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La Luna (Italian and Spanish for "the moon") is a concept album recorded by Englishmarker soprano Sarah Brightman in 2000. It was released under license by Nemo Studiosmarker to Angel Records. The album combines pieces written by classical and modern composers.The classical pieces are "How Fair This Place" ("Здесь хорошо") by Rachmaninov, "Figlio Perduto", which based on Symphony No. 7 , Solo con te (Handel), aria "La Luna" from opera Rusalka.With La Luna, Brightman combined elements of her traditional operatic background with her newer style of pop music. Hijo de la Luna (translating to "Son of the Moon" in spanish) is a cover originally performed by the Spanish synthpop band Mecano. The underlying concept of the album is the moon. So far, the album has sold 873.000 copies in the U.S..

European Track listing

  1. "This Love"
  2. "Scarborough Fair"
  3. "Figlio Perduto"
  4. "La Califfa"
  5. "Here With Me"
  6. "Serenade"
  7. "How Fair This Spot"
  8. "Hijo de la Luna"
  9. "She Doesn't See Him"
  10. "Solo Con Te"
  11. "Gloomy Sunday"
  12. "La Luna"
  13. "First of May (Live)" Encore Track
  • This original European track listing is now out of print. All pressings now also use the USA track listing along with the USA's versions of "This Love", "Here with Me", & "La Luna" and replaces "How Fair This Spot" and "She Doesn't See Him" with "How Fair This Place" and "He Doesn't See Me" which are different lyrically. "First of May" is removed all together.


USA Track listing

  1. "La Lune" – 2:53
  2. "Winter In July" – 4:32
  3. "Scarborough Fair" – 4:11
  4. "Figlio Perduto" – 4:37
  5. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" – 3:38
  6. "He Doesn't See Me" – 4:28
  7. "Serenade" – 1:16
  8. "How Fair This Place" – 2:10
  9. "Hijo de la Luna" – 4:27
  10. "Here With Me" – 5:24
  11. "La Califfa" – 2:47
  12. "This Love" – 6:11
  13. "Solo Con Te" – 3:06
  14. "Gloomy Sunday" – 3:47
  15. "La Luna" – 7:18

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Moon River" hidden song begins playing at the 5:16 mark of track 15, 20 seconds after the end of "La Luna".
  2. "Heaven Is Here" Barnes & Noble exclusive 16th track, with "Moon River" hidden after it.
  • The SACD 5.1 version released by EMI contains the USA track listing.


Singles



Charts

Chart (2000) Peak

Position
Canada Top Albums 8
Mexican Top 20 International Chart 1
Swedish Album Chart 3
U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums 17
U.S. Billboard Top Classical Crossover Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Internet Albums 1


References

  1. Mexican Top 20 International Albums Chart - 20th February 2008



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