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Album Information - with tracks

UPC: 09463 46078 2 7

Expected Release Date: 29 January 2008

Label: Angel Records

Genre: Pop

Subgenre: Classical

Format: CD

 

TRACK LISTING

1.  Gothica

2. Fleur Du Mal

3. Symphony

4. Canto Della Terra (feat. Andrea Bocelli)

5. Sanvean

6. I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go) (feat. Paul Stanley)

7.  Schwere Träume

8.  Sarai Qui (feat. Alessandro Safina)

9.  - Storia d’Amore

10.  Let It Rain

11. Attesa

12. Pasiòn (feat. Fernando Lima)

13. Running with hidden track

14. either Forbidden Colours or Sarahbande

 

Polish version has I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go) with Andrzej Lampert, The song: I Will Be With You is with a hidden track: A part of the Instrumental version of "Fleur Du Mal".

info thanks to Isa

 

Russian version - Info thanks to Isa

Symphony - 2008

Label: Manhattan Records "Gala Records".

Release Date: 2008 in Russia (CD in the "Jewelcase")

Tracks List:

Gothica

Fleurs Du Mal

Symphony

Canto Della Terra with Andrea Bocelli “Андреа Бочелли”

Sanvean

I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go) with Paul Stanley “Пол Стэнли”

Schwere Träume

Sarai Qui with Alessandro Safina “Алессандро Сафина”

Storia D'Amore

Let It Rain

Attesa

Pasión with Fernando Lima “Фернандо Лима”

Running

Bonus Tracks:

Sarahbande

I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go) with Sergei Penkin “Сергей Пенкин”

The version with Sergei Penkin is in English & Russian and the Russian translation is: Я Буду С Тобой

 

 

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Symphony Promo

Symphony UK Promo

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Promo & Rare Albums & Singles

 Thanks to Isa

Symphony (Advance music from Symphony 7 tracks)
 
Sarah Brightman Advance music from her upcoming album Symphony

Tracks List:

  1. Fleur du Mal (first version) 4:42 **

  2. Symphony 4:55

  3. Canto Della Terra (feat. Andrea Bocelli) 4:09

  4. Pasión (feat. Fernando Lima) (see also: Pasión with Fernando Lima (Mexican, Promo-CD) & Fernando Lima: Pasión) 4:34

  5. Let It Rain 4:21

  6. I Will Be With You / Where The Lost Ones Go (feat. Paul Stanley) 4:40

  • ** This version of "Fleur du Mal" is different that, the final version: The musical intro is longer.

  • CD for promotional use, not available for the sale

 

2-track CD single, release 17 march 2008 featuring Andrea Bocelli 1. Canto Della Terra (4.02) 2. Symphony (3.20) 

as seen on ebay

   

US Promo CD thanks to Isa

thanks to Isa

Very Rare promo CD from Argentina

 

On Argentina CD: Rare Promo/3 Tracks: Fleurs du Mal/Pasión/I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go)

 

With BIG thanks for this info and pictures to abircsak


 

Very Rare promo CD from Japan.

 

On the Japanese CD, Promo/3 Track/Track 1-Symphony Track 2-Running/Track 3- Fleurs Du Mal (Radio Edit)

 

With BIG thanks for this info and pictures to abircsak

 

Rare one track Promo CD by Sarah Brightman 'Symphony' in a great card picture sleeve with a plugging sticker on the back giving details of her new album and past glories. 

The CD is new.

On The Blue Note label the catalogue is CASDJ30.

 

thanks to Isa

Selections From Symphony - 2008

 

Label: Manhattan Records 'Music from EMI'. Catalogue Number: 50999 5 21350 2

 

CD in cardboard sleeve - Release Date: 2008

 

01 - Fleurs Du Mal 3:26

02 - Symphony 3:17

03 -  Canto Della Terra with Andrea Bocelli 3:59

04 -  I Will Be With You (Where The Lost Ones Go) with Paul Stanley 3:47

 

Promotional Use Only. Not For Sale

  

Personal Notes:

 Fleurs du Mal: The Introduction of this promo version is not the same that the final version.

Symphony: The end of this promo version is not the same that the final version

                                                           thanks to Isa

 

 

                                   

Symphony - UK ACE TATE PR0M0 CD ALBUM
 

ultra scarce 2008 UK pressing FULL ALBUM ACE TATE PR0M0 CD in neutral transparent PVC sleeve with UNIQUE and collectible COLOURED inlay sheet - CD itself is industrially burned and industrially printed by the record company

 

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Sarah Brightman - Symphony
 

13 track advance CD
 

CD in cardboard sleeve

 

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Symphony Taiwanese edition 13-track CD album including the Asian single release 'I Will Be With You [Where The Lost Ones Go]' plus collaborations with Andrea Bocelli, Paul Stanley, Alessandro Safina and Fernando Lima, presented in a sealed fold-out digipack complete with a unique wrap-around obi-strip).

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Symphony  Japanese issue 14-track CD album, includes the Japanese hit single 'I Will Be With You [Where The Lost Ones Go]' plus 1 bonus recording: 'Forbidden Colours', superbly presented in sealed glossy silver-embossed digipak picture sleeve with Japanese/English lyric booklet + obi strip).

Rare Indonesia  Cassette - as seen on ebay

 

Fantastic Chinese collectible edition CD - with 3 postcards, 2 sided poster and CD in DVD style long box

 album artwork in much better size and quality. as seen on ebay

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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

 

Gothica

 

Written by F. Peterson & C. Heysmann

 

instrumental

 

 

Fleurs Du Mal

 

Written by  F. Peterson, T. Schwarz, M. Meissner, M. Himmelsbach, K. Hirschburger, S. Brightman

 

Is it you I keep thinking of?
Should I feel like I do?
I've come to know that I miss your love
While I'm not missing you
We run
'Til it's gone
Et les fleurs du mal             [And the flowers of evil]
Won't let you be
You hold the key to an open door
Will I ever be free?
 

Chorus:
Les fleurs du mal unfold      [The flowers of evil unfold]
Comme les fleurs du mal     [Like the flowers of evil]
Dark demons of my soul
Un amour fatal                     [A fatal love]
Been tryin' hard to fight
Comme les fleurs du mal
Les fleurs du mal inside
Un amour fatal
 

All my life I've been waiting for
In this perfume of pain
To forget when I needed more
Of love's endless refrain
We live
And we pray
Pour les fleurs du mal         [For the flowers of evil]
I've lost my way
What is done will return again
Will I ever be free?
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

Les fleurs du mal
Comme les fleurs du mal
Un amour fatal
Comme les fleurs du mal

 

(Repeat chorus)

 

 

Symphony

Written by Music & lyrics: S. Kloss, A. Nowak, J. Stolle, T. Stolle  English lyrics: G. Black, S. Brightman

 

Symphony / Symphonie originally is a single released by the German band, Silbermond in 2004, this song is found on their album Verschwende deine Zeit  - English translation - Waste Your Time.

 

original version

I don't know what I'm supposed to say
When now suddenly you feel so far away
And you're not prepared to talk
And if you're now afraid to listen
Then I don't want to do this anymore
 

Oh I don't know which way that I should turn
Seems the more we love
The more we have to learn
And I keep staring into space
Like it somehow has the answer
So don't let the music end
Oh my darling
 

Chorus:
Symphony
It's gone quiet around us now
How I wish you would hold me
And that you never told me
That it's better if you leave
 

Look at the sun
We're starting to lose all of the light
Where we once burnt so brightly
Tell me we might be
Throwing it away
 

Well, you don't know what you've got
Until it's gone
But then nothing ever hurt like holding on
I am scared and unprepared
And I feel like I am falling
So can you tell me
Where did we go wrong?
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

If everything is broken
Then it's better that we give up
And remember how we once had
Something beautiful
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

Look at the sun
We're starting to lose all of the light
Where we once burnt so brightly
So tell me we might be
Throwing it away

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canto Della Terra

with Andrea Bocelli

 

written by: Music: F. Sartori Lyrics: L. Quarantotto

 

Originally a solo song for Andrea Bocelli, and found on the album Sogno released in 1999.  Both Sarah's and Andrea's voice blend very well to make this the perfect duet.

 

This song has been covered by Gli Amorosi, Katherine Jenkins and Jonathan Ansell from G4.

 

original version

 

Sarah's Version

Si lo so
Amore che io e te
Forse stiamo insieme
Solo qualche istante
Zitti stiamo
Ad ascoltare
Il cielo
Alla finestra
Questo mondo che
Si sveglia e la notte è
Già così lontana
Già lontana
 

Chorus:
Guarda questa terra che
Che gira insime a noi
Anche quando è buio
Guarda questa terra che
Che gira anche per noi
A darci un po'di sole, sole, sole
 

My love, che sei l'amore mio
Sento la tua voce e ascolto il mare
Sembra davvero il tuo respiro
L'amore che mi dai
Questo amore che
Sta lì nascosto
In mezzo alle sue onde
A tutte le sue onde
Come una barca che
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

Guarda questa terra che
Che gira insime a noi
A darci un po'di sole
Guarda questa terra che
Che gira insime a noi
Anche quando è buio
Mighty sun
Mighty sun

English translation thanks to Navin

Song of the Earth

I know, my love, that you and I May be together for just a few moments
In silence we stand by the window Listening to the  sky And to this world that is awakening
The night is already far away Already far away
 

Chorus:
Look at this Earth spinning with us Even when it's dark Look at this Earth spinning for us
Giving us some sun, sun, sun
 

My love, because you love me I hear your voice
And when I listen to the sea It seems like your breath Like the love you give me This love is there, hidden Hidden amidst the waves And the waves act as a boat
 

(Repeat Chorus)
 

Look at this Earth spinning for us Giving us some sun
Look at this Earth spinning with us Even when it's dark Mighty Sun
Mighty Sun

 

 

Sanvean


weitten by A. Claxton, L. Gerrard

 

 instrumental / vocal

 

Written by Lisa Garrard - it appears both on Dead Can Dance album Toward the Within releases in 1994   and as I Am Your Shadow on the album Facing The Wrong Way

 

original version

 

 

I Will Be With You (Where the lost ones go)

with Paul Stanley

 

Written by: E. Lind, A. Björklund, M. Rostadmo

 

Sissel first dueted on this song with Espen Lind and it's to be found her album All Good Things.  it's also been covered by Paul Childs and Cortes

 

original version

Leave and let me go
You're not meant for me, I know
Carry on, carry on
And I'll stay strong
 

Leave and let me go
I will think of you, I know
But carry on, carry on
And I'll stay strong
 

Someone else will keep you warm from now on
Someone else will keep you safe from the storm
But I'll be with you wherever you go
So you will never be alone
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go
 

Chorus:
I will be with you
I'm losing the love I found
Crying without a sound
Where have you gone?
I will be with you
You were my fool for love
Sent me from high above
You were the one
I will be with you
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go
 

Leave and let me go
Don't look back, just let me know
Carry on, carry on
You must stay strong
 

Nothing ever looks the same in the light
Nothing ever seems to quite turn out right
When you realize that you have been loved
Than you will never be alone
I'm going where the wind blows
Going where the lost ones go
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

Leave and let me go
Baby, I can't come along
Carry on, carry on

You must stay strong

 

 

Schwere Träume

 

Written by: : F. Peterson, M. Soltau, K. Hirschburger, S. Brightman

 

Siehst du am Morgen
die schweren Träume
sie wachen über uns beide
Und tief verborgen
in uns'rer Sehnsucht sind
sie wirklich wahr
 

Hörst du am Abend
das laute Lachen
als wir noch frei
und glücklich waren
In uns'ren Armen
ist es geborgen und
unantastbar
 

Was ist die Erde
was ist der Mond
wenn keine Liebe
in uns wohnt
Sind wir verloren
oder bleibt in dir
ein Stück von mir
 

Siehst du am Morgen
die schweren Träume
sie wachen über uns beide
Und tief verborgen
in uns'rer Sehnsucht sind
sie wirklich wahr

English translation thanks to Jos van Geffen

 

Nightmares
 

      Do you see in the morning
the nightmares
they watch over both of us
And deeply hidden
in our longing
they are really true
 

Do you hear in the evening
the loudly laughing
when we were still
free and happy
In our arms
it is sheltered and
inviolable
 

What is the earth
what is the moon
if there is no love
within us
Are we really lost
or remains in you
a piece of me
 

Do you see in the morning
the nightmares
they watch over both of us
And deeply hidden
in our longing
they are really true

 

 

Sarah Brightman - Sarai Qui
with Alessandro Safina

 

written by: D. Warren Italian lyrics: M. La Bionda

 

 

This song originally performed by Faith Hill called There You'll Be, and was used in the film Pearl Harbour.

 

original version

 

 

Sarah's Version in English

from Memorial Day Concert 2008

Quando penso ai giorni che
Ho passato insieme a te
Io vorrei che tu tornassi qui
Per non lasciarmi mai
Chiudo gli occhi ci sei tu
Aa me non pensi piu'
Tu sarai sempre quii
 

Chorus:
Il mio cielo splende di quell'anima che hai
Nel mio cuore per tutta la vita tu un posto avrai
Io non ti chiedo dove seei
E dove io saro' sarai quii
E dove io saro' sarai quii ...
 

Quello che mi hai dato tu
Non potro scordare piuu'
E per sempre mi ricordero'
La forza che mi dai
Ce l'ho fatta grazie a te
Coon l'amore dato a me
Tu sarai sempre quii
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

La mia luce accendi tu
E sai perche'
Io mi sento forte
Solo grazie a te
Tu sarai sempre quii
Tu sarai sempre quii
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

Sarai qui

Navin provided the following translation (three lines are still missing):

Be Here

When I think of all the days I have shared with you I want you to come back  And not leave me anymore  I close my eyes and you are there I don't think about myself anymore You'll always be here
 

Chorus:
My sky shimmers because of your soul In my heart there's always be a place for you I don't ask where you are, And where I am, there you'll be And where I am, there you'll be
 

I will never be able to forget All the things you gave me And I will always remember  How strong you make me feel  I made it Thanks to your love You'll always be here
 

(Chorus)
 

You switch on my light And know why I feel so strong Just because of you You'll always be here You'll always be here
 

(Chorus)
 

You'll always be here.

 

 

Storia d'Amore

 

Written by: Music: P. Cordel Italian lyrics: M. La Bionda, S. Brightman

 

Fai quello che vuoi
Ritorni sem pre qui
Io, io non vorrei
Ma non so dir ti mai di no
 

Sì, va bene così
Io voglio te vi ci no a me
Tu, tu sì lo sai
Che non so dir ti mai di no
 

Tu sei la mia
Dolce pazzia
Storia d'amore, noi
 

La felicità
Segreto fra di noi
Tu mi prenderai
Il mio destino in ma no a te
 

Il vento sei tu
E io ti seguirò
Tu, mi porterai
Nel mondo dei pen sie ri tuoi
 

Tu sei la mia
Grande pazzia
Storia d'amore
 

Io ri de rò
Io pian ge rò
Storia d'amore, noi
 

Storia d'amore, noi

Navin provided the following translation (three lines are still missing):

Story of love

Do what you wish
But please, always come back
I don't like it this way
But I can't say "no" to you
 

Yes, it's okay like this
I want you by my side
You do know
I can't say "no" to you.
 

You are my
Sweet madness
Our story of love
 

Happiness
Is a secret between us
You take me
My destiny lies with you
 

You are the wind
And I follow you
You bring me
To the world of your dreams
 

You are my
Great madness
Story of love
 

I will laugh
I will weep
Our story of love
 

Our story of love

 

 

 

 

Let It Rain

 

Written by: C. Heusmann, K. Hirschburger, F. Peterson

 

It's tempting
Haunting
Love is the law
It's temple
It's empty
From grace we fall
It feels like
On the outside
Looking in
We always wonder
How it could have been
 

Let it rain, let it rain
Why we can't we find love again
Let it rain, let it rain
Still I drown in tears of pain
Over again, let it rain
 

Chances
Hunger
Insatiable
Life is changing
Unpredictable
Hear me calling
Where are you now
Will we meet
Anyway
Anyhow
 

Let it rain, let it rain
Why we can't we find love again
Let it rain, let it rain
Still I drown in tears of pain
Over again
 

Where do we end
Where do we begin
Are we lost, or must we lose to win
We depend, on where we stand
Are we free, to choose the lives we live
 

Where do we end
Where do we begin
Are we lost, or must we lose to win
We depend, on where we stand
Are we free, to choose the lives we live
 

Let it rain, let it rain
Why we can't we find love again
Let it rain, let it rain
Still I drown in tears of pain
 

Let it rain, let it rain
Why we can't we find love again
Let it rain, let it rain
Still I drown in tears of pain
Over again, let it rain

 

 

 

Attesa

 

Written by : F. Mascagni, C. Ferrau

 

Attesa is adapted from the Intermezzo from Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana

 

 

La mia vita va come un fiume in piena.
Io con lui ogni giorno godrò.
Ora sono sola.
Presto tempo vola!
Portami il mio amor!
E fa' svanire il dolor!
 

Chorus:
Non aspettar', portalo qua!
E fa' svanire il dolor!
E fa' svanire il dolor!
 

Mare Di Risate e Cieli D'Oro,
La con lui ogni giorno vivrò.
Quando stà lontano,
Tempo non far' piano!
Portami il mio amor!
E fa' svanire il dolor!
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

Ti prego fa'...

Navin provided the following translation (three lines are still missing):

Waiting

My life goes like an overflowing river
I will enjoy every day by his side
Now I am alone
Time, run out quickly!
Bring my love here!
And make this pain vanish!
 

(Chorus)
Don't wait, bring him here!
And make this pain vanish!
And make this pain vanish!
 

Seas of Laughter and Golden Skies
I will relive with him
When he's far away
Time passes slowly
Bring my love here!
And make this pain vanish!
 

(Repeat chorus)

I beg you ...
Please, make this pain vanish!

 

 

 

Pasión

with Fernando Lima

 

Written by: Jorge Avendano Lührs

 

Sueñas con un amor
Puro, sin condición
Fuerte, eterno como el sol
Con el que se dibuja una pasión
 

Sueñas con un amor
Limpio, con devoción
 

Libre, sacar las alas del corazón
Y Volar a dónde anida la pasión
 

Chorus:
La pasión, es como un viento inquieto
Que se convierte en libertad
Es saber que hay alguien más que vive
Deseando poderte encontrar
Es viajar sin miedo entre las estrellas y la inmensidad
Es atravesar el fuego, caminar sobre las aguas
Convertir un sueño en realidad
La pasión es ésa fuerza inmensa
Que mueve a toda la creación
Es saber que alguien te está esperando
Mas allá dónde se oculta el sol
Es borrar por siempre de tí la palabra soledad
Son dos almas que se unen llegando así a la eternidad
 

Nunca te faltará
Alguien en quien confiar
 

Un ángel que de la mano te llevará
A descubrir un mundo de pasión
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

Vives con un amor
Fuerte y sin condición
Libre y ponerle alas al corazón
Volar adónde anida la pasión
Oh, la pasión ...

The following translation into English is thanks to Javier Conte Grand:

You dream of a love
Which is pure, with no conditions
Strong, eternal as the sun
With which you draw a passion
 

You dream of a love
Which is clean, with devotion
 

Be free, spread the wings of the heart
And fly where passion nests
 

Chorus
Passion is like a restless wind
That turns into freedom
It is knowing that there's someone else who lives Wishing to be able to find you
It is travelling with no fear through the stars and the immensity
It is crossing through fire, walking on waters
Making dreams come true
Passion is that great force
Which moves all creation
It is knowing that someone is waiting for you Beyond that place where the sun sets
It is forever erasing the word loneliness
It is two souls that join together to reach eternity
 

You will never need
Someone in whom to trust
An angel who will take your hand
And will lead you to discover a world of passion
 

(Repeat chorus)
 

You live with a love
That is strong and with no conditions
Be free and put wings to your heart
Fly where passion nests
Oh, passion ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Running

Written by: F. Peterson S. Brightman, K. Hirschburger.

Running is the IAAF's Green Project Charity song, which Sarah performed in 2007 at their Championships opening ceremonies in Osaka, Japan.

 

I Vow to Thee, My Country is a British patriotic song created in 1921 when a poem by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice was set to music by Gustav Holst.

 

This tune has also been used for the following songs - O God Beyond All Praising, O Spirit All-Embracing - Delores Dufner, We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God, World in Union. Some of which are available to listen to below.

 

 

I was sad and I was silent
In shadow of my soul
Ever seeking the horizon
For promises untold
 

I dream of silent oceans
And I sang of waters blue
With the crossing of angels
Brought forth to guide me through
 

To a distant shore so welcoming
where I was free to roam
In a land of ancient mystery
That I could call my own
 

This is me and you
And we are running
To change the world
Where hope is shining through
Gaia's green and blue
And we are running
To save the world
That we're about to lose
 

We'll be running
Watch it coming
Green is shining through
Love is rising
Worlds colliding
Green is shining through
 

This is me and you
And we are running
To change the world
Where hope is shining through
Gaia's green and blue
And we are running
Until green is shining through
 

Can you hear the distant beating
Of passion born of old
Reaching out to far horizons
Of prophecy untold
 

I will wander through the desert
I will seek you in my hand
In the silence of shadows
In palaces of sand
 

Then a voice called from the wilderness
Whose spirit held the key
To a world and soul united
Forever strong and free

 

 

Bonus Songs

 

Sarahbande

 

Written by G.F. Händel; adapted by F. Peterson, M. Soltau

 

 

 

Forbidden Colours
 

written by Ryuichi Sakamoto lyrics by English by David Sylvian
 

"was originally recorded for the La Luna album but it didn't match with the other songs. We never really finished it..."
 

This song is the vocal version of the theme from the Nagisa Oshima film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence starring David Bowie - one of Sarah's favourite musicians and and actors.
 

original version

The wounds on your hands never seem to heal

I thought all I needed was to believe

Here am I, a lifetime away from you

The blood of Christ, or the beat of my heart

My love wears forbidden colours

My life believes

Senseless years thunder by

Millions are willing to give their lives for you

Does nothing live on?

Learning to cope with feelings aroused in me

My hands in the soil, buried inside of myself

My love wears forbidden colours

My life believes in you once again

I'll go walking in circles

While doubting the very ground beneath me

Trying to show unquestioning faith in everything

Here am I, a lifetime away from you

The blood of Christ, or a change of heart

My love wears forbidden colours

My life believes

My love wears forbidden colours

My life believes in you once again

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Symphony Press Kit

 

SARAH BRIGHTMAN

Symphony

 

Released 14th April 2008

 

Biggest selling Soprano of all time releases first studio album in five years following massive  stateside success.

 

In a genre-defying music career that could be described. . as nothing less than spectacular, Sarah Brightman has established herself as the world’s best selling soprano of all time.  This April, Ms. Brightman will release a brand new album, Symphony — her first studio album in five years.

 

Released in the USA in January, Symphony has already given the soprano her highest U.S. chart debut to date, going straight in at I 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart The album also hit Number One on three other Billboard charts - Classical Overall Albums, Classical Crossover Albums and 17 on the Top Digital Albums chart.

 

Recorded in Germany, the USA and the UK, Symphony features all new songs, and was created by Sarah with long-time producer Frank Peterson. In addition to reuniting her with Andrea Bocelli on the sweeping, romantic “Canto Della Terra,” the characteristically eclectic album features collaborations with Spanish counter tenor sensation Fernando Lima (“Pasión”), Italian tenor Alessandro Safina (“Sarai Qui), and rock superstar Paul Stanley (KISS) on “I Will Be with You (Where the Lost Ones Go).” Another highlight is “Running,” the International Association of Athletics Federation Green Project Charity song, which Sarah performed at their Championships opening ceremonies in Osaka, Japan.

 

Exploring a bold range of styles, Sarah has created a thrilling collection of material that cannot be easily categorized, but remains entirely accessible to lovers of a vast array of musical genres. From the Gothic tempestuousness of “Fleurs du Mal,” to the pleading “Let It Rain,” Symphony is teeming with both audacious defiance and vulnerable sensuality.

 

Her extraordinary abilities as a consummate recording artist and live performer have allowed her to achieve sales of more than 26 million albums and two million DVDs to date and earned her more than 150 gold and platinum sales certifications in 34 countries on all continents. She remains the only artist ever to hold the No. I spot on Billboard’s Classical and Dance charts simultaneously. Ms. Brightman’s unprecedented crossover success has also helped pave the way for such performers as Andrea Bocelli, II Divo, and Josh Groban, and earned her nearly every music award on the plane, including a listing in the Guinness book of records for the success of “Time to Say Goodbye,” the best-selling single in German recording history.

 

Above all, Sarah Brightman is one of the most trailblazing entertainers of her time, effortlessly transcending and blending musical styles from pop, rock, and Broadway show-stoppers, to operatic and classical arias, all the while captivating audiences around the globe with her exquisite voice and her undeniably electrifying stage presence.

 

In addition to her impressive record-sales figures, in 1992 Sarah closed the Barcelona Olympic Games with a performance seen by an astounding two billion viewers. In 2004, she grossed $60 million on the record-breaking Harem World Tour, playing to an audience of 700,000 worldwide. And in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sarah performed to a crowd of 120,000 in a single night

 

“Whereas most singers gravitate towards vocal works, I have always been far more drawn to symphonic work,” says Ms. Brightman, “where the composer paints a story that the listener can see without opening their eyes. Over the past four years of recording this album, I found myself approaching my music even more visually than I ever have before. I found that the canvas was endless for this album.”

 

Ms. Brightman adds that the album earned its title because it is truly “a coming together of many different elements to create consonance with harmonious textures that still hold true to a common thread that runs down the centre of the album. Throughout my career I have worked in so many different styles of music,” says Sarah. “This is the first album where all of these styles come together to create a very diverse musical landscape.”

 

Coupled with the excitement generated by the long-awaited release of Symphony, 2008 will also give Sarah’s fans the chance to see her on the silver screen in Repo! The Genetic Opera!, a musical thriller directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (who directed three of the hugely successful films in the Saw series). The film also stars Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Anthony Head and Paris Hilton. in addition, 2008 could also offer audiences another opportunity to witness the tremendous impact Sarah has made as a live entertainer as a tour is in the works.

 

From sources as divergent as Puccini and Queen, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rachmaninoff - throughout her stellar career, Sarah Brightman has masterfully woven the threads of pop, rock, classical and Broadway into a brilliantly-colored musical tapestry. Once again she has accomplished justthat, with an enchanting, exhilarating Symphony for the senses.

 

Symphony is released via Charisma / Manhattan EMI on April 14th 2008.

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