Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet

Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet

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by Luciano Pavarotti
     
 

From their disgustingly cute novelty hit "Barbie Girl," you wouldn't expect Denmark's Aqua to trade verses with the world's most famous tenor -- which they do on a rousing rendition of the popular Italian song "Funiculi, Funicula" -- but then good causes create strange bedfellows. On June 6, 2000, to benefit the children of the war-torn nations…  See more details below

Overview

From their disgustingly cute novelty hit "Barbie Girl," you wouldn't expect Denmark's Aqua to trade verses with the world's most famous tenor -- which they do on a rousing rendition of the popular Italian song "Funiculi, Funicula" -- but then good causes create strange bedfellows. On June 6, 2000, to benefit the children of the war-torn nations of Cambodia and Tibet, Luciano Pavarotti invited pop stars from across the globe to perform with him in his hometown of Modena, Italy. Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet brings these performances to your living room. Some pop stars showed up and did their own thing; George Michael and Tracy Chapman are captured here doing fine renditions of "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" and "Telling Stories," from their respective most recent albums. However, this collection is memorable for those artists who dared to sing along with the jolly tenor. Aussie rockers Savage Garden actually pull their weight on "O Sole Mio," while Enrique Iglesias, Pavarotti, and a children's choir find a common language on "Cielito Lindo" (as if there were any doubt, the crowd's manic screams for the Latin heartthrob let you know who's singing). The grand finale lives up to the event's magnanimity and magnitude, with everybody, led by the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox, singing the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love," "We Are the World"-style.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
Another recording from Pavarotti's Modena series of annual concerts benefiting children of a given location. This one had proceeds going to Cambodia and Tibet. A multitude of pop stars (both American-European and purely Italian) showed up for the effort. As with other installments of the series. Enrique Iglesias truly stands out for his assist in "Cielito Lindo," admittedly not exactly classical, but given the orchestration that was added in, it became a tour de force for both Pavarotti and Iglesias. Tracy Chapman's contribution is noteworthy, as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946720028
catalogNumber:
467200
Rank:
181573

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Tracks

  1. Cielito Lindo, song for voice & guitar  - Enrique Iglesias
  2. Around the World  -  Aqua
  3. There must be an angel
  4. I Knew I Loved You  -  Savage Garden
  5. Guarda Che Luna  - Irene Grandi
  6. Brother Can You Spare a Dime?  - George Michael
  7. Tracy's Flaw  -  Skunk Anansie
  8. Baby Can I Hold You
  9. O sole mio, for voice & piano (or orchestra)  -  Savage Garden
  10. You'll Follow Me Down  -  Skunk Anansie
  11. A Wonderful World  -  Zucchero
  12. Agnus Dei, for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Intermezzo from L'arlésien  - Mónica Naranjo
  13. Desde Que O Samba É Samba
  14. Funiculì Funiculà, for voice & orchestra (& chorus ad lib)  -  Aqua
  15. Telling Stories  - Tracy Chapman
  16. Se È Vero Che Ci Sei  - Biagio Antonacci
  17. I Saved the World Today  -  Eurythmics
  18. Manhã de Carnaval (Morning of the Carnival), song
  19. Be With You  - Enrique Iglesias
  20. All You Need Is Love  -  All Artists

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luciano Pavarotti   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Caetano Veloso   Vocals,Track Performer
Tracy Chapman   Vocals,Track Performer
Eurythmics   Track Performer
George Michael   Vocals,Track Performer
Elisa Fiorillo   Background Vocals
Zucchero   Vocals
Steve Hunter   Electric Dulcimer
Vaneese Thomas   Vocals,Background Vocals
Annie Lennox   Vocals
Paul Bushnell   Bass,Electric Bass
Chris Cameron   Piano
Denny Fongheiser   Drums
Frank Filipetti   Recorder
Steve Gadd   Drums
Zev Katz   Bass
Curtis King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robbie Kondor   Keyboards
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Rob Mathes   Guitar
Jaques Morelenbaum   Cello
Mario Schiliro   Guitar
Emanuela Cortesi   Background Vocals
Skunk Anansie   Track Performer
Enrique Iglesias   Vocals,Track Performer
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Savage Garden   Track Performer
Biagio Antonacci   Track Performer
Luciano Luisi   Keyboards
Luis Brasil   Guitar
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Darren Hayes   Vocals
Irene Grandi   Track Performer
Alberto Borsari   Harmonica
Daniel Jones   Synthesizer,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Emanuela Cortese   Background Vocals
Marco Tamburini   Trumpet
Greg Bieck   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Jeff Young   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Steven Katz   Drums
RCA Italiana Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Skin   Vocals
Jose Molina   Conductor
Mike Landau   Electric Guitar
Roberto Rossi   Trombone

Technical Credits

Tracy Chapman   Composer,Lyricist
John Lennon   Lyricist
Paul McCartney   Lyricist
Annie Lennox   Composer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer,Lyricist
Rob Mathes   Arranger
Phil Ramone   Producer
Dave Stewart   Composer
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Arranger
Walter Afanasieff   Programming
John Pellowe   Engineer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Daniel Jones   Programming,Lyricist
Marco Tamburini   Horn Arrangements
Greg Bieck   Programming,Digital Programming
Ben Pateman   Liner Notes
Jones   Lyricist
Giovanni Capurro   Lyricist
David A. Stewart   Composer
Michele Centonze   Arranger,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Michael Thresh   Art Direction
Barbara Campbell   Composer
Antonacci   Composer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was fortunate enough to get to see this concert live this summer while I had the opportunity of a lifetime to study abroad in Firenze, Italia. Not only was it an amazing group of performers, but it was an event I can't wait to relive over and over with a copy of the concert- not to mention that this concert is for such a wonderful cause!!! I highly recommend you get your own copy!