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Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan

by Scott Alan

Composer/Lyricist Scott Alan's debut CD featuring some of todays brightest Broadway Stars including Baby's Liz Callaway, The Pirate Queen's Stephanie J. Block, Wicked's Shoshana Bean, Brooklyn's Eden Espinosa, Xanadu's Cheyenne Jackson and MORE .
Genre: Easy Listening: Musicals/Broadway
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1. I'm a Star Eden Espinosa
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2. Surrender Cheyenne Jackson
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3. Magic Adriane Lenox
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4. Let Love Begin Tracie Thoms
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5. Home Shoshana Bean
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6. Now Jonathan Groff
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7. Never Neverland (Fly Away) Stephanie J. Block
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8. At Seventeen Carly Jibson and Jackie Hoffman
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9. If I Own Today Shayna Steele featuring Michael McElroy and Capathia Jenkins
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10. Kiss the Air Danny Calvert
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11. Say Goodbye Katie Thompson
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12. The Journey Josh Strickland and Jill Zadeh
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13. Goodnight Liz Callaway
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
\'Dreaming Wide Awake\' was a labor of love for Scott Alan, and features some of the greatest voices and most talented musicians on the Broadway scene. Live strings, a brass section and full band and Broadway\'s best bring to life the music and lyrics of Scott Alan. This CD was worth the wait.

I\'m a Star - Sung by Eden Espinosa
Surrender - Sung by Cheyenne Jackson
Magic - Sung by Adriane Lenox
Let Love Begin - Sung by Tracie Thoms
Home - Sung by Shoshana Bean
Now - Sung by Jonathan Groff
Never Neverland (Fly Away) Sung by Stephanie J. Block
At Seventeen - Sung by Carly Jibson and Jackie Hoffman
If I Own Today - Sung by Shayna Steele featuring Michael McElroy and Capathia Jenkins with guest Pianist Dave Cook
Kiss the Air - Sung by Danny Calvert
Say Goodbye - Sung by Katie Thompson
The Journey - Sung by Josh Strickland and Jill Zadeh
Goodnight - Sung by Liz Callaway

Producers: Scott Alan and Jesse Vargas
Musical Directer/Arranger/Orchestrator: Jesse Vargas

Violin: Christian Hebel and Hiroko Taguchi
Cello: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf and Peter Sachon
Trumpet: Nathan Warner
Sax: Mark Phaneuf
French Horn: RJ Kelly
Reeds: Mark Phaneuf
Guitars: Jake Ezra-Schwartz
Bass: Steve Gilewski
Drums: Sean McDaniel
Piano: Jesse Vargas

**************REVIEWS*************

\"Songwriter Scott Alan has put together a songbook CD with a little help from his friends ... The results are so much better than some of these amateurish Off-Broadway musicals that come along that one is at the same time heartened and disheartened. Two of the songs, \"Now\" (sung by Groff) and \"Never Neverland (Fly Away)\" (sung by Block) are in themselves good enough to warrant giving \"Dreaming Wide Awake\" a listen... Alan has a voice worth listening to, and he has done himself a favor by producing this sampler of his work to date.\"

-Steven Suskin, Playbill.com\'s \'On the Record\'

\"Scott (Alan) wears his heart on his sleeve - both sleeves - and it\'s a big heart; he expresses his feelings with unabashed emotion. Run for the hills if you don\'t like openness and open wounds in songs, but you\'ll be missing some of our best musical theater singers treating a skilled writer\'s work with care and matching his passion. It\'s undeniably exciting stuff ... \"Magic\" by Adriane Lenox is nicely calibrated in its build, and balances its projected feelings of uncertainty and determination, with strings and piano working in concert, too. Liz Callaway is, as usual, masterful in cutting to the core of a song (\"Goodnight\"), getting the sincerity and simplicity and avoiding any temptations of goo or overdoing. A hilarious number cut from Piece provides welcome comic relief for this album: \"At Seventeen\" looks at that age from the (counter)point of view of a teenager and a woman of 43 - Carly Jibson and Jackie Hoffman, respectively, each nailing it.

This 13-song collection has many gripping and touching moments. What could be considered the smallest moment is in some ways the most heartbreaking: Spring Awakening star Jonathan Groff is disarming in a two minute and 46 second song of reluctant goodbye to an ex-lover where the feelings about the break-up are still raw. He perfectly creates a believable guy reeling in the moments where one is in shock, in denial, and still in love. Eden Espinosa\'s \"I\'m a Star\" is bravura at its best - just delightful. On the more serious side, with songs that start tenderly and gather steam as the characters gather strength before coming down for satisfying cool-down conclusions, are two more standouts: on the subject of divorce, Danny Calvert on \"Kiss the Air\"; childhood longing in the very accomplished \"Never Neverland (Fly Away)\" by Stephanie J. Block ...Dynamite was never so heartfelt.\"

-Rob Lester, Talkin\' Broadway


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Jim P

Finally!
I recommend this CD to everyone-I haven't stopped listening to it since I received it. I bought extra copies to give as Christmas gifts. Let Love Begin is definitely my favorite and I love At Seventeen....if you're a theatre fan or lover, you should definitely get this CD!

Debra Enoch

Wonderful PURE voices!
I was so excited when I found out about this CD. I bought it because I LOVE Eden Espinosa's track "I'm a Star". Now I have found that the entire CD is a treasure chest of the most pure voices I have heard on an album in years. These singers do not need "over-production" like many of today's pop stars. "Never Neverland (Fly Away)" is beautiful and Stephanie's voice is AMAZING. Eden's "I'm a Star" is so emotional and her voice is PERFECT. GREAT CD - worth every penny!

Melanie

Hooray!
I love this Cd! Great job... I can't stop listening to it! Hope there will be more where this one came from! Congratulations on a job well done!

Karen Cattaway

Dreaming Wide Awake
i initially brought this album for the Eden, Josh, Tracie, Stephanie and Shoshana tracks but have since played it over and over and love all the tracks, well worth the money spent, would highly recommend

Christine

Amazing CD
This is one of the most amazing CD's of it's kind. The words and music are beautifully written and very contagious. I've listened to it so many times and always get chills. Scott Alan will soon be one of the most influential musician/songwriter of our time.!

Matt & Kat

Yey!!
Awh. <-- 'Nuff said. Artists we already love, songs that their voices "fly away" with.

Eric

Simply Amazing!
Having been introduced through Scott Alan by way of Shoshana Bean I was eagerly waiting for an album of his music to be released.

This album is just pure gold with the talent that he has put together for it and it really shows off not only his talents but those of the current generation of Broadway Stars.

Marisa Prano

BEST New CD Evah!
Honestly, I only orignally purchased this CD because of Jonanthan Groff, I knew about Scott Alan and how talented he is, but I really wanted to get the CD because of the song Now. I almost didn't get it just for the one song, but I am SO happy that I did, because it is now one of the best CD's I own! I love all of the songs, and a lot of them really mean a lot to me at this point in my life, so thank you Scott Alan!

Dreamer

Pure Dreams
Exciting songs from beginning to end. Sensational voices, great lyrics, beautiful ballads most of them, specially Neverland (by OUTSTANDING SJB) and sooo emotive Home (by Shoshana Bean). Surprisingly upbeat and uplifting Surrender and Let Love Begin. A great ovatio to this breakthrough, as overall.

Nicole

WOW!!
First thoughts, wow. Just, wow! This album is so good. Ok, I'm not going to lie, I bought this CD soley for Shoshana Bean's and Eden Espinosa's songs. Now, those aren't even my favorite tracks. (Sorry ladies. You are still amazing though.) Scott Alan's songs are just incredible and he has found the perfect voice for each one. What a talent. I feel privilaged to hear his music and pass it on. Seriously, some of the best music I have heard in years! I cannot wait for more of his music to be available. Keep writing Scott!
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