Romanza

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Romanza is designed to break Andrea Bocelli into the American market, not only to the European audience most of the album is in Italian, but also the English-speaking mainstream pop audience through the Sarah Brightman duet "Time to Say Goodbye". The result is an accessible, well-crafted, and melodic pop record from a terrific operatic vocalist -- it's an album that very well could broaden his audience.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Romanza is designed to break Andrea Bocelli into the American market, not only to the European audience most of the album is in Italian, but also the English-speaking mainstream pop audience through the Sarah Brightman duet "Time to Say Goodbye". The result is an accessible, well-crafted, and melodic pop record from a terrific operatic vocalist -- it's an album that very well could broaden his audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/1997
  • Label: Philips
  • UPC: 731453920729
  • Catalog Number: 539207
  • Sales rank: 6,277

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andrea Bocelli Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Melodica, Tenor (Vocal)
Sarah Brightman Soprano (Vocal)
John Miles Keyboards, Vocals
Paolo Gianolio Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Alfredo Golino Drums
Malavasi Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Celso Valli Piano, Keyboards
Silvia Mezzanotte Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Gerardina Trovato Vocals
Luca Bignardi Keyboards
Guido Corti French Horn
Paola Folli Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Franco Ventura Guitar
Joe Amoruso Piano, Keyboards, Melodica, Synthesizer Bass
Giovanni Imparato Percussion
Jef Smits Conductor, Choir Master, Choir Conductor
Alessandro Bonetti Strings, String Instrument
Adalgisa Turrisi Piano, Harp
Luca Lourman Choir, Chorus
Marco Mangelli Bass, Bass Guitar
Diego Jascalevich Charango
Gianandrea Pignoni Double Bass, Contrabass (Vocal)
Massimo Pizzale Bass, Bass Guitar
Davide Pondi Strings, String Instrument
Marta Prodi Cello
Grazia Raimondi Strings, String Instrument
Ruggero Robin Guitar
Luca Iourman Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Robert Groslot Conductor
Enrico Guerzoni Cello
Laura Sarti Strings, String Instrument
Liliana Stamenic Strings, String Instrument
Sara Sternieri Strings, String Instrument
Maurizio Abeni Piano
Nicola Calzolari Viola
Gianluca Cavallari Strings, String Instrument
Salvatore Corazza Drums
Emanuela Cortese Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Sandro di Paolo Viola
Luca Falasca Strings, String Instrument
Marco Giovenchi Guitar
Massimo Varini Guitar
Paolo Giovenchi Guitar
Stefano Galante Keyboards
Peppe Vessicchio Keyboards
Technical Credits
Zucchero Composer
Malavasi Arranger, Producer, drum machine, Concept
Celso Valli Producer, Concept, Text
Frank Peterson Producer
Mariella Nava Composer
Luca Bignardi Programming, Engineer, Engineering
Antonio Baglio Mastering
Marco Borsatti Engineer, Engineering
Fabrizio Foschin Engineer
Maurizio Maggi Engineer, Engineering
Michele Torpedine Producer, Executive Producer, Management, Personal Manager
Massimo Carpani Engineer, Engineering
Joe Amoruso Arranger, drum machine, Concept
Serse Mai Mastering
Roberto Rosu Engineer, Engineering
Ignacio Ballesteros Composer
Fabio Patrignani Engineer, Engineering
Proms Orchestra Contributor
Marco Salvati Programming
Goffredo Gibellini Engineer, Engineering
Stefano Galante Engineer, Engineering
Francesco Sartori Composer
A Smith Composer
Fabrizio Facioni Engineer, Engineering
Ignazio Orlando Programming, Engineer
Peppe Vessicchio Producer, Concept
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Bocelli

    A wonderfully relaxing, yet thrilling musical journey

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Beautiful!

    Romanza takes the listener to another place. Each selection allows one to appreciate the beautiful voice of Mr. Bocelli. This CD is great for unwinding after a long day in the office, great for a "a just because" moment and great as background music during a dinner party. I am sure anyone who is a fan of this genre, a fan of Andrea Bocelli or someone who just wants to listen to great music - "Romanza" is a must have in your music collection. Enjoy!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    INCREDIBLE!

    Andrea Bocelli is tremendous in this recording. His music translates very well in every language. I highly recommend this CD as a wonderful way to introduce someone to Andrea's work. It is a true classic!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NO LANGUAGE BARRIERS HERE

    BOCELLI'S EXCELLENCE HAS NO BARRIERS - YOU'LL BE TRANSPORTED BY HIS HAUNTING VOICE....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He Transports Me

    When I listen to this beautiful man, I am transported...his voice is sexy, strong and enriched with passion. I can envision myself pining for my lover in 'Con Te Partiro' or 'Vivo Per Lei'. I especially enjoy his duets with Giorgia and Sarah Brightman; he has the ability to meld his soul with these women. I've had Romanza for almost 2 years and it hasn't left my cd player. My 3 year old daughter even loves to listen to and hum along.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Just...Awesome

    This guy is great, I've always loved Italian music because, well, Im Italian. When I first heard him sing the song "Con Te Partiro"(Which was on The Sopranos) I was hooked. So yesterday I picked it up, Great Stuff People!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful music

    Wendi's post is great. This too was how I first found out about how great this person can sing. Time To Say Goodbye at the fountains and my girlfriend and I were hooked. I even called the hotel to get the name of the song and wrote it down to lose it and then find it again 3 months later. Now I can't get enough of his music. It's just so relaxing to listen too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWSOME

    I absolutely love EVERYTHING by Bocelli. Romanza is terrific, romantic, you'll find yourself singing along even if you don't understand what's you're saying. I strongly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely Beautiful !

    If I could rate this CD with 100 stars, it would just come close to describing my enjoyment of Romanza. Bocelli's voice has a depth and resonance that transports you. This is the first Bocelli CD I've purchased. I look forward to hearing his other works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JUST PERFECT

    Never thought i would be touched by this kind of music,till i heard Andrea Bocelli.Now i know how wrong i was then and what a lose i had in my life.i fell in love with his songs and i learned to be a better person.Thank you Andrea,im waiting for your new album/cd

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'M ONLY 11 YEARS OLD:

    I'm only 11 years old and I absolutly love this cd. I am Italian and love the romance language. ''vivo per lei'' is my favorite. Andrea Bocelli is a musical genious and if he can get an 11 yr old that is in love with n sync to take down her posters for him....then he is amazing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    La Voce

    Andrea Bocelli is The Voice - the glory and splendour of his tone could be that of an angel, truly a gift from God that he is using greatly. Andrea is the King of Tenors. I had this CD for several months before I sat down and actually listened to it. I was struck down. I had other CD's of course, but this was the first pop one I had. I love it and I know that if you give it a chance you will love it as well. I especially like ''Con te partirò'' - the solo one, not so much the one with Brightman although that is lovely as well. I also love ''Rapsodia''. All the tracks are good though, simply because he sings them. He is the Midas of tenor music: anything that Andrea sings immediately becomes liquid gold, and the world is a better place because of his music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome Album

    I am not a fan of this kind of music but I am a fan of Andrea Bocelli. I have this album because of ''Con Te Partito''. The first time I heard him sing this song on TV it brought tears to my eyes. The depth of this man's voice comes from deep within him that he makes me cry when he sings. I have had it for about 5 months now and listen to it daily. Now, my 5 year old daughter claims ''Con Te Partito'' as her song and sings right along with him. The whole album is awesome and grows on you. I played it at Christmas that friends had to have the album too! They didn't know who he was...now they do! His voice is AWESOME and makes my soul sing too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For the romantic is each of us.

    I was drawn to this album and this artist partially because I am Italian, and mostly because I am a true romantic at heart. This labor of love can elicit such strong and passionate yearnings as to nearly require a parental warning. Listen to it with someone you love...or hope to love. Turn down the lights, light a fire and open your best bottle of wine. And let the rest just happen. You won't be disappointed. Bella, bella!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Strongly Recommendated!

    I actually bought this CD in Italy because I was fascinated when I first heard his songs. This CD is the best CD of my own collection and I strongly recommendate to people who have not heard Andrea sing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VOCAL VIRTUOSITY is appreciated in any language

    Much debate surrounds the operatic legitimacy of Andrea Boccelli, in this musical recording, Bocelli dispels many of his critic's notions. Romanzas is a contemporary musical endeavour that combines some of the musical roots of traditional operatic arias with the modern flare of popular music. Boccelli, displays an amazing vocal range when performing songs such as ''Per Amore (For Love)'', ''Macchine Da Guerra (Machine of War)'', the lyrically beautiful ''Vivo Per Lei (I Live For You)'', and a song that has become incredibly popular throughout the world, the melodic and lyrically beautiful, ''Con Te Partiro'', a song whose title literally means ''With You I Depart'', but whose title is unimportant for most listeners since the loveliness of this opus conveys to each listener a unique sense of imagery about what the song means. The fact that most of these songs are in Italian therefore enhances the listening pleasure that one derives from this CD. The listener truly is transcended to a point where the combination of Bocelli's virtuoso voice and a wonderful melody combine to form a perfect combination that one can appreciate in any language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!

    This is a one of CD's which really have touched me deeply.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful

    I have never listened to this type of music before. Today I was with a friend driving in the mountains. We had this CD playing on the stereo. I was in heaven. I can't wait to get my own copy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh, if I could kiss that cute face a zillion times over...

    Too bad he's married, though. This is a wonderful album, because it used to be that a classical dude never used to be popular. At 17, I don't know how in the world I'd become so drawn to this truly remarkable singer overnight. I can't listen to this album, which I miss doing, very often because my sister hates opera and other forms of classical music. I don't, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Romanza

    ...but I have become totally out of control when it comes to Andrea Bocelli. I'm 17, a Puerto Rican New Yorker, and Mother loves this album as much as I do. Only Mother, she likes R&B a lot more. I, on the other hand, fell obsessed to the sexy, schmaltzy tone of his voice that...never mind. I'd love to see him do a music video, not to mention do an English-language recording. I also have all his other US releases, but because my Sarah Brightman collection is two going on three albums larger than my Andrea one, I'll have to get 'Il Mare Calmo Della Sera' and 'Bocelli,' his import releases if they are still in stock, just to complete it.

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