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As I Came of Age
Sarah Brightman
As I Came of Age
Genres: Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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1990 album for Polygram by the acclaimed diva. 12 tracks, including 'The River Cried' and 'Something To Believe In'.

      
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All Artists: Sarah Brightman
Title: As I Came of Age
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polydor Import
Release Date: 6/11/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042284156325

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1990 album for Polygram by the acclaimed diva. 12 tracks, including 'The River Cried' and 'Something To Believe In'.

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Very different, but good
Lynn Burke | 10/31/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Not many people know about this album, but being a die hard Sarah fan, I bought it to add to my collection. This is defenitally not the kind of Sarah Brightman music everyone is used to hearing so you need to have an open mind. Some of my favorite tracks on this cd are "The River Cried", "Brown Eyes", "Good Morning Starshine", and "Alone Again Or". This cd has a different feeling to it that I can't quite explain. It's very pop-ish and has an 80's sound to it. Just keep in mind that the music on this cd is in a completely different category than her other cd's. If you are a big Sarah fan or a collector of her music, I recommend this cd because its worth the buy."
A bit of an oddity
M. Croy | Texas, USA | 03/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As I Came Of Age is unlike any other of Sarah's albums. Recorded after her musical theater work and before her fabulous classical-crossover albums, this is an album of folksy, soft-rocking 80's-style pop.

I have to say this is probably the worst album Sarah made after she went solo. Some of the tunes are ok and the rhythms can be fun, but everything on here is mediocre at best and just plain bad at worst. There is not one really stand-out good song. The lyrics are just terrible at times, the musical arrangement lacks imagination, and what I personally find most annoying, every other track closes with a poorly done fade-out.

However, even the worst songs can't hide Miss Brightman's voice, and an album with her voice on it can't be all bad in my book. Here you see an unusual side of Sarah's voice. She sings in a strong, chesty, pop manner, not at all like the soft pop-voice she tends to use in her recent albums like La Luna. As always, her voice is clear and smooth, and the lower key that she sings in gives it an earthier, more human sound than you get with her ethereal soprano. And while the selection doesn't show off her upper range, you do get to hear the fullness and strength of her lower ranges.

So as a bottom line, I recommend As I Came Of Age only if you are a fanatical admirer of Miss Brightman (like me), because this album is substantially below par as far as her work goes."
Good tunes but not standard Brightman.
Matthew D Wion | Milwaukee, WI United States | 03/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Frist of all this album shows you just how versatile Ms. Brightman can be. Her versatility is her most postive contribution as a performing artist.
The songs on this Album are very catchy and nice to sing along with. The tempo is up beat and it's very very 80s. Sarah, of course, has a nice voice; but it is neither the breathy whisper of her current pop or the soaring sweetness of her rich soprano. This shows Sarah as a full-blown pop artist. If you are mostly a Eden, La Luna, and Time To Say Goodbye Brightman fan then you will not be likely to really enjoy this album.
For my own part I really liked it and think it is worth the purchase and the listening experience. Perhaps this means I'm simply too fond of Sarah Brightman, but I think not, it is a good sample of late 80s pop; if you like that you'll like this.
What I find truly fascinating is that we get a differnt aspect of Sarah's voice; something more akin to her music theatre voice, but more pop oriented. A deeper, lower octave, and more upbeat sounds marks her performance. This is something I would love to hear her incorporate with the soft pop and siren soprano that she currently relies on (as this would manifest her versatility in even more creative ways)."