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.
You probably already know whether or not you're going to like this album, but for those who haven't yet encountered the phenomenon called Sarah Brightman, a stab at objective description may be in order. The genre is British crossover classical, with a mixture of contemporary pop-style tunes and more traditional numbers, in this case Christmas carols…
Dreamchaser is the eleventh studio album by English singer and songwriter Sarah Brightman. This album is Brightman's first collaboration with producer Mike Hedges and centres around the concept of space. It was released in Japan on 16 January 2013 and in the United Kingdom on 8 April 2013 to critical acclaim. Dreamchaser reached No. 1 on the Classical Crossover Albums chart, making it the seventh album of Sarah Brightman to reach this chart. It also reached third on the Top Independent Albums chart, marking the first time Brightman has appeared on this chart. Dreamchaser also debuted at number 28 on the World Album Charts, the highest position she has achieved.
While the sales of Sarah Brightman's ambitious, Middle Eastern-themed 2003 album Harem may have fallen short of its predecessor, the veteran UK chanteuse's popularity as a live performer has only mushroomed. This live recording of her ambitious, sold-out Harem World Tour engagement at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena is testament to that appeal, begging the question: Will Brightman become the Grateful Dead of classical crossover? Indeed, abetted by the rich sonic textures of longtime producer/collaborator Frank Peterson, the worldbeat conceits of her recent studio recordings are folded into a larger, even more expansive live vision here. Brightman's overt dramatic instincts and oft-chaemeleonic vocal abilities drive a slate of material that stretches from the Arabian Nights/Madame Butterflypastiche of Harem's seductive "It's A Beautiful Day" through surprisingly effective classical/rock reinventions of Kansas' "Dust in the Wind" and The Moody Blues' chestnut "Nights in White Satin" to expected classical bowings "Nessun Dorma" and the obligatory nod to "Phantom of the Opera"Harem's East-meets-Eurodisco sensibility will also welcome the melodic new studio bonus cut, "Snow in the Sahara."–Jerry McCulley