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When Love Speaks CD 1 of 1

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Sku: 60553829
UPC: 724355732125
UPC 14: 00724355732125
Release Date: 4/23/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Be Not Afeard, The Isle Id Full Of Noises - Joseph Fiennes ~ Various Artists
2. Live With Me And Be My Love - Annie Lennox ~ Various Artists
3. As An Unperfect Actor On The Stage - John Gielgud ~ Various Artists
4. My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun - Alan Rickman ~ Various Artists
5. Why Is My Verse So Barren Of New Pride - Diana Rigg ~ Various Artists
6. Who Will Believe my Verse In Time To Come - Richard Attenborough ~ Various Artists
7. That You Were Once Unkind Befriends Me Now - Phil Rhys ~ Various Artists
8. How Oft, When Thou, My Music - Juliet Stevenson ~ Various Artists
9. When, In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes - Rufus Wainwright ~ Various Artists
10. Being Your Slave, What Should I Do But Tend - Janet McTeer ~ Various Artists
11. Tired With All These, For Restful Death I Cry - Alan Bates ~ Various Artists
12. When I Consider Everything That Grows - Marianne Jean-Baptiste ~ Various Artists
13. Let Those Who Are In Favour With Their Stars - David Warner ~ Various Artists
14. They That Have Power To Hurt And Will Do None - Sian Phillips ~ Various Artists
15. Those Lips That Love's Own Hand Did Make - John Hurt ~ Various Artists
16. Come Again: Sweet Love Doth Now Invite - John Potter ~ Various Artists
17. Th'expense Of Spirit In A Waste Of Shame - Ralph Fiennes ~ Various Artists
18. Thine Eyes I Love, And They, As Pitying Me - Matthew Rhys ~ Various Artists
19. I Never Saw That You Did Painting Seed - Imelda Staunton ~ Various Artists
20. When To The Sessions Of Sweet Silent Thought - Kenneth Branagh ~ Various Artists
21. Is It Thy Will Image Should Keep Open - Fiona Shaw ~ Various Artists
22. Mine Eye And Heart Are At Mortal War - Henry Goodman ~ Various Artists
23. No More Be Grieved At That Which Thou Hast Done - Keb' Mo' ~ Various Artists
24. O Never Say That I Was False Of Heart - Susannah York ~ Various Artists
25. Look In Thy Glass And Tell The Face Thou Viewest - Timothy Spall ~ Various Artists
26. Some Glory In Their Birth, Some In Their Skill - Peter Barkworth ~ Various Artists
27. How Heavy Do I Journey On The Way - Gemma Jones ~ Various Artists
28. Since Brass, Nor Stone, Nor Earth - Jonathan Pryce ~ Various Artists
29. Like As The Waves Make Towards The Pebbled Shore ~ Various Artists
30. Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strained, The - Des'ree ~ Various Artists
31. Sweet Love, Renew Thy Force; Be It Not Said - Tom Courtenay ~ Various Artists
32. Since I Left You, Mine Eye Is In My Mind - Zoe Waites ~ Various Artists
33. Be Wise As Thou Art Cruel; Do Not Press - Edward Fox ~ Various Artists
34. Is It For Fear To Wet A Widow's Eye - Trevor Eve ~ Various Artists
35. So Is It With Me As With That Muse - Imogen Stubbs ~ Various Artists
36. Devouring Time, Blunt Thou The Lion's Paws ~ Various Artists
37. Willow Song, The - Barbara Bonney ~ Various Artists
38. When My Love Swears That She Is Made Of Truth - Richard Johnson ~ Various Artists
39. When Do I Count The Clock That Tells The Time - Martin Jarvis ~ Various Artists
40. What Portions Have I Drunk Of Siren Tears - Roger Hammond ~ Various Artists
41. Not Marble Nor The Gilged Monuments - Richard Briers ~ Various Artists
42. Sin Of Self-Love Possesseth All Mine Eye - John Sessions ~ Various Artists
43. Let Me Not To The Marriage Of True Minds - Thelma Holt ~ Various Artists
44. Music To Hear, Why Hear'st Thou Music Sadly - Ladysmith Black Mambazo ~ Various Artists
45. When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow - Caroline Blakiston ~ Various Artists
46. No Longer Mourn For Me When I Am Dead - Peter Bowles ~ Various Artists
47. In Faith I Do Not Love Thee With Mine Eyes - Sylvia Syms ~ Various Artists
48. Why Didst Thou Promise Such A Beauteous Day - Robert Lindsay ~ Various Artists
49. Not From The Stars Do I My Judgement Pluck - Ioan Gruffudd ~ Various Artists
50. My Love Is As A Fever, Longing Still - John Hurt ~ Various Artists
51. Little Love-God Lying Once Asleep, The - Bohdan Poraj ~ Various Artists
52. Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day - Bryan Ferry ~ Various Artists
53. Our Revels Now Are Ended - Joseph Fiennes ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote WHEN LOVE SPEAKS is a collection of Shakespearean love sonnets as read by famous actors, and songs inspired by Shakespeare's love sonnets. It contains a 44 page book.
Muze PNote Recorded at Waceeffect Studios, London, England and at Voice Box Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Muze PNote Composer: Michael Kamen.
Muze PNote Personnel: Rufus Wainwright (vocals, piano); Michel Pepin (guitar); Kate McGarrigle (banjo); Gillian Tingay (harp); Matthew Wadsworth, John Surman (lute); Joel Zifkin (violin); Caroline Dale (cello); Anna McGarrigle (accordion); Charles Green (clarinet); Maya Homburger (soprano saxophone); Stephen Stubbs (tenor saxophone); Michael Kamen (piano).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Don Murnaghan; Ricky Graham; James Brett; Tim Atack; Iain Roberton; Mark Johnson ; Michel Pepin; Ash Howes; Stephen McLaughlin.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Nicholas Barter; Michael Kamen; Richard Attenborough.
Muze PNote Recording information: AIR Recording Studios, London, England; Mambazo Studios, Kloof, South Africa; Productions Frissons Studio, Montreal, Canada; Sarm West, London, England; Stu Stu Studio, Santa Monica, CA; Waveeffect Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Andrew Brown .
Muze PNote Arrangers: Joseph Shabalala; Michael Kamen.
Muze PNote An unusual collaboration, When Love Speaks features interpretations of William Shakespeare's sonnets and excerpts from his plays by high-profile actors and musicians. It almost goes without saying that performers such as John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Diana Rigg, Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, and Susannah York give accomplished readings of the Bard's work; the musical interludes, which range from the adult alternative pop of Annie Lennox's "Live With Me and Be My Love" to Keb' Mo''s bluesy "No More Be Grieved at That Which Thou Hast Done," aren't quite as successful but add diversity. Highlights include Alan Rickman's reading of "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun," Rufus Wainwright's "When, in Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes," and Bryan Ferry's "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day." Other featured performers include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Barbara Bonney, Tom Courtenay, and Kenneth Branagh. As a benefit album for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts -- where most of the featured actors on this album studied -- and as a tribute to Shakespeare, When Love Speaks does an admirable job of marrying high culture to pop culture. ~ Heather Phares

Producer: Des'ree; James Brett; Alan Rickman; Prince Sampson; Joseph Shabalala; Manfred Eicher; Michael Kamen; Michel Pepin; Annie Lennox; Robin Trower; Rufus Wainwright; Bryan Ferry

Engineer: Don Murnaghan; James Brett; Alan Rickman; Geoff Foster; Anthony (Tony) Fisher; Iain Roberton; Mark Johnson; Martin Jarvis; Michel Pepin; Robert Lindsay; Steve McLaughlin; Ned Douglas; Brian Tench

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/23/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 57321
Music Label Name Label : EMI Classics
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724355732125

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
(April 2002, p.128)
- "...Whether burning with unreasonable passion, indulging a playful conceit, pronouncing a generous wisdom or contriving some neat linguistic trick, the majestic language sings with a richness..."

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