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Released 2003 CD album Worldwide  Angel Records

 

1. Harem (Cançoa do Mar)

2. What a wonderful world

3. It's a beautiful day

4. What you never know

5. The journey home

6. Free

7. Mysterious days

8. The war is over

9. Misere mei (instrumental)

10. Beautiful

11. Arabian nights

12. Stranger in paradise

13. Until the end of time

 

Additional Bonus tracks on the various versions:

You take my breath away - US version only
Sarahbande (instrumental) -- Japanese version only
Guéri de toi -- International version only ( French version of Free)
Tout se que je sais -- Canadian version only (French version of What you never know)
Bonus Track: Sarahbande - Japanese version Only & Japanese Ultimate Edition
Naminda - When Firebirds Cry - Japanese Ultimate Edition
 

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Singles from album

CD SINGLE Released in US 2003, Angel Records  Catalogue No: 724355324023

 

1. Harem (Cançao Do Mar) [Hex Hector Vocal Mix]

2. Harem (Cançao Do Mar) [Robbie Rivera Vocal Mix]

3. Harem (Cançao Do Mar) [Manny Lehman Vocal Mix]

4. It's a Beautiful Day [Remix][*]

   

Released 2003 CD Single 724355247629 Canada  EMI Canada

 

1.What You Never Know (Hot AC Mix)
2.Tout Se Que Je Sais (Hot AC Mix)

  

 

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Promo & Rare Albums & Singles

Link to eil.com for RARE Sarah Brightman Items

  VERY RARE BELGIAN SAMPLER CD , 1 track/titres

 Format / Type : card sleeve

Year 2004

Label /Catnr : EMI - 07243 553773 2 6

 

Extra info :  this CD was distributed only in KREATOS-hairdress-shops in Belgium : back of sleeve reads literally : 'Deze CD is een gratis premium aangeboden door Kreatos' (meaning : 'this cd is a free premium, offered by Kreatos')

(I would like to add that in the credits (in the lyrics-line) the name is miss-spelled BRUIGHTMAN)

 

accompanied with this CD is a voucher (one side : in dutch / other side : in french) that gave you 2,50 EURO reduction when buying the new Sarah Brightman-album 

 

Track Listing :

 

1. Harem - 5:45

 

as seen on ebay

2003 UK 14 track promotional only CDR test pressing issued by EMI.   Genuine record company-manufactured printed disc as exclusively distributed to press & media, packaged in a PVC wallet with a picture

1. Harem (Cancao Do Mar) 
2. What a Wonderful World 
3. It's a Beautiful Day 
4. What You Never Know 
5. The Journey Home 
6. Free 
7. Mysterious Days 
8. The War Is Over Now 
9. Misere Mei 
10. Beautiful 
11. Arabian Nights 
12. Stranger In Paradise 
13. Until The End Of Time 
14. Gueri De Toi (Bonus Track)

as seen on ebay

Info thanks to Isa

Advance US Promo Harem CD

 

Harem (Advance Music US Promo) - 2003

 

Label: Nemo Studio Under exclusive licence to Angel Records.

 

 

Harem (5:45)

What A Wonderful World (3:40)

It's A Beautiful Day (3:56)

What You Never Know (3:24)

The Journey Home (4:55)

Free (3:45)

Mysterious Days (5:17)

The War Is Over (5:14)

Misere Mei (0:55)

Beautiful (4:36)

Arabian Nights (8:50)

Stranger In Paradise (4:27)

Until The End Of Time (4:32)

You Take My Breath Away (6:49)

 

*Advance Music For Promotional Use Only, Not For Sale.

 

 

 

PROMO EPK video tape for "Harem" (19'13") along with the promo CD "Selections from Harem". This was issued exclusively by EMI France (the promo tape bears the Capitol-EMI France logo on it

 

as seen on ebay

 

 

Harem EPK (2003 UK Virgin PAL promo video Electronic Press Kit featuring Sarah talking about tracks on the album, the musicians and the video shoot along with snippets of album tracks & the complete Harem video, total running time 13:25, custom printed labels SBEPK01).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harem - A Desert Fantasy (2004 UK promo DVD test disc consisting of footage from Sarah's PBS Network Special, never- before-seen clips. Harem takes you on a journey through desert fantasies created with the latest album, plus 13elaborately produced & directed videos, performances of timeless classics and her live performance of 'Nessun Dorma', special features include new videos, behind-the-scenes documentary and photo gallery - the disc is blank as is typical of DVD promo's and comes with a 1-page press release).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harem (Official 2003 US EMI label 14-track promotional CD-R acetate, custom printed disc and title/track listing inlay plus a 1-page press release).

 

 

 

Harem - The Sarah Brightman Special (2004 issue Taiwanese limited edition 2-disc set comprising of 10-track CD album plus BONUS NTSC DVD featuring a one hour sound scape that brings to life all the magic and mystery of the east including previously unseen videos, behind the scenes footage & Photo Gallery, presented in unique card picture slipcase complete with mini fold-out poster!).

 

Tracks:-

1. A Stranger In Paradise

2. Scarborough Fair

3. What A Wonderful World

4. Dust in the Wind

5. Winter Light

6. The Last Words You Said

7. A Whiter Shade of Pale (radio edit) *

8. La Luna/Moon River

9. A Question of Honour (radio edit) *

10.Time To Say Goodbye (ft. Andrea Bocelli

 

 

 

Harem (2003 Japanese 14-track CD album including exclusive bonus track - Sarahbande, picture sleeve + obi-strip).

 

 

Harem (2003 Australian issue 14-track CD album including the bonus track - Gueri De Toi)

 

 

Harem (Rare 2003 official Indonesian issue 14-track CD album, picture sleeve - sealed) .

 

 

 

Harem (2003 Korean limited edition 2-disc set comprising of 14-track CD album plus BONUS Video-CD [playable on your PC] featuring 2 video plus 3 audio tracks, presented in unique card picture slipcase, still sealed with a sticker on the front!).

 

VIDEO-CD:
1. Harem - Video
2. What A wonderful World - Video
3. Harem Remix - Audio
4. Anytime Anywhere - Audio
5. Nessun Dorma - Audio

 

 

 

 

Harem (2004 Japanese 'Ultimate Edition' 15-track CD album including 2 Japanese-only bonus tracks 'Sarahbande' & 'NAMIDA [When Firebirds Cry]', sealed picture sleeve + obi-strip).

 

 

Harem Sampler (Rare 2003 Taiwanese official EMI 2-track promo CD [including 'It's A Beautiful Day' & 'The War Is Over'] presented in unique custom gatefold card picture sleeve! HAREM SAMPLE).

 

 

 

 

 

SARAH BRIGHTMAN It's A Beautiful Day (Rare 2003 German 2-track promotional CD featuring the 3:21 Radio Edit & 3:56 Album Version, custom picture sleeve).

Selections From Harem (2003 US 3-track promo-only sampler CD featuring Harem 5:45, It's A Beautiful Day 3:56 & Beautiful 4:35, custom card picture sleeve).

12" Vinyl  Free (Swiss American Federation Remix)

 

Remixed by Swiss American Federation (Christian Burkholder and Marc Dold)

 

Club Mix Dub Mix

 

Free (Nemo Remix)

Remixed by Nemo

 

Guéri De Toi (French Version) (Nemo Remix) Remixed by Nemo

Free (2004 European promotional-only 4-track CD sampler, issued to promote 'Harem - A Desert Fantasy' DVD release, custom card picture sleeve).

 

Free Re-Mixes CD Single

 

1) SWISS AMERICAN FEDERATION (HOT AC MIX) 2.58

 

2) SWISS AMERICAN FEDERATION (MODERN AC MIX) 3.52

 

3) ALBUM VERSION 3.44

 

4) GUERI DE TOI (FRENCH VERSION) 3.1

 

 

 

Harem (2003 Japanese 14-track promo sample CD album, includes the bonus track Sarahbande, picture sleeve lyric booklet and Japanese insert with discography in Japanese text, with matching obi-strip TOCP-67100).

 

 

Harem (2003 Taiwanese limited edition 14-track CD, deluxe fold-out digipak picture sleeve with picture slipcase + glossy picture/lyric booklet and 2 exclusive fold-out colour posters).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harem (2004 Chinese limited edition 2-disc set comprising of 13-track CD album plus bonus Video-CD [playable on your PC] featuring 'Making Of' documentary, video and photo gallery, presented in unique embossed picture slipcase).

 

 

 

 

 

Harem (2003 Japanese promo sample CD/DVD set featuring 16-track CD album including 3 bonus tracks Sarahbande, Tout Ce Que Je Sais & Gueri De Toi, plus 'Making Of Harem' NTSC DVD which also features Harem video, biography, discography, weblinks & photo gallery, double digipak picture sleeve, lyric booklet + obi-strip TOCP-67270).

 

 

 

 

Harem (2003 US Special Limited Edition 14-track 2-disc CD/DVD set featuring 14-track CD album including bonus track You Take My Breath Away + bonus NTSC DVD featuring The Making Of 'Harem' documentary, video and photo gallery, presented in fold-out digipak picture sleeve).

 

 

 

Harem (2003 Canadian 15-track advance promo only CD, featuring the exclusive Canadian version of the album with different track listing with the bonus tracks Tout Se Que Je Sais and Gueri De Toi, custom picture sleeve DPRO-2381).

 

Harem (2003 Canadian Special Limited Edition 14-track 2-disc CD/DVD set featuring 15-track CD album including bonus track Gueri De Toi + bonus NTSC DVD featuring The Making Of 'Harem' documentary, video and photo gallery, presented in fold-out digipak picture sleeve).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Namida - When Firebirds Cry (Superb 2004 Japanese promo-only 4-track CD, includes Harem, A Question Of Honour and Time To Say Goodbye, custom picture sleeve with lyrics, biography and details of the albums from which the tracks are taken - all Japanese text! PCD-2966).

 

 

 

 

 

Free (2003 US Angel label 3-track promotional CD featuring Album Version plus mixes by Swiss American Federation, custom printed disc, colour picture sleeve and back insert with full 'Harem' Tour dates - visible beneath the clear CD tray when the disc is removed!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free (2004 European promotional-only 4-track CD sampler, issued to promote 'Harem - A Desert Fantasy' DVD release, custom card picture sleeve).

Instrumental Tracks Promo ONLY CD

Rare OFFICIAL promo only ADVANCE 3 track CD

 

1. Beautiful 4:35

2. Harem (Cancao Do Mar) 5:45

3. It’s A Beautiful Day 3:56

 

SARAH BRIGHTMAN Harem (2003 official US Nemo/Angel Records original pre-advance 12-track promo CD-R acetate pressed up as 'Not Final Master' version, security coded and with a different track listing and running order from the final version, including 'Where Eagles Fly' which is not on the commercial release! .

1. Harem

2. It's A Beautiful Day

3. Where Eagles Fly featuring Eric Adams & Manowar

4. What You Never Know

5. The War Is Over

6. Stranger In Paradise

7. You Take My Breath Away

8. Beautiful

9. The Journey Home

10. Free

11. What A Wonderful World

12. Until The End Of Time

Select Advance Tracks (2003 US 6-track promo CD album sampler for Harem including withdrawn track Where Eagles Fly featuring Manowar, custom back title insert).

 

1. Harem
2. What A Wonderful World
3. What You Never Know
4. It's A Beautiful Day
5. Beautiful
6. Where Eagles Fly featuring Eric Adams & Manowar

 

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Lyrics & Song Info

Thanks to:- http://www.sarah-brightman.com/sound_vision.html

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www.xs4all.nl/~josvg/cits/sarahbr.html

 

Harem

 

Music & lyrics: Frederico de Brito, Ferrer Trinidade  adapted from "Cançao do Mar" by Frank Peterson
English lyrics: Sarah Brightman, Frank Peterson, Roxanne Seeman Additional vocals: Jaz Coleman Sarah Brightman, Frank Peterson

 

This song (the original version of "Canção do Mar) was performed by Amália Rodrigues in 1955. The song would later be recorded by Dulce Pontes for the 1996 movie Primal Fear, starring Richard Gere. it was then covered by Chenoa  -  "Canção do Mar"and "Elle tu l'aimes" (Hélène Ségara).

 

When listening to these various versions, you can hear how the song has developed over the years.

 

Original version of Canção do Mar performed by Amália Rodrigues

 

 

Dulce Pontes-Canção do Mar

"Elle tu l'aimes" (Hélène Ségara).

 

 

 

Chenoa's Version

Burning sands Winds of desire Mirrored oasis Reflect a burning fire

Within my heart unwatered Feeding the flame Welcoming you to my harem

Sing for me A song of life's visage Sing for me A tune of love's mirage

Deep desires Sleep untold Whispers that echo The desert of my soul

I hold your Eastern promise Close to my heart Welcoming you to my harem

Sing for me A song of life's visage Sing for me A tune of love's mirage

Time is change Time's fool is man Time will escape The passing sands of time

I hold your Eastern promise Close to my heart Welcoming you to my harem

 

 

 

What A Wonderful World

 

Music & lyrics: George Douglas, George David Weiss

 

This songs is best known for Louis Armstrong singing it, although it has been covered by many other singers over the years.  I personally like Louis' version the best.

 

Original Version

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue, clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They learn much more than I'll ever know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world

 

 

It's A Beautiful Day

 

Music: Puccini, adapted by Christopher von Deylen, Frank Peterson  Lyrics: Frank Peterson, Sarah Brightman, Christopher von Deylen

 

The music is from Puccini's "Un bel di" from Madame Butterfly, but Sarah creates a more Arabic feel to the music.

 

Un bel dì, vedremo
levarsi un fil di fumo
sull'estremo confin del mare.
E poi la nave appare.

With every new day
Your promises fade away
It's a fine day to see
But the last day for me
It's a beautiful day

English Translation

 

One fine day, we'll notice
A thread of smoke arising
On the far horizon above the sea
And then the ship appearing

 

 

What You Never Know

 

Music and Lyrics - Stephan Moccio

 

This songs was covered by Hayley Westenra

 

Hayley's Version

What you never know won't hurt you
What you never know won't lie
What you never know won't desert you
What you never know won't say goodbye

What you never know won't hurt you
What you never know won't lie
What you never know won't desert you
What you never know won't make you cry

What you never know won't hurt you
What you never know won't lie
What you never know won't desert you
What you'll never know unless you try

 

 

The Journey Home

 

Music & lyrics: A R Rahman & Don Black

 

From the musical Bombay Dreams

 

It was Andrew Lloyd Webber who brought the song to Brightman's attention.

 

Original Version

 

The journey home Is never too long
Your heart arrives before the train The journey home Is never too long
Some yesterdays always remain

I'm going back to where my heart was light When my pillow was a ship I sailed through the night The journey home is never too long When open arms are waiting there The journey home is never too long
There's room to love and room to spare

I want to feel the way that I did there And think my wishes through before I wish again

The journey home is never too long Home hopes to heal the deepest pain The journey home is never too long Your heart arrives before the train  Not every boat you come across is one you have to take Now sometimes standing still can be the best move you ever make.

 

 

Free

 

Written by Music: Thomas Schwarz, Matthias Meissner   Lyrics: Sarah Brightman, Sophie B. Hawkins

 

Nigel Kennedy is featured on this song with a violin solo

 

And do you still touch her like you do
Kiss her all over in the way I kissed with you
And when you sleep with her do you sometimes think of me
Not if you love her in the way I see

I had to be free
Had to be free
It's all that I wanted

I wanted to see
Wanted to be
Alone if I needed
I had to be free
Had to be free
From feelings that haunted

I wanted to see
Wanted to be
Free

And then in the evening light when the bars of freedom fall
I watch the two of you in the shadows on the wall
And when the darkness steals some of the choices from my hand
Then will I begin to understand

 

 

Mysterious Days

 

Written by Music: Lukas Hilbert, Ofra Haza, Frank Peterson  Lyrics: Klaus Hirschburguer, Bezalel Aloni  Additional vocals: Ofra Haza

 

Springtime in Tangier
The sky's getting wider
Renewing its splendour
The world's getting brighter

Setting out just like the sun
That's never seen the rain
Stepping out we're homeward bound
And never be the same

Ah - we lay our hearts wide open
Ah - we live mysterious days
Ah - the spell cannot be broken
Ah - we live mysterious days
American writers
Now work in the attic
Up in the Casbah
There's plenty to worship

Shine again Arabian moon
And be the guiding light
Life is changing like the dunes
Wandering in the night

Sham Betoch Ha'arafel {over there, inside the fog}
Sham Karov Le'elohim {over there, close to God}
Sham, Sham, Sham Balev {over there, over there, over there in the heart}

Ah - we lay our hearts wide open
Ah - we live mysterious days
Ah - the spell cannot be broken
Ah - we live mysterious days

 

 

The War Is Over Now

 

written by: Music: Kristian Draude, Patrick Benzner  Lyrics: Kristian Draude, Patrick Benzner, Sarah Brightman  Arabian lyrics: Kareem Al Iraqi, sung by Kadim Al Sahir

 
Nigel Kennedy is featured on this song with a violin solo

 

 

My statues are falling
Like feathers of snow
Their voices are calling
In a whispering world
Waiting for the morning glow

Heaven is calling
From a rainy shore
Counting wounded lights falling
Into their dreams
Still searching for an open door

In morning dew
A glorious scene came through
Like war is over now
I feel I'm coming home again
Pure moments of thought
In the meaning of love
This war is over now
I feel I'm coming home again

An arrow of freedom
Is piercing my heart
Breaking chains of emotion
Give a moment to pray
For lost innocence to find it's way

Fields of sensation
A cry in the dark
Hope is on the horizon
With a reason to stay
And living for a brand new day

Salaam Allah alad donia alal'insaan {salute God and bless life and humans}
Ah ah oh ah
Mata nahia behob ou aman {When will we live in love and safety}
Salaam Allah, Salaam Allah {salute God, salute God}
Salaam Allah alad donia alal'insaan {salute God and bless life and humans}

In morning dew
A glorious scene came through
Like war is over now
I feel I'm coming home again
Pure moments of thought
In the meaning of love
This war is over now
I feel I'm coming home again to you

 

 

 

Misere Mei

written by  Gregorio Alegri, adapted by Frank Peterson

 

Ampliuslava me ab iniquitate mea:
eta peccato meo munda me

Wash me from my iniquity
And cleanse me of my sin.

 

 

Beautiful

Written by: Music & lyrics: Nicola Hitchcock, Saul Freeman

 

The track was originally recorded and released by Mandalay in 1998 for their album 'Empathy'. It was written by Nicola Hitchcock and Saul Freeman. She's the Mandalay vocalist

 

Original Version / Mandalay Version

If you can depend On certainty Count it out and weigh it up again You can be sure You've reached the end And still you don't feel

Do you know you're beautiful Do you know you're beautiful Do you know you're beautiful You are, yes you are, yes you are

If you can ignore What you've become Take it out and see it die again You can be here For who's a friend And still you don't feel

Do you know you're beautiful Do you know you're beautiful Do you know you're beautiful You are, yes you are, yes you are

Innermost thoughts Will be understood and You can have all you need

Do you know, you're beautiful, do you know about anything Do you know, you're beautiful, do you know about anyone Do you know you're beautiful
You are, yes you are, yes you are

 

 

Arabian Nights

 

written by:-

Part 1: Scimitar moon  - Kristian Draude / Sarah Brightman, Brian Johnson

Part 2: Voyage - Carsten Heussmann, Sarah Brightman, Frank Peterson / Sarah Brightman

Part 3: Promise - Frank Peterson / Violet

Part 4: Hamesha - Sarah Brightman, Frank Peterson / Shweta Shetty

Part 5: Alone - Peter Murray, Rachel Shaw, Frank Peterson / Sarah Brightman

 

Part 1: Scimitar Moon
Don't you forget the echo's of time
Won't you regret the losing of minds
In my dreams I'm searching across the desert sands for you
Scimitar moon is guiding me close to your side

Part 2: Voyage
Voyage
Voyage
Wilderness to wilderness
I travelled from afar
On the soft wind of the the Nadq came fragrance of Araar
Splendour of a thousand suns shone glory in my path
No love more pure and rage more fierce
Could still my beating heart
Voyage
Voyage

Part 3: Promise
So should I return to trace the shadows of my chases
My steps will echo there from sand to stone
I will never let my eyelids close on empty spaces
My dreams will fill the void with tales unknown
Know the mighty infinite obscures the far horizon
The whispered road I take will never bend
Alone
And will the wind return my story to its promise
Or will my story chase me to the end

Part 4: Hamesha {Every time}
Yay hava mairay dilber
K mairay pyar k geet sunana
{Oh wind, carry my love song to my boyfriend with you}
Tu hay mairay manzel
Or pyar mairah musafer
{My duty in life is to find you, even if I live my life traveling for you}
Mairay reshmi zulfay
Teri zanzeer
{My cowlick will turn into chains and will tie you up to me}

Part 5: Alone
Melodies unspoken flowing from the lotus of my heart
Ending where we start
Promises unbroken promising a never-ending fire of love beyond desire
Ending where we start

 

 

Stranger in Paradise

 

written by Music & lyrics: Robert Wright, George Forrest, Alexander Glasunow, Nikolai A. Rimsky-Korsakoff, Alexarder Borodin, adapted by Frank Peterson, Sarah Brightman

 

The melody of Stanger in Paradise comes from Alexander Borodin's epic opera "Prince Igor", where it certainly has no dance beat to it. The original is named "polovetsian dances" (choral dances). What Sarah is singing is from the 1953 Broadway show Kismet, where Robert Wright, George Forrest adopted Borodin's music to show songs.

 

Original Version

 

Take my hand I'm a stranger in paradise
All lost in a wonderland
A stranger in paradise
If I stand starry eyed there's a danger in paradise
For mortals who stand beside
An angel like you

I saw your face ascended
Out of the common place and into the rare
Now somewhere out in space
I hang suspended
Until I'm certain that there's a chance that you care

Won't you answer the fervent prayer
Of a stranger in paradise
Don't send me in dark despair
From all that I hunger for
But open your angel's arms
To the stranger in paradise
And tell her that she need be
A stranger no more

 

 

Until The End Of Time

 

Written by Frank Peterson, Lukas Hilbert, Sarah Brightman

 

Around the world in eighty days we sailed the seven seas
A thousand nights and one, and forty more in fantasy
The prophecy in destiny was falling
Calling Falling And calling out to me

And will we find our destination
Within a time of resignation
A night of poetry and motion
At 69, until the end of time
If I were God and ruled the World
I'dspin a wheel of dreams
Of waking hours in paradise

And shadows in between
The prophecy in destiny was falling
Calling  Falling And calling out to me

And will we find our destination
Within a time of resignation
A night of poetry and motion
At 69, until the end of time

Was there a moment in madness
And then a momentary sadness
A night of poetry and motion
All at 69, until the end of time

 

 

 

Bonus Tracks

 

Sarahbande

 

written by Handel; adapted by F. Peterson, M. Soltau

 

 

 

Vocalise only

 

this song is to be found on:

 

Japan version

Japanese Ultimate Edition

 

 

You Take My Breath Away

 

written by Peterson & Brightman

 

This song also appeared as a track on Fly

 

We saw the holy men
come in from Sanchi
We touched their souls
and heard Martyrs crying
Among the fields of red
we took the strange brew
The windless sky diwali
moon were calling to me
The deeper I go
the higher I fly with you
You ... You take my breath away
Ooho you ...
You take my breath away
Ooho you ... (repeat several times...)

 

 

Guéri De Toi

Written by Music: Thomas Schwarz, Matthias Meissner  Lyrics: F. Kocourek

 

This is the French version of Free and was on Harem albums expect in USA and Japan

 

Il reste de nous des bouts de ruine
Des pans de murs anciens, des pierres oùn devine
Que la vie fut belle et riche, avec tant d'amour en prime
Avant que le temps ne l'abî
 
J'ai gué de toi, gué de toi
Je n'ai presque plus mal
J'ai gué de toi, gué de toi
Juste àeine un peu froid
Mais guée de quoi? Guée de quoi?
Si l'amour m'est él?
J'ai presque plus mal, juste un peu froid
Là  
J'envie la fille qui dort dans les bras qui me tenaient
Son coeur bâil autant que le mien quand il battait?
Les mots que tu dis tout bas, j'avais raison d'y croire aussi
 
Avant que le temps m'ait trahie
J'ai gué de toi, gué de toi
Je n'ai presque plus mal
J'ai gué de toi, gué de toi
Juste àeine un peu froid
Mais guée de quoi? Guée de quoi?
Si l'amour m'est él?
J'ai presque plus mal, juste un peu froid

 
J'ai gué de toi, gué de toi
Je n'ai presque plus mal
J'ai gué de toi, gué de toi
Juste àeine un peu froid
Mais guée de quoi? Guée de quoi?
Si l'amour m'est él?
J'ai presque plus mal, juste un peu froid

 

 

 

Tout ce que je sais

Written by Music and lyrics: Stephan Moccio  French lyrics: Cébastien

 

This song is a French version of What You Never Know

 

Only available in Canada

 

Tout c'que tu n'sais pas... de nous deux
Tout c'que tu n'sais pas... de moi
Je te dirai tout... ce que tu veux
Tout ce que je sais... me vient de toi
Tout c'que tu n'sais pas... de l'amour
Tout c'que tu n'sais pas... en toi
Je te dirai tout... pour toujours
Tout ce que je sais... tu es en moi
Tout c'que tu n'sais pas... de ma vie
Tout c'que tu n'sais pas... de moi
Je te dirai tout... ce que je suis
Tout ce que je sais... c'est qu'on s'aimera (on s'aimera)

 

 

 

Namida - When firebirds Cry

 

written by Music: Kazuhiko Kato  Lyrics: Chris Mosdell  Orchestra: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yukata Sado

 

Set in the fictional, yet distinctly Japanese world of Zipangu, the Tengai Makyo series traces sprawling fantasy storylines, in a pure Japanese role-playing environment.

The latest title in the series takes place on the Kyushu-inspired island of Tsukusu, and centers on a love story that develops between the amnesiac title character Namida and the heroine Ichiyo, all the while exploring a wide array of interpersonal relationships, and elements of Japanese folklore. Tengai III is a masterpiece: its breathtaking scale and quality - from the loveable, idiosyncratic characters to the fully computer-generated cut-screen movies, featuring stunning renderings of Japan's (Zipangu's) four seasons, to the strategic depth of the battle system - truly raises the bar for the RPG genre.

The music, which forms the backdrop to the new title, was composed by Kazuhiko Kato and performed by the world-class New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Yutaka Sado. The title track, "Namida (When Firebirds Cry)," is dramatically rendered by world-renowned soprano Sarah Brightman.

above info taken from - http://www.hudson.co.jp/corp/eng/news/bn2005/050324.html

 

Available on The Japanese Ultimate Edition and as a limited single in Japan

 

When firebirds cry, they say a thousand tears
Fall from the heavens like small diamond spears
There they do shine on the crowns of the waves
And all the boats, their sails burst into flames
 

Namida -- forbidden lovers' tears
Namida -- eternity lives here
You and I will rise
Firebirds on high
 

Home is for you the Lost Land of Curved Fire
And I'm the one from the Sea of Desires
O firey flight, o celestial we glide
Haloed in light with our wings intertwined
 

Namida -- forbidden lovers' tears
Namida -- eternity lives here
See, we'll never die
Firebirds on high
 

Namida ... Namida ... Firebirds on high

 

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Harem Press Kit

Harem Press Kit

EMI

JAZZ & CLASSICS

Harem

 

A ravishing soundscape of timeless allure

steeped the the magical mystery of the East...

 

Introducing 'Harem, the latest recording from Sarah Brightman, whose soaring soprano voice has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. A musical fantasy inspired by the Middle East of legend, Harems perhaps Brightman's most unique and personal album to date, showcasing her song writing talents, her passionate creative instincts and her incomparable voice. Angel Records releases Harem in June 2003.

 

"With Harem I wanted to do something with a Middle Eastern percussive feel says Brightman. "I am fascinated by the desert, by the space, the peace and spirituality, all those fantastic Technicolor images from The Arabian Nights and Lawrence of Arabia, among others. It was a feeling at first but as I immersed myself in Turkish and Middle Eastern music, especially some of the new dance things that are being produced now, I became intrigued by the whole idea. I like a big cinematic feel with music and these sounds and inspirations gave me a framework with a lot of space to create within."

 

The album features orchestral musicians from as far apart as Prague and Cairo and a host of instrumentalists from all over the world. Brightman is joined by an extraordinary galaxy of collaborating artists ranging from classical violin superstar Nigel Kennedy to singer Kadim Al Sahir, one of the Middle East's most important and innovative new stars. Produced by Frank Peterson on, the album features orchestration by Jaz Coleman (ex-Killing Joke), who has broad experience working with Middle Eastern orchestras and musicians.

 

The title track, "Harem," dramatizes the scope and imagination of the album. The song establishes a profound musical connection between Middle Eastern sounds and the ancient inspirations of Portuguese fado. The luminous "The War Is Over," a song that embraces an end to the conflicts in love, eloquently brings Sarah Brightman's voice together with that of Iraqi singer Kadim Al Sahir and the exquisite violin playing of Nigel Kennedy. Kennedy also joins Brightman on "Free," a deeply felt new song inspired by a French lyric, echoing the liberating passion that is the heart of the album.

 

Sarah Brightman's imagination drives a new sound for some classic hits, bathed in the Middle Eastern atmosphere that has inspired her. "Stranger in Paradise" circles back to Alexander Borodin's voluptuous Polovetsian Dances for its rich orchestral textures, cradling Brightman's shimmering voice, while "What A Wonderful World" is an audacious reinvention of a well-traveled pop anthem -edgier this time and almost melancholy. Brightman also reaches into the world of grand opera, taking the melody of Puccini's "Un bel di" to spark the dance-inspired "It's A Beautiful Day."

 

Harem also includes an array of stunning new songs that echo the album's inspiration- "Beautiful," " Arabian Nights," "What You Never Know," "Mysterious Days," "Until The End Of Time," "The Journey Home" (written by Indian film composer A.R. Rahman) and a fresh take on a song Brightman recorded earlier, "You Take My Breath Away." Sarah Brightman's talents are celebrated the world over; she regularly plays to packed houses in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Over the last few years, she has performed more concerts in the U.S. than any other British artist and will continue to tour the U.S. this fall with Harem.

For further information:

Doreen D'Agostino

Sr. Director of Publicity

Angel Records/EMI 212.786.8637

 

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Susan Blond Inc.

Public Relations

212.333.7728

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Sarah Brightman is managed by Peter Asher of Sanctuary Artist Management 310.566.5000, booked by David Zedeck & Nat Farnham at Evolution Talent and records exclusively for Angel/EMI worldwide. www.angelrecords .com

 

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EMI

JAZZ & CLASSICS

 

Harem

 

Biography

 

The voice sparkles, as always, like sunlight casting a spell. The colours dazzle, the pulse is ravishing, and the soundscape it explores is rich and fabulous in its variety. Sarah Brightman has listened to her imagination, shared it with an extraordinary gallery of collaborators, and together they have created Harem, a sensuous new album from Angel Records spun out of the myth and the music of the Middle East of legend. Brightman is a worldwide phenomenon. Her blockbuster albums - Dive, "Time to Say Goodbye, Eden, La Luna and Sarah Brightman: Classics - have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and her dramatic and alluring concert performances have thrilled live audiences and hundreds of millions of TV viewers worldwide. Harem might be Brightman's most unique and personally creative album yet, a potent blend of the musical textures of a timeless world and the dance rhythms of the new millennium.

 

It began as a feeling for Sarah Brightman. "I wanted to record an album with a Middle Eastern feel. It just felt like the right way to go, just a feeling at first, which is how I begin all my albums."

 

"Harem means 'forbidden place' in Arabic," she adds, "I have always loved that whole Arabian Nights feeling. Much of what we have created derives from my childhood reading. I was a CS. Lewis fan. I like the idea of parallel worlds, faraway lands, mystery - I've travelled a huge amount over the years which has influenced me immensely."

 

Along with the influence of legend and myth, Brightman was just as excited by the here-and-now reality of the vibrant music that pours out of the Middle East - the sensuous dance rhythms, the incomparable range of instrumental sounds and the bold, soaring melodies.

 

Harem continues an important creative collaboration that has shaped Brightman's previous albums, all produced by Frank Peterson, who co-produced Enigma's first multi-platinum hit. Her solo recordings are a testament to the new worlds Brightman wanted to explore when she left her successful career in musical theatre, where she starred in Cats and became virtually synonymous with the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenon, The Phantom of the Opera.

 

With producer Peterson, Brightman has crafted for Harem a mesmerizing new repertoire of music familiar and unusual, new and old, that showcases her own song writing talents. Jaz Coleman (ex-Killing Joke) created the orchestrations in sumptuous layers of instrumental sound both Eastern and Western. The album features orchestral musicians from as far apart as Prague and Cairo, as well as virtuoso instrumentalists from all over the world. Also joining Brightman are classical violin superstar Nigel Kennedy and singer Kadim Al Sahir, one of the Middle East's most important and innovative new stars, as well as Natasha Atlas, Qfra Haza and Shweta Shetty.

 

The title track of Harem dramatizes the scope and imagination of the album. It is an adaptation of "Oancao do Mar," a classic from Portugal's fado tradition. Brightman and producer Frank Peterson have written new lyrics for the melody, in which the singer hears a connection between Middle Eastern sounds and the ancient inspirations fado. Brightman says, "I've loved this song for ages. In our version, I wanted it to have a contemporary, Arabian Nights feel - love, the desert, passion and fire but also with a dance feeling." The luminous "The War Is Over" - a song that embraces an end to the conflicts in love - eloquently brings Sarah Brightman together with the Iraqi singer Kadim Al Sahir, as well as the classical violin virtuoso Kennedy. "We asked Kadim to do this song with me because we knew of his voice," Brightman says. "When he came into the studio, we didn't know what he would do. I told him, 'Just do anything, feel like you're flying over the melody.' So he just started, and it was beautiful. That was the take we used."

 

"When I wrote 'Until the End of Time' " Brightman says, "I wanted the feeling of soaring strings and fantasy lyrics, I wanted to create that sense of space, the freedom of journeying. I like that big cinematic feel in this context."

 

"Gueri de Toi / Free" lends Harem the French connection Brightman wanted it to have. The song was actually written in German, about the cathartic end of a love affair. The lyrics were, to Brightman "amazing, but it was very difficult to make them fit in English." A French translation of the English version helped solve the problem, and the gentle commentary of Kennedy's violin gives the track an even greater intensity.

 

Sarah Brightman's imagination drives a new sound for some classic hits - ranging from "What a Wonderful World" and "Stranger in Paradise" - all bathed in the Eastern atmosphere that has inspired her.

 

"I've always been known for interpreting music, beautiful music that I really like," she says. "As I go along, I realize that certain pieces fit into different areas at certain times. I listened to many classical pieces by Russian composers that have the feel of the East in them. 'Stranger in Paradise' speaks for itself. Not only does it have a beautiful melody by Borodin, but the song was also created for the musical Kismet, which evokes the kind of fantasy that we wanted to create. The words of 'What a Wonderful World' were so colourful, and I loved the way the chords moved - I just had to do it."

 

On Harem, "Stranger in Paradise" circles back to Borodin's voluptuous Polovetsian Dances for its rich orchestral textures, cradling Brightman's crystalline singing. "What a Wonderful World" is an audacious reinvention of a well-travelled pop feel-good anthem - edgier this time, tinged with melancholy. Brightman even reaches into the world of grand opera, spiriting away the melody of Puccini's "Un bel di" from Madam Butterfly to spark "It's a Beautiful Day." "The melody has this feeling of space, of mystery, of times gone by," Brightman says, "and I felt that the Asian quality Puccini created works in this new sound."

 

"The Journey Home" comes from Indian film composer A.K Rahman's hit West End Bollywood musical Bombay Dreams, produced in London by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It was Lloyd Webber who brought the song to Brightman's attention. "I've been in love with Indian films, and I've known Rahman's music for a long time. When I heard the song I really, really liked it. It has a different interpretation here than in the musical, but it has the right feel."

 

The right feel - one of space and wonderment and great calm - inspires the shimmering "Beautiful." Brightman says, "When you can sit in open spaces and have 'inside' thoughts... that's what this song reminded me of. It has space in it."

 

The touching "What You Never Know" is the work of songwriter Stephan Moccio who wrote "A New Day Has Come," the title song for Celine Dion's most recent album. Brightman says that her first meeting with him sparked the collaboration." It was wonderful," she says. "He even knew the key I sound best in. He understood about simplicity, and I told him, 'I don't want you to have barriers - write something for me that you really feel.' This song has that 'inside' feeling. I heard it immediately."

 

"You Take My Breath Away" evolved from a track Brightman recorded some time ago, and the concept of Harem brought it into a sharper focus. "We wrote it about India," Brightman recalls, adding, "it dawned on us that it conceptually fit this album. It is the power of imagination, I suppose, in the way painters work The more you get into something, the more emerges. That's howl work"

 

The lyrics of "Mysterious Days" lend Harem a hipper, more modern sensibility in its evocation of American expatriates in Marrakech - Paul Bowles, in particular, and The Sheltering Sky. "It talks about the Casbah, working in the attic, the mix of the city and the Americans working there, and it has a dance aspect to it as well," Brightman says.

 

Sarah Brightman's worldwide success has been unique. Her platinum breakthrough - 1997's Time To Say Goodbye - topped the Billboard Classics! Crossover chart in the U.S. for a staggering 35 weeks, sold three million copies worldwide and went gold or platinum in 21 countries. The title track, a duet with Andrea Bocelli, sold five million copies worldwide and stands as the biggest selling single in German history. She followed that up with her 1999 release Eden, which hit # 1 on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart (spending a total of 51 weeks on the chart), quickly went gold in the U.S. and sold two million copies worldwide. Over 250,000 people ultimately saw Sarah Brightman's successful 60-city Eden worldwide tour, 34 of which were in the US.

 

Even greater success greeted the release of La Luna, which debuted in the top 20 on Billboard's Top 200 Pop chart - Brightman's highest chart debut - and is rapidly approaching platinum certification. The album's breakout single, the singer's version of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale," inspired a dance mix that became an international hit. It went to No. 1 on Dance Music Authority's Hi-NRG chart, debut in the top five on Billboards Maxi Single chart and quickly soared on Billboards Club Play Chart.

 

Brightman's La Luna concert tour topped anything she had previously done, with more than 80 shows playing to live audiences totalling audiences of over 500,000 and garnering rave reviews:

 

Brightman is a truer diva in the traditional sense than any of the pop vocal acrobats who have been so dubbed -Mariah, Whitney, Celine, et al. While she has a powerful voice, she neither pushes or overreaches; Brightman more

often compels and even soothes to enchant with an elegant mystery " Hollywood Reporter

 

 

"A breathtaking production ... the most memorable concert of the year." - Washington Post

 

 

"They say a star must be a study in contradictions, someone mysterious and difficult to define. If that's the case, Sarah Brightman strongly qualifies. She is a delicate waif one minute, operatic diva the next She offers her own form of rock - soprano belting - switches to classical and then expertly combines all her identities. Through transitions from sweetheart to seductress, she maintains a majestic distance, like a queen dispensing generous gifts to her adoring subjects. " - Daily Variety

 

 

"The petite singer with the glorious voice ...it was the crystalline purity of her voice that carried Brightman 's90-minute show"' New York Post

 

 

"She's forged a very personal musical image of her own in the crossover market, embracing rook, new age and techno while continuing to improve her operatic range." Denver Post

 

Filmed for a PBS TV special, Sarah Brightman: One Night in Eden repeated the success of 1998's "Live at the Royal Albert Hall." Both ruled the airwaves during pledge drives and rank among the most successful pledge events to date. One Night in Eden was released as a home video with bonus footage on both VHS and DVD in October 1999 and it too (like all that Sarah seemingly touches) went gold.

 

Sarah Brightman will be touring Harem this fall in the U.S.

 

April 2003

 

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