Dive (Sarah Brightman album)

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Studio album by Sarah Brightman
Released US: 20 April 1993 (1993-04-20)
Recorded 1993
Genre Pop
Length 51:36
Label A&M
Producer Frank Peterson
Sarah Brightman chronology
Sarah Brightman Sings the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Singles from Dive
  1. "Captain Nemo"
    Released: 1993
  2. "The Second Element"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Dive is the third studio album by English soprano Sarah Brightman. It is her first album with producer Frank Peterson, and a marked departure from her previous operatic works. Its unifying theme is water and the ocean. The song "Captain Nemo" is a cover of the 1990 Dive single. "Johnny Wanna Live" is a cover of the 1992 Sandra song. "Once in a Lifetime" is a cover of the Gregorian song from 1991's Sadisfaction, produced by Frank Peterson, though with different lyrics alluding to BDSM.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dive"   Frank Peterson/Heathcote Williams 0:53
2. "Captain Nemo"   Erik Holmberg/Chris Lancelot 5:17
3. "The Second Element"   Thomas Schwarz/Peterson/Mathias Meissner/Weiss 4:15
4. "Ship of Fools"   Peterson/Jane Andrews 2:24
5. "Once in a Lifetime"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Sarah Brightman 4:21
6. "Cape Horn"   Peterson/Wehr 0:50
7. "A Salty Dog"   Gary Brooker/Keith Reid 3:49
8. "Siren"   Peterson 1:15
9. "Seven Seas"   Peterson/Andrews 4:10
10. "Johnny Wanna Live"   Peterson/Michael Cretu/Hirschburger 4:40
11. "By Now"   Schwarz/Meissner/Peterson/Brightman 3:23
12. "Island"   Peterson/Andrews 4:22
13. "When It Rains in America"   Schwarz/Meissner/Peterson/Brightman 3:43
14. "La Mer"   Peterson/Brightman 3:34
15. "The Second Element II"   Peterson/Schwarz/Meissner/Pirs 4:48
Total length: 51:36



  • A.L.W. – background vocals
  • Sarah Brightman – keyboards, vocals, background vocals, producer
  • Dave Collins – mastering
  • Udo Dahmen – percussion, drums
  • Simon Fowler – photography
  • Matt Howe – engineer, overdub engineer
  • Ben Huellenkremer – bass
  • Gunther Laudahn – guitar, background vocals
  • Tom Leonhardt – guitar
  • The London Community Gospel Choir – background vocals
  • Matthias Meissner – arranger, keyboards
  • Frank Peterson – percussion, arranger, drums, keyboards, background vocals, producer, engineer, mixing
  • Thomas Schwarz – guitar, arranger, background vocals
  • Stylorouge – art direction, design
  • Michael Wehr – arranger, keyboards, background vocals, producer, engineer, mixing, digital engineer, audio frame systems operator, digital system operator
  • Peter Weihe – guitar
  • Koba Yashi – engineer, overdub engineer


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[2] Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone