Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Sarah Brightman, Andrea Bocelli|
Time to Say Goodbye
Genres: Pop, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
1996 hit single, a collaborative tribute with Andrea Bocellito Henry Maske. It's backed with 'Sleep Tight' (Previously Unreleased), 'You Take My Breath Away' from Brightman's album 'Fly' and 'Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Pa... more »
1996 hit single, a collaborative tribute with Andrea Bocellito Henry Maske. It's backed with 'Sleep Tight' (Previously Unreleased), 'You Take My Breath Away' from Brightman's album 'Fly' and 'Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)' (Sarah's Intimate Version). Color picture disc. Slimline jewel case. An EastWest Records release.
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Outstanding, would like to see more of her with Jose' Cura
Anthony Morelli | 07/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard of Ms' Brightman untill I heard her duet with Andrea Bocelli on one of our local FM stations. The music left me with a haunting feeling that I had been missing something wonderfull and grand. I purchased the CD and have played it everyday since adding it to my collection. Each time I listen to it I discover something new and thrilling. Ms' Brightman brings to music a soft,lyrical voice, yet powerfull enough to hit the "big ones." Her duets with Bocelli and Cura are excellent. I would like to hear Sarah with my all time favorite tenor Pavarotti. It would also be intersting to see her on stage with Kathleen Cassello and Kallen Esperian. Give us more of lovely voice."
Miss Brightman in Eden
Anthony Morelli | Montreal, Canada | 09/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WOW, WHAT A VOICE!! IT'S A MUST GET! What a way to start my millenium off musically! "Eden" Is one of my favorite albums of all time.I originally purchased "Eden" for myself when it arrived in the stores. Before playing it to death, I gave it to a friend. I bought another, replacing the 1st one right away. Later on, while checking for new Sarah material, I came across the double set. I decided to buy it over the net almost immediately. When I recieved the disc in the mail, I decided to give my 2nd one away. Only then did I realise that The set only slightly differed from my two other cds. So now my friend & I were even. THE MUSIC REVIEW: Track 1 "In Paradisum" is gothic and I think it's a great intro to her cd. It kind of tells you what is to come. I think she should have called it "Prelude". "Eden" is beautiful. This track expresses her point of the album. "So many things" is short & sweet. I love the track "Anytime, Anywhere". It is totally opera. It sends shivers up & down my spine when she hits the high notes. "Bailero" is dreamy and nice to listen to at full blast. "Dust in the wind" is okay and I might have rated the cd 5 stars, but I'm seriously not too crazy about this track.This is only because, to me, the song doesn't fit the environment of the rest of the cd. "Il mio cuore va" is beautiful. Sarah has gone all the way with this hit, singing it in Italian.The high notes are flawless. Of course, the song took off when Celine Dion sang it too. "Deliver me" including the gospel choir in the background is haunting. The track that makes me cry is "Un jour Il viendra" or "one day he'll come back". She starts off with a voice of an angel, then gradually ascending into a vocalise of tear jerking emotion. "Nella Fantasia" is another one of tear jerkers, which originally was written as an instrumental by (Ennio Morricone). "Tu" is pretty sung in Spanish. It was written by (Jose Maria Cano) of the Mexicain pop group (Mecano). Lascia Ch'io Pianga" is pretty too. Sarah's voice soars, as in all her tracks. The next track, "Only an ocean away" is amazing to hear. She starts out with her popsational voice, then going into her operatic "bel canto" style, and again returning full volume to end the track. "Scene d'amour" is another one of Sarah's fine vocalises, letting her talent fill your ears.Track 15, "Nessun Dorma" (Puccini): is the best track of all. This song was originally written for a tenor voice, but Sarah got her hands on it just the same. She is the first soprano to ever claim this track in her repertoire. The track starts out with the dreamy strings section, then her voice sweeps in like an angel, ascending into an amazing high B sharp, leaving the listener breathless. The last 15 sec. of the track are where my hair stands on end. Simply amazing! Disc 2 starts with the best seller "Time to say goodbye" with Andrea Bocelli.The song is a tribute to (Henry Maske). It is the version from the cd "Time to say goodbye" or "Timeless" (import). I have always loved this track. Next is the never released before track, "Sleep tight". It is more new age. Track 3 "You take my breath away" is taken from her EAST/WEST label import album "Fly". The music starts with her vocalising in Indian. The beginning sounds sort of like a tribal celebration. It is an enchanting song, entirely different from any of her previous music. Track 4 is the "Intimate" version of "Time to say goodbye". Sarah starts with her lovely solo, then taking the part Bocelli would originally sing. Sarah's high note at the end of the track is cut short due to it being a solo. This doesn't spoil the track, though. The 5th and last track is titled "Desert Rose". Sarah's voice is sweet, but not operatic in the song. The tune both haunting and a tear jerker too. Inside the liner notes, there are beautiful photos of Sarah. The theme of the cd is of a paradise she has made herself. She lies on the couch almost trance-like. Red is the perfect color for the visual presentation. There is also a black & white photo of Brightman & Bocelli on the cover of the 2nd disc. The disc is a collector's item, labeled "Limited Millenium Edition". This disc is worth the money. Sarah Brightman fans will be delighted to have such a set. GO GET IT NOW!!"
Sarah Brightman'S paradise
Little star | Graz in Österreich | 02/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sarah Brightman is my favourite singer. The way she lets pop and classical music flow together is unique and superb. I recommend this CD to every music lover out there.
IN PARADISUM: This is part of a requiem obviously. It sounds a little bit like Enya.
EDEN: This is a cover I think. It's well done. I heard the Originalversion in the movie "I still know what you did last summer".
SO MANY THINGS: She helped writing the lyrics in this track. It's about the feelings you have after a relationship wich went wrong.
ANYTIME ANYWHERE: I love the way this piece gets more and more passionate especially in the end it sounds like an aria.
BAILERO: A beautiful ballad for dreaming and relaxing.
DUST IN THE WIND: A Kansas-Cover. Nice melody great sound, great lyrics. A favourite.
IL MIO CUORE VA: Oh...that's "my heart will go on" by Celine Dion in italian. It sounds like an aria. You have to get used to it. But it's a lot better than the german version by Vicky Leandros.DELIVER ME: A beautiful lovesong. Again a favourite.
UN JOUR IL VIENDRA: This is a wintersong. very nice for staying at home when it's cold outside.
NELLA FANTASIA: Again a wintersong.
TU: Very athmospheric. Her voce sounds great as always.
LASCIA QU'IO PIANGA: Aria from the opera "Rinaldo" by G. F. Händel. That's classical music at its best.
ONLY AN OCEAN AWAY: That's another crossover piece. I like it.
SCENE D'AMOUR: Without lyrics but very romantic and beautiful.
NESSUN DORMA: This is the short version. It's shorter than on the "Classics"-album. Again an aria. I heard it's originally written for tenor-voice.
It's the "Time to say goodbye"-Single.
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE: Her greatest hit the duet with Andrea Bocelli. I like his voice although normally I don't like men who sing opera.
SLEEP TIGHT: Another great crossover-piece. She sings low exept for the high note in the end.
YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY: This is taken from the "FLy"-album. It's very long and it sounds fareastern.
TIME TO SAY GOODBYE: (Sarah's intimate version): It's just Sarah singing on this one. I prefer it because as I said I don't like men who sing opera.
DESERT ROSE: This song is only avaiable on the TTSG-single and on this edition. It's very soft. Not the same song Sting sings."