Doug Lancio – guitar, mandolin
  • Michael Ramos – trumpet
  • Frank Swart – bass
  • Sumner Erickson – tuba
  • John Deaderick – organ
  • Brady Blade, Jr. – drums
  • JD Foster – bass, percussion
  • Jonathan Greene – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Havighurst, Craig. Music Review: Impossible Dream. Entertainment Weekly, April 23, 2004. Accessed 1 Aug. 2006.
  2. ^ Artist chart history for Patty Griffin, Billboard.com.
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith. “Ask Billboard – Griffin’s ‘Impossible Dream’”. Billboard. May 5, 2004.

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