Now and Always: 20 Years of Dreaming
Now and Always: 20 Years of Dreaming is a compilation album by English recording artist Gabrielle. It was released on 18 November 2013 through Island Records to coincide with the release of her debut single, "Dreams", twenty years ago. Conceived after a lengthy break, during which Gabrielle had considered retirement, she worked with several new collaborators on the new material on the album, including producers Jake Isaac, Sonny J. Mason, Naughty Boy, Syience as well as J. Hirst and J. Dunne and songwriter Emeli Sandé; the album consists of 34 tracks, including most of Gabrielle's singles, a number of album tracks, remixes from her remix album Rise Underground, seven brand new tracks. Naughty Boy's reworking of "Dreams" was made available on iTunes ahead of the album's release, with options to purchase it either as a standalone track or to receive it as an immediate download when pre-ordering the album, while "Say Goodbye" was released as a digital-only single on the same day as the album.
The album peaked at number 38 on the UK Albums Chart. Notes ^ signifies co-producer ^ signifies additional producer Gabrielle.co.uk – official website
Rise (Gabrielle song)
"Rise" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois and Ferdy Unger-Hamilton and produced by Jonny Dollar for her same-titled third studio album. Notable for a rare authorised use of a Bob Dylan sample, it takes extensively from his 1973-song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", produced for the soundtrack of Sam Peckinpah's western drama film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Dylan liked "Rise" so much that he allowed Gabrielle to use the sample for free, while receiving a co-writer credit for providing the song's chord progression and vocal sample. Released as the second single from the album, the song reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks in January 2000, becoming her second chart-topper. "Rise" reached number one in Ireland and charted in Austria and New Zealand, where it reached number two in April and May and ended 2000 as the country's third best-selling single, behind "I'm Outta Love" by Anastacia and "Never Be the Same Again" by Melanie C.
In the United Kingdom, "Rise" has sold 460,000 copies. The music video for "Rise" featured Gabrielle as a spectator viewing a boxing match; the video was directed by Kevin Godley and was shot in the winter of 1999. UK CD: 1 "Rise" "Rise" "Rise" UK CD: 2 "Rise" "Rise" "Dreams" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Forget About the World
"Forget About the World" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle along with Ben Barson, Andy Dean, Ben Wolff for her self-titled second album. "Forget About the World" did not perform as well as its predecessor "Give Me a Little More Time", peaking at number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the lowest-charting the only single to miss the top fifteen. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
I Wish (Gabrielle song)
"I Wish" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle and Jon Douglas for her debut album Find Your Way, while production was helmed by Douglas. Released as the album's third single, the song was not as successful as its predecessors "Dreams" and "Going Nowhere", which both reached the top ten of the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 26 only; because of its low chart position, it was not included on her Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 compilation in 2001. In 2000 the Italian singer Mariadele made a cover of the song, titled "Vorrei", achieving a good response in Italy. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
When a Woman
"When a Woman" is a song by English recording artist Gabrielle. It was written by Gabrielle along with Richard Stannard and Julian Gallagher and released as the third single from her third album Rise in June 2000; the song reached number six on the UK Singles Chart as well as in the Wallonian region of Belgium, becoming the second-highest charting single from the album. In the United Kingdom, it marked. UK CD: 1 "When a Woman" "When a Woman" "When a Woman" "When a Woman" UK CD: 2 "When a Woman" "Rise" "Make You Wanna Holler" UK Cassette "When a Woman" "Rise" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Sunshine (Gabrielle song)
"Sunshine" is a song by English singer Gabrielle. It was written by Jonathan Shorten for her third album Rise. Released as the album's lead single, the song became her sixth top ten hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 9. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music can be divided into different genres in many different ways; the artistic nature of music means that these classifications are subjective and controversial, some genres may overlap. There are varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between form, he lists madrigal, canzona and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op. 64 are identical in genre – both are violin concertos – but different in form. However, Mozart's Rondo for Piano, K. 511, the Agnus Dei from his Mass, K. 317 are quite different in genre but happen to be similar in form."
Some, like Peter van der Merwe, treat the terms genre and style as the same, saying that genre should be defined as pieces of music that share a certain style or "basic musical language." Others, such as Allan F. Moore, state that genre and style are two separate terms, that secondary characteristics such as subject matter can differentiate between genres. A music genre or subgenre may be defined by the musical techniques, the style, the cultural context, the content and spirit of the themes. Geographical origin is sometimes used to identify a music genre, though a single geographical category will include a wide variety of subgenres. Timothy Laurie argues that since the early 1980s, "genre has graduated from being a subset of popular music studies to being an ubiquitous framework for constituting and evaluating musical research objects". Among the criteria used to classify musical genres are the trichotomy of art and traditional musics. Alternatively, music can be divided on three variables: arousal and depth.
Arousal reflects the energy level of the music. These three variables help explain why many people like similar songs from different traditionally segregated genres. Musicologists have sometimes classified music according to a trichotomic distinction such as Philip Tagg's "axiomatic triangle consisting of'folk','art' and'popular' musics", he explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria. The term art music refers to classical traditions, including both contemporary and historical classical music forms. Art music exists in many parts of the world, it emphasizes formal styles that invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, demand focused attention from the listener. In Western practice, art music is considered a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation rather than being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings, as popular and traditional music are. Most western art music has been written down using the standard forms of music notation that evolved in Europe, beginning well before the Renaissance and reaching its maturity in the Romantic period.
The identity of a "work" or "piece" of art music is defined by the notated version rather than by a particular performance, is associated with the composer rather than the performer. This is so in the case of western classical music. Art music may include certain forms of jazz, though some feel that jazz is a form of popular music. Sacred Christian music forms an important part of the classical music tradition and repertoire, but can be considered to have an identity of its own; the term popular music refers to any musical style accessible to the general public and disseminated by the mass media. Musicologist and popular music specialist Philip Tagg defined the notion in the light of sociocultural and economical aspects: Popular music, unlike art music, is conceived for mass distribution to large and socioculturally heterogeneous groups of listeners and distributed in non-written form, only possible in an industrial monetary economy where it becomes a commodity and in capitalist societies, subject to the laws of'free' enterprise... it should ideally sell as much as possible.
Popular music is found on most commercial and public service radio stations, in most commercial music retailers and department stores, in movie and television soundtracks. It is noted on the Billboard charts and, in addition to singer-songwriters and composers, it involves music producers more than other genres do; the distinction between classical and popular music has sometimes been blurred in marginal areas such as minimalist music and light classics. Background music for films/movies draws on both traditions. In this respect, music is like fiction, which draws a distinction between literary fiction and popular fiction, not always precise. Country music known as country and western, hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s; the polka is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout Europe and the Americas. Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and particular