Un-Break My Heart

Un-Break My Heart

by James Galway



When a musician of James Galway's caliber tackles a pop program, he does so without condescension and offers new insights into familiar songs. Like all great instrumentalists he aspires to a vocal ideal. His version of the old Stevie Wonder hit "Isn't She Lovely" has a new wistful sound, due to the nature of the flute as well as Galway's interpretive subtlety. "Crazy" has considerably more Latin flavor than the recent chart-topper by Julio Iglesias, and "My Heart Will Go On" has an Irish jig playfully interpolated into the melody. In "Hero," Galway matches Mariah Carey's stratospheric high notes, while "Candle in the Wind" is played with breezy cheer, dodging the dirgelike aura of the original. Perhaps Galway's greatest success here is in "The Prayer," where his phrasing is more chaste and aptly prayer-like than the song that's belted out by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. It is a tribute to Galway and his colleagues that we rarely miss the star singers who made these tunes popular.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1999
Label: Rca
UPC: 0090266355327
catalogNumber: 63553

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Galway   Primary Artist,Flute
Chris Thompson   Vocals
Levine Andrade   Viola
Laurence Cottle   Bass
Richard Cottle   Keyboards
Sid Gauld   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Janice Graham   Violin
Johnny Graham   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Rusen Gunes   Viola
Chris Haig   Fiddle
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Chris Laurence   Bass
Greg Lawson   Violin
Mark Nightingale   Trombone
David O'Higgins   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Sidwell   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Paul Watkins   Cello
Brendan Power   Harmonica
Janet Atkins   Viola
Richard Bissill   French Horn
Jeanne Galway   Flute
Gary Hammond   Percussion
Michael DeSaulles   Violin
Pete Long   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
G. Palmer   Violin
John Parricelli   Guitar
Rolf Wilson   Violin
Cathy Giles   Cello
Marcia Crayford   Violin
Juliet Jopling   Viola
David Juritz   Violin
Nic Pendlebury   Viola
Peter Manning   Violin
Neil Angilley   Piano,Electric Piano
Iain King   Violin
Andrew Schulman   Cello
Fran Andrade   Violin
Caroline Balding   Violin
Alex Balenescu   Violin
David Bucknall   Cello
James Byd   Viola
Clio Gould   Violin
Roger Graland   Violin
John Higginbottom   Bass Trombone
Catherine Manson   Violin
Priya Mitchell   Violin
Jon Morton   Violin
Natsuko Yoshimoto   Violin
Yuri Zhislin   Violin
Fiona Bonds   Viola
Martin Burgess   Violin
Thomas Bowes   Violin
Michael Thompson   French Horn
Philip de Groote   Cello
Phillip Eastop   French Horn
Mike Mower   Flute,Keyboards
Ian Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
James Horner   Composer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Richard Cottle   Programming
Diane Warren   Composer
Tim Rice   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer
Sylvia Moy   Composer
Steve Gates   Executive Producer
Richard Dombrowski   Art Direction
Jim Rattigan   Contributor
Austin Ace   Engineer
Mike Mower   Arranger,Producer

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