Summer

Summer

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Watch out, Sarah Brightman, there's a new girl in town! Like Brightman, Summer is a classically trained English soprano with a flawless pop sensibility. Summer's voice is sultrier, earthier -- and what else would one expect from a singer whose very name evokes sun and warmth? The selections on her debut CD rangeSee more details below

Overview

Watch out, Sarah Brightman, there's a new girl in town! Like Brightman, Summer is a classically trained English soprano with a flawless pop sensibility. Summer's voice is sultrier, earthier -- and what else would one expect from a singer whose very name evokes sun and warmth? The selections on her debut CD range from pop (Sting's "Fragile") to world-pop ("Palabra de Honor," made famous by the Gipsy Kings) to classical songs and arias (Vivaldi's "Sposa son disprezzata," Richard Strauss' delicate "Morgen," and Dvorák's haunting "Song to the Moon") and beyond (Morricone's "Nella Fantasia"). Lush arrangements, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, create an atmosphere that seems to cry out for candlelight and romance. Even on the coldest night, you can put this disc in your player and be soothed by Summer's silky melodies.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
This magnificent operatic vocalist stands out from most modern classical singers in her success at fusing ethnic world elements with her rich traditions. Throughout this emotionally empowering disc, Summer delights in blending languages. She sings Italian for her dramatic, choir-enhanced rendition of Ennio Morricone's "Nella Fantasia," Spanish for the whimsical, flute-spiced Latin grooves of Joaquín Rodrigo's "Aranjuez Ma Pensee," French for Benjamin Godard's "Berceuse," and German on Richard Strauss' longing romance "Morgen." She also has an uncanny ability to join vastly different eras (Beethoven, Vivaldi, Sting), finding beautiful connections between the cultures and centuries. Her attraction to the modern magic that is Sting is understandable, but her tentative reading of "Fragile" seems a bit out of place amidst the passion and conviction she brings to the rest of the legendary material. Still, a joy for all seasons of the romantic-minded heart.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998987920
catalogNumber:
89879

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Tracks

  1. Nella fantasia, for voice & orchestra  -  Summer
  2. Aranjuez, ma pensée, for voice & guitar  -  Summer
  3. Palabra de Honor (Word of Honor)  - Big D
  4. Berceuse  -  Summer
  5. Adagio sostenuto (arranged as song: Mal di Luna)  -  Summer
  6. Tutta la Vita, song  -  Summer
  7. Sposa son disprezzata  -  Summer
  8. Cantique de Jean Racine, for 4-part chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op.  -  Summer
  9. Morgenrot ("Dort, wo der Morgenstern hergeht"), song for voice & piano,  -  Summer
  10. Fragile  -  Summer
  11. Song to the Moon  -  Summer
  12. Cavatina (arranged as song: He Was Beautiful)  -  Summer

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Summer   Primary Artist
Richard Harvey   Pipe
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Miles Bould   Percussion
Richard Cottle   Keyboards
Nigel Hitchcock   Soprano Saxophone
Nick Ingman   Conductor
London Session Orchestra   Strings,Performing Ensemble
Dominic Miller   Guitar
Pino Palladino   Bass
Nick Patrick   Percussion
Jonathan Carney   Leader
John Parricelli   Guitar
Marcelo Álvarez   Tenor (Vocal)
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Simon Mulligan   Piano
London Oratory School Schola   Choir, Chorus
Daniel Hope   Violin,Soloist
Pino Paladino   Bass Guitar
Roger Vignoles   Piano
Summer   Background Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Rita Cambell   Background Vocals
Jenny O'Grady   Leader
Yolanda Bould   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Antonio Vivaldi   Composer
Sting   Composer,Lyricist
Cleo Laine   Composer,Lyricist
Benjamin Godard   Composer
Richard Cottle   Arranger
Nick Ingman   Arranger
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Frank Musker   Composer,Lyricist
Stanley Myers   Composer
Nick Patrick   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Andre Reyes   Composer
Nicolás Reyes   Composer
Simon Rhodes   Engineer,Engineering
Jonathan Carney   Orchestra Leader
Matteo Saggese   Composer
Mino Vergnaghi   Lyricist
Tonino Baliardo   Composer
Andy Green   Digital Editing,Engineering
Andy Greene   Engineer,Digital Editing
Chiara Ferrau   Composer,Lyricist
Alex Cowan   Management
Jean Racine   Composer,Lyricist
David Heartfield   Management
Jaroslav Kvapil   Librettist
John Henry Mackay   Lyricist
Capoul   Librettist
Agostino Piovene   Lyricist
Victoria Kamhi   Composer,Lyricist
Maurice Baliardo   Composer
Jacques Baliardo   Composer

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