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Artist hopes to be first professional to record song in space

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 - 01:19

Sarah Brightman hopes to become the first professional artist to record a single in space. Joel Flynn reports.

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It's an industry where originality is hard to come by. But British singer Sarah Brightman is looking to tread new ground in music -- or not as the case may be. She hopes to be the first professional artist to record a single in space. SOUNDBITE: Singer, Sarah Brightman, saying (English): "What would be beautiful would be if I could connect with other musicians on earth. Singing or playing or children's choirs at the same time as me singing in space. Obviously depending on trajectory." The 52-year-old will fly into space in 2015 on a Russian rocket after completing her training. She'll be the country's eighth private passenger, reportedly at a cost of $20 million each. Brightman's latest album chronicles how she's pursued her dream. SOUNDBITE: Singer, Sarah Brightman, saying (English): "This one particularly has been incredibly uplifting because it's called 'Dreamchaser' for a reason in that I really have been chasing a dream since I was a little girl and the idea of exploration and space. And finally that maybe coming to fruition." Brightman rose to fame starring in the original London and New York casts of "The Phantom of the Opera." Her album "Dreamchaser" is released on April 16th.

Artist hopes to be first professional to record song in space

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 - 01:19

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