14 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alexis Ffrench is one of today’s most exciting musicians, and in Dreamland the pianist/composer confirms his unparalleled gift for beautiful melodies and soulful arrangements. Bolstered by the rich sound of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, award-winning instrumentalists, and gospel choir, each of Ffrench’s tracks goes straight to the heart—from the Morricone lilt of the album’s title track and the hymn-like “Forever Song” to the bittersweet waltz of “Wishing” and “One,” which erupts with pure gospel joy. Beethoven’s 250th birthday gets a nod, too, with Ffrench’s ingenious, multilayered twist on “Für Elise” underpinned by a rich bass groove and punchy strings.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Alexis Ffrench is one of today’s most exciting musicians, and in Dreamland the pianist/composer confirms his unparalleled gift for beautiful melodies and soulful arrangements. Bolstered by the rich sound of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, award-winning instrumentalists, and gospel choir, each of Ffrench’s tracks goes straight to the heart—from the Morricone lilt of the album’s title track and the hymn-like “Forever Song” to the bittersweet waltz of “Wishing” and “One,” which erupts with pure gospel joy. Beethoven’s 250th birthday gets a nod, too, with Ffrench’s ingenious, multilayered twist on “Für Elise” underpinned by a rich bass groove and punchy strings.

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