Contains 14 theatrical songs from failed stage productions, conducted by Michael Reed.
Includes liner notes by Sheridan Morley.
THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY is a novel idea that was originated by Sarah's ex-husband, Andrew Lloyd Weber. This album is made up of songs that were removed early from Broadway or London shows, or from productions that didn't run for very long. And after one listen, it's easy to see that these songs hold up just as well as the most popular show tunes of all time.
Sarah closed the '80s--a decade during which she was best known for her marvelous work in CATS and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA--with this memorable solo album. "Meadowlark" is a haunting piece from Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE. "Mr. Monotony" is a beautiful number that's perfectly suited for Sarah's sweet voice. The song has actually been recorded a total of three times in its history. "Dreamers" is a wonderful melody from the critically panned JEAN SEBERG. Sarah Brightman's inspiring, sparrow-like voice is perfect for resurrecting these buried treasures. The album was produced by Weber and received conducting contributions from Marvin Hamlisch. These songs are perfect listening for fans of the genre.