Linn Records is delighted to announce the release of Dreamsville by Carol Kidd MBE, her first recording in eight years. Fans will be delighted by this exquisite return to form by a Scottish jazz legend. A Linn Records artist since 1984, Kidd celebrates the 25 year relationship with a hand-picked selection of standards.
Carol suffered "trauma" following the death of her partner in 2003. This saw her take a complete break from singing. However, she found therapy in writing lyrics and two songs, co-written with guitarist Nigel Clark appear on the album - Do You Believe and There Goes My Heart. The album also features a delightful new version of her signature song When I Dream. Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe is dedicated to the late Humphrey Lyttelton who asked, after hearing Carol sing it, for her to include the song in her recorded repertoire.
Carol Kidd is renowned for her impeccable phrasing and delivery along with an innate ability to breathe fresh life into jazz standards. Dreamsville places a great singer, at the top of her form, back where she belongs - in the upper echelons of world class vocal jazz.
Dreamsville features talented musicians Alyn Cosker (drums), Mario Caribe (bass) and Paul Harrison (piano). The album is produced by one-time member of Wet Wet Wet, Graeme Duffin. (Linn Records)