Amore Andrea Bocelli
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- 2Bésame Mucho04:01
- 3Les Feuilles Mortes04:50
- 4Mi Manchi03:35
- 5Somos Novios (It's Impossible)04:22
- 6Canzoni Stonate05:24
- 7Solamente Una Vez03:30
- 9Pero Te Extraño04:07
- 11L'Appuntamento (Sentado A 'Beira Do Caminho)04:07
- 12Cuando Me Enamoro (Quando M'Innamoro)03:55
- 14Can't Help Falling In Love03:25
- 15Because We Believe04:39
Info for Amore
While creating Bocelli's first-ever album of popular songs, Andrea and his producers searched the musical eras from the 1920's to the 1980's for romantic songs including 'Les Feuilles Mortes' (Autumn Leaves), 'Somos Novios' (It's Impossible), 'Besame Mucho', 'Estate' (featuring trumpeter Chris Botti) and 'Because We Believe' a new song written especially for the 2006 Winter Olympics that will be featured throughout NBC's coverage of the Games.
While creating the perfect track listing for Bocelli's first-ever album of popular songs, Bocelli and his producers searched the musical eras from the 1920s to the 1980s for songs in Italian, Spanish and French. Bocelli also added some of his favorite international pop songs, including the Italian classics 'L'Appuntamento' and 'Quando M'Innamoro,' the Latin American hit 'Besame Mucho,' and the French standard 'Les Feuilles Mortes,' which has become the much-loved English standard 'Autumn Leaves.' 'Solamente Una Vez' (a hit as 'You Belong to My Heart' for stars including Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby) and 'Somos Novios' (famously an English-language hit as 'It's Impossible' for Perry Como) are also highlights of the album. The end result is Bocelli's amazingly beautiful interpretation of classics made popular by legendary vocalists from Edith Piaf and Luis Miguel to Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
Amore features a stellar lineup of the world's finest instrumentalists, who between them have worked with virtually every major artist of the recent era: On electric and acoustic guitar, Dean Parks (Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, B.B. King) and Michael Landau (Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis); on Spanish guitar, mandolin, charango, bajo-sexto and vihuela, Ramon Stagnaro (Luis Miguel, Alejandro Sanz, Enrique Iglesias); on bass, Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Phil Collins); on drums, Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn); on piano and keyboards, Randy Waldman (Barbra Streisand, Kenny G, George Benson); on percussion, Paulinho Da Costa (Prince, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock) and Rafaela Padilla (Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Sanz); and on trumpet, the acclaimed soloist Chris Botti.
Recorded at Record Plant Studios, Hollywood; Chartmaker Studios, Los Angeles; Sony Studios, Culver City, CA; Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA
Recorded by Alejandro Rodriguez, Hernan Gatica, Jochem Van Der Saag, Pierpaolo Guerrini, Valerio Calisse
Mixed by Humberto Gatica
Mastered by Vlado Meller
Produced by David Foster and Humberto Gatica
Andrea Bocelli‘s new studio album, “Passione” is filled with romance and beauty. “Passione” is a lush collection of Mediterranean love songs featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release “Amore,” which sold more than 4.2 million copies.
“Passione” is in essence the second volume of “Amore,” with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with “Amore,” which featured timeless masterworks, “Passione” includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “Girl From Ipanema,” and “Sarà Settembre,” (better known to English-speaking audiences as Neil Diamond’s “September Morn”). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on “Corcovado.” The album also features a duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song “La Vie En Rose.”
On the album, Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan) with his unmistakable voice, as Foster accompanies him on piano, along with Peruvian guitarist Ramon Stagnaro. The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms and a 63-piece orchestra recorded in London.
“Andrea continues to be my favorite singer of all time,” Foster declares. “I pride myself on working with great voices, but he transcends that. He's a singer for all people, from the common man to the Pope.”
Bocelli is an iconic figure in music with a myriad of breathtaking career achievements to his name. The Italian tenor is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, period, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. He is also credited with enabling the core classical repertoire to cross over and find a home atop the international pop charts, creating a new genre of music along the way. He has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes, and the British royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli (his beloved teacher and guide), Zubin Mehta, José Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renée Fleming, and Celine Dion.
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