Fly

Fly

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by Sarah Brightman
     
 
Fly represents Brightman's foray into the world of electronica, which may surprise some fans of the acclaimed singer who have long associated her with the Broadway and classical genres. Beginning with a sound most associated with the former Phantom of the Opera star (although the international smash "Time to Say Goodbye" did not appear on the original

Overview

Fly represents Brightman's foray into the world of electronica, which may surprise some fans of the acclaimed singer who have long associated her with the Broadway and classical genres. Beginning with a sound most associated with the former Phantom of the Opera star (although the international smash "Time to Say Goodbye" did not appear on the original release), the music quickly turns to a Euro-techno style offset by a pop
ock tone, with a couple of romantic ballads thrown in for good measure. Included in this set are the German hits "Question of Honor," a techno
ock/dance number interlaced with opera and written for boxer Henry Mask; "How Can Heaven Love Me," a duet with Manfred Mann's Earth Band lead singer, Chris Thompson; and a lovely pop ballad, "Heaven Is Here." Even more obscure is a rock duet with singer Tom Jones called "Something in the Air," with obscure being the perfect word to describe this entire outing by an international superstar who seems to rise to the occasion of any musical challenge. While there isn't a cohesive feel to this album as is the case with her later releases, it's still quite enjoyable to listen to Brightman take on what is usually left to the vocally challenged disco/pop queens gracing the Top 40 and dance clubs.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1998
Label:
Wea Uk Generic
UPC:
0706301725627
catalogNumber:
017256
Rank:
33529

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Brightman   Primary Artist,Piano,Background Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Chris Thompson   Background Vocals
Andrew Eldritch   Background Vocals
Linda Fields   Background Vocals
Kelvyn Hallifax   Background Vocals
Betsi Miller   Background Vocals
Carl Nappa   Recorder
Peter Weihe   Guitar
Gota Yashiki   Drums
Andrea Bocelli   Track Performer
Matt Howe   Recorder
Frank Peterson   Drums,Keyboards
Alan Parsons   Recorder
Gunther Laudahn   Background Vocals
Kevin Jacobs   Recorder
Michael Soltau   Keyboards
Mike Reed   Conductor
Michael Tibes   Recorder
Sandra Blake   Background Vocals
Jane Commerford   Background Vocals
Joe Dorff   Background Vocals
Bridget Fogle   Background Vocals
Penny Lane   Background Vocals
Matthias Meissner   Keyboards
Reggie Mongomory   Background Vocals
Mike Rutledge   Strings
Sophie St. Clair   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sarah Brightman   Producer
Carl Nappa   Engineer
Frank Peterson   Producer,Engineer
Alan Parsons   Engineer
Kevin Jacobs   Engineer
Stylorouge   Art Direction
Michael Soltau   Engineer
Alex Christensen   Producer
Matthias Meissner   Producer
Thomas Schwartz   Producer
Thomas Schwarz   Producer

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Fly 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sarah Brightman's voice is very thin, stretched, and far too weak in this album. I was not impressed by the way she blended styles, nor the breathiness normally made beautiful in her other songs, yet left weak and unrefined on this CD. I normally love Sarah Brightman, especially when she sings with Andrea Bocelli, but this was not one of her better albums.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this particular release of ''Fly'' as a Christmas gift in 1998. Brightman, whose new Luna CD WAS released in the US (but not this one), seemed to have for the first time sang in a whole bunch of different styles here, thus making it hard to determine the EXACT category under which it falls. Why it was never released in the US is beyond me, because it needs more attention here. But I have to complain about ''Time To Say Goodbye'' being here as track 1, but then that's because it was a tribute to Henri Maske, in the same way that ''A Question of Honour'' (the standout on the album) was the principal anthem for him when he took on Rocky Rocchigiani in earlier 1996. On the entire album, I don't care for ''How Can Heaven Love Me'' as is on track 5 here. I have this Fly 2-CD set (which you can only get if you attend Sarah's La Luna concert), which consists of the ORIGINAL 1995 version of ''Fly'' and previously unreleased material. The version of HCHLM that appears on THIS version (the one with the Bocelli duet) is the Video version, and it sucks compared to the original version that appears on the Fly 2-CD set and the ORIGINAL release of ''Fly'' without TTSG. The 1995 version won't be ANYWHERE found, so don't write asking me where you can get it, I can't help you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She has a huge,little girl's voice wich infact is powerful on making high vocal sound noise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
''FLY'' is a fantastic recording. The mercurial & timeless Sarah Brightman produces a wondrous soundscape once again. I might add that ''TIME TO SAY GOODBYE'' was added to the recording to give new fans an idea of her contemporary classical sound. But it happens to be out-of-place in this space opera. Some of the tracks such as ''HOW CAN HEAVEN LOVE ME'' give the imagery of a (yet to be written) epic space opera/musical, this is an incredible duet. Another infectious tune would be ''GHOST IN THE MACHINERY'' & ''FLY''. Sarah Brightman is a solid recording artist running & conquering the gamut of many soundscapes. You must love her as a whole.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Best, And I mean the best. This is one of Sarah Brightman's first cds she made and by far the best. I love how she has all sorts of different songs for pop to opera to rock. My favorite song is ow can Heaven Love me. it is a really good song that is a mix of rock and oerpa put together. If you like sarah's music as much as I do I know you will love this cd as much as I do