All I Ask of You

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"All I Ask of You"
Single by Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman
from the album The Phantom of the Opera
B-side "Phantom Overture Act II"
Released September 1986 (1986-09)
Format 7 and 12" Vinyl
Genre Musical theatre
Length 4:08
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music), Charles Hart (Lyrics), Richard Stilgoe (Additional Lyrics)
Producer(s) Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sarah Brightman chronology
"Unexpected Song"
(1984)
"All I Ask of You"
(1986)
"Doretta's Dream"
(1987)
Cliff Richard chronology
"Born to
Rock 'n' Roll"
(1986)
"All I Ask of You"
(1986)
"Slow Rivers"
(1986)

"All I Ask of You" is a song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version of The Phantom of the Opera.

It was released as a single on both 7 and 12 inch vinyl in 1986 by Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman.[1]

It was certified Silver in the UK.[2]

Track listing[edit]

7-inch vinyl[edit]

  1. "All I Ask of You" duet with Cliff Richard
  2. "Phantom Overture Act II"

12-inch vinyl[edit]

  1. "All I Ask of You" duet with Cliff Richard
  2. "Only You" with Cliff Richard (from Starlight Express)
  3. "Phantom Overture Act II"

The song occurs at the end of Act I of the musical. Christine Daaé, terrified of the Phantom after a stagehand is found murdered during an opera performance, flees to the roof of the Paris Opera House with her childhood friend, Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny. He promises to love her and keep her safe from the Phantom, who is listening in on the exchange without their knowledge. Heartbroken and furious at being spurned, he swears revenge against Raoul and causes the Opera's giant chandelier to crash to the floor.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 3
Australia (Kent Music Report)[4] 24
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 1
South Africa (Springbok Radio)[6] 1

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All I Ask of You". Early Sarah Brightman. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 13 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "British certifications – Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman – All I Ask of You". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter All I Ask of You in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Click Search
  3. ^ "Cliff Richard: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart.
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  5. ^ "Ireland singles charts". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  6. ^ As presented on Springbok Radio/Radio Orion: "South African Charts 1969 - 1989". rock.co.za. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  7. ^ "I Dreamed A Dream – Hit Songs of Broadway". ABC. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stages — Josh Groban". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 

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