Love Was A Dream


Alfie Boe


Released 25th July 2011

Love Was a Dream was originally released in 2009 and Alfie explained at the time why this recording was so enjoyable to make… “I have to say that recording the album ‘Franz Lehar: Love was a Dream’ was the most enjoyable recording sessions I have ever been involved in. The studio was the stage of The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow. Normally when recording the voice you get separated from the orchestra but in this case I had the opportunity to stand and record my vocal in the middle of the string section. In my opinion this creates a solid connection with the players and forms a unity of sound. Also having the live connection with your conductor makes a huge difference. There were moments in the sessions when I really picked up on the melody of the instruments surrounding me and began to really understand their contribution to the score. The Orchestra of Scottish Opera were amazing, the control they had with the delicate musical structures and simplicity of sound, for the Lehar score, was perfection. I really hope we can work together again in the future. The side of recording that the listener tends to forget is the sound engineer, and what a guy we had at the helm, this is person that brings it together in the studio. They have to be able to pick out the slightest mistake, or if something doesn’t sound quite right, they also need to have great musicianship. I hope you all enjoy the album!”

Tracks

  1. Just Believe It’s True
  2. Vilia
  3. Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss
  4. Oh Maiden
  5. My Maiden 3:51 Not Available
  6. You Are My Heart’s Delight
  7. Love Was A Dream
  8. Beautiful Italy
  9. Patiently Smiling
  10. Love Unspoken
  11. Friends
  12. This Is The Life For Me!
  13. Beneath The Window
  14. Farewell
  15. My Love
  16. Farewell

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