Sarah Brightman

[CD-cover] Surrender, The unexpected songs

This CD contains songs from various shows for which Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music. "Over the past three years," he writes in the CD booklet, "we have developed this album, which either features songs that have never been recorded to my satisfaction before, of different versions of songs that are better known." Below follows the track list of this wonderful CD, as well as some personal comments.

Note: The CD The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection from 1997 contains 11 of the songs from Surrender (2 of which are in English rather then the translated version) and 5 other songs. (See also the CD Sings the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from 1992.)

 

Contents

  1. SURRENDER
    show: Sunset boulevard, 1993.
  2. UNEXPECTED SONG
    show: Song and dance, 1982.
  3. CHANSON D'ENFANCE
    show: Aspects of love, 1989.
  4. TELL ME ON A SUNDAY
    show: Tell me on a Sunday, 1979; Song and dance, 1982.
  5. NOTHING LIKE YOU'VE EVER KNOWN
    show: Tell me on a Sunday, 1979; Song and dance, 1982.
  6. MACAVITY: THE MYSTERY CAT
    show: Cats, 1981.
  7. GUS: THE THEATRE CAT (with Sir John Gielgud)
    show: Cats, 1981.
  8. PIANO (MEMORY - Italian version)      --   English lyrics
    show: Cats, 1981.
  9. EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT
    show: Jesus Christ superstar, 1970/71.
  10. THE LAST MAN IN MY LIFE
    show: Song and dance, 1982.
  11. PIE JESU (with Paul Miles-Kingston)
    show: Requiem, 1985.
  12. AMIGOS PARA SIEMPRE (FRIENDS FOR LIFE) (with José Carreras)
    Official theme song for the Barcelona Games, 1992.
  13. NO LLORES POR MI ARGENTINA (DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA - Spanish version)
    show: Evita, 1976/78.
  14. GUARDAMI (WITH ONE LOOK - Italian version)
    show: Sunset boulevard, 1993.
  15. THERE IS MORE TO LOVE
    show: Aspects of love, 1989.
  16. WISHING YOU WERE SONEHOW HERE AGAIN
    show: The phantom of the opera, 1986.
  17. THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
    show: The phantom of the opera, 1986.
The music of all these songs is written by Andrew Lloyd Webber; the lyrics by various writers.
The CD is released by Really Useful Record Co. Ltd. in 1995, and it has as number: 527702-2.

Unfortunately the lyrics of the songs don't come with the CD. I received a lot of the lyrics from visitors of this page [many thanks!], found others on the Web or wrote them down myself. And I have also received (literal, rough) English translations of the non-English lyrics [many, many thanks!!]. If you have corrections and/or additions please let me know.

===> All lyrics on a single page (28.3 kb)
===> All lyrics and translations on a single page (33.0 kb)

Often there are two or more different versions of the lyrics of a song. For instance:

 
JPEG version of cover (16 kb)       GIF version of cover (130 kb)
(The word 'surrender' on the CD cover is written in metallic letters, which does not show up nicely in these pictures.)

 
Note: The address of the Sarah Brightman Fan Club mentioned in the CD-booklet is wrong.

 

Comments

For many years I have enjoyed listening to Sarah Brightman's CD The songs that got away, for Sarah's voice is very good.

Begin November 1996 I bought this CD of Sarah and again I must conclude that Sarah can sing like only a few people can: all songs clearly show that Sarah's voice is more than great.
The songs on this CD are recorded especially fot this CD. Song 11 ("Pie Jesu"), however, is recorded some 10 year ago and Sarah's voice sounds very different from all other songs (which is a bit of a pity).

I think that song 9, "Everything's Alright", doesn't fit in with the rest of the CD because of the kind of song it is, though Sarah sings it well (maybe I don't like it so much because two men sing on it too).
Song 12, "Amigos Para Siempre", was the official theme of the Olympic games in Barcelona, 1992, and therefore somewhat more 'commercial', which makes it less wonderful, though Sarah's voice is again very good.


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[CD: The songs that got away] [CD: Sings the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber] [CD: Surrender, The unexpected songs] [CD: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection] [CD: Encore] [CD: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, vol. 2] [CD: The trees they grow so high / Early one morning] [CD: A winter symphony] [CD: Symphony] [CD: Dreamchaser]
[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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