The Best of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere

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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
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...
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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
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.
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: 602517467910
  • Catalog Number: 000998802
  • Sales rank: 539

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
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Malavasi Conductor
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar, 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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