Dive

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Recorded with a large contingency of German musicians, British stage-diva Sarah Brightman's Dive is a loose concept album tied together by a common thread of nautical references. Opening with the short, spoken-word piece that is the title track, there are constant images of the sea throughout the lyrics. The material sounds like what you would expect from Brightman's ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber. It's all fairly pretentious power ballads, but there's no denying that they're melodic. Brightman has a powerful set of pipes and, actually, shows a good deal of restraint. There are several songs that are a cut above like "Captain Nemo" and "Seven Seas." She does go over the top...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Recorded with a large contingency of German musicians, British stage-diva Sarah Brightman's Dive is a loose concept album tied together by a common thread of nautical references. Opening with the short, spoken-word piece that is the title track, there are constant images of the sea throughout the lyrics. The material sounds like what you would expect from Brightman's ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber. It's all fairly pretentious power ballads, but there's no denying that they're melodic. Brightman has a powerful set of pipes and, actually, shows a good deal of restraint. There are several songs that are a cut above like "Captain Nemo" and "Seven Seas." She does go over the top on her cover of Procol Harum's "A Salty Dog," but she redeems herself with the closer, "The Second Element II." The song, a reprise of an earlier track, is a stripped-down, acoustic affair with a subdued vocal by Brightman.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2001
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731455459425
  • Catalog Number: 554594
  • Sales rank: 151,413

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dive (0:54)
  2. 2 Captain Nemo (5:16)
  3. 3 The Second Element (4:14)
  4. 4 Ship of Fools (2:23)
  5. 5 Once in a Lifetime (4:21)
  6. 6 Cape Horn (0:49)
  7. 7 A Salty Dog (3:49)
  8. 8 Siren (1:14)
  9. 9 Seven Seas (4:09)
  10. 10 Johnny Wanna Live (4:40)
  11. 11 By Now (3:22)
  12. 12 Island (4:22)
  13. 13 When It Rains in America (3:42)
  14. 14 La Mer (3:33)
  15. 15 The Second Element, Pt. 2 (4:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah Brightman Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Udo Dahmen Percussion, Drums
London Community Gospel Choir Background Vocals
Peter Weihe Guitar
Frank Peterson Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Michael Wehr Keyboards, Background Vocals
Gunther Laudahn Guitar, Background Vocals
Ben Huellenkremer Bass
Matthias Meissner Keyboards
A.L.W. Background Vocals
Tom Leonhardt Guitar
Thomas Schwarz Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Sarah Brightman Producer
Gary Brooker Composer
Keith Reid Composer
Matt Howe Engineer, overdub engineer
Frank Peterson Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer
Dave Collins Mastering
Michael Wehr Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Audio Frame Systems Operator, Digital System Operator
Stylorouge Art Direction
Matthias Meissner Arranger
Koba Yashi Engineer, overdub engineer
Thomas Schwarz Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dive

    Some of the reviews I've just read about this album are just plain wrong. I have owned this album since it came out in April 1993 & it is FABULOUS! Sarah's beautiful version of A SALTY DOG by Procol Harum is a gleaming tribute to a truly GREAT SONG. Someone wrote Sarah's version was "over the top". Then go buy yourself a nice safe Perry Como CD. Did you want her to rap it? Yeah, she belts it out, why the heck not? Another thing. This album contains one of pop music's ten best songs ever written, the sexy, steamy ONCE IN A LIFETIME. The price of the album is worth it for that song alone! I would say that DIVE is one of my top ten DESERT ISLAND ALBUMS. Forget those AL Webber lovers; this is Sarah testing her edgy wings and it is glorious!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A beautiful CD

    This is the least popular of her CD's and the most beautiful. I bought it seven years ago and I still treasure it. If you like a kind of mystical new-age music then this is a great CD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sarah is amazing!

    This CD proves that Sarah can do any type of music. Most of the songs are really good. One of my favorites is "Johnny Wanna Live" because it focuses on animal rights. I also like "Second Element" both part 1 and 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boring

    I love Sarah Brightman...but this CD does not do her voice justice. The music is dull and the lyrics are just a mumble of words with no distictive images. Try "Eden", "La Luna", or any of the ALW collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dive

    After reading the reviews by some other listeners I just have one question? What the hell are you smoking? This is a BRILLIANT album & her aquatic thread is marvelous. Yes, it is a loosely based concept/theme album. Not one person has made mention of one of pop music's greatest, sexiest, most seductive songs ever written, the incomparable ONCE IN A LIFETIME. The whole album is worth that song alone. Procol Harum's A SALTY DOG is brilliant, not over the top. Sarah never goes over the top, she always leaves us wanting more. The mark of a true DIVA!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Melodies

    I don't normally pay attention to lyrics, I really like the music. And boy, is the music awesome in this disc (her great voice certainly helps).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Graceful, but not her best.

    So what else is new? Obviously, Sarah attempts alternative here. However, the great backup is weakened by meaningless lyrics and amateur singing on the likes of ¿A Salty Dog.¿ Thus, the entire album has little to show for it. Definitely not an album for those sensitive ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Captain Nemo should have said 'No way!'

    This album is agonizing to hear. Brightman's beautiful voice and an impressive musical backup are ruined by brain-dead lyrics. Spend your money on 'Eden' or the Webber collection, not this travesty.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great disk !!!!

    My first Sarah Brightman disk was EDEN... Shortly after that I've bought others including DIVE,TIMELESS etc.. and I cant Stop hearing them.. I've converted the CDs to MP3 (legally..) so I can hear ALL her records without interruption.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SALTY DOG LIVES AGAIN

    FOUND DIVE ALL BY ITSELF AMONG THE NEWER BRIGHTMAN CD'S. TOOK A CHANCE-ONE OF HER BEST YET. SALTY DOG BRINGS GOOSEBUMPS TO ME EVERYTIME I HEAR IT-WHAT A VOICE!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic! Das ist gut fur mich!!

    Ya mon!! Love the Rasta dread locks! To all my homies back in Jamaica: Buy this C.D.!!!

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