Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Guatemala and Kosovo

Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Guatemala and Kosovo

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by Luciano Pavarotti
     
 
Following successful charity concerts like PAVAROTTI AND FRIENDS and FOR THE CHILDREN OF LIBERIA, this CD captures a joyous outdoor performance in Modena, Italy, from June, 1999. Pavarotti succeeds in uniting Europop veterans like

Overview

Following successful charity concerts like PAVAROTTI AND FRIENDS and FOR THE CHILDREN OF LIBERIA, this CD captures a joyous outdoor performance in Modena, Italy, from June, 1999. Pavarotti succeeds in uniting Europop veterans like Gianni Morandi and Renato Zero with American stars like Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, and Lionel Richie. Gravelly-throated Brit rocker Joe Cocker, Irish pinup band Boyzone, and bluesman B. B. King are along for the ride. The result is a feel-good pop event played before an ecstatic crowd. The Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana is enhanced with the endearingly exuberant children of the Guatemala Choir. Alternating solos and duets with Pavarotti, the stars blend in surprisingly well. A high point is B. B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone," with a wordless vocalise added for Luciano that sounds as heartbreaking as a Mascagni aria. The only classical number is an Italian version of the Lehár operetta aria "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz," performed girlishly by Italian newcomer Laura Pausini, aided by Pavarotti's rich tenor. By contrast, even hot young Roman singer-guitarist Alex Britti cannot manage to unite the vocal styles of Pavarotti and Joe Cocker in "You are So Beautiful." The good cause, children's charities in Guatemala and Kosovo, brings out the best in all participants, including a final "We Are the World" that is scrappier, but also much livelier, than the bestselling original. No wonder Spike Lee has filmed the event for video release!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
This is a recording of a live concert on the part of the War Child organization, which works to "alleviate the suffering of children caught up in the horrors of war." Originally, the proceeds of the concert/album/video/etc. were tagged to go to victims of the Guatemalan civil war, but upon the chaos in Kosovo, Pavarotti decided to channel some toward the Kosovars as well. What makes the concept interesting is the possibility inherent in collaborations between Pavarotti and the various pop
ock/blues stars who joined him in the project. In most other places, he does work more lyrically, often giving something of a translated Italian version of the English lyrics.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/1999
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946660027
catalogNumber:
466600

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Performance Credits

Luciano Pavarotti   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Cachao   Bass
Joe Cocker   Vocals,Track Performer
Gloria Estefan   Vocals,Track Performer
Lionel Richie   Vocals,Track Performer
Debbie Spring   Violin,Viola
Nestor Torres   Flute
Zucchero   Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Renato Zero   Track Performer
Trey Lorenz   Background Vocals
Luis Enrique   Percussion
Ricky Martin   Track Performer
Gianni Morandi   Track Performer
Tracie Ackerman   Background Vocals
Randy Barlow   Trumpet,Vocals,Voices
Mariah Carey   Vocals,Track Performer
Jorge Casas   Bass,Guitar,12-string Guitar
Gary Cirimelli   Synclavier
Sheila E.   Conga,Drums
Simon Franglen   Keyboards
Paul Gendler   Guitar
Mick Guzauski   Voices
Fridrik Karlsson   Guitar
B.B. King   Guitar,Track Performer
Ren Klyce   Sampling,Synclavier
Robbie Kondor   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michael Landau   Acoustic Guitar
Rob Mathes   Guitar,Horn
Teddy Mulet   Trombone,Trumpet,Vocals,Voices
Clay Ostwald   Piano
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Pino Palladino   Bass
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Cheito Quinonez   Vocals,Voices
Mario Schiliro   Guitar
Nigel Wright   Keyboards
Laura Pausini   Track Performer
Nelson Gonzalez   Bass,Percussion
Michael Hart Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andy Caine   Background Vocals
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Synclavier
John Matthews   Background Vocals
Boyzone   Ensemble,Track Performer
Paquito Hechavarria   Piano
Melonie Daniels   Background Vocals
Luciano Luisi   Keyboards
Steve Sigurdson   Cello
Don Shea   Drums,Keyboards
José Antonio Molina   Conductor
Mary Ann Tatum   Background Vocals
Renato Serio   Conductor
Wayne Hector   Background Vocals
Yvonne John Lewis   Background Vocals
Angela Lupino   Bass
Alistair Tennant   Background Vocals
Alex Britti   Guitar,Track Performer
Leone Magiera   Conductor
Ars Canto Verdi   Children's Chorus
Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana   Performing Ensemble
José Molina   Conductor

Technical Credits

Franz Lehár   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Lionel Richie   Arranger,Composer
Randy Barlow   Arranger
Conor Brady   Art Direction,Cover Design
Lew Brown   Composer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Jorge Casas   Arranger
Gary Cirimelli   Programming,Contributor
Emilio Estefan   Arranger
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
Bruce Fisher   Composer
Simon Franglen   Programming
Ray Henderson   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Rob Mathes   Arranger,Orchestration
Clay Ostwald   Arranger
Phil Ramone   Producer
Dan Shea   Programming,drum programming,Sound Design
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Arranger,Orchestration
Walter Afanasieff   Composer,Programming
Boyzone   Contributor
M.A.C.   Arranger
Carmichael   Arranger
Spike Lee   Contributor
Don Shea   Programming,Sound Design
Keith "Skiter" Freeman   Pro-Tools
John Pellowe   Engineer
Ronan Keating   Contributor
Michele Centonza   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
José Antonio Molina   Orchestration
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Chris Laws   Programming
Ars Canto Verdi   Contributor
Daniele Tramontani   Engineer
Andrea Mazzoni   Event Producer
Estefano Salgado   Arranger
Terri Robson   Liner Notes
Matteo Righi   Graphic Design,Cover Design
Cesare Andrea Bixio   Composer
Edoardo Mascheroni   Composer
Guido Maria Ferilli   Composer
Marcello da Capua   Composer

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