A Winter Symphony

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A Winter Symphony
Studio album by Sarah Brightman
Released 4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)
Genre Vocal, Christmas
Length 43:50
Label Manhattan
Producer Frank Peterson
Sarah Brightman chronology
Symphony
(2008)
A Winter Symphony
(2008)
Symphony: Live in Vienna
(2009)
Singles from A Winter Symphony
  1. "Silent Night"
    Released: 11 October 2008 (2008-10-11)
  2. "I Believe in Father Christmas"
    Released: 4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)
  3. "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"
    Released: 5 December 2008 (2008-12-05)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

A Winter Symphony is a Christmas album from the English soprano singer Sarah Brightman, released in November 2008.[2]

Album information[edit]

This album borrows its name from Brightman's earlier 2008 album, Symphony. A deluxe edition was released through Barnes & Noble which included extra tracks and a DVD that featured documentary segments "The Making of A Winter Symphony", a promotional photo gallery, and Brightman's live performances of "Fleurs du Mal", "Symphony", "Let It Rain", and "Running" from Fashion on Ice.

In the week of 15–22 December, Brightman's "Silent Night" was the iTunes "Free Single of the Week". The "I Believe in Father Christmas" single was accompanied by a video.[3] Brightman also performed at the "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade" performing "Silent Night" on 23 December 2008, broadcast by ABC until 25 December 2008.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Arrival"   3:15
2. "Colder than Winter"   4:02
3. "Ave Maria" (feat. Fernando Lima) 4:08
4. "Silent Night"   3:08
5. "In the Bleak Midwinter"   3:43
6. "I've Been This Way Before"   3:50
7. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"   3:58
8. "Child in a Manger"   3:08
9. "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"   4:48
10. "Amazing Grace"   3:04
11. "Ave Maria"   2:52
12. "I Believe in Father Christmas"   3:44
Total length:
43:50

Singles[edit]

  • "Silent Night (iTunes only)" (2008)
  • "I Believe in Father Christmas/I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (promo-only)" (2008)

Chart performance[edit]

Selling about 14,000 copies in the first week in the United States, the album debuted at number thirty-eight on the Billboard Top 200. It also made another debuts such as the Top Classical Crossover Albums at number-three;[5] It scored a number six in the Top Holiday Albums, being the first entry for Brightman on this chart[6] and debuted at number-four on the Top Internet Albums. In Japan, the album debuted in the top 15, peaking at No. 12 selling 13,953 copies in its first week of release.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1437823
  2. ^ Gans, Andrew (27 August 2008). "Sarah Brightman to Release Holiday Recording". Playbill.com. Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 6 September 2008. 
  3. ^ amazon.com
  4. ^ http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2008/12/miley-cyrus-jon.html[dead link]
  5. ^ a b c Jones, Alan. "US albums sales in meltdown". Music Week. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/artist/278189/sarah+brightman/chart?f=325[dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.geocities.jp/object_ori/081110a.html
  8. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/278189/sarah+brightman/chart?f=327[dead link]
  9. ^ A Winter Symphony at AllMusic
  10. ^ "アルバム 週間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング". Oricon.co.jp. 30 April 2008. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  11. ^ A Winter Symphony in Mexico
  12. ^ "Ελληνικό Chart". Ifpi.gr. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Finland Albums Chart
  14. ^ Sweden Albums Chart
  15. ^ World Albums Chart
  16. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sarah Brightman – A Winter Symphony". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "莎拉·布莱曼"交响美声"广州演唱会". 
  18. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Sarah Brightman – A Winter Symphony" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. 
  19. ^ "Platinum for Symphony and Gold for A Winter Symphony". Retrieved 05 July 2014. 
  20. ^ Pulse Music Board – 2011 Holiday Charts, Mediabase Airplay Updates. 12 November 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2013.