Sarah Brightman : The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection / Encore

Sarah Brightman : The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection / Encore

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No description available.Genre: VocalsRating: Release Date: 0000-00-00Media Type: Compact Disk
In a career that's veered from '70s pop chanteuse to Broadway star and neo-operatic diva, Sarah Brightman has brought a critics-be-damned sense of dramatic scale to nearly every project she's tackled. This two-CD package of 31 hits brings together selections from Brightman's original Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, including many definitive versions of Lloyd Webber classics. Also included are songs from her album Encore, which itself was largely culled from her Songs That Got Away and Surrender song anthologies, although they do include four previously unreleased outtakes from those collections.
Her 1998 recording of the title song from ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind succeeds by emphasizing its melodic grace with a deft, airy touch, while the remainder rescue worthy songs from obscure or failed musicals. From Lerner and Lane's 1959 Carmelina comes the lovely "One More Walk Around the Garden." Stephen Sondheim's youthful 1954 debut, Saturday Night, yields a sprightly take on "What More Do I Need," and an operatic reading of "In the Mandarin's Orchid Garden," from the Gershwins' unproduced 1929 East Is West, is also included. If the selection leans a little too heavily on the Lloyd Webber connection elsewhere (including Italian versions of "Guardami (With One Look)" from Sunset Boulevard and "Piano (Memory)" from Cats, delivered in her patently restraint-free soprano), they're only reminders that shrewdness has hardly been the least of Brightman's talents. --Jerry McCulley

1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Unexpected Song
3. Chanson d'Efrance
4. All I Ask of You
5. Don't Cry for Me Argentina
6. Another Suitcase in Another Hall
7. Love Changes Everything
8. Amigos Para Siempre (Friends for Life)
9. Memory
10. Gus: The Theatre Cat
11. Anything But Lonely
12. Macavity: The Mystery Cat
13. Tell Me on a Sunday
14. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
15. Pie Jesu
16. Music of the Night
1. Whitsle Down the Wind {From Whistle Down the Wind}
2. Away from You {From Rex}
3. Guardami (With One Look) {From Sunset Boulevard} [Italian Version]
4. Think of Me {From the Phantom of the Opera}
5. One More Walk the Around the Garden {From Carmelina}
6. Surrender {From Sunset Boulevard}
7. If I Ever Fall in Love Again {From the Crooked Mile}
8. Half a Moment {From Jeeves}
9. Piano (Memory) {From Cats} [Italian Version]
10. What More Do I Need {From Saturday Night}
11. There Is More to Love {From Aspects of Love}
12. Last Man in My Life {From Song and Dance}
13. In the Mandarin's Orchid Garden {From East Is West}
14. Nothing Like You've Ever Known {From Tell Me on a Sunday and Song and D
15. Chi il Bel Sogno Di Doretta {From la Rondine}

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