Dream Too Much
|Dream Too Much|
|Studio album by Amy Lee|
September 30, 2016 (Amazon) |
November 9, 2018 (Apple Music & Spotify)
|Label||Amy Lee Music|
|Producer||Will B. Hunt|
|Amy Lee chronology|
|Singles from Dream Too Much|
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Dream Too Much is a children's album by Amy Lee that was released exclusively through Amazon on September 30, 2016. The album is available digitally and on CD and was released under Amy's own label: Amy Lee Music.
The bass player on the album, Jeremy Hull, posted to Facebook that he'd been working with Amy Lee on "her upcoming kids' album" on April 15, 2016. The post was taken down some hours later as the album hadn't yet been announced by Amy.
The album was officially announced on August 17, 2016 through an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone. The pre-order link was posted confirming that there will be twelve tracks and the official audio for the self-titled single was released on YouTube at the same time.
The album was originally going to feature four or five tracks as a sixtieth birthday present for Amy's father, John Lee. But then Amy's manager approached her about an opportunity from Amazon to make a children's album, and Amy accepted as they had already begun the project.
Concept and recording
With inspiration from her two-year-old son Jack, the album started as a studio-time present to her father, a guitar player and one-time Gong Show champion, who always played music in the Lee home.
|Dad has always been talking about making some kid songs for Jack to have later in life. [My husband suggested,] 'You guys should just do it, get in the studio together, you've never been in the studio together, you're both musicians.'|
Lee and her father joined forces in Fort Worth, Texas, for a few sessions that promptly grew into a project that enveloped much of her family. Her dad played ukulele, dobro and banjo; Lee teamed with sisters Carrie and Lori for some Andrews Sisters–style harmonies; her uncle Tom plays guitar, bass and harmonica; and her son Jack even makes a cameo.
|We've been saying, even if we're the only ones who ever heard it ... it was worth it because it means so much to us as a family and we love it. So, I'm very proud of it and it was very fulfilling to be able to do that together. ... I'm always looking for ways that I can expand myself creatively and this was a surprise. This kind of came out of a very random place and a very pure place. It was just for ourselves and it turned into something really beautiful.|
Release and Promotion
The album was released exclusively through Amazon and is available on digital and CD formats. In 2018, the album was added to Spotify and Apple Music.
|1.||"Stand By Me" (Ben E. King cover)||Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller||Will B. Hunt||2:18|
|2.||"Dream Too Much"||Amy Lee, Lori Lee||Will B. Hunt||3:05|
|3.||"Bee and Duck"||Amy Lee||Will B. Hunt||0:36|
|4.||"I'm Not Tired"||Amy Lee, Lori Lee||Will B. Hunt||2:15|
|5.||"Little Bird"||Amy Lee, John Lee||Will B. Hunt||3:23|
|6.||"Alice"||Amy Lee||Will B. Hunt||0:47|
|7.||"Rubber Duckie" (Sesame Street cover)||Jeff Moss||Will B. Hunt||2:08|
|8.||"Hello, Goodbye" (The Beatles cover)||John Lennon, Paul McCartney||Will B. Hunt||2:59|
|9.||"Donkey and Chicken"||Amy Lee||Will B. Hunt||1:23|
|10.||"The End of the Book"||Amy Lee, Lori Lee, John Lee, Josh Hartzler||Will B. Hunt||2:58|
|11.||"If You're a Star"||Amy Lee, John Lee, Josh Hartzler||Will B. Hunt||2:56|
|12.||"Goodnight My Love" (Jesse Belvin cover)||George Motola, John Marascalco||Will B. Hunt||2:43|
- Amy Lee - vocals, keys, mallet percussion and harp
- John Lee - vocals, ukulele, guitar, banjo and dobro
- Lori Lee Bulloch and Carrie Lee - vocals
- Tom Lee - guitar, bass, harmonica and vocals
- Will B. Hunt - drums and percussion
- Jeremy Hull - bass
- Dave Eggar - cello
- Additional vocals on Hello, Goodbye by Robby Lee and Jack Lion Hartzler
- Album cover by Caitlin Larson based on artwork by Amy Lee
Amy Lee's thanks in the album booklet:
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