Fly (Sarah Brightman album)

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Fly
Studio album by Sarah Brightman
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre Classical Crossover
Length Original Release 48:45, 1996 re-release 52:52
Label East West
Producer Frank Peterson
Sarah Brightman chronology
Dive
(1993)
Fly
(1995)
Timeless
(1997)
Alternative cover
2006 Japanese edition
Singles from Fly
  1. "A Question of Honour"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Heaven Is Here"
    Released: 1995
  3. "How Can Heaven Love Me"
    Released: 1995
  4. "Time To Say Goodbye"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Fly is the fourth album by classical crossover soprano Sarah Brightman. It is her second album with producer Frank Peterson and features collaborations with Tom Jones, Chris Thompson and Andrew Eldritch. Fly boasts a stronger pop and rock influence than Brightman's previous Broadway and operatic albums, and produced several hits in Europe including "A Question of Honour" and "Time to Say Goodbye".

Since its original 1995 release, Fly is one of Brightman's few albums to undergo multiple reissues in different markets. Fly's first reissue was in 1996 to include Brightman's hit single "Time to Say Goodbye" with Andrea Bocelli. Fly II, a two-disc limited edition which featured unreleased b-sides and other material, was later released in 2000 to support Brightman's La Luna World Tour and could only be purchased at participating tour events. In 2006, Fly was re-reissued in Japan with the original 1995 track listing, along with four bonus tracks and new artwork.[2] Although Fly is available in several countries, it has yet to be officially released in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Fly"   Frank Peterson/Sarah Brightman 2:26
2. "Why"   Peterson/Brightman 5:10
3. "Murder in Mairyland Park"   Stina Nordenstam 3:39
4. "How Can Heaven Love Me" (feat. Chris Thompson) Peterson/Christensen/Dorell 3:45
5. "A Question of Honour"   Peterson 6:34
6. "Ghost in the Machinery"   Peterson/Ravenhill 4:24
7. "You Take My Breath Away"   Peterson/Brightman 6:49
8. "Something in the Air" (feat. Tom Jones) Peterson/Thomas Schwarz/Matthias Meissner/Brightman 4:23
9. "Heaven Is Here"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:03
10. "I Loved You"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:10
11. "Fly"   Peterson/Brightman 2:51
Total length:
48:45

1996 re-release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò)" (feat. Andrea Bocelli) Francesco Sartori/Lucio Quarantotto 4:07
2. "The Fly"   Peterson/Brightman 2:26
3. "Why"   Peterson/Brightman 5:10
4. "Murder in Mairyland Park"   Nordenstam 3:39
5. "How Can Heaven Love Me" (feat. Chris Thompson) Peterson/Christensen/Dorell 3:45
6. "A Question of Honour"   Peterson 6:34
7. "Ghost in the Machinery"   Peterson/Ravenhill 4:24
8. "You Take My Breath Away"   Peterson/Brightman 6:49
9. "Something in the Air" (feat. Tom Jones) Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:23
10. "Heaven Is Here"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 56 w 4:03
11. "I Loved You"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:10
12. "Fly"   Peterson/Brightman 2:51
Total length:
52:52

2000 re-release: Fly II (La Luna Tour special limited edition)[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Fly"   Peterson/Brightman 2:26
2. "Why"   Peterson/Brightman 5:10
3. "Murder in Mairyland Park"   Nordenstam 3:39
4. "How Can Heaven Love Me" (feat. Chris Thompson) Peterson/Christensen/Dorell 3:45
5. "A Question of Honour"   Peterson 6:34
6. "Ghost in the Machinery"   Peterson/Ravenhill 4:24
7. "You Take My Breath Away"   Peterson/Brightman 6:49
8. "Something in the Air" (feat. Tom Jones) Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:23
9. "Heaven Is Here"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:03
10. "I Loved You"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:10
11. "Fly"   Peterson/Brightman 2:51
Total length:
48:45

Disc 2 – Rare tracks[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Once in a Lifetime" (1996 Remix)   4:18
2. "First of May" (Live) The Bee Gees 3:07
3. "How Can Heaven Love Me" (Remix)   3:37
4. "Desert Rose"   Peterson/Wagner/Silveria 2:09
5. "Do You Wanna Be Loved?"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:20
6. "Hurry Home"   Steve Thompson 3:37
7. "The Same Thing to You"     3:19
8. "Rain"   Nicola Brightman 3:40
9. "He Moved Through the Fair"   Traditional 2:18
10. "Starship Troopers" (1998 Remix) Jeff Calvert/Geraint Hughes 3:33
11. "On the Nile"   Robert and Richard Sherman/Sarah Brightman 1:13
12. "How Can Heaven Love Me" (Video Version)   3:47
13. "Once in a Lifetime" (1996 Ballad Version)   3:35
Total length:
42:41

2006 re-release[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Fly"   Peterson/Brightman 2:26
2. "Why"   Peterson/Brightman 5:10
3. "Murder in Mairyland Park"   Nordenstam 3:39
4. "How Can Heaven Love Me" (feat. Chris Thompson) Peterson/Christensen/Dorell 3:45
5. "A Question of Honour"   Peterson 6:34
6. "Ghost in the Machinery"   Peterson/Ravenhill 4:24
7. "You Take My Breath Away"   Peterson/Brightman 6:49
8. "Something in the Air" (feat. Tom Jones) Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:23
9. "Heaven Is Here"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:03
10. "I Loved You"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:10
11. "Fly"   Peterson/Brightman 2:51
12. "Do You Wanna Be Loved?"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Brightman 4:20
13. "How Can Heaven Love Me" (Video Version)   3:47
14. "A Question of Honour" (Radio Edit)   5:19
15. "On the Nile"   Robert and Richard Sherman/Brightman 1:13
Total length:
63:24

Singles[edit]

Chart[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Germany (BVMI)[3] Gold 250,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malich, Daniel. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fly (ALBUM)". Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Sarah Brightman; 'Fly')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.