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Released 2000 CD album  Worldwide  East-West 8573-82883-2

LA LUNA European version

 

1. This love

2. Scarborough Fair

3. Figlio perduto

4. La califfa

5. Here with me

6. Serenade (instrumental)

7. How fare this spot

8. Hijo de la luna

9. She doesn't see him

10. Solo con te

11. Gloomy Sunday

12. La luna

13. First of May (live version)

 

 

Released 2000 CD album  Worldwide  Angel Records 72435 56968 23

La Luna (non-European version)

 

1. La Lune

2. Winter in July

3. Scarborough Fair

4. Figlio perduto

5. A whiter shade of pale

6. He doesn't see me

7. Serenade (instrumental)

8. How fair this place

9. Hijo de la luna

10. Here with me

11. La califfa

12. This love

13. Solo con te

14. Gloomy Sunday

15. La luna

16. Moon river

 

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A Whiter Shade Of Pale/A Question Of Honour (2001 US 10-track enhanced CD single

 

Tracks:-

 

A Whiter Shade Of Pale

1. Radio Edit

2. ATB Remix (Remixed by Andre Tanneberger)

3. Ecstasy Mix (Remixed by Rhys Fulber/Tom Holkenborg)

4. Paralyzer Remix (Remixed by Paralyzer)

5. ATB Radio Edit

(Remixed by Andre Tanneberger)

 

A Question Of Honour

6. Radio Edit

7. Pech Remix

8. Knock Out Remix (Remixed by Merlyn)

9. Damage Control Mix

10. Tom Lord-Alge Mix (Remixed by Tom Lord-Alge)

 

Plus La Luna screensaver and music video, digipak picture sleeve).

 

     

 

   

 

 

A Whiter Shade Of Pale CD Single

 

Tracks

 

1. ATB Radio Edit

2. Radio Edit

3. ATB Remix

4. Rhys Fulber & Tom Holkenborg Remix

5. Paralyzer Remix

     

 

   

 

 

 

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Promo & Rare Albums & Singles

Link to eil.com for RARE Sarah Brightman Items

original (not cd-r) brazilian promo cd  EMI PP05862 slim jewel case

Tracks:

1. Scarborough Fair

2. La Luna

as seen on ebay

 

Sarah Brightman Special Sampler

2000 JAPAN LIMITED PROMO  6 TRACK CD  2000 MADE IN JAPAN / PCD-2321 / TOSHIBA-EMI JAPAN

as seen on ebay

 

Tracks:-

1. Scarborough Fair

2. Here With Me

3. She Doesn't See Him

4. First of May

5. Time To say Goodbye

6. Lascia Chi'Io Pianga

 

a version of la luna with a bonus track: first of may (live) NOT UK / European version

thanks to Hector Muller

 

Barnes and noble exclusive Edition with the bonus track:  "heaven is here"
thanks to Hector Muller

 

 

Rare la Luna Cover

thanks to Hector Muller

 

 

Thanks to Isa

 

Thanks to Isa - US Promo

Three track promo single

1. La Luna

2. Solo Con Te

3. This Love

 

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Special Sampler - La Luna & Eden (Rare 2000 Japanese EMI Angel 5-track promo only sampler CD featuring tracks taken from both the Eden & La Luna albums including Scaborough Fair [mis-spelt], Time To Say Goodbye, First Of May & Lascia Ch'io Pianga. Issued in a beautiful & unique custom fold out inlay sleeve of Sarah wearing an amazing beaded headdress PCD-2321).

1. Scarborough Fair

2. Time To Say Goodbye

3. Lascia Ch'io Pianga

4. Naturaleza Muerta

5. She doesn't see him

6. First Of May

 

 

 

 

Scarborough Fair (2000 German 3-track promo only CD including La Luna & She Doesn't See Him, custom picture sleeve PR01956).

LA LUNA - Brazilian Promo only 5-trk CD single as seen on ebay

Tracklist

Scarborough Fair

Hijo de la Luna

This Love

Gloomy Sunday

La Luna

 

 

 

LA LUNA - RARE Chinese edition with 15 tracks + hidden bonus track "Moon River".

as seen on ebay

La Luna (US 13-track advance promo CD including First Of May Live, custom picture sleeve with album sales info on the reverse - not final sequence or track listing) THE FINAL RELEASE FEATURED DIFFERENT TRACKS, TRACK LISTING AS WELL AS TITLES...SOME TRACKS ARE LONGER AND/OR SHORTER THAN ON THE FINAL RELEASE INCREDIBLE PROMO! IN MINT-CONDITION

Tracks:

This Love * 6:19 NOT ON THE DOMESTIC RELEASE

Scarborough Fair * 4:12

Figlio Perduto * 4:37

La Califfa * 3:05 ALTERNATE VERSION

Here With Me * 5:12 ALTERNATE VERSION

Serenade (Instrumental) * :50 ALTERNATE VERSION

How Fare This Spot * LATER CHANGED TO HOW FAIR THIS PLACE

Hijo De La Luna * 4:29

She Does Not See Him 4:28 (later changed to HE DOESN'T SEE ME)*

Solo Con Te * 3:04

Gloomy Sunday * 3:47

La Luna * 5:01 ALTERNATE VERSION

encore track: FIRST OF MAY - LIVE 

Info from ebay auction

 

 

 

 

Five Track Sampler (Rare Canadian promotional only 5-track picture CD sampler for the La Luna album, with custom back picture inlay featuring tour dates, DPRO2032 - only 200 made).

La Luna (Scarce 1999 Canadian 13-track promotional only PICTURE CD. Withdrawn when extra tracks were added and the running order was changed so this is a rarely found copy. Superb custom picture sleeve credits her Canadian tour and also mentions Scarborough Fair going to radio which didn't end up getting a single release.

 

Tracks:-

1. This Love 6:19
2. Scarborough Fair 4:10
3. Figlio Perduto 4:36
4. La Califfa 3:05
5. Here With Me 5:12
6. Serenade 0:50
7. How Fare This Spot 2:07
8. Hijo De La Luna 4:27
9. She Does No See Him 4:26
10. Solo Con Te 3:04
11. Gloomy Sunday 3:45
12. La Luna 4:58
13. First Of May 3:03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Luna (2000 Japanese Toshiba EMI 16-track custom printed promotional CD-R acetate including the Japanese-only bonus track First Of May Live Version. Disc notes the finished release catalogue number and release date scheduled for September 2000).

 

 

 

 

 

La Luna (2000 UK 15-track East West CD-R acetate including A Whiter Shade Of Pale & Scarborough Fair, custom printed disc in unique 'moon surface' sky picture sleeve)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Luna (2000 Colombian 13-track advance promotional PICTURE CD album, not final sequence or track listing).

 

 

 

 

La Luna (Singapore official CD pack including 15-track CD album plus exclusive blue & white Sarah coffee mug).

La Luna (2001 Taiwanese exclusive limited edition 2-disc set comprising of 15-track CD album plus bonus Video-CD [playable on your PC] featuring 'Whiter Shade Of Pale - MTV Version' and 'Medley Of Selections From La Luna Concert, presented in unique card picture slipcase with obi-strip + deluxe picture/lyric booklet).CD:
1. La Lune
2. Winter In July
3. Scarborough Fair
4. Fiiglio Perduto
5. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
6. He Doesn't See Me
7. Serenade
8. How Fair This Place
9. Hijo De La Luna
10. Here With Me
11. La Califfa
12. This Love
13. Solo Con Te
14. Gloomy Sunday
15. La Luna

VCD:
16. A Whiter Shade Of Pale (MTV)
17. Medley Of Selections From "La Luna" Concert

 

 

 

 

La Luna (2000 Japanese 16-track CD album including bonus track First Of May Live Version, picture sleeve & lyrics plus obi-strip, TOCP-65467).

LA LUNA - Taiwan Promo only 5-trk CD single

Tracklist

Scarborough Fair

Hijo de la Luna

This Love

Gloomy Sunday

La Luna

 

        

 

 

 

 

la Luna, 13 tracks,  tracks are this love, Scarborough fair, figlio perdue, la califa, here with me, serenade) instrumental), how fare this spot, hijo de la Luna, she does not see him, solo con te, gloomy Sunday, la Luna, first of may (live version)
 

 

 

 

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Song Info & Lyrics

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La Lune

 

written by music: Frank Peterson lyrics: Anna-Lena Strasse

 

This song only features on the US release of La Luna

 

 

Sous les nuages de la nuit
je marche Vers la clairière
d'un éclat argenté je la vois
la lune

Elle porte les voiles de
l'éternité
son auréole embrasse
les étoiles, ma lune
 

English Translation

 

Under the clouds of the night
I walk towards the clearing
I a silvery burst, I see it
The moon

It wears the veils of
Eternity
Its halo embrace
the stars, my moon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter In July

 

written by music: Tim Simenon, Guy Sigsworth lyrics: Loretta Heywood

 

This song is originally by Bomb The Bass and appears on their 1991 album Unknown Territory.

 

This song only features on the US release of La Luna

 

Bomb the Bass / Original version

Look around wounder why
We can live a life that's never satisfied
Lonely hearts troubled minds
Loking for a way that we can never find
Many roads are ahead of us
With choices to be made
But life's just one of the games we play
There is no special way
Make the best of what's given you
Everything will come in time
Why deny yourself
Don't just let life pass you by
Like winter in July

Future dreams can never last
When you find yourself still living in the past
Keep moving on to higher ground
Looking for the way you thought could not be found
We may not know the reason why
We're born into this world
Where a man only lives to die
His story left untold
Make the best of what's given you
Everything will come in time
Why deny yourself
Don't just let life pass you by
Like winter in July

And we may not know the reason why
We're born into this world
Where a man only live to die
And his story left untold
So make the best of what's given you
Everything will come in time
Why deny yourself
Don't just let life pass you by
Like winter in July

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarborough Fair

 

written by traditional, adapted by Peterson

 

Scarborough (UK) was granted a market charter in 1253 by King Henry III. The markets started on the 15th August and the event ran for 45 days. This meant merchants from all over Europe (and even further afield) travelled to trade in the town. This is probably the fair that the song is about, as the event was so large entertainers attended, giving the perfect opportunity for songs to be written.

 

Here is a great website dedicated to the history of this traditional song -

http://www.scarborough-fair.de.vu/scarborough.htm

 

This song has been covered by many artists over the years.

 

Sarah also sings this song on film at the Minack Theatre near Penzance, Cornwall in the film Zeit der Erkenntnis.

 

 

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
He once was a true love of mine

Tell him to make me a cambric shirt
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Without no seams nor needle work
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Tell him to find me an acre of land
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Between salt water and the sea strands
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Tell him to reap it with a sickle of leather
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
And gather it all in a bunch of heather
Then he'll be a true love of mine

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Remember me to one who lives there
He once was a true love of mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figlio Perduto

 

Written by  music: Ludwig van Beethoven, adapted by Soltau lyrics: Chiara Ferraù

 

This piece of music is taken from Beethoven's Allegretto of Beethoven's 7th symphony.

 

This song has been covered by Dannilu who also covered Sarah's song Question of Honour and a few others.

 

 

 

Muri die vento Notte è scesa
Padre e figlio sono insiem

Con un cavallo Vanno avanti
In questa grande oscurità

Ma ad un tratto Il bimbo trema
Dall paura Freddo si fa

Padre oh padre Tu non hai visto
Re degli elfi Eccolo la

Figlio perduto, Vuoi far un gioco?
Gioia ti porto Vieni con me

Padre oh padre Hai già sentito
Cosa mi dice E che vuol' far'?

Figlio perduto Se tu non vieni
Io userò la forza che ho

Padre oh padre Re degli elfi
Mi sta toccando Male mi fa

E il bambino, Con occhi chiusi
Lui non si muove Perso è già

Figlio Figlio perduto
Se tu non vieni Io userò la mia forza

English Translation

 

Walls of wind Night has fallen
Father and son are together

With a horse They proceed
Through this intense darkness

But suddenly The boy trembles
With fear It gets cold

Father oh father Haven't you seen
The king of the elfs There he is

Lost son Do you want to play?
I bring you joy Come with me

Father oh father Did you hear
What he said And what he will do?

Lost son If you don't come with me
I will use the power that I have

Father oh father The king of the elfs
Is touching me He hurts me

And the boy Eyes closed
He doesn't move He's already lost

Son Lost son If you don't come with me
I will use my power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Whiter Shade of Pale

 

written by music: Matthew Fisher & Gary Brooker lyrics: Keith Reid

 

This song was originally written by Procol Harum and appeared on their 196 album.  Part of the melody is based on the Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata 140, also known as Sleepers Awake.

 

Sarah also releases this as a single of various remixes along with the song Question of Honour.

 

Many other artists have covered this famous song.

 

This song only features on the US release of La Luna

 

Original Version

 

Sarah's Version

We skipped the light Fandango
And turned cartwheels across the floor
I was feeling kind of seasick
But the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly
Turned a whiter shade of pale

She said "There is no reason...
And the truth is plain to see"
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might just as well have been closed

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face at first just ghostly

Turned a whiter shade of pale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Califfa

 

written by music: Ennio Morricone lyrics: Alberto Bevilacqua

 

This song comes from the film of the same name released in 1970.

 

In 1974 the French singer Mireille Mathieu has sung for the first time the song “La Califfa”    Mireille Mathieu was the first singer at to obtain an authorisation for to use a song of "Abba".  Info thanks to Isa

 

This song has also been covered by Russell Watson.

 

 

Tu non credere perche
Questa crudelta di padroni
Ha visto in me
Solo una cagna che
Mi mett' anch' Io alla tua catena

Se attraverso la città
Questa ipocrita, tua citta
Il corpo mio
Che passa tra di voi
Eun invettiva contro la viltà

Tu ritroverai con me
La pì splendida proprietà
Un attimo di sole sopra noi
Alla ricerca di te

English Translation

 

Don't believe, because The cruelty or proprietors Has seen in me
Just a dog which Puts itself at your chain

When I cross the city This hypocrite, your city My mind Which passes through both of you Is an insult at cowardice

You will find again The most splendid possession A moment of sun above us
In search of you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Love

written by Craig Armstrong / Jerry Burns

This song appears on Craig Armstrong's album titled The Space Between Us, released in 1998

Craig Armstrong original version featuring Liz Fraser

This love This love is a strange love
A faded kind of day love This love

This love I think I'm gonna fall again
And even when you held my hand
It didn't mean a thing This love

This love Never has to say love
Doesn't know it is love This love

This love Doesn't have to say love
Doesn't need to be love
Doesn't mean a thing
This love This love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She Doesn't See Him / He Doesn't See Me

 

Written by music & lyrics: Goldman / Romanelli English lyrics: Read / Ingebrigsten / Marazzi / Adams

 

The song is originally in French taken from the film Astérix et Obélix contre César.  The band A1 they took the French song, changed and translated the lyrics and finished up with "She Doesn't See Me".

 

Sarah changed the song - so the US and European versions are different - as you can see below.

 

She Doesn't See Him appears on the European version

He Doesn't See Me appears on the US version

 

Original French Version

 

A1's English version

When she passes him by
She's a ray of light
Like the first drop of sun
From the sky
And he knows she's a queen
Who deserves a king
But he is not a king
And she doesn't see him
 

When she dances
She moves him to a smile
He sees everything
Near her shine
There's a grace in her ways
That he can't contain
He has not that grace
Oh, he has not that grace
 

And the closer he gets
He can't help but hide
So ashamed
Of his body and voice
There are boundaries
We pass in spite of the war
But our own
We can't seem to cross
 

He has a way that surrounds him
So delicate
With a glory that reigns in his life
He is also so much that he is not
These things they don't see
And she doesn't see him
Oh-oh-oh ...
And she doesn't see him
 

There are things we can change
If we just choose to fight
But the walls of injustice are high
 

When she passes him by
She's a ray of light
Like the first drop of sun
From the sky
And he knows she's a queen
Who deserves a king
Someone other than him
So different from him
 

Oh-oh-oh ...
She doesn't see him
Oh-oh-oh ...
She doesn't see him
She doesn't see him

When he passes me by
He's a ray of light
Like the first drop of sun
From the sky
And I know he's a king
Who deserves a queen
But I'm not a queen
And he doesn't see me
 

When he dances
He moves me to a smile
And I see everything
Near him shine
There's a grace in his ways
That I can't contain
I haven't that grace
Oh, I haven't that grace
 

And the closer he gets
I can't help but hide
So ashamed
Of my body and voice
There are boundaries
We pass in spite of the war
But our own
We can't seem to cross
 

She has a way that surrounds her
So delicate
With a glory that reigns in her life
She is also so much that she is not
These things I can't see
'Cause he doesn't see me
Oh-oh-oh ...
And he doesn't see me
 

There are things we can change
If we just choose to fight
But the walls of injustice are high
 

When he passes me by
He's a ray of light
Like the first drop of sun
From the sky
And I know he's a king
Who deserves a queen
Someone other than me
So different from me
 

Oh-oh-oh ...
He doesn't see me
Oh-oh-oh ...
He doesn't see me
He doesn't see me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here With Me

 

written by: Music and lyrics: Dido Armstrong / Paul Stratham / Pascal Gabriel

 

This song is originally by Dido and appears on her fist album No Angel.

 

Original Version

I didn't hear you leave I wonder how am I still here I don't want to move a thing It might change my memory

Oh I am what I am I'll do what I want But I can't hide

I won't go I won't sleep I can't breathe Until you're resting Here with me I won't leave I can't hide I cannot be

Until you're resting Here with me

I don't want to call my friends They might wake me From this dream And I don't wanna leave this bed Risk forgetting all that's been

Oh I am what I am I'll do what I want But I can't hide

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Fair This Place / Spot

written by Music: Sergei Rachmaninov)  Lyrics: G. Galina

This song comes from Op. 21, no. 7.

This song is in Russian and as it's difficult to show the Russian alphabet, so I've just added the English Translation.

 

It is beautiful here...
Look, in the distance
The river sparkles like fire,
The meadows are lying like a coloured carpet,
The clouds are growing white.

There are no people here...
There is just silence here...
Only God and I are here.
Flowers, and an old pine tree,
And you, my daydream!

 

 

 

 

 

Hijo de la Luna

 

written by José Maria Cano

This song is originally written and performed by Mecano - the lead singer is a good friend of Sarah's and Sarah has covered a few of their songs on various albums.  Mecano have also recorded this in French - Dis moi lune d'argent and in italian Figlio della Luna.  Clips of which you can hear below.

This song has been covered by a large number of artists.

Original Version

 

French Version

 

Italian Version

 

Sarah's Version


Tonto el que no entienda
Cuenta una leyenda
Que una hembra gitana
Conjuró a la luna
Hesta el amanecer
Llorando pedia
Al llegar el dia
Desposar un cale
Tendras a tu hombre
Piel morena
Desde el cielo
Hablo la luna llena
Pero a cambio quiero
El hijo primero
Que le engendres a el
Que quien su hijo inmola
Para no estar sola
Poco le iba a querer

Luna quieres ser madre
Y no encuentras querer
Que te haga mujer
Dime luna de plata
Qué pretendes hacer
Con un nino de piel
A-ha-ha, a-ha-ha
Hijo de la luna

De padre canela
Nació un nino
Blanco como el lomo
De un armino

Con los ojos grises
En vez de aceituna
Nino albino de luna
Maldita su estampa
Este hijo es de un payo
Y yo no me lo cayo
Y yo no me lo cayo
Gitano al creerse deshonrado
Se fue a su mujer
Cuchillo en mano
De quien es el hijo?

Me has enganao fijo
Y de muerte la hirio
Luego se hizo al monte
Con el nino en brazos
Y alli le abandono

Luna quieres ser madre
Y no encuentras querer
Que te haga mujer
Dime luna de plata
Qué pretendes hacer
Con un nino de piel
A-ha-ha, a-ha-ha
Hijo de la luna

Y en las noches
Que haya luna llena
Sera porque el nino
Este de buenas
Y si el nino llora
Menguara la luna
Para hacerle una cuna
Y si el nino llora
Menguara la luna para
Harcerle una cuna

English Translation

Foolish who doesn't understand
Tells a legend
That a gypsy woman
Conjured to the moon until sunrise
Crying she was asking
Coming the day
To marry a gypsy man

You you have your man of dark skin
From heaven spoke the full moon
But in return I want
The first son
That you beget from him
Whoever sacrifices his son
Not to be alone
Would barely love him

Chorus:
Moon wants to be mother
And you don't find a lover
Who can make you woman
Tell me silver moon
what do you expect to do
with a kid of skin
Son of the moon

From a cinnamon father a boy was born
White as the back of an ermine
With the eyes grey
Instead of olive
Albino boy of moon
Damn his stamp
This son is from a non-gipsy
And I won't shut up


Chorus

Gypsy man believing himself dishonored
Went to his woman knife in hand
Who's son is this?
You've cheated on me, for sure
And he hurted her to dead
Then he went to the mount
With the kid in his arms
And he abandoned him there

Chorus

And in the nights with full moon
It will be because the kid is in a good mood
Aand if the boy cries
The moon will lessen
To make him a cradle
And if the boy cries
The moon will lessen
To make him a cradle

 

 

Solo Con Te

Written by music: Handel, adapted by Frank Peterson / Sarah Brightman lyrics: Chiara Ferraù

Although credited to Handel - it's seems doubtful now that Handel actually wrote this, but unknown who did!

http://gfhandel.org/faqs.htm

Gioia nel cuor troverò
Con te il ciel raggiungerò
Pace ci sarà

Gioia nel cuor troverò
Con te il ciel raggiungerò
Pace ci sarà

Gioia nel cuor troverò
Con te il ciel raggiungerò
Un mondo nuovo con te vedrò

English Translation

I will find joy in the heart
With you I will reach heaven
There will be peace

I will find joy in the heart
With you I will reach heaven
There will be peace

I will find joy in the heart
With you I will reach heaven
With you I will see a new world

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloomy Sunday

written by music: Reszõ Seress lyrics: László Jávor / Sam M. Lewis

This song seems to have a bad reputation - it's known as the Hungarian suicide song, although whether it really deserves that title is doubtful.  The writer of the song committed suicide in 1968, but if you read the last verse - it ends on a happier note - Dreaming, I was only dreaming I wake and I find you asleep . . .

I'll let you judge for yourselves - web links below.

http://www.phespirit.info/gloomysunday/article_01.htm & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloomy_Sunday

 

Sunday is gloomy
My hours are slumber less
Dearest the shadows
I live with are numberless
Little white flowers
Will never awaken you
Not where the black coach
Of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thoughts
Of ever returning you
Would they be angry
If I thought of joining you?
Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday
With shadows I spend it all
My heart and I
Have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be candles
And prayers that are said I know
But let them not weep
Let them know that I'm glad to go
Death is no dream
For in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul
I'll be blessing you
Gloomy Sunday

Dreaming, I was only dreaming
I wake and I find you asleep
In the deep of my heart here
Darling I hope
That my dream never haunted you
My heart is telling you
How much I wanted you
Gloomy Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Luna

written by music: Antonín Dvorák adapted by Frank Peterson lyrics: Chiara Ferraù

Scende la notte, tranquillità
Piano il buio respira
Solo la luna veglierà
Con argento ci coprirà
Dal grande cielo splenderà
Solo la luna veglierà

La luna della notte
Dolcemente ci proteggerà
La luna della notte
Dolcemente ci proteggerà

Scende la notte, e lei è la
Su tutto'l cielo lei regna
Con gentilezza lel guarderà
Illuminando la sera
Con gentilezza lel guarderà
Illuminando la sera

La luna della notte
Dolcemente ci proteggerà
La luna della notte
Dolcemente ci proteggerà

Luna non veglierà
Fuggirà
Luna scomparirà

English Translation

The night falls, silence
The darkness breathes quietly
Just the moon will be awake
It will cover us with silver
It will shine from the great sky
Just the moon will be awake

The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us
The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us

The night falls, and it is there
It reigns over the whole sky
It will watch us with kindness
Illuminating the evening
It will watch us with kindness
Illuminating the evening

The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us
The moon of the night
Will sweetly protect us

The moon will not be awake
It will flee
The moon will vanish

 

 

 

 

 

Moon River (hidden track)

written by:- music: Henry Mancini lyrics: Johnny Mercer

This song is from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's starring Audrey Hepburn, and based on a novel by Truman Capote, with the original music written by Henry Mancini. In the movie it is sung by Audrey.

In her BBC Radio 2 chat with Elaine Paige - Sarah chooses in her Essential Musical - Breakfast at Tiffanys and the song Moon River.

Many artists have covered this song.

 

Appears on the US version

Moon river, wider than a mile,
I'm crossing you in style, some day.
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker,
Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your way.
Two drifters, off to see the world,
There's such a lot of world to see.
We're after the same rainbow's end,
Waitin' 'round the bend,
My huckleberry friend,
Moon river, and me!

 

 

 

 

 

First of May

written by Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb

Written and recorded y the Bee Gees and appears on their 1969 album Odessa.

Sarah first of all sang this at Christmas In Vienna, it then was a bonus track on her eden single, and Sarah sang this at her One Night In Eden concerts.

Appears on the European version

Original Version

 

Sarah's Versions

 

 

When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall,
we used to love while others used to play.
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by,
someone else moved in from far away.
 

Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small,
and you don't ask the time of day.
But you and I, our love will never die,
but guess who'll cry come first of May.
 

The apple tree that grew for you and me,
I watched the apples falling one by one.
And as I recall the moment of them all,
the day I kissed your cheek and you were gone.
 

Now we are tall, and Christmas trees are small,
and you don't ask the time of day.
But you and I, our love will never die,
but guess who'll cry come first of May.
 

When I was small, and Christmas trees were tall,
do do do do do do do do do ...
Don't ask me why, but time has passed us by,
someone else moved in from far away.

 

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La Luna Press Kit

LA LUNA PRESS KIT

 

MEDIA INFORMATION

 

SARAH BRIGHTMAN

Sarah Brightman has gone where no woman has gone before—to the top of the international pop, classical and crossover worlds. But she remains as down-to-earth as anyone when it comes to the mysteries of the moon, the inspiration for her latest, stunning recording, LA LUNA. In five different languages, Brightman's crystalline soprano graces an incomparable mix of classical and pop music ranging from Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Handel and Dvorak to the traditional "Scarborough Fair," and the dark standard, "Gloomy Sunday," which gives listeners a rare glimpse of the jazzy side of her voice. Perfectly suited for Brightman's voice and repertoire is "Whiter Shade Of Pale," the Procol Harum Pop Hit from the 1960s, which was based on a Bach cantata. Other highlights include the first English language recording of "He Doesn't See Me," by top French artist Jean-Jacques Goldmann (whose songs are frequently recorded by Celine Dion); "La Califfa," by acclaimed film composer Ennio Morricone; the minimalist trip hop ballad "This Love;" the Latin pop of "Hijo De La Luna," and Brightman's soaring dance/pop interpretation of "Here With Me." On the amazing diversity of her material, Sarah notes, "Being varied is something I do instinctively and naturally. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Everything is in tune: the voice, the type of music, who I am and who people think I am. I've been trying to find my own niche, a style very much my own. At last I've found it."

 

Brightman first thought of recording a moon-themed album once while she was singing what has become the title track, Dvorak's "La Luna," or "Song to the Moon." She performs it in Italian, explaining that the Latin languages often allow more fluidity than the original if the composer is German or Czech. Although not all the pieces on LA LUNA are as closely related to the moon, Brightman chose those she felt had the right "feeling" for the theme.

 

"Themes come to me at different times and I don't always use them at that time," she explains. "It was such a kind of magical, mystical piece, it gave me an idea to do an album at some point that would include other songs associated with the moon. There are so many stories and poems and so much folklore about the moon and its' mysteries. They're very magical, they're very romantic, they're very mystical. It's a mix of ancients and the modern. in It can be something very old and folklorish or it can be something from space travel. In your imagination you can create so much from that particular theme. I just thought it would give me a lot of scope. The barriers wouldn't be too tight for me when choosing material."

 

Also among the folklore-inspired tracks on LA LUNA are Beethoven's "Figlio Perduto" and "Hijo De La Luna," by contemporary songwriter J. M. Cano. LA LUNA marks the third Brightman album to feature one of his songs. The legend that inspired it is about a child who was born to a gypsy, but he was actually the son of the moon, born with an albino skin. Brightman drew upon two myths for the Beethoven: a German poem about a lost child who was taken away flirt by evil as well as the folk tale of a poor, young girl who begged for help from the heavens and saw all the stars turn into coins and fall into her apron. Such tales infuse the track with its dark, mysterious mood.

 

Brightman's strongest personal connection on LA LUNA is to the Rachmaninov piece, "How Fair This Place," one of the first songs she sang when she was very young. The work is one part of a larger song cycle which she found to be absolutely beautiful. "This particular piece always touched me. It's about being in a beautiful place. I interpret it as being in a beautiful, empty space with God. "

 

LA LUNA has more in common with Brightman's previous albums, DIVE, TIME TO SAY GOODBYE and EDEN than just being a themed work. All were produced by Frank Peterson, who co-produced Enigma's first multi-platinum hit. They all also represent what Brightman wanted to be doing 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, "Phantom of the Opera."

 

Recalling how she sought out Peterson when she heard the Enigma album, Brightman says: "Enigma had just been in the charts and been very big in America. I was signed to another label at the time and they kept sending me American producers and it just wasn't gelling. I just thought there was something about Enigma that was so kind of European, it felt like exactly my taste. It was what I would do if I were producing and doing instrumental pieces^ not a symphony, but with a classical dance vibe."

 

Brightman's instincts once again proved to be correct when it turned out to be the right move. Peterson was based in Germany where she was still virtually unknown. It was a time of working, experimenting, learning and training. She lived in Italy part of the time and worked with a vocal coach to improve her bel canto style. And it allowed her to return to her roots in classical music. But, as Brightman recalls, it was not without its risks:

 

"It took a lot of courage to seize control. I literally from one day to the next said no more. I just thought I wasn't going to be happy unless I moved on. I knew I'd have to take the risk. There were great offers coming in from all over the world and I just sort of had to blank out really and start again. Germany didn't know me from Adam. They had no idea who I was, they didn't care and it was great because I had a fresh start. I had to really struggle in another area but it was an area I knew that I should be in and I should be doing because it's actually what I came from originally before I went into musical theatre. I only went into theatre at first because I was out of work. Sometimes life takes you down those paths," she adds with a laugh.

 

Since then, Brightman has recorded an unbroken string of crossover hits. In just the last two years alone, Brightman has sold five million albums worldwide. Her platinum breakthrough, 1997's, TIME TO SAY GOOD BYE topped the Billboard Classical 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 history in Germany. She followed that up with her 1999

 

release, EDEN, which hit #1 on Billboard Magazine's Classical Crossover chart (spending a total of 51 weeks on the chart), is far past gold in the U.S. and has sold two million copies worldwide.

 

1999 saw her biggest tour yet. The remarkable "One Night In Eden" tour, which included a 60-date, sold-out North American leg, was seen by nearly 200,000 people and garnered rave reviews:

 

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

 

"the petite singer with the glorious voice...it was the crystalline purity of her voice that carried Brightman's 90-minute show." - New York Post

 

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

 

"the show-stopping set... took the concept of soaring vocals to new heights..." - Boston Herald

 

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 VMS and DVD in October 1999 and it too (like all that Sarah seemingly touches) went gold.

 

"I love a challenge and the last four years it has all come to fruition and it has been wonderful," simply states the singer hailed by Billboard as, "one of the truly glorious voices..."

 

For further information;

Doreen D'Agostino / Angel Records: 212.253.3038 Mitch Schneider / Marcee Rondan / MSO: 818.340.0400

Angel Records

PARK AVENUE SOUTH / 4TH FLOOR / NEW YORK. NY 10010 / TEL 212-253-3200 FAX 212-253-3011 / HTTP://www.emiclassics com

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 15 October 2000, New York, N.Y.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN

 

IS ANNOUNCED

 

THE # 1 BRITISH TOURING ARTIST IN AMERICA

 

with her triumphant 2000 'la luna' tour

 

Pollstar Magazine cites that over the last four years, Sarah Brightman performed more concerts than any other British act in the U.S. This makes her # 1 in the category including such British superstars as Eric Clapton, Sting, Radiohead, Bush and The Spice Girls. With this distinction, SARAH BRIGHTMAN impressively builds on her status in the United States as a successful touring and recording artist who has sold over 7 million albums worldwide and over 2 million albums in the US alone. Her latest release, La Luna entered the Billboard Pop chart at #17 and has just been certified gold by the R.I.A.A.

 

Sarah's recent and critically acclaimed 42-city La Luna tour—which concluded November 16 in Indianapolis— included sold-out shows both in New York and Los Angeles. At her Los Angeles performance at the historic Wiltern Theatre, Sarah earned an array of rave reviews including:

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES: "Comparable to an ancient Greek display of sight and sound intended to affirm the powers of Athena, the program—like the cover image on her new album 'La Luna'—presented Brightman as a focal point of admiration and wonder for her ever enthusiastic fans."

 

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: "... 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 never pushes or overreaches; Brightman more often compels and even soothes to enchant with an elegant mystery."

 

DAILY VARIETY: "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. "

 

Following the North American dates, Sarah is now set to bring her new production featuring a dramatic stage design to Europe and Asia. Plans are also underway for the second leg of the US tour, tentatively scheduled to kick off in March 2001.

 

While Sarah Brightman tours the world, American fans can look for her on a new PBS special. Set to air in the U.S. in December and again in March 2001, directed by Bruce Cowers, (Britney Spears Televised Concert from Hawaii & Ricky Martin's recent Televised Concert) it marks her third special for the network and follows her two previous outings which ruled the channel's pledge drives and rank among the most successful pledge events to date. Sarah will also be featured on an upcoming Bravo Network hour-long "Profile" early next year and is currently featured in "People Magazine" this week.

 

For further information: Doreen D'Agostino  Publicity Director Angel Records: 212.253.3038

304 PARK AVENUE SOUTH / 4TH FLOOR / NEW YORK. NY 10010 / TEL 212 253 3200 FAX 212 253-3011 / HTTP.//www.emiclassics.com

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6 September 2000 NY NY

SARAH BRIGHTMAN'S *LA LUNA' STRONGLY DEBUTS AT #17 ON

BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUMS CHART WITH FIRST-WEEK SALES IN EXCESS OF 50,000.

ALBUM ENTERS THE MAGAZINE'S CLASSICAL CROSSOVER CHART AT #1

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF

SEPTEMBER 15 IN OTTAWA, CANADA:

BRAVO PROFILE AND PBS SPECIAL TO AIR IN THE FALL

 

 

LA LUNA, the follow-up to SARAH BRIGHTMAN's previous platinum and gold albums, has entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #17 with sales of more than 50,000 copies. This marks the highest American chart debut of her career and represents a major mainstream breakthrough. At the same time, the Angel Records album entered Billboard's Classical Crossover chart at #1.

 

In a review of the album, which features her extraordinary versions of the 60s pop classic "Whiter Shade of Pale," USA TODAY said: "Sarah Brightman's new album LA LUNA opens with a swell of electronic sound effects meant to evoke man's first journey to "la luna—the moon, in Spanish and English, two of the five languages that the classically trained soprano uses on this collection of classical, pop and folk tunes." In the accompanying USA TODAY profile, SARAH said: "I've always found the moon very mystical and romantic. Obviously I'm not alone. The moon had inspired composers and writers for many years. There's something both ancient and futuristic about it. Given that, I could place an older piece of music next to a more modern piece."

 

In support of the album, which entered in the Top Five all over Europe, SARAH will kick off her headlining North American tour on September 15th in Ottawa, Canada. The 42-city tour will take the singer into major venues in key U.S. markets (in New York on September 22 and Los Angeles on October 25) before concluding on November 16 in Indianapolis.

 

Featuring an all-new stage production, the LA LUNA trek will also bring SARAH--who's sold over six million albums worldwide in the last two years including two million in the U.S. alone-to the Far East, Australia and New Zealand before concluding in Europe in December.

Meanwhile, look for SARAH to be the subject of a Bravo Channel "Profile" this Fall along with her own new PBS special. The PBS special marks SARAH's third program for the network and follows her two previous outings: "Sarah Brightman: One Night in Eden" and 1998's "Live at the Royal Albert Hall." Both ruled the channel's pledge drives and rank among the most successful pledge events to date. SARAH can also be seen in her video for "Whiter Shade of Pale," directed by Paul Boyd, who's lensed videos for Shania Twain and Sting.

 

Initial reviews for LA LUNA are as follows:

 

• Dan Aquilante, NEW YORK POST: "Sarah Brightman offers a 15-song disc of international pop and classical adaptations that is dovetailed to her famous upper register."

 

PEOPLE MAGAZINE: "Worth A Listen" - "The ethereal soprano gives full theatrical treatment to operetta works by Beethoven, Handel, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff and, yes, Procol Harum."

 

• DALLAS MORNING NEWS: "Sarah Brightman embraces the pop and classical genres with equal elegance, never forgetting her songs' inherent themes. Ms. Brightman uses her sterling soprano to full effect on pop pieces and operatic excursions. Her pipes become the tour guide on this dreamy trip."

 

BARNES & NOBLE.COM; "Enamored of the mysteries of the moon and inspired by the many composers and poets who have been similarly enchanted, the british soprano and her trusted producer, Frank Peterson, have Grafted a stunning song cycle...this album proves Sarah can sing just about anything."

 

LAUNCH.COM: "Sarah Brightman lends her ethereal, angelic vocals to another combination of classical and pop, resulting in a solid, stirring collection...the uncanny thing is how canny Brightman is at bridging the contemporary with the classics so that they seem timeless."

 

Catch Sarah Brightman on "LIVE WITH REGIS" on September 21:

 

 LA LUNA tour

date         country           venue 
15 September 2000  Canada  Ottawa, ON  Corel Centre 
16 September 2000  Canada  Toronto, ON  Air Canada Centre 
18 September 2000  Canada  Montreal, PQ  Molson Centre 
19 September 2000  USA  Portland, ME *)  Cumberland County Civic Center 
19 September 2000  USA  Rochester, NY *)  Auditorium Centre 
22 September 2000  USA  New York, NY  Theatre at Madison Square Garden 
23 September 2000  USA  Atlantic City, NJ  Mark G. Etess Arena 
24 September 2000  USA  Wallingford, CT *)  Oakdale Theater 
26 September 2000  USA  Providence, RI *)  PAC 
26 September 2000  USA  Lowell, MA *)  Memorial Auditorium 
27 September 2000  USA  Philadelphia, PA *)  Mann Center 
29 September 2000  USA  Washington, DC  Patriot Center 
30 September 2000  USA  Greenville, SC  Bi-Lo Center 
01 October 2000  USA  Norfolk, VA  Scope Arena 
04 October 2000  USA  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Nat. Car Rental Arena 
05 October 2000  USA  Tampa, FL  Ice Palace 
06 October 2000  USA  Atlanta, GA  Civic Center Theater 
08 October 2000  USA  New Orleans, LA  Saenger Theatre 
09 October 2000  USA  Dallas, TX  Smirnoff Music Center 
10 October 2000  USA  Houston, TX  Aerial Theatre 
13 October 2000  USA  Columbus, OH  Nationwide Arena 
14 October 2000  USA  Aubrun Hills, MI  Palace Of Aubrun Hills 
15 October 2000  USA  Cleveland, OH  Gund Arena 
17 October 2000  USA  St. Paul, MN  Xcel Energy Center 
20 October 2000  USA  Las Vegas, NV  MGM Grand 
21 October 2000  USA  Santa Barbara, CA  Santa Barbara Bowl 
22 October 2000  USA  San Diego, CA  SDSU Open Air Theatre 
24 October 2000  USA  Los Angeles, CA *)  Universal Amphitheatre 
25 October 2000  USA  Los Angeles, CA *)  Universal Amphitheatre 
26 October 2000  USA  Sacramento, CA  Arco Arena 
27 October 2000  USA  San Jose, CA  San Jose Arena 
29 October 2000  USA  Seattle, WA *)  Key Arena 
30 October 2000  USA  Portland, OR  Rose Garden Arena 
01 November 2000  USA  Spokane, WA  Star Theatre at Spokane Arena 
02 November 2000  Canada  Vancouver, BC  GM Place 
04 November 2000  Canada  Edmonton, AB  Skyreach Center 
06 November 2000  Canada  Calgary, AB  Saddledome 
07 November 2000  USA  Salt Lake City, UT *)  Delta Center 
08 November 2000  USA  Denver, CO  Magness Arena 
11 November 2000  USA  Chicago, IL  Arie Crown Theatre 
12 November 2000  USA  St. Louis, MO  Fox Theatre 
13 November 2000  USA  Grand Rapids, MI  Van Andel Arena 
15 November 2000  USA  Milwaukee, WI *)  Riverside Theatre 
16 November 2000  USA  Indianapolis, IN  Conseco Fieldhouse 

Angel

 

For further information:

Doreen D'Agostino Angel Records: 212.253.3038

Mitch Schneider/Marcee Rondan MSO: 818.340.0400

 

For additional information about SARAH BRIGHTMAN, www.sarahbriahtman.com or www.angeirecords.com

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