Sarah Brightman

At the end of 1989 I quite by accident found a wonderful CD:

[CD-cover] The songs that got away

This CD, released in 1989, contains 14 songs that somehow "got lost" from West End or Broadway scores. These songs are perfomed by Sarah Brightman with a beautiful voice, which is in some songs (especially 1, 9 and 14) really enchanting and grand: her voice can match the angels' in its glory [from "Meadowlark"]. And the more I listen to the CD, the more I like it.
Up till now this still is my most often played CD!
It might be caught up with by an album of Loreena McKennitt, or Sarah's other wonderful CD Surrender, The unexpected songs, but I don't think so.

 

Contents

  1. MEADOWLARK
    S. Schwartz - show: The baker's wife, 1976.
  2. I AM GOING TO LIKE IT HERE
    R. Rodgers/O. Hammerstain - show: Flower drum song, 1958.
  3. I REMEMBER
    S. Sondheim - show: Evening primrose, 1966.
  4. MR. MONOTONY
    I. Berlin - show: Easter parade, 1948; Miss Liberty, 1949; Call me Madam, 1950.
  5. DREAMERS
    M. Hamlisch/C. Adler - show: Jean Seberg, 1983.
  6. SILENT HEART
    V. Ellis/A. Herbert - show: Bless the bride, 1947.
  7. LUD'S WEDDING
    L. Bernstein/A. Lerner - show: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 1976.
  8. THREE-CORNERED TUNE
    F. Loesser - show: Guys and dolls, 1950.
  9. IF I EVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN
    P. Greenwell/P. Wildeblood - show: The crooked mile, 1959.
  10. WHAT MAKES ME LOVE HIM?
    J. Bock/S. Harnick - show: The apple tree, 1966.
  11. CHI IL BEL SOGNO DI DORETTA
    G. Puccini/G. Adami - show: La Rodine, 1917.
  12. AWAY FROM YOU
    R. Rodgers/S. Harnick - show: Rex, 1976.
  13. IF LOVE WERE ALL
    N. Coward - show: Bittersweet, 1929.
  14. HALF A MOMENT
    A. Webber/A. Ayckbourn - show: Jeeves, 1975.

This CD is released by Really Useful Record Co. Ltd. in 1989, and it has as number: 839 116-2 (album: 839 116-1, cassette: 839 116-4).

Some of the songs have got a new orchestration for this CD, and perhaps the lyrics are adapted slightly as well here and there.
You can read the lyrics of the songs if you follow the links of the titles; all lyrics, except for those of song 4, are given in the CD-booklet.

===> All lyrics on a single page (19.5 kb)

 
JPEG version of cover (17 kb)       GIF version of cover (109 kb)

[A meadowlark] A jpeg picture of a meadowlark (81 kb) I found on Internet.

 

Comments

I love this CD since Sarah Brightman's voice is very, very good. All songs are different, so you here different aspects of Sarah's voice. I particularly like numbers of which I give the lyrics, where Sarah clearly excells. Listening to these songs, while sitting in a good chair with a good glass of wine ....

As usual, though, there are one or two songs on the CD that I am not so fond of. In this case I do not like number 7 ("Lud's wedding"): whenever I really sit down and listen to the CD I skip this song; maybe it is because a man sings Lud's part in the song. And number 10 ("What makes me love him") is not such a good song either. But one cannot blame Sarah for this, of course!

 

Anyting but lonely -- the single

A CD-single was released (in the UK at least) in 19?? that features two of the songs from The songs that got away, hence I mention it here.
 
[CD cover] (JPEG, 14kb)
 
Track list and links to the lyrics I have got:
 
1.   ANYTHING BUT LONELY
Webber / Black, Hart - show: Aspects of Love, 1989.
2.   ENGLISH GIRLS
Webber / Black, Hart - show: Aspects of Love, 1989.
3.   HALF A MOMENT
Webber / Ayckbourn - show: Jeeves, 1975.
4.   WHAT MAKES ME LOVE HIM
Bock / Harnick - show: The apple tree, 1966.
 
Song 1 appears on Sarah's albums The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection (1997) and Sings the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (1992).
Song 2 was previously unreleased and does not appear on an album.
Songs 3 and 4 appear on The songs that got away -- see above.
[With thanks to Gareth North for info and the cover picture and Elden and Becky for additional info.]


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[CD: Timeless / Time to say goodbye] [CD: Eden] [CD: La luna] [CD: The very best of 1990-2000] [CD: Classics] [CD: As I came of age] [CD: Dive] [CD: Fly] [CD: Harem] [CD: Diva - the singles collection] [CD: Amalfi]
[concert: Sarah Brightman in Edinburgh] [video: Sarah Brightman in Concert] [concert: One night in Eden] [video: One night in Eden] [concert: La Luna] [video: La Luna] [concert: Harem] [DVD: Harem, a desert fantasy] [DVD & CD: Live from Las Vegas] [DVD: Diva - the video collection]

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