Timeless (Sarah Brightman album)

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Timeless / Time to Say Goodbye
USA release cover
Studio album by
Released2 June 1997 (UK)
23 September 1997 (US)
RecordedNovember 1996-March 1997
GenreClassical Crossover
LabelEast West Records
ProducerFrank Peterson
Sarah Brightman chronology
Timeless / Time to Say Goodbye
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Timeless, known as Time to Say Goodbye in the USA and Canada, is the fifth album by classical crossover soprano Sarah Brightman & the London Symphony Orchestra. The album went gold or platinum in 21 countries, selling over 1.4 million copies in the US alone,[2] and topped the Billboard Classical Crossover chart in the US for 35 weeks. EMI's SACD 5.1 release of the album is also entitled Time to Say Goodbye and follows the American track listing.

Commercial performance[edit]

This album peaked at No. 71 on the Billboard Top 200 albums, and peaked at number-one on the Billboard Top Classical Crossover Albums. On the Billboard Classical charts, it stayed at the peak for thirty-five consecutive weeks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."No One Like You"4:45
2."Just Show Me How to Love You" (feat. José Cura)4:00
3."Tú Quieres Volver"3:49
4."In Pace"3:07
5."There for Me" (feat. José Cura)3:45
7."Who Wants to Live Forever"3:55
8."La Wally"4:04
9."Naturaleza Muerta"5:26
10."En Aranjuez con tu Amor"3:51
11."In trutina"2:31
12."Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò)" (feat. Andrea Bocelli)4:06
13."O mio babbino caro" (Live)2:41
14."Alleluja" (Live)3:11
Total length:52:28


  • The Time to Say Goodbye release has the same tracks, but opens with the title song



Chart Peak
Austria Album Top 75[4] 31
Belgium Wallonia Ultratop 50 Albums[4] 31
Belgium Flanders Ultratop 50 Albums[4] 36
Canada Top Albums[5] 3
Danish Albums Chart[6] 1
Finland Albums Top 40[4] 12
France Albums Chart[4] 72
Germany Media Control Albums Top 100[7] 17
Dutch Album Top 100[4] 38
Norway Albums Top 40[4] 3
Swedish Album Chart[4] 2
UK Albums Chart[8] 2
US Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums[9] 5
US Billboard Top Classical Crossover Albums[9] 1
US Billboard Top 200 Albums[9] 71

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
German Albums Chart[10] 54


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Austria (IFPI Austria)[11] Platinum 50,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[12] Gold 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[13] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[14] Platinum 50,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[15] Gold 30,393[15]
Germany (BVMI)[16] Gold 250,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[17] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Ireland (IRMA)[18] Platinum 15,000^
South Korea (GAON)[19] Platinum 50,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[20] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[21] 3× Platinum 45,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[22] Platinum 50,000*
Portugal (AFP)[23] Gold 20,000^
Sweden (GLF)[24] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[25] 2× Platinum 100,000^
Taiwan (RIT)[26] 5× Platinum 250,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[28] Platinum 1,400,000[2]
Europe (IFPI)[29] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  12. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Sarah Brightman – Time to Say Goodbye" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sarah Brightman – Time to Say Goodbye". Music Canada.
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  20. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Sarah Brightman – Timeless" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Timeless in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  21. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Sarah Brightman – Time to Say Goodbye". Recorded Music NZ.
  22. ^ "Norwegian album certifications – Sarah Brightman – Timeless" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway.
  23. ^ "Portuguese album certifications – Sarah Brightman – Timeless" (in Portuguese). Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa.
  24. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1999" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  25. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Sarah Brightman; 'Timeless')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  26. ^ "Gold Typhoon 金牌大風". gold-typhoon.com.tw. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
  27. ^ "British album certifications – Sarah Brightman". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Sarah Brightman in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  28. ^ "American album certifications – Sarah Brightman – Time to Say Goodbye". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  29. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2000". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.