Eden

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Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Andrew Farach-Colton
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 724355676924
  • Catalog Number: 56769
  • Sales rank: 8,311

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Paradisum (3:12)
  2. 2 Eden (3:59)
  3. 3 So Many Things (2:58)
  4. 4 Anytime, Anywhere (3:20)
  5. 5 Bailero (3:13)
  6. 6 Dust in the Wind (3:42)
  7. 7 Il Mio Cuore Va (4:28)
  8. 8 Deliver Me (4:00)
  9. 9 Un Jour Il Viendra (3:40)
  10. 10 Nella Fantasia (3:38)
  11. 11 Tu (4:09)
  12. 12 Lascia Ch'Io Pianga (3:30)
  13. 13 Only An Ocean Away (4:55)
  14. 14 Scéne d'Amour (3:19)
  15. 15 nessun Dorma (3:06)
  16. 16 The Last Words You Said (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah Brightman Primary Artist, 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
Sarah Brightman Contributor
Bill Drescher Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
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
Stephen Marcuson Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rating should be at least 25 stars

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Eden by Sarah Brightman

    This is a very nice collection of some of her earlier recordings. It contains a nice variety of music selections.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Sarah is my favorite singer

    Her voice is always wonderful to hear.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome stuff

    I never thought I liked opera until I listened to Sarah Brightman. "Deliver Me" and "Eden" are my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A lOVELY CD.A MUST TO GET.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!

    I got this for Christmas. I was a Sarah Brightman fan before, but this just blew me away! This is now my favorite cd!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Enchanting

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brightman is truly talented & her music is a work of art.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eden

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eden

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay, okay, I have my final say:

    ''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.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE GREAT LISTEN!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Life-Altering Experience!!!

    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...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Relaxing

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT CD WITH AMBIENT QUALITIES

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Voice

    The voice of an angel and looks that would entice a man to make a deal with the devil.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A FANTASTIC COLLECTION

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, BEAUTIFUL VOICE

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRAVO

    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!

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