Lou Dalgleish

J.A.D.'s Lou Dalgleish Webpage

(always under construction; last update March 25th, 2003)


A picture of Lou When I heard her debut album, I knew it would be on of the best album that I would buy that year (April 1995). A couple of months later she performed at "Waterpop", an open air concert at Wateringen near The Hague in the Netherlands. For the few people watching her that day, this was a great performance. I don't know much about here, but here is what I know.

For Lou Dalgleish dancing was her life, she just lived for it every week. She was doing dance shows, teaching youngsters or having lessons her self. Louise was 16 when she quit her study and started dancing with a circus touring through Mexico. In the song 'Orange Plane' she describes her feelings when she left for Mexico. Because she felt she wasn't considered a person but just a moving body, she stopped dancing and began her musical career. Besides dancing Louise was also a very very good piano player, this combined with her brothers song writing skills made a formidable team. She worked with Jools Holland, Brian Kennedy, Paul Young, and Wet Wet Wet. She also played a small role in Steven Spielberg's movie 'Indiana Jones and the temple of doom'. Lou is in the opening scenes at the nightclub. She is one of the dancers in the front row on the left of the screen as you look at it.

I just got my copy of Lou's new album "Calmer". I will be working on puting some more soundclips from this album on my page soon.

If you know anything more about her or if you have a review from a music magazine please e-mail me at jad @ bart.nl (Alex).

You can also check out Lou Dalgleish official home page for the latest news and concert dates (this link works again).


Discography:

Albums & Singles

Orange plane (4 track)
Orange plane (2 track)
Lou Dalgleish
At Ronnie Scotts
Music
Calmer


CD cover picture   Orange Plane (1993)
CD LD001

 Track   Title 
1 Orange plane
2 I'm sorry
3 Beech dene grove
4 Puppet theatre

CD cover picture   Orange Plane (1995)
CD LD001

 Track   Title   Playing Time 
1 Orange plane 04:03
2 Out of the window 04:10

CD cover picture   Lou Dalgleish (1995)
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Her debut album was released in the Netherlands and Belgium on April 1995 and was voted album of the week by the Dutch national Radio. The Japanese release on November 1995 contains an additional track. It is due to release in Germany on March 1996. The record company is considering releases in the UK and the USA.

Review from "De Haagsche Courant".

The English singer Lou Dalgleish is a special talent. Those who has been to the Lowlands festival and Brian Ferry, she did the opening act, already know. She released a maxi single with 4 songs last year. And now her first album makes your heart beat faster from the first song "Carlie girl". It's not only her tender voice, but also the acoustic guitars, piano, cello and violin that she uses to make Sorrow and regret

Lou Dalgliesh ran away from home at sixteen to dance at a circus that was touring through Mexico. She played a small part in Steven Spielbergs movie "Indiana Jones and the temple of doom" before she decided to make in carreer in music. She can be compared with singers like Kate Bush, Tori Amos, Sinead O'Conner, K.D. Lang and Jewel.

Brian Kennedy helps out in "Renegade", "Carlie girl" and "Orange plane". An album for those who like me... and mela.. music.

 Track   Title   Songwriter   Playing Time 
1 Charlie girl Lou Dalgleish 04:35
2 I'm sorry Lou Dalgleish 04:46
3 Riverboat Lou Dalgleish / Sewell / Price 04:07
4 Sold out Sewell 04:28
5 Get back into that dream Lou Dalgleish 04:22
6 You'll never get over it Lou Dalgleish / Sewell / Price 03:59
7 Don't be ashamed (part A) Lou Dalgleish 03:09
8 Don't be ashamed (part B) Lou Dalgleish 03:51
9 Out of the window Lou Dalgleish / Sewell 04:04
10 Orange plane Lou Dalgleish 04:02
11 The shape of things to come  Lou Dalgleish 04:00
12 Renegade Lou Dalgleish / Sewell 06:51
13 Special   02:22

A picture of Lou

CD cover picture   Lou Dalgleish At Ronnie Scotts (1997)
CD LouD Records LD33

 Track   Title   Songwriter   Playing Time 
1 Something else Dalgleish 04:05
2 New year's eve Dalgleish 04:09
3 Almadina Dalgleish 04:40
4 Mr. Uneasy Sewell 03:39
5 A man needs a maid Young 04:07
6 Puppet theatre Dalgleish 03:22
7 How many more years Dalgleish / Sewell 03:38
8 Mr. Baker Dalgleish 05:13
9 Beech Dene Grove Dalgleish 06:31
10 My funny valentine Rogers / Hart 05:45
11 Bruiser Dalgleish 03:53


CD cover picture   Music (1998)
CD LouD Records LD34

 Track   Title   Songwriter   Playing Time 
1 Never gone Dalgleish 05:13
2 I'd never lie Lou Dalgleish / Sewell / Price 04:24
3 Too fast Lou Dalgleish / Sewell / Price 03:50
4 Popeye's house Lou Dalgleish / Sewell 03:42
5 Strength (Live debut performance) Lou Dalgleish / Sewell / Price 04:26
6 Strength (Silver Surfer Mix) Lou Dalgleish / Sewell / Price 03:55
7 Never gone (Instrumental) Dalgleish 05:13

CD cover picture   Calmer (1999)
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Review from the Dutch newspaper "De Haagsche Courant" by HP (January 29th, 1999);.

Lou Dalgleish - Calmer

A picture of Lou In 1995 debuteerde Lou Dalgleish op een overdonderende manier met haar titelloze debuut. Vervolgens stond ze (terecht) een hele zomer lang volop in de schijnwerpers. Daarna werd het stil. Het blijkt een stilte voor een nieuwe, muzikale storm. Want, de Engelse zangeres mag op 'Calmer' dan haar instrumentarium hebben aangepast, uit haar teksten spreken nog altijd zulke oprechte, het hart rakende emoties, dat haar werk opnieuw ver boven de middelmaat uitsteekt. Ze blijkt een singer-songwriter die liefdevol gekoesterd dient te worden. Kortom 'Calmer' is een heerlijke luisterplaat, vooral gevuld met (liefdes) ballades, die niet alleen door het aantrekkelijke stemgeluid van Dalgleish, maar ook door de zorgvuldig gekozen akoestische instrumenten worden gedragen. Het uitblijven van een elektrische aanpak komt haar werk ten goede. De nummers hebben in hun eenvoud meer diepgang en sprekende details. Zo is 'Love me to death' - slechts met akoestische gitaar - een compositie vol vurige passie en weet zie 'Tipett' dankzij haar pianospel en meerstemmige zang, veel sfeer mee te geven. Dat die eenvoudige, instrumentale invulling misschien niet helemaal haar keuze is - maar werd ingegeven door een erg krap budget - wordt duidelijk in 'Dangerous exposure'. Het neemt echter niet weg dat de gebruikte drummachine ook zijn charme heeft.

If I have some more time I will give it a try to translate this to English.

(In 1995 Lou Dalgleish debuted with a marvellous self titled album. .... After that it went quiet. But that was the silence before a new musical storm. This Britisch singer changed instruments on this album but her lyrics still bring touching emotions that makes her work above average. She is a singer-songwriter that should be cherised. In short 'Calmer' is a ....album filled with (love) ballades that's not only carried by Lou's attractive voice but alos by the carefully chosen acoustic instruments. Not using electric instruments ... ......................... The songs ..... 'Love me to death' - with only an acoustic guitar - is a composition with fire and pasion. 'Tipett' has due to Lou's .. piano .. and .... vocals a lot of. ........... - by a tied budget - is clear in 'Dangerous exposure'. But still, a drummachine can have it's charmes.)

And another review (again in Dutch) from Plato Mania Magazine Nr. 118 (February 1998)

Lou Dalgleish - Calmer

Lou Dalgleish heeft al een aantal platen op haar naam staan. Hiervan is in Nederland in beperkte kringen alleen haar debutplaat Lou Dalgleish niet geheel onbekend. Deze Engelse dame heeft voorprogramma's mogen verzorgen voor onder andere Heather Nova en Sophie B. Hawkins. Haar muziek is echter een stuk ingetogener dan die van deze beide dames. Ze heeft een bijzonder aangenaam stemgeluid dat perfect past bij de muziek die zij maakt. Geen rock, gewoon bijzonder aangenaam in het gehoor liggende rustige luisterliedjes die beslist een groter publiek verdienen. PH

If I have some more time I will also give it a try to translate this to English.

(Lou Dalglesih already made a few albums. Only her debut album is known in The Netherlands. This Britisch lady did opening acts for Heather Nova and Sophie B. Hawkins. Her music is ..... than the music of both of these ladies. She has a beautiful voice that perfectly fits the music she makes. No rock, just .... songs that deserve a bigger audience. PH)

Again a Dutch review from OOR nr. 4, 1999

'Betekenispop van hoog gehalte,' meldde ik bijna vier jaar geleden over het gelijknamige debuut van Lou Dalgleish. Vergelijkingen drongen zich op: Mitchell, O'Conner, Amos, ja zelfs Carpenter. Een live-CD en een mini-album getiteld Music verschenen op haar eigen LouD-label, waarna het tijd werd voor de officiele tweede studioplaat. Calmer is zoals de titel al aangeeft een vrij rustige plaat, waarop piano en gitaar bij tijd en wijle worden opgekleurd door elektronische keyboards en drums. De songs lijken daardoor nog intiemer dan op haar eerste. Potentiele hitsingles als Orange Plane ontbreken hier. Toch maakt de uit Birmingham afkomstige ex-danseres hier opnieuw grote indruk door dieo bij zichzelf (en anderen) naar binnen te kijken, pakkende melodielijnen te vinden die haar geschoold aandoende zangstem erg goed tot uitdrukking doen komen. Hoogtepunt is Tippett, een aan de Engelse componist en dirigent Michael Tippett opgedragen lied met een aan diens opera The Midsummer Marriage ontleende tekst. Opvallend is ook Lou's versie van Elvis Costello's Indoor Fireworks. Pure kwaliteit. Bert van de Kamp.

'Meaningfull high standard pop.' that's what I said four years ago about Lou Dalgleish self-titled debut album. Comparions ..... Mitchell, O'Conner, Amos, and yes even Carpenter. A live CD and a mini-album titled Music appeared on her own LouD-label. It was tme for her second official studio album. Calmer is like the title says a calm album...........

 Track   Title   Songwriter   Playing Time 
1 Hiding Sewell / Dalgleish / Price 03:23
2 Seconds of dance Sewell / Dalgleish / Price 05:04
3 Love me to death Sewell / Dalgleish 03:29
4 Blame Dalgleish / Sewell 03:29
5 Melted Dalgleish 03:37
6 It's your problem now Dalgleish / Sewell / Price 03:25
7 Dangerous exposure Dalgleish 03:03
8 Irish eyes Dalgleish 04:05
9 Tippett Dalgleish / Byrne 03:03
10 Indoor fireworks Elvis Costello 03:53
11 The old man Sewell / Dalgleish 05:26
12 Chained Sewell 03:40




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