End Oct. 1998 Sarah's CD Eden was released. On this CD she is
accompanied by The English National Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bateman
(as with the concert in Edinburgh I
attended), The New College Oxford Choir and some other musicians
Here follows the track list of the European version of the CD.
See below the list for info on other versions and
further down for the single Eden.
In between these there are personal comments on the CD.
- IN PARADISUM (3:12)
Brightman / Peterson
- EDEN (4:00)
Callier / Callier
- SO MANY THINGS (2:57)
Trad. adapted by Peterson
- ANYTIME, ANYWHERE (3:19)
Albinio, adapted by Peterson / Soltau
lyrics: Ferraù / Brightman
- BAÏLÈRO (3:13)
Trad. adapted by Peterson
- DUST IN THE WIND (3:41)
- IL MIO CUORE VA (4:28)
music: J. Horner
lyrics: W. Jennings
Italian lyrics: Michelangelo & Carmelo LaBionda
- DELIVER ME (3:59)
J. & H. Marsh
- UN JOUR IL VIENDRA (3:39)
music: Gabriel Yared
lyrics: Michael Jonasz
- NELLA FANTASIA (3:38)
Italian lyrics: Ferraù
- TU (4:09)
José Maria Cano
- LASCIA CH'IO PIANGA (3:30)
G.F. Händel, adapted by Peterson
- ONLY AN OCEAN AWAY (4:54)
music: Per Andréason
lyrics: Per Andréason / Don Black
- SCèNE D'AMOUR (3:18)
- NESSUN DORMA (3:06)
Puccini, adapted by Peterson
(Total playing time: 55:21)
song 14 does not have words.
This CD was released by Eastwest Records GmbH (A Warner Music Group Company)
(no. 3984-25492-2) early November 1998 in Europe; it was due to be released
in elsewhere in February 1999 but that seems to have been a bit later.
- USA/Canadian and Japanese version of Eden
The CD Eden released in the USA and in Canada has an extra song,
track 16, which is entitled
"The Last Words You Said", which I thanks to Sassy
Molassee and Becky Wilson I have been able to hear too.
And the Japanese version has a 17th track: Sarah's solo version of
"Time To Say Goodbye", the song she sings
as a duet with Andrea Bocelli on the CD
Timeless / Time To Say Goodbye.
- Special release from Singapore of Eden
There is a special version of Eden released first in Singapore.
Colin M. informed me that contains the above listed 15 songs and
"The Last Words You Said" as song 16,
plus 3 MTV videos and an interview:
Angie Ng Ah Sock from Singapore emailed me, however, that she found out that
the CD has only two, not three, MTV videos: "Eden" and "Who Wants To Live
- Who Wants To Live Forever
- Rarities Sarah Brightman
- Special release from Germany
In 2000 there was a special release in Germany of the a 2-CD box with
as disc 1 the album Eden as listed above and on disc 2 the
Time to say goodbye -- single
plus the 'bonus track'
I wish they would not release all sorts of different version: that makes
it all rather confusing and it is not fair to other fans !!!
Sarah performs many songs from this album at the concerts of her
1999 World Tour One night in Eden
Fortunately, the lyrics of the songs are printed in the CD booklet and
given, albeit in a compact form: the stanza-devision in the lyrics
on the separate pages is from me.
The lyrics of the 16th song on the non-European version were sent to me.
===> All lyrics on a single page (16.7 kb)
Unfortunately there are no translations in English of the non-English
With the help of others on the Web, I now have all the translations too!
Some of these translations may need some improvements, though.
===> All lyrics and translations
on a single page (26.4 kb)
JPEG version of cover (19.3 kb)
GIF version of cover (139.2 kb)
This CD has a nice variety of different kinds of songs, but they are not
too different: the songs fit together, I think, making it quite a good CD.
Some songs a little pop-like, mainly the songs in English.
Other songs are more opera-like, as the songs on
Timeless / Time to say goodbye.
But on the whole the CD is neither too pop-like not too opera-like for me,
with some very nice songs --
I really like Dust in the wind and So many things, but also
the title song, Il mio cuore va and Tu sound really great.
After hearing the CD several times I have to say that the non-English
songs are better than the English songs; the latter are a bit too flat and
popular to really last.
All in all I think this is certainly a good CD and Sarah's voice sounds once
But "Eden" has for me not the strength of Sarah's earlier CDs
The song that got away and
Surrender, The unexpected songs --
the musical style of these CDs is more to my liking
(and that is not just because those CDs where the first of Sarah I had:
it has to do with the style of music and singing).
Though I have to admit: the more often I hear Eden,
the more I like it, especially after a
One night in Eden concert
as part of Sarah's 1999 World Tour, and the
video of the concert.
In a letter from the
Sarah Brightman Fan Club it says:
October saw the completion of Sarah's new album called "EDEN".
Of the two dozen tracks recorded, fifteen have been selected to appear on
the final cut.
Makes you wonder which other songs were recorded and why those were not
selected. There could have been more songs on the CD: there was room for
another 17 minutes or so of beautiful music and singing ....
Irritatingly enough the non-European versions of Eden have extra
songs; why are these not on the European version ???
Eden -- the single
- Colin M. sent me a picture of the cover
of "a new Eden Single" (from 1998):
JPEG (14 kb)
/ GIF (29 kb)
Track list (with links to lyrics):
- 1. EDEN (4:00)
- 2. HE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR
- 3. FIRST OF MAY (2:53)
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