Dreamland (Madeleine Peyroux album)

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Studio album by Madeleine Peyroux
Released 1996
Genre Jazz
Length 39:41
Label Atlantic
Producer Yves Beauvais
Greg Cohen
Madeleine Peyroux chronology
Got You on My Mind
(2004)Got You on My Mind2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Orlando Sentinel 4/5 stars link
Time (positive) link
KEXP-FM (positive) link
Consumable Online (positive) link
Tucson Weekly (positive) link
Urban Desires (positive) link
City Pages (positive) link
The Continental Magazine (positive) link
Tom Hull (B+) link
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) link

Dreamland is the first album by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux; it was released in 1996.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Walkin' After Midnight" Alan Block, Don Hecht 4:49
2. "Hey Sweet Man" Madeleine Peyroux 4:03
3. "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" Fred E. Ahlert, Joe Young 3:43
4. "(Getting Some) Fun Out of Life" Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie 3:12
5. "La Vie en Rose" Louiguy, Édith Piaf 3:22
6. "Always a Use" Madeleine Peyroux 2:42
7. "A Prayer" Euston Jones 2:37
8. "Muddy Water" Peter de Rose, Harry Richman, Jo Trent 3:31
9. "Was I?" Chick Endor, Charlie Farrell 2:47
10. "Dreamland" Madeleine Peyroux 3:31
11. "Reckless Blues" Jack Gee, Bessie Smith 3:04
12. "Lovesick Blues" (cover of "My Sweetie Went Away") Lou Handman, Roy Turk 2:20
Japanese Promo Edition Bonus Track[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
10. "At the Christmas Ball" Fred Longshaw 3:18

All tracks arranged by Greg Cohen except 4, 8 and 11.


Recorded at RPM Studios, New York City, engineered by Michael Krowiak, except tracks 4, 8 & 11 recorded at Unique Studios, NYC, engineered by Michael O'Reilly.

Chart performance[edit]

Dreamland debuted at #36 on Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart on 8 February 1997 and fell to #46 the following week.[2][3]Dreamland had no hits and little airplay but sold 200,000 copies worldwide, an impressive total for a jazz album and an unknown singer.[4][5][6] In December 2005, The Observer Music Monthly (OMM) ranked the album at number 48 on their list of top 100 albums.[7] The album is also on Amazon.com's music list of top 100 "Bestsellers in Traditional Jazz & Ragtime"[8] and Amazon UK's music list of top 100 "Bestsellers in Vocal Jazz".[9]


  1. ^ Dreamland Japan 13-track promo sample CD eil.com
  2. ^ Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart. 8 February 1997. pg. 15.
  3. ^ Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart. 15 February 1997. pg. 21.
  4. ^ Leopold, Todd (12 January 2005). "The singer who disappeared". CNN. 
  5. ^ Trickey, Erick (15 November 2004). "Madeleine Peyroux". arborweb. 
  6. ^ Madeleine Peyroux biography Archived 10 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. at Emarcy.com
  7. ^ "Countdown: the OMM top 100 albums". Observer Music Monthly. The Observer. 18 December 2005. 
  8. ^ Bestsellers in Traditional Jazz & Ragtime Amazon.com. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  9. ^ Bestsellers in Vocal Jazz Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 9 February 2011.