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Sarah Brightman doesn't just mix styles, she blends them like a painter creating new tints to expand her palette. Take "Baïlero," for example, the most famous of Canteloube's "Songs of the Auvergne" and a favorite of operatic sopranos. Brightman's version has a spaced-out atmosphere that manages to be faithful to the sensuous spirit of the original without seeming out of place next to her refined (and appropriately retro) rendition of the '70s rock classic "Dust in the Wind." The influences on Eden range far and wide: Enigma (the chanting on "In Paradisum"), Madonna (Brightman's pop diva delivery on the techno-influenced title track), Bocelli (by way of Celine Dion in the quasi-operatic opulence of "Il mio cuore va" -- an Italianized rendering of the megahit song from "Titanic"), and Pavarotti (her appropriation of the superstar tenor's signature aria, "Nessun dorma"). Somehow Brightman is able to tie these diverse musical strands together. No, her Puccini won't please classical diehards, and you will probably never hear these dance tunes thumping in discos, but to the millions of fans who call her "the angel of music," Brightman's Eden will sound like paradise on earth.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Wea Uk Generic
UPC: 0639842549226
catalogNumber: 425492
Rank: 8272

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah Brightman   Primary Artist
Jeremy Lubbock   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Linda Fields   Background Vocals
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Timothy May   Acoustic Guitar
Victoria Miles   Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Miriam Stockley   Background Vocals
Randy Waldman   Piano
Hugh Webb   Harp
Peter Weihe   Guitar
Gavyn Wright   Leader
Gayle Levant   Harp
Ruth Holden   Harp
Frank Peterson   Keyboards
Jonathan Meyer   Sitar
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
Gunther Laudahn   Background Vocals
Rolf Wilson   Leader
Paul Bateman   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Michael Soltau   Keyboards
Jonathan Mayer   Sitar
John Anderson   Oboe
Veronica Lee   Background Vocals
Gillian McDonagh   Percussion

Technical Credits

Jeremy Lubbock   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Bill Drescher   Engineer
Richard Marx   Producer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Frank Peterson   Producer,Engineer,Adaptation
Rolf Wilson   Orchestra Leader
Paul Bateman   Orchestration
Michael Soltau   Engineer,Adaptation
Traditional   Composer
John Timperly   Engineer
English National Orchestra   Contributor
Per Andréason   String Arrangements

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