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All I Ask of You

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Format  7" and 12" vinyl
Length  4:08
Genre  Musical theatre
Label  Polydor
B-side  "Phantom Overture Act II"
Released  September 1986 (1986-09)

"All I Ask of You" is a song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical version of The Phantom of the Opera. It was released as a single by Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman in 1986. In the UK it reached No. 3 on the Singles Chart and was certified Silver. It reached No. 1 in both Ireland and South Africa.

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Background

The song occurs at the end of Act I of the musical. Christine DaaƩ, terrified of the Phantom after a stagehand is found murdered during an opera performance, flees to the roof of the Paris Opera House with her childhood friend, Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny. He promises to love her and keep her safe from the Phantom, who is listening in on the exchange without their knowledge. Heartbroken and furious at being spurned, he swears revenge against Raoul and causes the Opera's giant chandelier to crash to the floor.

7-inch vinyl

  1. "All I Ask of You" duet with Cliff Richard
  2. "Phantom Overture Act II"

12-inch vinyl

  1. "All I Ask of You" duet with Cliff Richard
  2. "Only You" with Cliff Richard (from Starlight Express)
  3. "Phantom Overture Act II"

Chart performance

Cliff Richard and Sarah Brightman version
Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson version

Covers

  • Barbra Streisand for her album Till I Loved You (1988).
  • The Shadows recorded an instrumental version for their album Steppin' to the Shadows (1989).
  • Stephanie Lawrence and Carl Wayne recorded a version for the album The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection (1991).
  • The King's Singers included a choral arrangement on their album, Chanson D'Amour (1993).
  • Elaine Paige performed a solo version of the track on her album, Essential Musicals (2006).
  • Julian Lloyd Webber recorded the song in a special arrangement for cello by its original orchestrator, David Cullen, on the album Lloyd Webber Plays Lloyd Webber (2001).
  • Susan Boyle recorded the song with Donny Osmond on her album Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage (2012).
  • Tim Callicrate covered the song on his album Serenade From Tahoe II.
  • Trisha Crowe and Michael Falzon for the Australian compilation album I Dreamed a Dream: Hit Songs of Broadway for ABC Classics.
  • Filipina Singer, Jolina Magdangal and her brother, Gabby David Magdangal covered the song on her 2014 album, via GMA Records.
  • Josh Groban recorded the song as a duet with Kelly Clarkson for his album Stages (2015).
  • Marina Prior and Mark Vincent covered the song on their 2016 album Together.
  • References

    All I Ask of You Wikipedia


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