Sarah Brightman A Winter Symphony
- Released: October 28, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Manhattan Records
- 2.Colder Than Winter
- 3.Ave Maria [Lima] - (featuring Fernando Lima)
- 4.Silent Night
- 5.In the Bleak Midwinter
- 6.I've Been This Way Before
- 7.Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
- 8.Child in a Manger
- 9.I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
- 10.Amazing Grace
- 11.Ave Maria [Gounod]
- 12.I Believe in Father Christmas
Adapters: Carsten Heusmann; Frank Peterson.
Personnel: Sarah Brightman (vocals, keyboards, programming, keyboard programming, background vocals); Gunther Laudahn (vocals, background vocals); Fernando Lima (vocals); Peter Weihe (guitar); Jan Eric Kohrs (piano, background vocals); Pete Murray (piano); Carsten Heusmann (organ, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards, programming, keyboard programming, background vocals); Alex Grube (bass guitar); Kallas (drums, background vocals); Curt Cress, Hein Gas, Ralph Salmins (drums); Stephen Henderson , Roland Peil (percussion); Carolin Fortenbacher, Amelia Brightman, Anna Coralee, Frank Peterson, Billy King (background vocals); Toni Pintos, Monteverdi Choir, Capital Voices, London Symphony Orchestra, Steve Sidwell.
Audio Mixers: Frank Peterson; Stefan Glaumann.
Recording information: Angel Studios, London, England; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Henry Wood Hall, London, England; Indice Records Studio, Mexico City, Mexico; Nemo Studios, Hamburg, Germany; Ocean Club Studio, Key Biscayne, FL; Proloton Studio, Hamburg, Germany; South Beach Studio, Miami, FL; Vox Klangstudio, Bendestorf, Germany.
Editor: Dennis Preiss.
Photographer: Simon Fowler .
Unknown Contributor Roles: David Zedeck; Nat Farnham.
Arrangers: Carsten Heusmann; Frank Peterson.
Old holiday classics and new, cleverly chosen originals get the full orchestral treatment here, infused with Sarah Brightman's luminous golden voice. Spine-tingling covers of Vince Gill and ABBA songs sit cozily side-by-side with more traditional fare ("Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring," "Ave Maria") on this 2008 holiday release.
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