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Arrestingly Beautiful Music,
By A Customer
This review is from: La Luna (Audio CD)
Sarah Brightman's newest album provides New Age interpretations of everything from classical symphonies to classic rock. "La Luna" is like Loreena McKennitt or Enya but with much bigger and broader production. Perhaps the best track, the vocalization of Beethoven's 7th Symphony ("Figlio Perduto"or "Lost Son"), rests between the likes of "Scarborough Fair" and the very well done "Whiter Shade of Pale", Procol Harem's organ-rock masterpiece from 1967. Brightman even does a version of a very recent pop song, Dido's "Here With Me".
For those of you who have never heard Sarah Brightman, her voice bears resemblance to Kate Bush but with added sweetness, mystery, and haunting beauty. The sleeve notes provide English translations of the foreign-language songs.
Other tracks which struck me were "This Love", Rachmaninov's "How Fair This Place", and Ennio Morricone's "La Califfa".