Best of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere

Best of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere

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by Andrea Bocelli
     
 

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If this "best of" CD focuses squarely on Andrea Bocelli's pop side, so much the better for fans who snap up his every hit album, beginning with 1997's smash Romanza and continuing with Sogno, Cieli di Toscana, Andrea, See more details below

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If this "best of" CD focuses squarely on Andrea Bocelli's pop side, so much the better for fans who snap up his every hit album, beginning with 1997's smash Romanza and continuing with Sogno, Cieli di Toscana, Andrea, Amore, and others. Here's your chance to pick up Bocelli chart-toppers that may have slipped by, like the Sarah Brightman duet "Time to Say Goodbye," the Olympics theme "Because We Believe," or the Celine Dion duet "The Prayer." But Vivere reaches out to devotees, too, offering four all-new numbers: tracks with saxman Kenny G ("A Te") and classical piano sensation Lang Lang ("Io Ci Sarò"), as well as the new song "Bellissime Stelle" and a revamped version of the title track -- a cut borrowed from Romanza that now features the popular Italian singer Laura Pausini. For additional treats and a more rounded portrait of Bocelli, turn to the special edition of the album, which comes with a companion DVD featuring concert footage filmed in view of the Statue of Liberty. Singing a program of famous opera arias and Neapolitan songs, here's Bocelli the populist, the tenor who transcends pop-classical pigeonholes and delivers thrills to millions of admirers.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Classical crossover mainstay Andrea Bocelli's first greatest-hits collection to date, released nearly a decade-and-a-half after he made his album debut in 1994, The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere includes many of his best-known songs plus five new recordings exclusive to this compilation. His international breakthrough album, Romanza (1997), is well represented with a few inclusions, including his English-language duet with Sarah Brightman on "Time to Say Goodbye." His most successful album, the classical crossover follow-up effort Sogno (1999), is likewise well represented with a few inclusions, including his English-language duet with Céline Dion on "The Prayer." Later albums Cieli di Toscana (2001) and Amore (2006) are also represented with a couple inclusions on The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere. The five new recordings exclusive to Vivere include "La Voce del Silenzio"; "Dare to Live (Vivere)," a duet with Italian pop star Laura Pausini; "A Te," which features Kenny G on saxophone; "Io Ci Sarò," a David Foster co-write that features Lang Lang on piano; and "Bellissime Stelle." While many of songs compiled on Vivere are no doubt already familiar (if not overly familiar) to Bocelli fans, especially those from Romanza and Sogno, the new recordings are substantial enough to make this compilation a rewarding listening experience for fans regardless of its redundancies. As for neophytes, Vivere is an ideal introduction to Bocelli's classical crossover work. While Romanza and Sogno are still great entry points and are perhaps the better albums from the standpoint of stylistic consistency, the wide range of musical styles showcased on Vivere makes it a great summary of Bocelli's album output to date.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
Label:
Sugar
UPC:
0602517467910
catalogNumber:
000998802
Rank:
381

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Tracks

  1. La Voce del Silenzio (The Voice of Silence), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  2. Sogno, song  - Andrea Bocelli
  3. Il mare calmo della sera (The Calm Evening Sea), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  4. Vivere (To Live), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  5. Canto della terra, song  - Andrea Bocelli
  6. A te ("Sai perché cerco in te"), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  7. Besame mucho, for voice & ensemble  - Andrea Bocelli
  8. Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  9. Io ci sarò ("Amore mio forse sai"), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  10. Romanza (Romance), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  11. Vivo per lei (I Live For Her), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  12. Un dulce melodramma (Melodramma)  - Andrea Bocelli
  13. Bellissime stelle ("Verrai, verrai, dovunque arriverai"), song  - Andrea Bocelli
  14. The Prayer, song  - Andrea Bocelli
  15. Because We Believe, song  - Andrea Bocelli

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrea Bocelli   Primary Artist,Vocals
Celine Dion   Vocals
Kenny G   Soprano Saxophone
Sarah Brightman   Vocals
David Foster   Keyboards
Keith Allen   Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Nathan East   Bass
Paolo Gianolio   Acoustic Guitar
Randy Kerber   Piano,Keyboards
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Malavasi   Conductor
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Celso Valli   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Laura Pausini   Vocals
Richard Reed   Vocals
Walter Afanasieff   Piano,Keyboards
Giorgia   Vocals
Guido Corti   Horn
Shawne Jackson   Vocals
Angela Fisher   Vocals
Andrea Jones   Vocals
Kurt Lykes   Vocals
Paolo Bighignoli   Bassoon
Andrea D'Alpaos   Choir Director
Lang Lang   Piano
Margherita Graczyk   Violin
James Chip Burney   Vocals
Richard Redd   Vocals
Esther Marie Austin   Vocals
Brandon Winbush   Vocals
James Burney   Vocals
Joy Singers of Venice   Choir, Chorus
Shawntae Jackson   Vocals
Orchestra Filarmonica Lituana   Performing Ensemble
Andrea Jones   Vocals
Esther Austin   Vocals
Andrea Greenway   Background Vocals
Jochem van der Saag   Synthesizer
Nita Huttun   Vocals
Mike Landau   Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

David Foster   Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Lyricist,Producer
Jorge Calandrelli   String Arrangements
Peter Cobbin   Engineering
Humberto Gatica   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Engineering
Randy Kerber   Arranger
Malavasi   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Kenny O'Brien   Digital Editing
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Alejandro Rodriguez   Engineer,Digital Editing,Engineering
Celso Valli   Composer,Programming,Producer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Andrea Bocelli   Composer,Lyricist
Frank Peterson   Producer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Producer,rhythm arrangement
Brad Dechter   String Arrangements
William Ross   String Arrangements
Eugenio Finardi   Lyricist
Gerardina Trovato   Lyricist
Luca Bignardi   Programming,Mastering,Engineering
Marco Borsatti   Engineering
Maurizio Maggi   Engineering
Luca Malaguti   Programming,Engineer
Michele Torpedine   Executive Producer
Tony Renis   Lyricist,Producer
Massimo Carpani   Engineering
Joe Amoruso   Arranger
Chris Brooke   Engineer
Serse Mai   Mastering
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer,Lyricist
Alberto Testa   Lyricist
Angelo Anastasio   Composer
Francesco Sartori   Composer
Mogol Audio 2   Lyricist
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Valerio Calisse   Engineer,Engineering
Neil Devor   Engineer,Digital Editing
Christian Robles   Digital Editing
Jorge Vivo   Engineer,Digital Editing
Cristián Robles   Digital Editing
Pier Paolo Guerrini   Lyricist,Engineer,Engineering
Lucio Quarantotto   Lyricist
Giuseppe Vessicchio   Composer
Chris Brook   Engineer
Elio Isola   Composer
Ignazio Orlando   Programming,Engineer
Paolo Luciana   Lyricist
Hernan Gatica   Engineering
Paolo Limiti   Lyricist
Luigi De Crescenzo   Lyricist
Malise   Lyricist
Giuseppe Servillo   Lyricist
Peter Felisatti   Lyricist
Norbert Reichart   Engineering
Mogol   Lyricist
Amy Foster-Gillies   Lyricist
Luigi Panceri   Lyricist
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Engineer,Sound Design,Engineering
Pacifico   Lyricist

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