Of course Iâ€™d heard of Sarah Brightman; I knew she sang mostly in musicals or opera. I knew that she had been married to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, the amazing genius behind Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita and much more. I also knew she had a pretty face and a prettier voice. A few years back, I channel surfed into a PBS show, nearly at the end â€“ as is my luck. Sarah was singing something â€“ I didnâ€™t know what it was â€“ but it took my breath away. Iâ€™ve since tried to remember what the song was, and I still donâ€™t know because now I have been hearing so many beautiful songs on this CD.
Love Changes Everything is full of familiar Lloyd Webber tunes, a couple from Jesus Christ Superstar, a couple more from Phantom of the Opera, and a few that I was not familiar with but are now becoming new favorites. I canâ€™t get enough of the anthem-like title track, â€śLove Changes Everythingâ€ť from 1989â€™s Aspects of Love. Iâ€™m looking forward to when I get my car CD player fixed so I can do the sing-along on road trips. Also from the same show, is the duet â€śSeeing is Believingâ€ť, sung with Michael Ball. Simply gorgeous. Another unknown tune was â€śWhistle Down the Windâ€ť from the 1989 show of the same name. I only had to hear it once though to consider it a favorite.
Of the more familiar tunes, I especially like â€śThink of Meâ€ť, from Phantom of the Opera. I had been listening to the Phantom soundtrack beforehand - I have a serious theatre lover in the house â€“ so I recognized the song. Sara soars on this one. She should, her future husband Andrew Lloyd Webber created not just the song â€“ but also the role of Christine Daae expressly for her. And damn if it doesnâ€™t fit like a lyrical glove!