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Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere by Andrea Bocelli was released Oct 30, 2007 on the Decca label. Classical crossover mainstay Andrea Bocelli's first greatest-hits collection to date, released nearly a decade and a half after he made his album debut in 1994, The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere includes many of his best-known songs plus five new recordings exclusive to this compilation. His international breakthrough album, Romanza (1997), is well represented with a few inclusions, including his English-language duet with Sarah Brightman on "Time to Say Goodbye." His most successful album, the classical crossover follow-up effort Sogno (1999), is likewise well represented with a few inclusions, including his English-language duet with Celine Dion on "The Prayer." Later albums Cieli di Toscana (2001) and Amore (2006) are also represented with a couple inclusions on The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere. ...See Full Description
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Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Album Track Listing
|1||Voce del Silenzio, La (The Voice of Silence), song|
|2||Sogno, song See All 2|
|3||Il mare calmo della sera (The Calm Evening Sea), song See All 6|
|4||Vivere See All 4 To Live, song|
with Laura Pausini
|5||Canto della terra, song|
|6||Te, A ("Sai Perche Cerco in Te"), song See All 3|
with Kenny G
|7||Besame mucho, for voice & ensemble|
|8||Time to Say Goodbye See All 12 Con te partiro, song|
with Sarah Brightman
|9||Io ci Saro ("Amore Mio Forse Sai"), song See All 4|
with Lang Lang
|10||Romanza (Romance), song See All 10|
|11||Vivo per lei See All 8 I Live For Her, song|
|12||dulce melodramma, Un (Melodramma)|
|13||Bellissime stelle ("Verrai, verrai, dovunque arriverai"), song See All 3|
|14||Prayer, song See All 2 |
with Celine Dion, Céline Dion, Celine Dion) .
|15||Because We Believe, song|
Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Customer Reviews
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If you like Andrea Bocelli this is a must have for your collection!
By pat_h (Bostwick, FL)
||The CD was flawed but the music was excellent|
The artist and his music is eternally flawless. However your company, CD Universe sent a CD that had flaws on its tracks.
By joycewalt8272 (Robesonia, PA. USA)
||Vivere is a wonderful collection|
The Best of Andrea Bocelli, Vivere is a wonderful collection of his crossover (semi classical pop) songs and is a must for every Bocelli fan.
By RickDC (moodus, CT. USA.)
I have to turn up the cd player to thoroughly enjoy this. it sends chills through me to hear that magnificent voice he's amazing.
By sgraham51 (new albany indiana)
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||Beautiful and touching...|
I love Andrea Bocelli and this album has my favorite songs,but in Spanish, which make so special,romantic and passionate. This made my list of favorites.
By Sandra Munhoz (Hawaii, USA)
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Bringing Josh Groban's majestic yet intimate voice to Christmas music is truly a gift this holiday season. The young Adult Contemporary star's fourth studio album brings together the traditional such as 'Silent Night' with the contemporary such as 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' and the new, 'Thankful'. Featuring duets with Country's Faith Hill and R&B's Brian McKnight, and inspirational music's master choir, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and produced by the illustrious David Foster the album's wide appeal promises that a timeless Christmas music classic will be beneath the tree this year.
Recording information: Chartmaker Studios; EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England; Rak Studios; Westlake Audio.
Directors: Bill Ives ; Kirk Franklin; Craig Jessop.
Photographer: Frank Ockenfels.
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Arrangers: E. Taylor; Josh Groban; Kirk Franklin; William Ross ; Brad Dechter.
Personnel: Josh Groban (piano); Dean Parks, Andy McKee (guitar); Lucia Micarelli (violin); Jochem van der Saag (programming); Richard Page (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Humberto Gatica.
I Dreamed a Dream CD (2009)
Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Susan Boyle's grand unveiling on Britain's Got Talent was with a song from Les Miserables - the very song that lends this album its title -- and if she could become an international sensation based on a show tune standard, there's no reason for her to change her approach on her debut, since that's the sound that made her a star. Plus, a large part of Boyle's appeal is that she's a middle-aged woman recalling a bygone era when there were singers that appealed to an adult audience by offering soft, stately versions of pop hits and standards. That time was the late `60s and early `70s, and apart from a rather faithful version of Madonna's "You'll See," I Dreamed a Dream could very well have been released all those years ago, as it mixes up the show tunes, gospel, and Christmas carols with covers of Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World," the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," and a version of "Daydream Believer" that is easily the slowest on record. Boyle sings beautifully throughout, delivering more of the same of what she did in her moment in the sun on television. Those won over by Boyle, either her voice or story, will surely be satisfied. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Recording information: Air Studios, London; Rokstone Studios, London; Sphere Studios.
Arranger: Steve Mac.
Personnel: John Parricelli (guitar); Steve Mac (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Dave Arch (piano); Chris Laws (drums); Mae McKenna (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Ren Swan.
|Romanza CD (1997)
Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Andrea Bocelli was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Joe Amoruso (melodica, piano, synthesizer, keyboards, programming); Guido Corti (French horn); Mauro Malavasi (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, programming); Maurizio Abeni (piano); Luca Bignardi (keyboards).
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is one of those rare artists who is equally comfortable on both sides of the pop/classical fence. Discovered by Italian pop sensation Zucchero, Bocelli, whose blindness is no hindrance to his musical insight, has made an international splash in both the pop and opera worlds. He's worked with Luciano Pavarotti and Bryan Adams with equal ease, and his all-encompassing musical prowess can be easily heard on ROMANZA. The album weaves his strong, expressive, classically-trained voice through some elegant contemporary material. Many songs have a political bent that brings to mind the socially-conscious lyricism of artists like Milton Nascimento. Roll over, Luciano, and tell Michael Bolton the news.
Featuring Con Te Partiro
Engineers include: Luca Bignardi, Maurizio Maggi, Massimo Carpani, Marco Borsatti, Stefano Galante.
Personnel includes: Andrea Bocelli (vocals, melodica); Robert Groslot, Jef Smits (conductor); Geradina Trovato, Marta Sanchez, John Miles, Sarah Brightman (vocals); Ruggero Robin, Massimo Varini, Paolo Gianolio, Paolo Giovenchi, Franco Ventura (guitar); Diego Jascalevich (charango);
Engineers include: Luca Bignardi, Maurizio Maggi, Massimo Carpani.
Personnel includes: Andrea Bocelli (vocals, melodica); Robert Groslot, Jef Smits (conductor); Giorgia, John Miles, Sarah Brightman (vocals); Ruggero Robin, Massimo Varini, Paolo Gianolio, Paolo Giovenchi, Franco Ventura (guitar); Joe Amoruso (melodica, piano, synthesizer, keyboards, drum programming); Guido Corti (french horn); Mauro Malavasi (piano, synthesizer, keyboards, drum programming); Maurizio Abeni (piano); Luca Bignardi (keyboards).
Producers: Mauro Malavasi, Michele Torpedine, Peppe Vexxicchio, Celso Valli, Frank Peterson.
|Amore CD (2006)
Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's cross-over success was firmly solidified long before the 2006 release of AMORE, and here, the singer casts an even wider net. Bocelli's voice is tailor-made for sensual romantic balladry, and naturally those songs abound. However, while past outings were marked by dramatic, though fairly straightforward orchestration and a crisp studio gloss, AMORE finds Bocelli utilizing a more diverse musical palette, including Spanish guitars, accordion, harmonica (courtesy of Stevie Wonder), saxophone (Kenny G), and--watch out--pop music's favorite nasty girl, Christina Aguilera.
With superstar producer David Foster at the helm, the Tuscan-born singer selects a collection of pop standards from the ages and from around the world, including "Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)," "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)," and "Solamente Una Vez." And while Bocelli's voice may be best suited for classical music and light opera, he handles these songs with the passion, skill, and grace fans have come to expect from him. AMORE is a brilliant move for Bocelli: the songs are targeted to a wider group of listeners and yet they have something for his original fans as well--in a word, his voice.
Recording information: Andrea Bocelli Studio, Tuscany, Italy; Chartmaker Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Sony Studios, Culver City, CA; Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA.
Arrangers: Humberto Gatica; Maurizio Abeni; Tony Renis; Jorge Calandrelli.
Personnel: Stevie Wonder (vocals, harmonica); Dean Parks, Michael Landau, Ramón Stagnaro (guitar, guitars); Michael Hart Thompson (guitar); Michael Thompson (guitars); David Foster (piano, keyboards); Nathan East (bass instrument); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Jochem van der Saag (programming); Dan Higgins (flute); Randy Waldman (piano, keyboards); Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Rafael Padilla (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Humberto Gatica.
|My Christmas CD (2009) Top Seller
Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Andrea Bocelli's 2009 My Christmas album finds the Italian tenor performing various classic holiday-themed songs that touch on classical, opera, and pop. Included are such well-known holiday songs as "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "O Tannenbaum," and "Silent Night." The versatile Bocelli also delves into such iconic Christmas hits as "Blue Christmas" and "The Christmas Song" (featuring a duet with Natalie Cole). Of course, the opera and classic songs are Bocelli's bread and butter, and here listeners get such lavishly produced cuts as "Adeste Fidelis," "Cantique del Noel," and "Caro Gesu Bambino." My Christmas is not only a warm and inviting holiday album, but also a superb classical crossover entry worthy of Bocelli's discography. ~ Matt Collar
Recording information: Chartmaker Studios in Los Angeles; Abbey Road Studio in; Chartmaker Studios in Los Angeles; Abbey Road Studio in.
Photographer: Giovanni De Sandre.
Arrangers: William Ross ; David Foster.
Personnel: Jochem van der Saag (programming).
Audio Mixer: Jochem van der Saag.
|Incanto CD (2008) Top Seller
Best Of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere The most popular crossover opera singer of the present day, Andrea Bocelli mesmerizes both classical and pop audiences without compromising his artistic integrity, although on this best-selling 2008 release the Tuscan tenor leans on chestnuts from the Sicilian and Neapolitan canon. Familiar folk songs like "Funiculi, Funicula" and the gorgeous "Santa Lucia" (made famous by Enrico Caruso and, later, Elvis) come to thrilling life here, although the standout may be a joyful rendition of Bruno Cherubini's "Mamma" that will have listeners reaching for the Kleenex.
Personnel: Andrea Bocelli (tenor); Veronica Berti (vocals); Fausto Mesolella (classical guitar); Maurizio Sansone (keyboards); Paolo Costa (bass guitar); Gianluca Mirra, Lele Melotti (drums); Emidio Ausiello (percussion); Luigi Lombardi D'Aquino, Felice Pitolo, Choeur de la Radio-Television Suisse Italienne, Verdi Grand Symphonic Orchestra Milan, Steven Mercurio.
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