Timeless (ALBUM)
:: SARAH BRIGHTMAN
:: introduction : publication : tracklisting : production : notes
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:: INTRODUCTION

Sarah Brightman has always been about re-invention, and this landmark 1997 release created an image for her that startled the world, that of operatic chanteuse. With the success of the lead single Time To Say Goodbye Frank Peterson capitalised on the duet concept and arranged Just Show Me How To Love You with great success. This was carried further with There For Me and its greater use of English lyrics and rock-drum track makes it the most pop-orientated of the three duets. To ensure that the album was not merely an interpretation of Italian opera, orchestral versions were made of Queen's agonising ballad Who Wants To Live Forever, a superb rendition of a track by the Gipsy Kings complete with Spanish guitar and the sweeping introductory track No One Like You from film-composer Jerry Goldsmith. The album is a serious classical work, with full orchestra, choirs and pizzicato rhythms — a work of which to be immensely proud.

:: PUBLICATION DETAILS

Release Date 9 May 1997
Label EastWest Records GmbH
Catalogue # 0630-19066-2 / EW 851 / LC1557
Purchase Buy
Lyrics Available

:: TRACKLISTING
 
1. No One Like You
4:46
  Music: Jerry Goldsmith / Lyrics: David Zippel
2. Just Show Me How To Love You SINGLE
3:58
  Music: D.B. Bembo / Lyrics: A. Cassella, F. Peterson, Laisa
3. Tu Quires Volver SINGLE
3:48
  Music & Lyrics: Gipsy Kings
4. In Pace
3:06
  Music & Lyrics: Patrick Doyle
5. There For Me
3:32
  Music: Angelo La Bionda, Carmelo La Bionda, Charly Richards / Lyrics: Richard Palmer-James
6. Bilitis-Gènèrique
3:25
  Music & Lyrics: Francis Lai
7. Who Wants To Live Forever SINGLE
3:54
  Music & Lyrics: Brian May
8. La Wally
4:02
  Music & Lyrics: Catalani
9. Naturaleza Muerta
5:22
  Music & Lyrics: J.M. Cano
10. En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
3:50
  Music: Joaquin Rodrigo / Lyrics: Alfredo Garcia Segura
11. In Trutina
2:28
  Music & Lyrics: Carl Orff
12. Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) — A Tribute To Henry Maske SINGLE
4:04
  Music & Lyrics: L. Quarantotto, F. Sartori, F. Peterson
13. O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicci)
2:41
  Music & Lyrics: Puccini
14. Alleluja
3:10
  Music & Lyrics: Mozart

:: PRODUCTION DETAILS

Produced by: Frank Peterson
Arranged by: Michael Soltau, Frank Peterson and Paul Bateman
Orchestrated by: Paul Bateman

Tracks 2 & 5 Male Vocals by: José Cura
Track 12 Male Vocals by: Andrea Bocelli
Tracks 1 — 11 Orchestra: The London Symphony Orchestra
Tracks 1 — 11 Orchestra Conducted by: Paul Bateman
Track 12 Conducted by: Mike Reed
Orchestral Supervision by: Rob McIntosh and John Longley
Add. Keyboards & Programming: Michael Soltau
Guitars: Peter Weihe

Recorded at: Abbey Road Studio 1 (London), Angel Studio 1 (London), Nemo Studios (Hamburg), Nemo Studios (London), The Alexander Digital Suite (Miami)
Mixed at: Abbey Road Penthouse Studio (London) and Nemo Studios (Hamburg)
Engineered & Mixed by: Frank Peterson, Alex Marcou and Michael Soltau
Mastered by: Peter Harenberg at .ham. Audio

Photography: Simon Fowler
Design & Art Direction: Stylorogue (http://www.stylorouge.co.uk)

Management
: Tony Gordon

:: NOTES
 
— American version of this album was released in October 1997 as Time To Say Goodbye with the title-song moved to the first track

:: EXTERNAL REVIEWS

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track-by-track review at John's Sarah Brightman Page