Amore Musica [Import]

Amore Musica [Import]

by Russell Watson, Russell Watson
     
 

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As Russell Watson's fans surely know, this eagerly awaited album is the tenor's comeback after a risky operation on his vocal chords. Besides worrying whether "The Voice" -- as Watson's debut album was titled -- would pull through in top form, American listeners have faced a real frustration: Amore Musica has been available forSee more details below

Overview

As Russell Watson's fans surely know, this eagerly awaited album is the tenor's comeback after a risky operation on his vocal chords. Besides worrying whether "The Voice" -- as Watson's debut album was titled -- would pull through in top form, American listeners have faced a real frustration: Amore Musica has been available for almost a year overseas before finally arriving on these shores. Well, if absence truly makes the heart grow fonder, nobody is likely to hold the delay against Watson, for this album includes some of his most expressive and intimate singing to date. As the title foreshadows, love and music are the main subjects here, but faith is another; perhaps his career-threatening surgery has prompted some spiritual contemplation, for Watson sounds more sincere than ever. And as for the voice, rest assured that the qualities that made it special in the first place -- the unaffected warmth and robustness -- are still there in abundance. The songs here tend to require less operatic power than on his previous albums, but those that do, such as "Il Gladiatore" and the Mario Lanza classic "I'll Walk With God," deliver the goods. Watson doesn't hesitate to put himself in direct competition with some of his "popera" rivals on this disc (challenging Josh Groban's ownership of "You Raise Me Up" and Amici Forever's of "La Fiamma Sacra"), and the romantic pop that dominates the rest of the album plays to all of his strengths. But best of all, he sings "We Will Stand Together" -- based on the gorgeous melody from Elgar's Enigma Variations -- with enough passion to wring tears from a stone, bringing Amore Musica to an irresistibly inspiring conclusion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
Label:
Universal Import
UPC:
0028947562948
catalogNumber:
475629

Tracks

  1. Amore e Musica  - Russell Watson
  2. Magia sarà, song  - Russell Watson
  3. You Raise Me Up (Por Ti Seré), song  - Russell Watson
  4. Il gladiatore, song (based on themes from the film Gladiator)  - Russell Watson
  5. I'te vurria vasà for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Russell Watson
  6. I Believe  - Russell Watson
  7. La fiamma sacra, song  - Russell Watson
  8. You'll still be there for me, song (based on the theme from the film Ro  - Russell Watson
  9. The Alchemist, song  - Russell Watson
  10. Pray for the love, song  - Russell Watson
  11. C'è sempre musica, song  - Russell Watson
  12. I'll Walk with God for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Russell Watson
  13. We will stand together, song (after Nimrod from Elgar's Enigma Variatio  - Russell Watson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Russell Watson   Primary Artist,Vocals
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Nicholas Dodd   Conductor
Tracie Ackerman   Background Vocals
Simon Franglen   Keyboards
Alistair Gordon   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Steve Menzies   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dean Parks   Guitar
Steve Pigott   Keyboards
Simon Hale   Conductor
Dave Keary   Guitar
Jean-Félix Lalanne   Guitar
Gary Barlow   Keyboards
Paul Bateman   Conductor
Matt Dunkley   Conductor
Metro Voices   Choir, Chorus
Sue Quin   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Anthony Hinnigan   Penny Whistle
Steve Butler   Vocals
Jackie Perkins   Vocals
Eddie Hessian   Accordion
Robert White   uillean pipes
Elaine Hanley   Vocals
James Shenton   Fiddle
Russell Watson   Primary Artist
Tony Hinnigan   Penny Whistle
Eddie Hession   Accordion
Steve Butler   Vocals
Steve Piggott   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Nicholas Dodd   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Carter Burwell   Composer
Tony Cousins   Mastering
Simon Franglen   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Alistair Gordon   Producer
Eliot Kennedy   Composer
Frank Musker   Composer
Steve Pigott   Programming
Diane Warren   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Hans Zimmer   Composer
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Simon Hale   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Robbie Adams   Engineer
Gary Barlow   Composer,Programming
Gavin Greenaway   Composer
Rolf Lovland   Composer
Matteo Saggese   Composer
Mino Vergnaghi   Composer
Ronan Hardiman   Composer
Yvan Cassar   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Nicholas Brodszky   Composer
Eric Levi   Composer
Antonio Galbiati   Composer
Angela Lupino   Composer
Deke Arlon   Management
Vincenzo Russo   Composer
Cheope   Composer
Brendan Graham   Composer
Jon Bailey   Engineer
Russell Watson   Composer
Paul Moseley   Executive Producer
Jenny O'Grady   Director
Josh Abbey   Engineer
Jennie O'Grady   Director
Paul Mosley   Executive Producer
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Steve Piggott   Programming

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