When Love Speaks

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
An unusual collaboration, When Love Speaks features interpretations of William Shakespeare's sonnets and excerpts from his plays by high-profile actors and musicians. It almost goes without saying that performers such as John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Diana Rigg, Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, and Susannah York give accomplished readings of the Bard's work; the musical interludes, which range from the adult alternative pop of Annie Lennox's "Live With Me and Be My Love" to Keb' Mo''s bluesy "No More Be Grieved at That Which Thou Hast Done," aren't quite as successful but add diversity. Highlights include Alan Rickman's reading of "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
An unusual collaboration, When Love Speaks features interpretations of William Shakespeare's sonnets and excerpts from his plays by high-profile actors and musicians. It almost goes without saying that performers such as John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Diana Rigg, Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, and Susannah York give accomplished readings of the Bard's work; the musical interludes, which range from the adult alternative pop of Annie Lennox's "Live With Me and Be My Love" to Keb' Mo''s bluesy "No More Be Grieved at That Which Thou Hast Done," aren't quite as successful but add diversity. Highlights include Alan Rickman's reading of "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun," Rufus Wainwright's "When, in Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes," and Bryan Ferry's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day." Other featured performers include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Barbara Bonney, Tom Courtenay, and Kenneth Branagh. As a benefit album for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts -- where most of the featured actors on this album studied -- and as a tribute to Shakespeare, When Love Speaks does an admirable job of marrying high culture to pop culture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2002
  • Label: Emi Classics
  • UPC: 724355732125
  • Catalog Number: 57321

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Be Not Afeard, the Isle Is Full of Noises (The Tempest) - Joseph Fiennes (0:47)
  2. 2 Live With Me and Be My Love - Annie Lennox (2:18)
  3. 3 As an Unperfect Actor on the Stage - John Gielgud (0:54)
  4. 4 My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun - Alan Rickman (1:26)
  5. 5 Why Is My Verse So Barren of New Pride - Diana Rigg (0:55)
  6. 6 Who Will Believe My Verse in Time to Come - Richard Attenborough (1:04)
  7. 7 That You Were Once Unkind Befriends Me Now - Paul Rhys (1:03)
  8. 8 How Oft, When Thou, My Music - Juliet Stevenson (0:57)
  9. 9 When, In Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes - Rufus Wainwright (3:00)
  10. 10 Being Your Slave, What Should I Do but Tend - Janet McTeer (0:48)
  11. 11 Tired With All These, For Restful Death I Cry - Alan Bates (1:10)
  12. 12 When I Consider Everything That Grows - Marianne Jean-Baptiste (0:52)
  13. 13 Let Those Who Are in Favour With Their Stars - David Warner (0:52)
  14. 14 They That Have Power to Hurt and Will Do None - Siân Phillips (0:53)
  15. 15 Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make - John Hurt (0:46)
  16. 16 Come Again: Sweet Love Doth Now Invite (4:42)
  17. 17 Th' Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame - Ralph Fiennes (0:57)
  18. 18 Thine Eyes I Love, and They, As Pitying Me - Matthew Rhys (0:53)
  19. 19 I Never Saw That You Did Painting Need - Imelda Staunton (0:58)
  20. 20 When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought - Kenneth Branagh (1:05)
  21. 21 Is It Thy Will Thy Image Should Keep Open - Fiona Shaw (1:18)
  22. 22 Mine Eye and Heart Are at a Mortal War - Henry Goodman (0:54)
  23. 23 No More Be Grieved at That Which Thou Hast Done (3:25)
  24. 24 O Never Say That I Was False of Heart - Susannah York (0:57)
  25. 25 Look in Thy Glass and Tell the Face Thou Viewest - Timothy Spall (0:57)
  26. 26 Some Glory in Their Birth, Some in Their Skill - Peter Barkworth (1:08)
  27. 27 How Heavy Do I Journey on the Way - Gemma Jones (0:56)
  28. 28 Since Brass, Nor Stone, Nor Earth, Nor Boundless Sea - Jonathan Pryce (1:06)
  29. 29 Like as the Waves Make Towards the Pebbled Shore - Richard Wilson (0:53)
  30. 30 The Quality of Mercy Is Not Strained (The Merchant of Venice) - Des'ree (3:20)
  31. 31 Sweet Love, Renew Thy Force; Be It Not Said - Tom Courtenay (1:05)
  32. 32 Since I Left You, Mine Eye Is in My Mind - Zoe Waites (1:02)
  33. 33 Be Wise as Thou Art Cruel ; Do Not Press - Edward Fox (1:13)
  34. 34 Is It for Fear to Wet a Widow's Eye - Trevor Eve (0:55)
  35. 35 So Is It Not With Me as With That Muse - Imogen Stubbs (1:03)
  36. 36 Devouring Time, Blunt Thou the Lion's Paws @@David Harewood (0:51)
  37. 37 The Willow Song (Othello) (3:14)
  38. 38 When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth - Richard Johnson (1:03)
  39. 39 When I Do Count the Clock That Tells the Time - Martin Jarvis (0:50)
  40. 40 What Potions Have I Drunk of Siren Tears - Roger Hammond (1:04)
  41. 41 Not Marble nor the Gilded Monuments - Richard Briers (0:45)
  42. 42 Sin of Self-Love Possesseth All Mine Eye - John Sessions (0:52)
  43. 43 Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds - Thelma Holt (0:46)
  44. 44 Music to Hear, Why Hears't Thou Music Sadly - Ladysmith Black Mambazo (3:26)
  45. 45 When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow - Caroline Blakiston (0:56)
  46. 46 No Longer Mourn for Me When I Am Dead - Peter Bowles (0:46)
  47. 47 In Faith I Do Not Love Thee With Mine Eyes - Sylvia Sims (1:12)
  48. 48 Why Didst Thou Promise Such a Beauteous Day - Robert Lindsay (1:00)
  49. 49 Not from the Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck - Ioan Gruffudd (0:48)
  50. 50 My Love Is As a Fever, Longing Still - John Hurt (1:04)
  51. 51 The Little Love-God Lying Once Asleep - Bohdan Poraj (0:54)
  52. 52 Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day - Bryan Ferry (2:50)
  53. 53 Our Revels Now Are Ended (The Tempest) - Joseph Fiennes (0:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Kamen Piano, Conductor
John Surman Lute
Barry Guy Baroque Violin
Des'ree Track Performer
Alan Bates Track Performer
Edward Fox Track Performer
Trevor Eve Track Performer
Tom Courtenay Track Performer
Peter Barkworth Track Performer
Diana Rigg Track Performer
John Gielgud Track Performer
Caroline Dale Cello
Charles Green Clarinet
Anna McGarrigle Accordion
John Potter Track Performer
Keb' Mo' Track Performer
Joel Zifkin Violin
Kate McGarrigle Banjo
Rufus Wainwright Piano, Vocals
Michel Pepin Bass, Guitar
Kenneth Branagh Track Performer
Maya Homburger Soprano Saxophone
Jonathan Pryce Track Performer
Stephen Stubbs Tenor Saxophone
Juliet Stevenson Track Performer
Barbara Bonney Soprano
David Warner Track Performer
Ralph Fiennes Track Performer
Henry Goodman Track Performer
Imelda Staunton Track Performer
Matthew Wadsworth Lute
Gillian Tingay Harp
Richard Wilson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bryan Ferry Producer
Robin Trower Producer
Michael Kamen Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, String Arrangements
Andrew Brown Contributor
Des'ree Producer
Annie Lennox Producer
Martin Jarvis Engineer
Manfred Eicher Producer
Anthony (Tony) Fisher Engineer
Stephen McLaughlin Engineer
Joseph Shabalala Arranger, Producer
Brian Tench Engineer
Geoff Foster Engineer
Richard Attenborough Liner Notes
Rufus Wainwright Producer
Michel Pepin Producer, Engineer
Tony Bridge Mastering
Alan Rickman Producer, Engineer
Don Murnaghan Engineer
Iain Roberton Engineer
Ned Douglas Engineer
James Brett Producer, Engineer
Robert Lindsay Engineer
Nicholas Barter Liner Notes
Prince Sampson Producer
Mark Johnson Engineer
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