Dream Soldier

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Dream Soldier
Des'ree - Dream Soldier.jpg
Studio album by Des'ree
Released 31 March 2003
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 46:01
Label Epic, 550, Sony Soho Square
Producer Kevin Bacon, Jonathan Quarmby, Stargate
Des'ree chronology
Endangered Species
(2000)Endangered Species2000
Dream Soldier
(2003)
Singles from Mind Adventures
  1. "It's Okay"
    Released: 24 March 2003

Dream Soldier is the fourth album by British soul singer-songwriter Des'ree. It was released on 31 March 2003 on the Sony Soho Square record label and features the UK top 75 single, "It's Okay". It is the last studio album by Des'ree to date; she hasn't released any new material since the album's release.

Commercial reception[edit]

The album was a commercial failure in comparison to Des'ree's previous three studio albums, entering and peaking at number 178 in the UK Albums Chart[1] and spending three weeks in the chart. The album failed to chart in the US. Following the commercial and critical failure of Dream Soldier, Des'ree was dropped by her label, Sony Music, and has not returned to recording or releasing music since the album's release.

Singles[edit]

Only one single was released from Dream Soldier due to the poor commercial performance of the album. "It's Okay", which featured a radio mix by Stargate, was released on 24 March 2003[2] and reached number 69 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] The single didn't chart in the US.

Track listing[edit]

Worldwide edition[4]
No. Title Length
1. "It's Okay" (Stargate Radio Edit) 3:27
2. "Why?" 4:19
3. "Righteous Night" 4:12
4. "Doesn't Matter" 4:16
5. "Human" 4:15
6. "Cool Morning" 4:16
7. "Something Special" 4:28
8. "Love Beautiful" 4:14
9. "Nothing to Lose" 3:53
10. "Fate" 5:16
11. "It's Okay" 3:35

Credits[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged by Will Malone (tracks: 1 to 5, 8, 9)
  • Engineered by Alex Scannell, Simon Changer
  • Strings engineered by Alex Scannell (tracks: 2, 4, 8, 9)
  • Mastered by Ray Staff
  • Mixed by Jonathan Quarmby (tracks: 2 to 11), Kevin Bacon (tracks: 2–11), Stargate (track: 1)
  • Producer Des'ree (tracks: 2 to 11), Jonathan Quarmby (tracks: 2–11), Kevin Bacon (tracks: 2–11), Stargate (track: 1)

Personnel[edit]

  • Backing vocals – Chris Ballin (tracks: 1, 3, 11), Derek Green (tracks: 1, 3, 11), Des'ree (tracks: 1 to 4, 9 to 11)
  • Bass – Kevin Bacon (tracks: 1 to 5, 8 to 10)
  • Guitar – Mark Sheridan (tracks: 1, 3, 4 to 6, 9, 10)
  • Keyboards – Jonathan Quarmby (tracks: 1 to 10)
  • Strings – The London Metropolitan Orchestra (tracks: 1 to 9)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[1] 178

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Zobbel.de: Chart Log UK: Asher D – Dyverse". Zobbel.de. Archived from the original on 19 October 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "It's Okay (CD 1): Des'ree: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "DES'REE - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dream Soldier: Des'ree: Amazon.co.uk". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Supernatural". Last.fm. Retrieved 29 December 2011.