Mi Navidad

Mi Navidad

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by Andrea Bocelli
     
 

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You might think that the voice of crossover tenor Andrea Bocelli would make a perfect fit with Christmas music, much of which occupies the middle ground between classical and pop that is Bocelli's stomping ground. It turns out to be partially true. This album, released by the Universal conglomerate's Latin division, is mostly in Spanish, with several pieces in their…  See more details below

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You might think that the voice of crossover tenor Andrea Bocelli would make a perfect fit with Christmas music, much of which occupies the middle ground between classical and pop that is Bocelli's stomping ground. It turns out to be partially true. This album, released by the Universal conglomerate's Latin division, is mostly in Spanish, with several pieces in their original English and only one, "Caro Gesu Bambino" (track 13) in the singer's native Italian. U.S. listeners may enjoy the Spanish translations of such standards as "White Christmas" (Blanca Navidad) and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (Santa Claus llegó a la ciudad). The best news is that, as he has in the past, Bocelli shows that grasp of how to sing in Spanish that sometimes eludes Italian singers. His Spanish is by no means accent-free, but he just has an appealing way of wrapping his voice around the sibilants. Less attractive is the sound of Bocelli's lower register in pieces like the traditional "Gloria in excelsis Deo" (track 2, with the verses also sung in Spanish); it has a strange buzzy quality. He does better in English-language pieces when teamed with the likes of Natalie Cole (whose own middle register has darkened splendidly in late middle age) and even Mary J. Blige. These duets have not been Bocelli's strong point in the past, but here they bring out the conversational quality that makes his fans swoon. Probably they'll do that no matter what, but this is in many ways an attractive Christmas release, especially for Spanish speakers. The booklet contains lyrics only in the language in which they are sung.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/23/2009
Label:
Universal Latino
UPC:
0827865393623
catalogNumber:
653936

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrea Bocelli   Primary Artist,Flute,Tenor (Vocal)
Natalie Cole   Vocals
Brian Bromberg   Bass
David Foster   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Mormon Tabernacle Choir   Choir, Chorus
Mary J. Blige   Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Richard Page   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Guitar
Maurice Murphy   Trumpet
Valerio Calisse   Choir Director
Daniele Bonaviri   Guitar
Courtney Blooding   Background Vocals
Mark Graham   Choir Director
Salvation Army Boys Choir   Choir, Chorus
Janet Adderly   Choir Director
Choir Fabrizio Palma   Choir, Chorus
Adderly School   Choir, Chorus
Terry Edwards   Choir Director
Mack Wilberg   Choir Director

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer,Producer
Haydn Bendall   Engineering
John Bradbury   Orchestra Leader
Scott Campbell   Recording Producer
Peter Cobbin   Engineering
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Text
Paul Pritchard   Recording Assistant
Dennis Sands   Engineering
Alan Silvestri   Composer,Producer
Robert Wells   Text
Juan Carlos Calderón   Arranger
William Ross   Arranger
Augusto Algueró   Spanish Lyrics
Adam Olmsted   Pro-Tools
Renato Serio   Arranger
Lewis Jones   Recording Assistant
Valerio Calisse   Engineer
Courtney Blooding   Sound Coordinator
Jorge Vivo   Engineer
Pier Quinto Cariaggi   Composer
Sara Michael Foster   Arranger
Luciano Torani   Engineering
Chris Owens   Recording Assistant
Christmas Traditional   Composer
Erin Taylor Foster   Arranger
Jochem van der Saag   Arranger,Programming,Engineer,Sound Design
Jordan D. Foster   Arranger
Jay W. Johnson   Composer
Pierpaolo Guerrini   Engineer
Federico José Pagura   Adaptation
Pier Quinto Cariaggi   Composer
Mack Wilberg   Choir Arrangement
Bill Hayes   Composer,Text

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