Sarah Brightman

Love Changes Everything: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, Vol. 2

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Though six of the 14 tracks on Love Changes Everything: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, Vol. 2 are tagged as "previously unreleased," that's a little misleading. Fans still get to hear Sarah Brightman singing "Too Much in Love to Care" from Sunset Boulevard, or "Make Up My Heart" from Starlight Express. But it's not as if the songs themselves are new, and the arrangements don't differentiate that much from the countless other versions out there. (Andrew Lloyd Webber's catalog alone is clogged with best of/greatest hits/encore collection redundancy.) Nevertheless, Love Changes Everything gives listeners a slightly remixed version of the title track -- its bass line is pumped up and a brass fanfare has been added -- and Brightman's ending to "Think of Me" (on a duet with Steve Barton) is pretty amazing. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" appears in a suitably epic Spanish version, and the Joseph fave "Any Dream Will Do" is its usual jaunty self. As for the truly previously unreleased songs, Brightman's pristine, mannered delivery wins over the sugary A/C keyboards and typically ALW flourishes in "Probably on a Thursday" and "Perfect Year."

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