2008 Live Recording on XRCD2!
Inspired by Sarah Brightman's 9th album, Symphony, this live concert in Vienna was recorded and is now available on the audiophile format of XRCD2. The 75 minute concert was recorded on January 16, 2008 at Stephansdom (St. Stephen's) Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. The music was performed for a small audience of invited guests.
"The live situation barely affects the features of Brightman's voice that have made her so successful, so distinctive...This is Europop at its splashiest and most elaborate, inflected in a classical direction, and few people do that better or more distinctively than Sarah Brightman, "live" or not. " -James Manheim, allmusic.com
Why XRCD? Besides being the world's foremost CD manufacturing technology, XRCD ensures no loss of information through mastering in a 24bit domain and direct conversion to 16bit master disc production. Listen and hear the difference!
The back cover has a misprint stating that this XRCD2 is: "PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital, 5.1 Surround, DTS 5.1 Surround ". This is inaccurate as this is a Stereo Only XRCD2. It does not contain any Surround Sound info.
Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu at JVC Mastering Center, Japan
Made in Japan
Sarah Brightman, vocals
Amelia Brightman, keyboards, backing vocals
Mark Awounou, guitars, backingvocals
Ambassade Orchestra Vienna
Alex Grube, bass
Reiner Hubert, drums
Roland Peil, percussion
Tim Warburton, leader, violin
Jorg Sander, guitars, backing vocals
Gunther Laudahn, guitars, backing vocals
Jan Eric Kohrs, organ, piano
Alessandro Safina, vocals (duet on 5, 6)
Fernando Lima, vocals (duet on 10)
Chris Thompson, vocals (duet on 8, 13)
Total playing time, approximately 75 minutes