Sarah Brightman

[CD-cover] Dive

This CD contains a number of songs, including three instrumental short ones, apparently all written for Sarah Brightman. Below the track list you can find some personal comments on the CD.

 

Contents

  1. DIVE
    music: Peterson
    lyrics: --
  2. CAPTAIN NEMO
    music: Holmberg
    lyrics: Lancelot
  3. THE SECOND ELEMENT
    music: Schwarz, Peterson, Meissner
    lyrics: Peterson, Weiss
  4. SHIP OF FOOLS
    music: Peterson
    lyrics: Peterson, Andrews
  5. ONCE IN A LIFETIME
    music: Peterson, Schwarz, Meissner
    lyrics: Peterson, Brightman
  6. CAPE HORN
    music: Peterson, Wehr
    lyrics: --
  7. A SALTY DOG
    music: Brooker
    lyrics: Reid
  8. SIREN
    music: Peterson
    lyrics: --
  9. SEVEN SEAS
    music: Peterson
    lyrics: Peterson, Andrews
  10. JOHNNY WANNA LIVE
    music: Peterson, Cretu
    lyrics: Cretu, Hirschburger
  11. BY NOW
    music: Schwarz, Meissner, Peterson
    lyrics: Schwarz, Brightman
  12. ISLAND
    music: Peterson
    lyrics: Peterson, Andrews
  13. WHEN IT RAINS IN AMERICA
    music: Schwarz, Meissner, Peterson
    lyrics: Peterson, Schwarz, Brightman
  14. LA MER
    music: Peterson
    lyrics: Peterson, Brightman
  15. THE SECOND ELEMENT II
    music: Peterson, Schwarz, Meissner
    lyrics: Peterson, Pirs
The CD is released by A&M Records in 1993, and it has as number: 540 083-2.

The CD booklet contains the lyrics of the songs; there are some minor (printing) errors that needed correction. I have typed the lyrics of song 15 myself because those in the booklet are not complete. The lyrics of the other songs were send to me by Jeff -- thanks for that.

===> All lyrics on a single page (13.9 kb)

Numbers 1, 6 and 8 are instrumental.  
The dialogue in song 6 is an extract from the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty":

      "It was like riding a cork over a waterfall, sir, and wind is not the name for what blows in your face, it's something made of iron, swings at you from the west, never changing day in and day out, with seas as high as the neigh-mast. We had life-lines rigged everywhere, sir, and there were still sixteen men washed overboard."
      "Cold?"
      "Three men froze in the yards, frozen stiff, sir. Couldn't get them down without cutting their fingers loose from the shrouds. I was lucky..."
And the spoken text of song 1 is taken from "Whale Nation" by Heathcote Williams and reads:

From space, the planet is blue
From space, the planet is the territory
Not of humans, but of the whale

That book also seems to have been the inspiration for song 14 (La Mer).

 
JPEG version of cover (23 kb)       GIF version of cover (104 kb)

 

Comments

Sarah's voice is on this CD what I like most: her singing is again very good. The songs are nice and good, but most are too pop-like for me and some have music that is too loud for my liking, music which in some cases drowns the singing, especially near the end of the songs. Some songs even have a beat that is disco-like....

All in all the CD is certainly more than average and worth buying for a Sarah Brightman fan, but it is not excellent. I for one prefer both The songs that got away and Surrender, the unexpected songs by far, where Sarah sings songs from musicals.

 
By the way:
Bjorn Handeland wrote me that "The Second Element" and "Captain Nemo" are sung by the Swedish singer Cecilia Vennersten on her debut album in a Swedish translation.


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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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