Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli – Time to Say Good Bye


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Con te partirò
Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics)
Time to Say Goodbye:
When I’m alone
I dream on the horizon
And words fail;
Yes, I know there is no light
In a room
Where the sun is not there
If you are not with me.
At the windows
Show everyone my heart
Which you set alight;
Enclose within me
The light you
Encountered on the street.

Time to say goodbye,
To countries I never
Saw and shared with you,
Now, yes, I shall experience them,
I’ll go with you
On ships across seas
Which, I know,
No, no, exist no longer;
With you I shall experience them.

When you are far away
I dream on the horizon
And words fail,
And yes, I know
That you are with me;
You, my moon, are here with me,
My sun, you are here with me.
With me, with me, with me,

Time to say goodbye,
To countries I never
Saw and shared with you,
Now, yes, I shall experience them,
I’ll go with you

Con Te Partiro lyrics

Quando sono solo
sogno all’orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
Si lo so che non c’è luce
in una stanza quando manca il sole,
se non ci sei tu con me, con me.
Su le finestre
mostra a tutti il mio cuore
che hai acceso,
chiudi dentro me
la luce che
hai incontrato per strada.

Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso si li vivrò,
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
con te io li vivrò.

Quando sei lontana
sogno all’orizzonte
e mancan le parole,
e io sì lo so
che sei con me,
tu mia luna tu sei qui con me,
mio sole tu sei qui con me,
con me, con me, con me.

Con te partirò.
Paesi che non ho mai
veduto e vissuto con te,
adesso si li vivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò
su navi per mari
che, io lo so,
no, no, non esistono più,
con te io li rivivrò.
Con te partirò.

Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer. She began her career as a member of the dance troupes Pan’s People and Hot Gossip and released several disco singles as a solo performer. In 1981, she made her musical theatre debut in Cats and met composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whom she married. She went on to star in several Broadway musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, where she played the role of Christine Daaé.
After retiring from the stage and divorcing Lloyd Webber, Brightman resumed her music career with former Enigma producer Frank Peterson, this time as a classical artist. She is among the most prominent performers in the genre, with worldwide sales of more than 30 million albums and over 2 million DVDs. The Recording Industry Association of America has named her the best-selling female classical artist of the twenty-first century in the United States.
Apart from music, Brightman has begun a film career, making her major debut in Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), a rock opera-musical film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman.

Andrea Bocelli, GRANDE UFFICIALE OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [an’drɛa bo’tʃɛl:i]; born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor, multi-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became totally blind at the age of twelve following a soccer accident.
Since winning the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival, in 1994, he has recorded fourteen studio albums, of both pop and classical music, two greatest hits albums, and eight complete operas, selling over 70 million copies worldwide. Thus, he is the biggest-selling solo artist in the history of classical music.
With over 5 million units sold worldwide, Sacred Arias became the biggest-selling classical album by a solo artist of all time, and with just under 20 million units sold worldwide, his 1997 pop album, Romanza, became the best-selling album by an Italian artist ever, as well as the best-selling album by a foreign artist in Canada, and a number of other countries in Europe and Latin America. The album’s first single, “Time to Say Goodbye”, topped charts all over Europe, including Germany, where it stayed at the top of the charts for fourteen consecutive weeks, breaking the all-time sales record, with over 3 million copies sold in the country. He is widely regarded as the most popular Italian and classical singer in the world.
In 2006, Bocelli was made a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, and on March 2, 2010, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his contribution to Live Theater.

“Con te partirò” (literally meaning “With you I will leave”) is an Italian Classical Crossover song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first sung by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 San Remo Festival and recorded on his album of the same year, Bocelli. The single was first released as an A-side single with “Vivere” in 1995, topping the charts, first in France, where it became one of the best selling singles of all time, and then in Belgium, breaking the all-time record sales there.
A second version of the song, sung partly in English, released as “Time to Say Goodbye”, paired Bocelli with English soprano Sarah Brightman, and achieved even greater success, topping charts all across Europe, including Germany, where it became the biggest-selling single in history.
Bocelli also recorded a completely Spanish version of the song, titled “Por ti Volaré”. The song, under all three versions, is considered Bocelli’s signature song.
The song’s original single release by Polydor Records was not commercially successful in Italy, and received little radio airplay there. Elsewhere, however, it was a massive hit. In France and Switzerland, the single topped the charts for 6 weeks, earning a triple Gold sales award. In Belgium, it became the biggest hit of all time, spending 12 weeks at No. 1.
In Germany, East West Records, in conjunction with Polydor, marketed a version of “Con Te Partiro”, retitled “Time to Say Goodbye”, and with some lyrics changed, as the theme song for the final match of boxer Henry Maske (then the light-heavyweight champion of the International Boxing Federation), having seen previous success when Vangelis’s “Conquest of Paradise” was also promoted via Maske’s fights. “Time to Say Goodbye” was also turned into a duet with Sarah Brightman, who had performed “A Question of Honour” for one of Maske’s previous fights. German producer Frank Peterson, who has worked with Brightman since 1991, opted to give the song an English title, rather than the German title “Mit Dir Werde Ich Fortgehen”. Recording of the song took place at Peterson’s Nemo Studio, in Hamburg.
The match took place on November 23, 1996, pitting Maske against American Virgil Hill, and drew a television broadcast audience of over 21 million. Bocelli and Brightman performed the song to open the match, and it was used again during Maske’s exit.
By December, the “Time to Say Goodbye” single, released on East West, had reached number one on the German singles chart, with sales estimated at 40,000-60,000 per day and projected for at least one million by the end of the year. Both singers’ respective albums also received a boost in sales. Airplay on German radio stations such as Norddeutscher Rundfunk was well received by listeners. By February of the following year, the single had broken the all-time sales record in Germany with 1.65 million sales, and would eventually get certified 11x Gold for selling over 2,750,000 copies. It is also the best-selling single in Belgium.
“Time to Say Goodbye” reached number two on the UK Singles Chart upon its release there in May 1997, and was certified gold. It remained in the top 30 for another two months, helped by steady radio airplay on BBC Radio 2, which was overtaking Radio 1 in popularity with an MOR-oriented playlist.
The duet was included on Brightman’s 1997 album Timeless, re-titled as Time to Say Goodbye in the U.S. with the song itself moved to the start of the album. Brightman has also recorded a solo version, which was released on the duet single as well as later albums.
Since its release, the song has spawned numerous other versions and been performed by numerous other singers. Notable alternate versions include “Por ti volaré”, a Spanish version with significantly modified lyrics, and “I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)”, a dance remix performed by Donna Summer. In 2001, Journey guitarist Neal Schon released a solo album, Voice, which features an instrumental version of the song. Nana Mouskouri recorded a version on the 1997 album, “Hommages”.
Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins recorded a version of the song and included it on her 2004 album Second Nature. Jenkin’s version was also released as a single on 21 February 2005. Gregory Lemarchal recorded a version for his album “La voix d’un ange” which was posthumously released in 2007 as Lemarchal died of cystic fibrosis in April 2007 at the age of 23. New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra included a version on her 2007 album, Amazing Grace — The Best of Hayley Westenra. Swedish singer Sanna Nielsen made an English-Swedish version of the song, which was included in her album Sanna 11-22. Andre Rieu with Mirusia Louwerse also recorded a version of this song on the album You’ll never walk alone. Italian CanAm-Tenor Micheal Castaldo recorded two versions of the song and included it on his 2004 album Villa. Castaldo’s Flamenco version of Con Te Partiro got plenty of airplay on Italian-American radio stations in the USA and Canada.
In 2004, trumpeter Chris Botti’s rendition was released on When I Fall in Love. In 2007 Chilean Singer Carolina Soto recorded a Spanish cover version called “Por Ti Volaré”. It was a success in Chile, because Carolina was featured in a popular TV talent show, which was called “Rojo”.
The pipes and drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards covered the song for their 2007 album, Spirit Of The Glen.
In 2008 Danish pop duo The Loft released their single “Kiss You Goodbye” based on “Con te partirò”/”Time to Say Goodbye” and containing samples from the originals.
The heavy/thrash/rock/pop guitarist Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) covers this song in his 9th studio album “Bad D.N.A” released in Japan 25th August 2010.

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1 Comment

  1. Eden Taki said,

    thanks for the translation into English.

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