Label: Axis - CDVAX 701517,Virgin Records Australia Pty. Ltd - CDVAX 701517 • Format: CD • Country: Australia • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Musical
An operatic pop piece, its lyrics serve as dialogue between the two characters and discuss themes such as commitment and romance. Criticallythe song has generally been regarded as one of the finest cuts made for The Phantom of the Opera.
It was released as a single by Polydor Records on 26 September on 7" and 12"performed by Brightman and Cliff Richard. The song achieved commercial success in several territories, including in Ireland and South Africa, where it topped the charts Сладка Ягода - Various - Песня 71-90 the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number three.
It was later certified Silver in the latter country for shipments ofcopies. It was released as the record's second single on 15 December by Columbia Records as a 7", 12", and CD.
It was generally noted as a standout track on Till I Loved You and was commercially successful, entering the charts in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and on the United States' Adult Contemporary chart. In the early s, Lloyd Webber was sued by the estate of Giacomo Puccini for similarities between the former's song " The Music of the Night "also from The Phantom of the Operaand a melody titled "Quello che tacete" which was used in Puccini's opera La fanciulla del West.
During the reprise, lead character Erikvoiced by Michael Crawfordprovides vocals. Besides the accompanying live album to the musical, Richard and Brightman's version of "All I Ask of You" was not featured on any compilation album or greatest hits album until Richard released Private Collection: — in November It contains a common time with a "heartfelt" tempo consisting of 60 beats per minute.
Although they both featured romantic symbolism, Snelson wrote that Puccini's work was much longer and contained a vocal-heavy delivery when compared to Lloyd Webber's work. Author and music historian Ethan Mordden stated that the song contains "lyrical magnificence" and noted that its brilliance helped it "accomplish wonderful things" on stage. In the United Kingdom, it became Richard's 52nd top ten single by peaking at number three on 4 October Several musicians have created their own versions of "All I Ask of You".
The Shadows created an instrumental version of the song in for their covers album, Steppin' to the Shadows. Streisand's cover was released physically in several formats by Columbia Records.
He stated that Streisand "makes a powerful case [by] negotiating its octave vocal dives All I Ask Of You / The Phantom Of The Opera - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Michael a grand finesse while taking the song at a pleasingly brisk pace". He compared its dramatics to Streisand's single "Memory" and later wrote, "but [it] is much warmer and less grandiose.
It's one of Streisand's greatest recordings". The single did not enter the Billboard Hot in the United States, but it did reach the same publication's Adult Contemporary chart. In the former country, it peaked at number 56 after entering at number Standard 7" single .
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