The Songs That Got Away

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The Songs That Got Away
Sarah Brightman - The Songs That Got Away.jpg
Studio album by Sarah Brightman
Released November 1989
Genre Vocal
Length 49:52
Label Really Useful Group Ltd
Producer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sarah Brightman chronology
The Trees They Grow So High
(1988)The Trees They Grow So High1988
The Songs That Got Away
As I Came of Age
(1990)As I Came of Age1990

The Songs That Got Away is an album by English soprano Sarah Brightman. The songs selected for this album were allegedly based on an idea by Brightman's then husband Andrew Lloyd Webber. His idea was to incorporate songs which were mostly from West End theatre or Broadway theatre productions that were either unsuccessful, never made it across to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, were cut from its respective show, or forgotten by time.

All songs were produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber with the exception of "Dreamers". It was produced by its original composer Marvin Hamlisch. Album liner notes were written by Sheridan Morley.

Track listing[edit]

1."Meadowlark" (From The Baker's Wife)Stephen Schwartz5:09
2."I Am Going to Like It Here" (From Flower Drum Song)Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein3:34
3."I Remember" (From Evening Primrose)Stephen Sondheim3:05
4."Mr. Monotony" (Cut from movies Easter Parade, Miss Liberty and Call Me Madam)Irving Berlin3:59
5."Dreamers" (From Jean Seberg)Marvin Hamlisch, Christopher Adler2:53
6."Silent Heart" (From Bless the Bride)Vivian Ellis, A. P. Herbert3:56
7."Lud's Wedding" (From 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue)Leonard Bernstein, Alan Jay Lerner3:47
8."Three-Cornered Tune" (Early version of “Fugue for Tinhorns” from Guys and Dolls)Frank Loesser2:11
9."If I Ever Fall in Love Again" (From The Crooked Mile)Peter Greenwell, Peter Wildeblood3:57
10."What Makes Me Love Him?" (From The Apple Tree)Jerrold Bock, Sheldon Harnick2:41
11."Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta" (From La Rondine)Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Adami2:47
12."Away from You" (From Rex (musical))Richard Rodgers, Sheldon Harnick3:28
13."If Love Were All" (From Bitter Sweet)Noël Coward4:25
14."Half a Moment" (From By Jeeves)Lloyd Webber, Alan Ayckbourn3:56
Total length:49:52
  • Track 2, "I Am Going to Like It Here", was only on CD issues.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (1989) Peak
UK Albums (OCC)[2] 48
US Top Classical Albums (Billboard)[3] 11