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The Courage of a Dreamer

“a spiritual re-imagining of some of musical theatre’s best loved songs”

Including the Oscar-winning song, Beauty And The Beast, and Dancing Through Life, from the hit Broadway & West End musical, Wicked.

Available on CD, priced £12.50

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Simon Beck’s debut album

The Courage of a Dreamer – a celebration of my favourite Broadway writers. Intended to be played from start to finish, it’s the story of a life. Perhaps mine. Perhaps yours. I’m so excited to share this beautiful collection of songs with you!

Beautiful, Simon!! Thank you. This is so lovely and so interestingly recorded. XOXO” – Betty Buckley, actress/singer/cowgirl/teacher

Featuring a 7 piece band, 6 backing singers, and two guest vocalists
Orchestrations by Neil Rutherford
Vocal arrangements by Simon Beck

Recorded at London’s famous Angel Studios


    1. Self Portrait / The Human Heart
    2. Make Me A Kite
    3. Alone In The Universe
    4. How Lucky You Are
    5. Beauty And The Beast
    6. I’d Rather Be Sailing
    7. Just A Boy
    8. Dancing Through Life
    9. Come Down From The Tree
    10. Use What You Got
    11. Everybody Wants To Do A Musical
    12. The Chance To Sing / Self Portrait


Digital version available here


7 thoughts on “The Courage of a Dreamer – CD”

  1. “I’d encourage anyone with an interest in musical theatre to buy this album. Simon is a wonderful musician. I loved his vocal and instrumental arrangements as well as the thoughtful and insightful interpretation of a terrific songlist.” – Ken Alexander, Theatre Director

  2. “Vunderbar!!!! Wonderful song choices and divine vocals…..Bravo!!!! – Donna Hazelton, singer/actress

  3. “Beautiful music and voice…. Bravo !” – Jorge Anapliotis, musician

  4. “Beautiful, heart-felt singing of fabulous musical theatre songs performed with perfect grace. Love it” – Cello Diva, aka Sally Maer

  5. “Congratulations on a fabulous album. Love it!!!” – Ben Stock, actor/singer/presenter

  6. “So I just listened to ‘The Courage of a Dreamer’ cd from start to finish! Great job! A lovely and well put together album” – Daniel Fanning, dancer/actor/puppeteer

  7. “I’ve finally just listened to your album from start to finish with no distractions and really enjoyed it – particularly ‘alone in the universe’. Many congratulations to you on your achievement.” – Michala Liavaag

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