Sometimes I Dream

Sometimes I Dream

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by Mario Frangoulis
     
 

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Listen to the title track of Mario Frangoulis's debut album, "Sometimes I Dream," which takes after an aria from Puccini's Tosca, and you might think you were hearing two different singers. The first is the husky voice of a pop crooner; the second is the generous, passionate tone of a fine operatic tenor. Surprisingly, perhaps,See more details below

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Listen to the title track of Mario Frangoulis's debut album, "Sometimes I Dream," which takes after an aria from Puccini's Tosca, and you might think you were hearing two different singers. The first is the husky voice of a pop crooner; the second is the generous, passionate tone of a fine operatic tenor. Surprisingly, perhaps, both voices belong to Mario Frangoulis -- Greek-born, conservatory-trained, and with extensive experience in musical theater. The album itself is a highly varied collection of Euro-pop tunes, including songs from Italy and Greece, and even a duet version of "Nights in White Satin," with Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues. The lush accompaniments evoke images of Mediterranean sunsets and wind-warmed beaches, and those who fell in love with Andrea Bocelli's Romanza will probably enjoy Sometimes I Dream, too. Handsome and musically gifted, Frangoulis has all the makings of a star singer.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
More seasoned in years than Josh Groban, this Rhodesia-born and Greek-raised and cultured tenor is a veteran stage performer well versed in everything from classical opera to popular musical theater, even Shakespeare. With Peter Asher as executive producer, the idea is to showcase the ethnic and multi-lingual diversity of an extraordinary artist while also nudging him into the mainstream of adult contemporary music. The good news is that he has an equal, relaxed facility for English, Spanish, Italian, and his native Greek, and like Groban, he even engages the hearts of listeners who can't understand the words (translations are included). The general technique is the slow groove beginning with subdued vocals, then a burst of passion and sizzle as the beat and production values pick up. Producer Steve Woods contributes a few new dramatic tracks (the best of these is the soaring, wistful "Vincerò, Perderò"), but it's even more interesting to hear what Frangoulis does with material based on Puccini (the seductive, exotic ballad "Sometimes I Dream") and classics from the film Life is Beautiful (the mystical "Buongiorno Principessa") and Nino Rota (an atmospheric, flamenco-tinged "Canzone Arrabbiata"). Rock fans looking for a connective thread will gravitate to the balmy Italian-to-English version of the Moody Blues' "Nights in White Satin," whose pop-classical flavor is perfect for an artist trying to bridge those two genres. Justin Hayward is on hand to sing along and nod his approval of this loving tribute.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/17/2002
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998980525
catalogNumber:
89805
Rank:
50835

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Tracks

  1. Vincerò, Perderò  - Mario Frangoulis
  2. Buongiorno Principessa  - Mario Frangoulis
  3. Sometimes I Dream (adapted from Puccini's 'E lucevan le stelle')  - Mario Frangoulis
  4. Luna rossa, for voice & orchestra  - Mario Frangoulis
  5. Naturaleza Muerta  - Mario Frangoulis
  6. Nights in White Satin  - Mario Frangoulis
  7. Ton Eafto Tou Paidi  - Mario Frangoulis
  8. Non Sarà  - Mario Frangoulis
  9. Hijo de la Luna  - Mario Frangoulis
  10. Night Wants To Forget  - Mario Frangoulis
  11. Canzone Arrabbiata  - Mario Frangoulis
  12. la Luna de Valencia  - Mario Frangoulis

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mario Frangoulis   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Justin Hayward   Vocals
Brent Lewis   Percussion,Drums,Japanese Drum
Ardeshir Farah   Guitar
Richard Hardy   Woodwind,Bamboo Flute
Jorge Strunz   Guitar
Alan Deremo   Bass
Mike Hamilton   Guitar
Thymios Papadopoulos   Woodwind
Daniel May   Piano,Conductor
Nate Wood   Percussion,drum overdubs
Carolyn Miller   Background Vocals
Beth Fitchet Wood   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Crum   Trumpet
Sue Bredice   Background Vocals
Manolis Karantinis   Mandolin,Bazouki
Pavel Kühn   Choir Conductor
Anna Ioannidou   Background Vocals
Pavel Verner   Cello
Josef Strunz   Guitar
Beth Fitchet Wood   Vocals,Background Vocals
Antal Stasek   Choir Conductor
Katerina Kyriakou   Background Vocals
Nikos Psarras   Background Vocals
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Martha Zioga   Background Vocals
Steve Wood   Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Nino Rota   Composer
Justin Hayward   Composer,Original Lyrics
Peter Asher   Executive Producer
Joe Gastwirt   Mastering
José María Cano   Composer,Lyricist
Juraj Durovic   Engineer
Daniel May   Orchestration
Luisa Zappa Branduardi   Lyricist
Alberto Parodi   Engineer
Elias Achladiotis   Composer's Assistant,Computer Consultant
Mario Frangoulis   Liner Notes
Stanislava Vomackova   translation
Lina Wertmuller   Lyricist
Niccolò Agliardi   Lyricist
Panagiotis Petronikolos   Engineer
Olda Slezák   Engineer
Paraskevas Karasoulos   Lyricist
Dimitrios Karaisaridis   Food Stylist
Vincenzo Cerami   Lyricist
Luisa Zappa   Lyricist
Steve Wood   Arranger,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer,Engineering

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