Sarah Brightman
Sarah Brightman

Is it the levitating quality of her sparkling, childlike voice? Or the unexpectedly robust turn it takes as she bursts into a soaring soprano? Is it the simple, schoolgirlish mannerisms she imparts off-stage? Or the imposing, larger-than-life diva persona she exudes on-stage?

What is it about Sarah that entrances us so?

Remarkably enough, even her die-hard fans have trouble pinpointing the elusive, yet undeniable, appeal of Sarah Brightman. All agree, however, that the uncommon juxtaposition of waif-like vulnerability and worldly sophistication, in both voice and manner, casts an irresistible allure.
Even her music defies categorization.

Through the years, Sarah has confounded critics and record stores alike. It is not surprising, considering that her career has not only transcended musical genres, but has so deftly blurred the lines that divide and pigeon-hole musical forms. From pop to musical theatre, opera to classical crossover, few artists can lay claim to such musical breadth and depth. Having sold over 15 million records and firmly cementing herself as the pre-eminent queen of the classical crossover world in recent years, Sarah has chosen once again to challenge herself and break new musical ground.
Harem, her new album, is an intoxicating fusion of percussive world beat, dance grooves and pop sensibilities, carried forth by Sarah's sometimes tender, but always entrancing, vocals. Harem is a master-work, a fascinating amalgam of classic orchestral virtuosity, driving synthesizer beats and exotic musical instrumentation, punctuated at times by an operatic aria or two. Haunting vocals, delicate nuances and intricate rhythms artfully coalesce into an epic soundscape that is seamless in execution, sweeping in scale and soaring in emotional cadence. Like Sarah herself, the album is mystical and enchanting.
With every new day
Your promises fade away
It's a fine day to see
Though the last day for me
It's a beautiful day.........
Burning sands, winds of desire
Mirrored oasis reflect a burning fire
Within my heart, unwatered, feeding the flame
Welcoming you to my Harem

As the darkness turns to light I wake from dreaming,
I can see you won't be here with me for much too long.
Every day I tell myself that I'm with a healer,
so I put my trust in you, but how can I be sure?

And the secret still remains
And I want you not to reveal
How you make me feel
How I have been touched by your love

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
Un bel di, vedremo
Levarsi un fil di fumo
Sull'estremo con fin del mare

E poi la nave appare's a beautiful day..
If I were God and ruled the world
I'd spin a wheel of dreams
Of waking as in paradise
And shadows in between
The prophecy in destiny was falling
And calling out to me
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
Lost innocence to find its way

The night falls, silence
The darkness breathes quietly
Just the moon will be awake
It will cover us in silver
It will shine from the great sky
La luna della notte
Dolcemente ci proteggerà
La luna della notte
Dolcemente ci proteggerà

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

But my secret lies hidden within me,
No-one shall discover my name!
Wishing you were somehow here again
Wishing you were somehow near
Sometimes it seemed if I just dreamed
...Somehow you would be here
The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, sayin' "How do you do?"
They're really saying "I love you"
Now touch my tears with your lips,
Touch my world with your fingertips,
And we can have forever,
And we can love forever,
Forever is our today.

Innermost thoughts
Will be understood
And you can have all you need
... Do you know.... you're beautiful
Hear HAREM samples  HERE
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Sample Sarah Brightman's music HERE