Fly

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All Music Guide - Daniel Malich
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Daniel Malich
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/1998
  • Label: Wea Uk Generic
  • UPC: 706301725627
  • Catalog Number: 017256
  • Sales rank: 54,074

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiró) - Andrea Bocelli (4:07)
  2. 2 The Fly (2:55)
  3. 3 Why (5:10)
  4. 4 Murder in Mairyland Park (3:39)
  5. 5 How Can Heaven Love Me - Chris Thompson (3:44)
  6. 6 A Question of Honour (6:34)
  7. 7 Ghost in the Machinery (4:23)
  8. 8 You Take My Breath Away (6:49)
  9. 9 Something in the Air (4:22)
  10. 10 Heaven Is Here (4:03)
  11. 11 I Love You (4:10)
  12. 12 Fly (2:51)
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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
Ted Jensen Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    No Impressed

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing....for a RE-release!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A little girl's voice

    She has a huge,little girl's voice wich infact is powerful on making high vocal sound noise.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SARAH'S SPACE OPERA

    ''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.

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