Ultimate Collection

Ultimate Collection

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by Luciano Pavarotti
     
 

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A well-balanced overview of the Luciano Pavarotti's illustrious career, The Ultimate Collection is a double-disc best-of compilation showcasing 21 of the Italian tenor's operatic classics on its first disc and 20 of his classical crossover favorites on its second. The arias compiled on the first disc span three decades, dating from 1968 to 1997, while theSee more details below

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A well-balanced overview of the Luciano Pavarotti's illustrious career, The Ultimate Collection is a double-disc best-of compilation showcasing 21 of the Italian tenor's operatic classics on its first disc and 20 of his classical crossover favorites on its second. The arias compiled on the first disc span three decades, dating from 1968 to 1997, while the pop-crossover songs on the second disc span two decades, dating from 1974 to 1995. There's a wonderful range of music showcased on The Ultimate Collection, and while some opera aficionados might balk at some of the inclusions on the second disc (for instance, the duet with Frank Sinatra on "My Way" or the duet with Andrea Bocelli on "Notte 'E Piscatore"), the fact of the matter is that Pavarotti often flirted with the pop mainstream, especially during the '90s, and so a bit of his pop-crossover material is rightly included, even if it's slight in comparison to much of what's found on the first disc. Aficionados aside, neophytes looking for an ideal entry point into Pavarotti's back catalog of recording output are well-served by The Ultimate Collection. It covers practically all sides of his career, and the decision to split the discs evenly between operatic classics and classical crossover favorites does listeners a favor, particularly those who prefer one side of Pavarotti to another.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/1997
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028945800028
catalogNumber:
458000
Rank:
66089

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Act 3. Nessun dorma!
  2. Act 1. Che gelida manina
  3. Act 1. Libiamo, ne'lieti calici (Brindisi)
  4. Act 1. Se quel guerrier io fossi!...Celeste Aida
  5. Act 2. Una furtiva lagrima
  6. Act 1. Questa o quella
  7. Act 3. M'apparì
  8. Act 3. E lucevan le stelle
  9. Act 2. Armor ti vieta
  10. Act 1. Recitar!...Vesti la giubba
  11. Act 1. Donna non vidi mai
  12. Act 3. La donna e mobile
  13. Act 4. Mi batte il cuor...O Paradiso
  14. Act 3. Pourquoi me reveiller
  15. Act 2. La fleur que tu m'avais jetée
  16. Act 1. Ma se vi talenta... Tra voi, belle
  17. Act 2. Cielo e mar!
  18. Act 1. Recondita armonia
  19. Act 4. Spirto gentil
  20. Act 3. Di quella pira
  21. Act 2. Suzel, buon di

Disc 2

  1. O sole mio
  2. Torna a Surriento
  3. Core 'Ngrato
  4. Funiculì, Funiculà
  5. Notte 'E Piscatore
  6. O Holy Night
  7. Panis Angelicus
  8. Ave Maria
  9. Mattinata
  10. La Danza
  11. Caro Mio Ben
  12. Caruso
  13. My Way
  14. Santa Lucia
  15. Tu Che M'Hai Preso Il Cuor
  16. Mamma
  17. La Mia Canzone Al Vento
  18. Volare
  19. Passione
  20. Granada

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luciano Pavarotti   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
César Franck   Composer
Ruggero Leoncavallo   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Paul Anka   Composer
Domenico Modugno   Composer
Lucio Dalla   Composer
Agustín Lara   Composer
Giuseppe Giordani   Composer
Francesci Migliacci   Composer
Alexander Faris   Composer
Enrico Tagliaferri   Composer
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Gilles Thibault   Composer
Cesare Bixio   Composer
Libero Bovio   Composer
Eduardo DeCapua   Composer
Luigi Denza   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Nicola Valente   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Salvatore Cardillo   Composer

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