Sweet Dreams is the 1985 soundtrack album to the movie of the same name, starring Jessica Lange and Ed Harris about the life of country music star, Patsy Cline. The soundtrack's music conatined all original songs by Patsy Cline.
The album was released following the movie. Although the soundtrack included original songs performed by Patsy Cline, but did not contain the original background vocal music, as all of it was overdubbed to fit each part of the movie. Cline's original producer, Owen Bradley produced the soundtrack. The music was remixed by Doug Crider at Music City Music Hall in Nashville, Tennessee. The overdub recording sessions took place in 1984 at Bradley's Barn in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Originally released on a record, the soundtrack was later reissued in a CD format later in the decade. The lead single from the soundtrack, "Sweet Dreams" was released in 1985, but it failed to chart any US chart. However, the album itself charted at #6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in 1985.
The soundtrack sold. In April 1987, Sweet Dreams was certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of over 500,000 copies in the United States.
Virginia Patterson Hensley (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963), known professionally as Patsy Cline, was an American country music singer who enjoyed pop music crossover success during the era of the Nashville sound in the early 1960s. Since her death at age 30 in a 1963 plane crash at the height of her career, she has been considered one of the most influential, successful, revered, and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century.
Cline was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expressive bold contralto voice, which, along with her role as a mover and shaker in the country music industry, has been cited and praised as an inspiration by many vocalists of various music genres. The story of her life and career has been the subject of numerous books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays.
Posthumously, millions of her albums have been sold over the past 45 years and she has been given numerous awards, which has given her an iconic status with some fans similar to that of legends Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. Only ten years after her death, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2002, she was voted by artists and members of the Country Music industry as number one on CMT's television special of the 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, and in 1999 she was voted number 11 on VH1's special The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll by members and artists of the rock industry. According to her 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame plaque, "Her heritage of timeless recordings is testimony to her artistic capacity." Among those hits are "Walkin' After Midnight", "I Fall to Pieces", "She's Got You", "Crazy", and "Sweet Dreams.
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