La Luna

La Luna

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by Sarah Brightman
     
 

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Broadway star Sarah Brightman lends her ethereal, angelic vocals to another combination of classical and pop, resulting in a solid, stirring collection. This outing, the ex-Mrs. Andrew Lloyd Webber adapts Rachmaninov ("How Fare This Spot"), Beethoven ("Figlio Perduto"), and Handel ("Solo Con Te") alongside the brothers Gibb andSee more details below

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Broadway star Sarah Brightman lends her ethereal, angelic vocals to another combination of classical and pop, resulting in a solid, stirring collection. This outing, the ex-Mrs. Andrew Lloyd Webber adapts Rachmaninov ("How Fare This Spot"), Beethoven ("Figlio Perduto"), and Handel ("Solo Con Te") alongside the brothers Gibb and Simon and Garfunkel. The uncanny thing is how canny Brightman is at bridging the contemporary with the classics so that they seem timeless. She brings touches of adult contemporary, rock, and even, surprisingly enough, techno to the mix; some of these songs, "Here With Me" in particular, are crying out to be remixed as dance songs. Her crystalline soprano leads you on a sentimental journey through "Scarborough Fair" then lilts through a playful "Hijo de la Luna" without missing a beat. Especially successful is the last track, "First of May," as it was recorded live in South Africa. It shows that Brightman's talent doesn't need the production so many contemporary vocalists need to sound phenomenal. There is something melancholy in her expressive voice and in the production of each song on this album, so that even if you don't understand the language of the lyrics, you're left feeling a bit nostalgic, and the effect is not that of much of the plastic A/C market but one of genuine emotion. She doesn't manipulate you into feeling; she actually moves you. Overall, this album achieves some beautiful highs without being over the top.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2000
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724355696823
catalogNumber:
56968

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Brightman   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Martin Frosty Beedle   Drums
Trevor Barry   Bass
Frank Peterson   Keyboards
Paul Bateman   Conductor
Michael Soltau   Keyboards
Internazionale Cameristico   Choir, Chorus
Princessa   Background Vocals
Günther Haas   Guitar
Carsten Heusmann   Keyboards
Peter Murray   Keyboards
English National Choir   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
English National Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Matthew Scrivener   Lead
Jan Eric Kohrs   Keyboards
Gillian McDonagh   Percussion
Sylvia Rhys-Thomas   Leader,Choir Director

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Antonin Dvorák   Composer
George Frideric Handel   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Sarah Brightman   Composer,Adaptation
Gary Brooker   Composer
Craig Armstrong   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Keith Reid   Composer
Guy Sigsworth   Composer
Pascal Gabriel   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Frank Peterson   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Adaptation
Loretta Heywood   Composer
Colin Boland   Engineer
José María Cano   Composer
Paul Bateman   Orchestration
Paul Conboy   Composer
Peter Harenberg   Mastering
Rezsö Seress   Composer
Michael Soltau   Composer,Engineer,Adaptation
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Alberto Bevilacqua   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Timperly   Engineer
Chiara Ferrau   Composer
Jerry Burns   Composer
Paul Stratham   Composer
Goldman   Composer

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