Sarah Brightman

[CD-cover] Fly (re-released version)

In 1995 a CD by Sarah entitled Fly was released. After the enormous succes of the duet Time to say goodbye with Andrea Bocelli, Fly was re-released in 1997. It is that re-released version I have bought and of which you find the track list and a link to the lyrics here; some notes on the songs are given below the track list.
For some remarks regarding a double CD called "Fly-II", that includes a disk with "rare tracks", see further down.
There are also some notes here on remix versions of Question of Honour.

 

Contents

  1. TIME TO SAY GOODBYE (CON TE PARTIRÒ)
          (featuring Andrea Bocelli)
    L. Quarantotto / F. Sartori, F. Peterson
  2. THE FLY
    Peterson / Brightman, Peterson
  3. WHY
    Peterson / Brightman, Peterson
  4. MURDER IN MAIRYLAND PARK
    Stina Nordenstam
  5. HOW CAN HEAVEN LOVE YOU
          (featuring Chris Thompson)
    Peterson, Christensen / Dorell
  6. A QUESTION OF HONOUR
    Peterson
  7. GHOST IN THE MACHINERY
    Peterson / Ravenhill, Peterson
  8. YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
    Peterson / Brightman, Peterson
  9. SOMETHING IN THE AIR
          (featuring Tom Jones)
    Peterson, Christensen / Peterson, Filz
  10. HEAVEN IS HERE
    Peterson, Schwarz, Meissner / Brightman, Schwarz
  11. I LOVED YOU
    Peterson, Schwarz, Meissner / Brightman, Schwarz
  12. FLY
    Peterson / Brightman, Peterson
===> All lyrics on a single page and translations (20.4 kb)

 
Thanks first of all to Jens Cornely, who supplied me with track list and lyrics before I had the CD myself. The lyrics have been corrected here and there to fit the songs as Sarah sings them, with thanks to Bjorn Handeland and Chantelle Duxbury for helping me with this.

Notes on some songs :

  1.
This song did not appear on the original version of the CD from 1995, as mentioned above. The lyrics as given on the single page with all lyrics are copied from the page with the lyrics of the "Timeless" version; the CD-booklet of "Fly" gives the same lines but without the names of the singers dividing the stanzas.
 
  4.
Murder in Mairyland Park is written by Stina Nordenstam. Bjorn Handeland wrote me that Stina is a little-known Swedish singer who is supposed to be very mysterious: no one seems to know more about her than that she is Swedish. The music of that original version is very much like Sarah's version, Bjorn wrote.
There are some Latin lines in the song and in the original they are quite clear, and they read:
Agnus, agnus
Dei
Agnus, agnus
Qui tollis peccata mundi
I thought that Sarah sings "Dominus, dominus" instead of "Agnus, agnus" (which would make sense: "Lord, who takes a way ..."), but it can well be that Sarah stretches the "agnus" making it sound a bit like "dominus": Latin lines like this, originating from the Roman-Catholic liturgy, are sung rather solemnly and thus often unclear. All in all, I now think Sarah sings "Agnus, agnus", so I put that in the lyrics (after having had "dominus" there for a while). By the way, "mundi" is absent from Sarah's version" Sarah seems to stretch "peccata", fading away in the background music.
 
The original Latin lines of the Agnus of the Roman-Catholic liturgy are:
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: miserere nobis
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi: dona nobis pacem
Translation:
Lamb of God, who takes a way the sins of the world, have mercy on us
Lamb of God, who takes a way the sins of the world, have mercy on us
Lamb of God, who takes a way the sins of the world, grant us peace
[Thanks to Christophe Deconinck for help and info on all of this.]
 
  5.
This is the "video version" of the duet; on the original 1995-release there is a more ballad-like version -- see the remarks on this made below regarding the Fly-II album, which also has a third version. The lyrics of all these versions are the same, and in all cases the song is a duet with Chris Thompson.
[Thanks to Joe Muscolo for info.]
 
  6.
The four lines of lyrics of A question of honour given in the CD-booklet are by no means complete: the song has much more text, which are, thanks to Bjorn Handeland, complete on the lyrics page. Note that A question of honour includes parts of the song (aria) La Wally which Sarah also sings on the CD "Timeless", but there are no credits in the CD-booklet of "Fly" for this.
 
[CD-cover] In June 2001 Angel Records released a 57 minute maxi-single entitled "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" (see cover on the right), which has five versions of this song:
  6.   A question of honour   -   (radio edit)
  7.   A question of honour   -   (Pech remix)
  8.   A question of honour   -   (Knock Out mix)
  9.   A question of honour   -   (Damage Control remix)
10.   A question of honour   -   (Tom Lord-Alge edit)
The version on the "Fly" CD is creditted Tom Lord-Alge, so it presumably is the same as the last of these mixes.
These five mixes follow 5 versions of A whiter shade of pale; follow that link for more info on the single.
[CD-cover]
 
The above five Question of Honour versions were already released on the A Question of Honour - dance mixes edition (19??).
 
Two versions were also released on A Question of Honour - limited edition single (1995; cover shown on the right), together with the song On the Nile.
===> all lyrics of this single.
 
A slightly shorter version than the one on the "Fly" album, and instrumentally also a bit different, can be found on the following albums:
 
  8.
See the page on You take my breath away, made after this song re-appeared on the US version of the CD Harem.
 
11.
Thanks to Sergio Pérez Llanos for a correction.
 
12.
Thanks to John Porter for a correction regarding Neil Armstrong's immortal words in the 12th song [Armstrong was supposed to say: "... small step for a man ..." but forgot the 'a'].
 
JPEG version of cover (36 kb)


 

Fly-II

[CD cover] At the concerts of Sarah's La Luna World Tour in 2000 a double CD called "Fly-II" was on sale, a special tour edition with on the second disk some "rare tracks": different versions of songs from other CDs, left-overs and other loose numbers; for some notes see below the track list.
The first disk of this set is the 1995-release of the Fly-CD mentioned above.
The cover of the box is the same as that of the Fly-CD above, with a small sticker on it (see picture on the right).
 

Contents

  1. ONCE IN A LIFETIME    --   1996 remix
  2. FIRST OF MAY    --   1999 live version
  3. HOW CAN HEAVEN LOVE ME    --   PeCh remix
  4. DESERT ROSE
  5. DO YOU WANNA BE LOVED
  6. HURRY HOME
  7. THE SAME THING TO YOU
  8. RAIN
  9. HE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR
  10. STARSHIP TROOPER    --   1998 remix = solo version
  11. ON THE NILE
  12. HOW CAN HEAVEN LOVE ME    --   video version
  13. ONCE IN A LIFETIME    --   1996 ballad version

===> All available lyrics on a single page (19.6 kb)

Notes:
 
--
On the 1995-release of "Fly", disc 1 in this set, there is first of all no Time to say goodbye, as that song came only at the end of 1996.
1/13.
The lyrics of the two versions of Once in a lifetime on the "rare tracks" CD are somewhat different from those of the original lyrics from Dive.
2.
See the First of May page for details and other releases of this song.
3/12.
The song How can heaven love me is a different (more ballad-like) version then the song on the 1997-release -- the latter CD has the "video version" (no. 12) on the "rare tracks" CD. Song 3 of the "rare tracks" CD is yet another version, more disco-like version. In all cases, however, the lyrics are the same and featuring Chris Thompson.
4.
See the Desert rose page for some background info on this song.
5.
See the Do you wanna be loved page for some background info on this song.
6.
See also the Hurry home page.
7.
See also the The same thing to you page.
8.
See the Rain page for some background info on this song.
9.
See the He moved through the fair page for details and other releases of this song.
10.
The 1998 remix of Starship trooper is a solo version, lacking in effect the voices of the speakers that make up the story in the original lyrics of the single by Sarah and Hot Gossip.
11.
See the On the Nile page for details and other releases of this song.

 
Thanks to Dennis O'Leary, Jaques van Harte for information and help and to Joseph Muscolo for info, corrections of lyrics, and one rdamocle for the lyrics of songs 5 through 8.


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