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Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
If you're wondering what separates crossover supergroup Amici Forever from the rest of the opera-pop pack, just do the math. Two tenors plus two sopranos and one bass-baritone add up to an equation that trumps the competition: Compared to the four gentlemen of Il Divo, much less the solitary solos of Andrea Bocelli, this team has a range that can't be beat. Every aria can become a love duet, and when the other three vocalists arrive, they never fail to take it rapturously over the top. On their sophomore album, the quintet builds on the success of their debut, The Opera Band, proving beyond any doubt that they've got musical style to match their fashion sense. And even ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Scott Paulin
If you're wondering what separates crossover supergroup Amici Forever from the rest of the opera-pop pack, just do the math. Two tenors plus two sopranos and one bass-baritone add up to an equation that trumps the competition: Compared to the four gentlemen of Il Divo, much less the solitary solos of Andrea Bocelli, this team has a range that can't be beat. Every aria can become a love duet, and when the other three vocalists arrive, they never fail to take it rapturously over the top. On their sophomore album, the quintet builds on the success of their debut, The Opera Band, proving beyond any doubt that they've got musical style to match their fashion sense. And even though they update the classics, part of their appeal is the respect they show for the originals. Most irresistible are the tracks that add vocals to some of the orchestral repertoire's most romantic melodies -- from Khachaturian's Spartacus on "Ocean Heart," for example, or Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto on "Nostalgia." For those whose tastes are less strictly classical, new songs like "La Fiamma Sacra" and the Celtic-tinged "So Far Away" tap into the eloquent pop ballad style of Josh Groban. But no matter what they're singing, Amici Forever succeed in conveying the pure passion at the music's heart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2005
  • Label: Rca Victor
  • UPC: 828766888324
  • Catalog Number: 68883
  • Sales rank: 5,555

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amici Forever Primary Artist
David Tenor (Vocal)
Miles Bould Percussion
Tony Hinnigan Pipe, Celtic Pipe
Nick Bass (Vocal), Baritone (Vocal)
Nick Patrick Brass Baritone
John Themis Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Eimear Quinn Vocals
Rupert Christie Bass, Keyboards
Jo Soprano (Vocal)
Tsakane Valentine Soprano (Vocal)
Prague Film Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Prague Film Choir Choir, Chorus
Miles Mould Percussion
David Habbin Tenor (Vocal)
Dave Ayres Keyboards
Joanne Appleby Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Tomaso Albinoni Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Aram Khachaturian Composer
Giacomo Puccini Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Joaquín Rodrigo Composer
Carole Bayer Sager Composer
Rick Allison Composer, Lyricist
Nick Garrett Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Ennio Morricone Composer
Frank Musker Composer, Lyricist
Nick Patrick Arranger, Composer, Producer
Geoff Foster Engineer, Engineering
Andy Saunders Engineer, Digital Editing
Leon Zervos Mastering
Matt Dunkley Arranger, Orchestral Arrangements
Tony Renis Lyricist
Ronan Hardiman Composer
Brett Kilroe Art Direction
Alberto Testa Lyricist
Lara Fabian Composer, Lyricist
Riccardo Cordiferro Composer, Lyricist
Vivian Ng Art Direction
Rupert Christie Programming
Chiara Ferrau Composer, Lyricist
Salvatore Cardillo Composer
Giuseppe Giacosa Librettist
Luigi Illica Librettist
Ferdinand Lemaire Librettist, Composer, Lyricist
Giacosa Lyricist
Walter Ducloux Librettist, Composer, Lyricist
Dave Ayres Programming
Remo Giazotto Composer
Victoria Kamhi Composer, Lyricist
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Even better than "The Opera Band" CD, Amici's versatility is well-defined on this one. Classical music lovers will recognize many of these melodies, and the original pieces are refreshingly diverse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Il Divo! Does not compare

    I have loved Il Divo since they stormed the music world. Amici does not compare to Il Divo. Amici does not have the richness in their singing. I was told by a few fans of Amici that they are better then Il Divo. When listening to Amici, I regret to say that I did not like them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I need more than 5 stars for this cd.

    This is one of the best cds that has come out this year. I didn't think that they could improve on their first cd, but I was plesantly surprised. A must have cd for any music lover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

    This is the most incredible Album and needs to be up there in everyone's Top 5 ... Personally I cannot imagine a more glorious piece of work sung by any other artist of this ilk. The orchestral and vocal arrangements combined with the amazing blend of voices is superb and everyone who had anything to do with it should be applauded. BRAVO !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfect!

    I can only say that Nick, David, Geoff, Jo, and Tsakane obtained perfection with this cd that I know will define them! Don't miss their tour in the USA in October and September. And don't forget to buy a hundred copies of their cd. They are perfect!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must for your soul

    Amici Forever's Defined is yet another wonderful compelation of great music that you can feel to the very core of your soul! Excellent!!

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