Free (Sarah Brightman song)

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A portrait backed in the colour of blue of the front facial profile of a brunette woman. The woman has slightly curled hair which is blown to the left across her face. In the centre of the portrait in thin, white, capital font is her name 'Sarah Brightman' with the title 'Free' visible in a reduced font directly below it on its right corner.
Single by Sarah Brightman
from the album Harem
B-side"Guéri De Toi"
Released10 June 2003
Format12", CD
Nemo Studios (Hamburg, Germany)
Sono Studio (Beirut, Lebanon)
Sudolfinum Studio(Prague, Czech Republic)
Art Studio (Cairo, Egypt)
Abbey Road Studios(London, England)
Studios Versailles(Paris, France)
Proloton Studio(Hamburg, Germany)
Copthorne Studio(Maidenhead, England)
Maison De Musique(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)[1]
GenreClassical crossover, Middle Eastern pop
Songwriter(s)Sarah Brightman, Sophie B. Hawkins, Matthias Meissner, Thomas Schwarz[1]
Producer(s)Frank Peterson
Sarah Brightman singles chronology
"What You Never Know"
"Snow on the Sahara"

"Free" is a song performed by English classical crossover soprano Sarah Brightman from her ninth studio album, Harem (2003). It was originally written in German by Matthias Meissner and Thomas Schwarz. The song was then re-written in English by Brightman in collaboration with Sophie B. Hawkins. The track was produced by Frank Peterson. It was released as the fourth and final single from Harem by Angel Records on 10 June 2003.[2] The song contains prominent classical crossover and Middle Eastern pop musical characters. It is influenced by feelings of desperation and is lyrically about somebody who has lost somebody and is looking onto their relationship with somebody else.

"Free" reached the #3 position on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts.[3] Violinist Nigel Kennedy is featured in the last four stanzas of the song.

Music video[edit]

In Harem; a Desert Fantasy, Brightman stands in the middle of a pond surrounded by all the Arabian girls she sings to and in one part, she gives the white dove a lift in the air.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Free" (Swiss American Federation Hot AC Mix) 2:58
  2. "Free" (Swiss American Federation Modern AC Mix) 3:52
  3. "Free" (Album Version) 3:44
  4. "Guéri De Toi" (Nemo Mix) 3:15
  • Promotional single and was never commercially released.


  1. "Free" (Swiss American Federation Club Mix)
  2. "Free" (Nemo Remix)
  3. "Free" (Swiss American Federation Dub Mix)
  4. "Guéri De Toi" (Nemo Remix)
  • This was a DJ promotional single and was never commercially released.


  1. ^ a b Harem liner notes Angel Records (2003)
  2. ^ "Free". Retrieved 2010-06-10.
  3. ^ Sarah Brightman – Artist Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2008.

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