Vittorio

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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
The latest in a succession of young, camera-friendly tenors who deliver romantic pop with operatic pipes, Vittorio may be the most gifted "popera" singer to come along since Andrea Bocelli hit it big. He's so smooth, in fact, that he turned down an invitation from Simon Cowell to join the sensational all-male quartet Il Divo, aiming instead to make it as a solo act. If this self-titled debut is any indication, we'll be hearing a lot more from this talented Italian crooner. The program hits the usual notes: pulling together lushly produced, ardently emotional ballads in Italian, Spanish, and English; spicing the mix with Latin rhythms on "Magia de Amor," "Fuerte," and ...
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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
The latest in a succession of young, camera-friendly tenors who deliver romantic pop with operatic pipes, Vittorio may be the most gifted "popera" singer to come along since Andrea Bocelli hit it big. He's so smooth, in fact, that he turned down an invitation from Simon Cowell to join the sensational all-male quartet Il Divo, aiming instead to make it as a solo act. If this self-titled debut is any indication, we'll be hearing a lot more from this talented Italian crooner. The program hits the usual notes: pulling together lushly produced, ardently emotional ballads in Italian, Spanish, and English; spicing the mix with Latin rhythms on "Magia de Amor," "Fuerte," and "Querida"; and adding dashes of classic Broadway and opera tunes with "Maria" and "Butterfly Forever." A shout-out to Stevie Wonder, by way of an Italian version of "All in Love Is Fair," and a duet with the Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger on "You Are My Miracle" fill out the tenor's tour through crossover country. In lesser hands, it might seem like a retread of an over-familiar formula. But Vittorio has the expressive élan and vocal goods -- including gorgeous, soft high notes -- to make it all sound fresh again.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 602517054448
  • Catalog Number: 000730702
  • Sales rank: 16,190

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tu Sei, song - Vittorio Grigolo (3:25)
  2. 2 Bedshaped (Cosi'), song - Vittorio Grigolo (4:12)
  3. 3 You Are My Miracle, for voice & orchestra - Vittorio Grigolo (4:15)
  4. 4 Magia de Amor, song - Vittorio Grigolo (4:04)
  5. 5 In The Hands Of Love, song - Vittorio Grigolo (3:52)
  6. 6 All In Love Is Fair, song - Vittorio Grigolo (3:43)
  7. 7 Fuerte, song - Vittorio Grigolo (4:03)
  8. 8 Maria, song (from "West Side Story") - Vittorio Grigolo (2:55)
  9. 9 Querida, song - Vittorio Grigolo (4:44)
  10. 10 Butterfly Forever, song - Vittorio Grigolo (3:38)
  11. 11 Roma Sogna, song - Vittorio Grigolo (4:07)
  12. 12 Il Mio Miracolo - Vittorio Grigolo (4:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rev. Dave Boruff Saxophone
Antonio Pellegrino Violin
Rosella Ruini Track Performer
Romano Musumarra Conductor, Drums, Slide Guitar
Judith Berard Track Performer
Antonio Pellegrini Violin
Nicole Scherzinger Vocals
Daniele Bonaviri Classical Guitar
Vittorio Grigolo Tenor (Vocal)
Choir Fabrizio Palma Choir, Chorus
Orchester di Roma della RAI Performing Ensemble
Rossella Ruini Track Performer
Liliana Gimenez Choir Director
Lucrezio de Seta Drums
Orchestra di Roma Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Dick Beetham Mastering
Laurence Stevens Graphic Design, Art Direction
Anthony Kilhoffer Engineering
Luciani Torani Engineering
Romano Musumarra Arranger, Producer, Text Translation, Engineering
John Greenberg Management
R.N. Hughes Composer
Eric Ghenassia Executive Producer
Vittorio Grigolo Liner Notes
Luciano Torani Engineering
Paolo d'Alessandro Management
C. Welsman Text Translation
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hidden gem

    The range and depth of his voice is uniquely wonderful. I don't know Italian, but enjoy the songs anyway. Heard a new CD is coming to US!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Rich as butter,..And smooth as velvet....

    Beautiful "romantic" music,on Vittorio's debut album.I had never heard about this guy before i stumbled onto his music ,on another site.And am i ever glad that i found him!His voice is "out of this world"BEAUTIFUL'!PASSIONATE,TENDER,and POWERFUL,all at the same time....and he is "the real deal"!He is a tenor ,with an extensive opera training.And has sung in many productions.Here he sings in at least 3 different languages,Italian,Spanish,and English.Lush piano and Spanish guittarr,and a symphony orchestra ,adds to the very romantic feeling ,on all the lovley ballads. Lucky for us ,that he did not join "IL DIVO"!I think he will be a big star ,on his own merits.His career seems to have taken off!If you like Josh Groban,IL Divo,Russell Watson or Andrea Bocchelli....Give Vittorio a good listen.Chances are that you may really like what you hear.Thank you Vittorio,for touching my heart and soul,with your amazing voice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Better than Andrea Bocelli or Josh Groban, Vittorio possesses a voice that can either blow you away or melt you like butter. He has one of the most perfect voices I have ever heard! The only reason I gave this album four stars instead of five is because of the song choices. As a successful opera singer, Vittorio should have included a couple arias in this mix of popra music. However, this still is a wonderful album that I would highly recommend!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous

    Wonderful voice, wonderful songs, very romantic

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Italian Josh Groban

    Vittorio provides a fresh Italian popopera in this album. The beautiful orchestration of "Magie de Amor" soars with Vittorio's voice providing incredible music. His high notes in "Bedshaped" melts the listener. Vittorio, from what I understand, was asked to join Il Divo, but he turned the offer down to follow his own career, which has taken off!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vittorio

    Andrea Bocelli and Il Divo, Move over! Here comes Vittorio! The selections are sung so beautifully that I cannot stop listening nor humming. Just died and went to heaven. Truly the voice of an angel. A must for any lover of real music

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Vittorio

    WOW! I love Il Divo and Andrea Bocelli. Vittorio is right up there with them. Awesome voice that sweeps you away. Makes you want to curl up in front of the fire is just listen! "You are my miracle" is beautifully sung. I didn't know he had been considered by Simon Cowell he would fit right in with the rest of the eyecandy that is Il Divo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    From God to Our Ears

    We have Josh Groban, Mario Frangoulis and now VITTORIO. The guy's voice is full of quality, control and color. Vittorio's voice will provide hours of enjoyment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    he's fabulous

    I haven't stopped listening to this cd. I love it!!! I am Vittorio's biggest fan.What an incredible voice! And what a wonderful selections of songs. Vittorio will definitely be as popular as Bocceli.

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