Not too many 48-year-olds can say that they’ve just released a music album for the first time in their life after having become famous almost instantaneously.
Susan Boyle, though, is one of a few who can.
For those who haven’t heard, she appeared on “Britain’s Got Talent” this past year and surprised the judges with her performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” from the musical “Les Misérables.” The song is on her CD and is the title of her album.
I listened to the first song, “Wild Horses” and was blown away. The voice coming from the CD player did not sound like one of a 48-year-old woman. I know that there is a lot of technology that can modify voices, but I doubt it could change that much. I was impressed, but as I continued to listen to the remainder of the CD, the voice sounded older and older.
It was still very good for someone her age, however. Having seen Susan Boyle’s performance of “I Dreamed a Dream” on “Britain’s Got Talent,” I was also surprised when I reached the same song on her album. It sounded different, maybe because of the confidence she gained on stage originally. I think I like her stage version better.
On the whole, I enjoyed listening to Boyle’s music. She had newer songs of her own as well as cover songs, such as “Cry Me a River” and “Amazing Grace.” If I were a person interested in only pop music, I probably wouldn’t be interested in the album. But it’s worth a listen to anyone who enjoys different genres of music all in one place, and an amazing story to go with the voice behind the song.