Eden

Eden

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by Sarah Brightman
     
 

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Sarah Brightman doesn't just mix styles, she blends them like a painter creating new tints to expand her palette. Take "Baïlero," for example, the most famous of Canteloube's "Songs of the Auvergne" and a favorite of operatic sopranos. Brightman's version has a spaced-out atmosphere that manages to be faithful to the sensuous

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Sarah Brightman doesn't just mix styles, she blends them like a painter creating new tints to expand her palette. Take "Baïlero," for example, the most famous of Canteloube's "Songs of the Auvergne" and a favorite of operatic sopranos. Brightman's version has a spaced-out atmosphere that manages to be faithful to the sensuous spirit of the original without seeming out of place next to her refined (and appropriately retro) rendition of the '70s rock classic "Dust in the Wind." The influences on Eden range far and wide: Enigma (the chanting on "In Paradisum"), Madonna (Brightman's pop diva delivery on the techno-influenced title track), Bocelli (by way of Celine Dion in the quasi-operatic opulence of "Il mio cuore va" -- an Italianized rendering of the megahit song from "Titanic"), and Pavarotti (her appropriation of the superstar tenor's signature aria, "Nessun dorma"). Somehow Brightman is able to tie these diverse musical strands together. No, her Puccini won't please classical diehards, and you will probably never hear these dance tunes thumping in discos, but to the millions of fans who call her "the angel of music," Brightman's Eden will sound like paradise on earth.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Sarah Brightman's 1999 release Eden applies her rich, supple voice to 16 tracks that range from classical to pop to haunting ballads. The album features "Il Mio Cuore Va," Titanic's "My Heart Will Go On" sung in Italian; "Scene d'Amour," the theme from The English Patient; and "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's "Turandot." Brightman's pop side emerges with tracks like "Dust in the Wind" and the Richard Marx-written and -produced "The Last Words You Said." Eden's wide range and Brightman's beautiful voice are a winning combination.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/1999
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724355676924
catalogNumber:
56769
Rank:
14451

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Brightman   Primary Artist
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Linda Fields   Background Vocals
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Timothy May   Acoustic Guitar
Victoria Miles   Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Miriam Stockley   Background Vocals
Randy Waldman   Piano
Hugh Webb   Harp
Peter Weihe   Guitar
Gavyn Wright   Leader
Gayle Levant   Harp
Ruth Holden   Harp
Frank Peterson   Keyboards
Jonathan Meyer   Sitar
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Gunther Laudahn   Background Vocals
Rolf Wilson   Leader
Paul Bateman   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Michael Soltau   Keyboards
Jonathan Mayer   Sitar
John Anderson   Oboe
Veronica Lee   Background Vocals
Gillian McDonagh   Percussion

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Bill Drescher   Engineer
Richard Marx   Producer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Frank Peterson   Producer,Engineer,Adaptation
Rolf Wilson   Orchestra Leader
Paul Bateman   Orchestration
Michael Soltau   Engineer,Adaptation
Traditional   Composer
John Timperly   Engineer
English National Orchestra   Contributor
Per Andréason   String Arrangements

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Eden 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have listened to Sarah's Eden over 100 times and love it every time. I love the intensity when the music changes in #6 and #13 tracks. Depending on my mood, I love all tracks at different times. I also purchased the video and it is also fantastic. Owning this CD has changed my opinion of opera. The variety in this album goes from contemporary to classical and exemplifies the perfection of Sarah and her voice.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
There is no one like Sarah Brighman. Her styles are unique and flawless. I have seen her in concert and i met her afterward. She is so real and down to earth. I own all her music and this is one of my favorites. I love 'eden and no one like you. Buy the cd- it is a varity of songs all fitting perfectly~
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sarah's angelic voice blends together some of the most beautiful songs ever written. From a blend of pop and soul to classical elegance, she reminds the listener what it means to truly be a diva.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered Eden after hearing Anytime, Anywhere as background music on a figure skating program this weekend. I was not familiar with Sarah prior to that, but she's great and I'm back on line ordering more of her works. Thanks for prompt delivery - ordered on Sunday, received on Tuesday!
Guest More than 1 year ago
BROWSING IN A SMALL SHOP WHILE ON VACATION, THE BACKGROUND MUSIC BECAME A SUDDEN QUESTION TO THE SALES CLERK...'WHAT IS THAT BEAUTIFUL MUSIC PLAYING?' WITHIN 5 MINUTES THE SHOP SOLD EVERY LAST 'EDEN' CD THEY HAD...FOR US AT THE BACK OF THE LINE, WE HAD TO GO ELSEWHERE TO BUY THIS CD....WONDERFUL!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The voice of an angel and looks that would entice a man to make a deal with the devil.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is a fantastic collection of works performed by an amazing artist! Sarah's work is absolutely fantastic on this CD. I also bought the video of the Eden concert! I saw a clip of it and was inticed to do so! It is nothing short of magnificent!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of Sarah Brightman until the CD cover caught my attention at the listening station of the music store. I don't like Broadway or Classical, but when I gave the CD a listen, I truly felt like her voice is what an angel, or a siren might sound like. Beautiful is an understatement. Her voice coupled with the dramatic elements of the songs on this album just take you to another place. I recently bought her Eden Live concert on DVD, and it's incredible when you see her sing live, and her voice sounds unbelievably better!! Awesome CD, even for those who don't like Broadway or classical. All my friends seem to enjoy it as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this CD. It is the first Sarah Brightman CD that I have gotten so far besides ''The Phantom of the Opera.'' She has such a flawless beautiful voice that I admire (being a singer myself.) I recomend this to any person that likes any kind of music. It's amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate to be present at Sarah's concert of the same name. I had enjoyed the c.d. for some time but to see it performed live was virtually indescribable. Once in our lives do we ever experience something that truly changes who we are inside. Sarah's music has that ability, and the ''Eden'' c.d. is definitely among the best. Be careful, guys! Put this c.d. on for your girlfriends and things may start to smoke...
Guest More than 1 year ago
One day I was in K-Mart looking for a good Horror book when I stumbled across a CD listening station. I pressed Sarah Brightman's CD 'EDEN' because the cover was alluring somehow, and there I had my first mystical experience with S.B. I heard a little sample of the song 'Eden' and instantly feel in love with it. I just had to have it, so a week later I bought it and hated it dreadfully! I was embarrassed to even listen to it. I was thinking, my God, am I listening to classical music? Gross! But after grueling weeks of listening to it I slowly but surely became mesmerized by its fascinating journeys as it lured me into the music world of contemporary pop and breath taking ballets. Surely enough this is now one of my all-time favorite CD's. I mainly listen to Rock and Alternitive music but believe it or not I now listen to some classical, though to be honest with you, its not one of my favorite styles of music...I especially enjoyed her song 'Anytime, Anywhere'. In this song her soprano vocals are spine tingling and the pop chorus is hauntingly beautiful. Its pace is fast with both pop and classical. This CD is truly a must-have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
''Eden'' IS a pretty damn good album, being the first sequel to ''Time To Say Goodbye'' and the predecessor for ''La Luna,'' which isn't that bad to tell you the truth. I took off one star because track 4 has an ANNOYING Latin sound, but hey. Take it easy there. Must be one of those famous ''crossover'' tracks she's damn good at, but it isn't the surprising bit that ''A Question of Honour'' is. Still, with the same qualities she always had, Sarah could very well become the most successful ''cover girl'' since.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm one of her biggest fan.Sarah should come again to Florida,sorry for me that I couldn't attend her concert.The way how she sounds and the lyrics,awsome.God bless her talent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Today my mom bought me Sarah Brightman's''Eden''cd and I was so excited I was reping the paper like crazy and until I listened to the first music.Me and mom we were satisfied.Thanks,Sarah.Hearing her lovely voice is superb explendid.I enjoy all her music.Also,today the whole day me and mom we've listened the cd about 20 times and it's just the best of the best.Sarah is not only beautiful but talented singer.Please come to Florida!!!!!You've got to admit it she's one of the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sarah Brightman is absolutely remarkable. Her music is so inspiring and breathtaking. After purchasing her most recent CD I now own 4 of her CD's & plan to buy all of them. Every CD is a masterpiece. Her voice is so Angelic & her music leaves you in awe. I am a real music fan & enjoy a wide range of music including pop, jazz, classical, R&B, and I can truly say that Ms. Brightman's music is my top favorite. She should win lots and lots of Grammy's. Keep up the good work Brightman, & I look forward to your next release.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this on a recommendation from a friend - needless to say - I became an instant fan. I snatched up old albums and even caught her while on the La Luna tour. I had no idea what ''Un Jour Il Viendra'' was about but I could FEEL it was about love. Listen to it... listen to her version of ''My Heart Will Go On''... gives me chills everytime I listen. Eden is my favorite album by Sarah Brightman.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD after I heard one of Sarah's songs on the radio. I love it! Sarah's voice is gorgous and I would recommend it to any Sarah Brightman fan or Phantom of the Opera fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this for Christmas. I was a Sarah Brightman fan before, but this just blew me away! This is now my favorite cd!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this lovey album.I fall a sleep to it with my son in my arm's at night.And he love.S it to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, personally, believe that Sarah Brightman has a great voice that tops any other singer. A voice as beautiful of hers atleast deserves a high rating, and shows a talent that I don't see anywhere else.
Butterfly27 More than 1 year ago
I never thought I liked opera until I listened to Sarah Brightman. "Deliver Me" and "Eden" are my favorites.
Deaconess More than 1 year ago
Her voice is always wonderful to hear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice collection of some of her earlier recordings. It contains a nice variety of music selections.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago