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Eden [Sarah Brightman] [724355676924]

  • 1. In Paradisum - (Latin)
    2. Eden
    3. So Many Things
    4. Anytime, Anywhere
    5. Bailero - (French)
    6. Dust in the Wind
    7. Il Mio Cuire Va - (Italian)
    8. Deliver Me
    9. Un Jour il Viendra - (French)
    10. Nella Fantasia - (Italian)
    11. Tu - (Italian)
    12. Lascia Chio Pianga - (Italian)
    13. Only an Ocean Away
    14. Scene d'Amour
    15. Nessun Dorma - (Italian)
    16. Last Words You Said, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 56769

  • Credits
    ProducerFrank Peterson; Richard Marx

    Personnel includes: Sarah Brightman (vocals); Paul Bateman, Jeremy Lubbock (conductor); Tim May (acoustic guitar); Michael Thompson (electric guitar); Peter Weihe (guitar); Jonathan Mayer (sitar); Skaila Kanga, Gail Levant (harp); John Anderson (oboe); Randy Waldman (piano); Michael Soltau, Frank Peterson (keyboards); Freddie Washington (bass); Gillian McDonagh (percussion); Miriam Stockley, Tessa Niles, Gunther Laudahn, Linda Fields, Veronica Lee, Victoria Miles (background vocals); Hugh Webb, Ruth Holden, Alison Martin; The English National Orchestra, The New College Oxford Choir.
    Engineers include: Michael Soltau, John Timperly, Frank Peterson.
    With EDEN, Broadway diva Sarah Brightman ("Requiem," "Cats") stretches beyond the constraints of what's considered show music. Here, she sings an assortment of classical adaptations, rock, and sleek modern pop songs.
    The entrancing opener, "In Paradisum" combines pre-recorded nature sounds, atmospheric textures, and echoes of Gregorian chant, setting the regal and eclectic mood. "Nella Fantasia" is an adaptation of a tune by movie soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone, with Italian lyrics by Ferrau, and here the exquisite longing in Brightman's voice transcends all language barriers. She transforms Kansas' philosophical hit "Dust in the Wind" into a theatrical ballad that transcends time or setting. The production is lavish, judiciously mixing lustrous, gently throbbing modern pop textures, and conventional orchestration in a way that showcases the songs and the singer without being obtrusive or maudlin.

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