Harem (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

Artist: Sarah Brightman

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Label Msi Music
SKU 60602850
UPC 724355753526
UPC 14 00724355753526
Format CD
Release Date 4/28/2003
Author Sarah Brightman
Associated Artist/Work Arkenstone, David
Associated Artist/Work Bocelli, Andrea
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 5575352
Lable Name EMI Music Distribution
Released 04/28/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724355753526
Musical Guests
London Symphony Orchestra
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Sarah Brightman (vocals, keyboards); Adam Klemens, Adrian Partington (conductor); Peter Weihe (guitar, sitar); Jin Burda (mandolin); Lukas Hilbert (sitar); Nigel Kennedy (violin); Amir Abdel Magid (kanoun); Reda Bdir (nay); Michael Soltau (piano, keyboards, programming); Stephan Moccio (piano); Frank Peterson (keyboards, percussion, programming, background vocals); Matthias Meissner (keyboards); Trevor Barry (bass); Frosty Beedle (drums); Kuljid Bhamra (tabla); Rony Barrak (percussion); Christian Draude (programming); The Bach Choir, Jaz Coleman, Violet (background vocals); The Prague Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra.
HAREM is a Middle Eastern-tinged album by British light classical and pop singer Sarah Brightman, featuring Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman as her primary collaborator.
South American edition adds an extra song.
CD contains 1 bonus track.
Listening to HAREM, it's hard to believe that multifarious pop diva Sarah Brightman first came to fame as a proponent of musical theater (not counting her early stint with dance-pop group Hot Gossip). After going through a number of stylistic shifts over the years, she has arrived at an unusual point where her sound evokes a strange confluence of Charlotte Church, Enya, and Madonna. Given the "Arabian Nights" sub-theme of the album, you might even throw in a little "Desert Rose"-era Sting as well.
HAREM veers between ethereal, almost New Age-like moments, operatic flurries, percolating dance beats, and some accessible Eastern-flavored exoticism. Through it all, Brightman's Broadway past occasionally pops up, as on her orchestra-accompanied version of the standard "Stranger in Paradise," which is itself based on a classical theme. In fact, the orchestra pops up throughout the album, playing arrangements by former Killing Joke member Jaz Coleman, who's surely ventured as far afield from his origins by this point as Ms. Brightman.
Disc 1
1 Harem
2 What a Wonderful World
3 It's a Beautiful Day
4 What You Never Know
5 Journey Home
6 Free
7 Mysterious Days
8 War Is Over
9 Misere Mei
10 Beautiful
11 Arabian Nights
12 Stranger in Paradise
13 Until the End of Time
14 Gueri de Toi (Bonus Track)

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