Dream of You (Helen Merrill album)

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Dream of You
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Studio album by Helen Merrill
Released 1957
Recorded July 26, 1956 - February 27, 1957
Genre Vocal jazz
Length 57:30
Label EmArcy
Helen Merrill chronology
Helen Merrill with Strings
(1955)
Dream of You
(1956-57)
Merrill at Midnight
(1957)

Dream of You is the third studio album by Helen Merrill which was arranged by Gil Evans.[1] The CD reissue includes additional tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Cook awarded the album four stars and said that "On 1955's Dream of You...Merrill found reconciliation, sounding both melodramatic and swinging within Gil Evans' darkly spacious, yet economical arrangements. Suitably, torchy ballads are prominent...The programmatic quality of Merrill's coyly sensual voice and Evans' slightly askew, bubbling reeds and languid rhythm conjure up dramatic, balmy southern scenes á la Tennessee Williams".[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "People Will Say We're in Love" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers) - 2:34
  2. "By Myself" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 3:23
  3. "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 4:10
  4. "I've Never Seen" (Don Marcotte) - 3:33
  5. "He Was Too Good to Me" (Lorenz Hart, Rodgers) - 3:01
  6. "A New Town Is a Blue Town" (Richard Adler, Jerry Ross) - 3:09
  7. "You're Lucky to Me" (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) - 3:25
  8. "Where Flamingos Fly" (John Benson Brooks, Harold Courlander, Elthea Peale) - 2:44
  9. "Dream of You" (Jimmie Lunceford, Michael Morales, Sy Oliver) - 2:53
  10. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Frank Sinatra, Joel Herron, Jack Wolf) - 4:06
  11. "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 3:08
  12. "Troubled Waters" (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston) - 3:14

Personnel[edit]

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dream of You". Allmusic. Retrieved April 22, 2011.