Dreamchaser: Deluxe Edition (Amazon Exclusive) Import
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Dreamchaser is a mistake for me. I am certain the new direction Sarah is heading will gain her new legions of fans while losing her loyal fans. I am not entirely going to dismiss Sarah's evolution and artistry. I know better. I am a professional photographer and I know the importance of maturation and evolution. I respect and applaud Sarah for wanting to explore, weaving an aural tapestry around her space journey.
Gone is the operatic vocals and classical-crossover she made popular and proliferate for my generation--I am 32 at the time of review--and younger audience. Sarah inspires the young and younger generation to pursue classical music and not become the next pop tramp. Jackie Evancho looks up to Sarah. I just hope little Ms. Jackie does not rebel and follow in the steps of Charlotte Church. Ms. Church became a "hot mess" as she matured.
What am I talking about? This was suppose to be Sarah and her dream-chasing ambition of space travel. I digress.
It saddens me to rate Dreamchaser as a less than sub-par at 3 out of 5 stars. As a long time fan of Sarah since 1997, Dreamchaser is not her best. Her techno experimental "Fly" supersede the content and production on Dreamchaser.
Gone from the CD is Sarah's soprano and the classical-crossover productions made with Mr. Frank Peterson.
Gone from the CD is the enthrallment and positive anxiety of waiting for the perfect blend and hearing pleasures.
As a fan, I am disappointed.
As a fellow professional artist, I applaud her for wanting to explore styles external to her comfort zone, gathering new fans.
This album has none of that. Brightman is a musical adventurist. She often turns the corner of her career and completely changes her style of music. Being a musical interpreter, and not a composer allows her to be flexible. With this album she goes into orbit. The song selection was chosen by her to give the album a " space " feel to it. I had only heard of one song here before. The rest are a collection of , what seem to be off beat tunes that shouldn't be together in one room. However she pulls it off and makes each song completely her own unique blended vision. Many of Brightman's long time fans may not like this album. I've read some very harsh comments about the lack of her unique soprano voice. However, as stated before, she is anything but conventional in her musical tastes and choices, this is just another of her different faces.
Even though she's not a composer she's got dead center instincts. This may well be her best album to date. The songs are all intertwined with each other in a way that makes it seem like one long hour of song. The intricate weaving of orchestration, electronic sounds, and her beautiful voice are magical. several of the pieces on the album are mainly vocalise, with her voice becoming another instrument in the tapesrty of the music.l won't go into individual pieces here, others have done that. I'll just say, this is a brave attempt that should not work. However it does, wonderfully.
My only wish is that the haunting Hawaii 78 found only on the special editions such as Targets exclusive, were on the main release. Treat yourself and find this Beautiful duet with the late Hawaiian singer IZ.
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I love this album. The vocals are beautiful and the melodies are soothing. Its relaxing and dreamy. I have no complaints and scant wait to buy more of her albums.Published 2 months ago by CherryByte
I really enjoy this CD since this is the kind of music I listen to on a regular bases.Published 6 months ago by Rosi Brower