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Between his albums of romantic Italian pop and his recordings of opera, Andrea Bocelli has attracted music fans of many stripes, but with the love songs on Amore, he might just acquire a whole new following. The album makes it clearer than ever that he's the true heir to some of the 20th century's most popular easy-listening vocalists, tackling songs made famous by the likes of Perry Como, Bing Crosby, and even Elvis Presley. Sometimes a classic song turns up with an unfamiliar title: "Somos Novios" was Como's hit "It's Impossible," and "Cuando Me Enamoro" scored big as "A Man Without Love" for Engelbert Humperdinck. Other sophisticated tunes, like "Besame Mucho" and "Autumn Leaves," have been around for so many years that they've acquired countless interpreters, but Bocelli's intimate and passionate delivery always satisfies on its own terms, whether the romantic language of choice is Spanish, French, Italian, or English. And on top of all the standards, "Because We Believe" is featured here as the 2006 Winter Olympics theme song. Producer David Foster -- who virtually owns this sort of music these days, masterminding the albums of Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, and many more -- crafts a wonderful variety of sounds to accompany Bocelli's voice, especially on the Latin-flavored numbers, while guest artists like Kenny G, Christina Aguilera (a surprisingly strong match for the tenor's crooning), and especially Stevie Wonder (on "Canzoni Stonate") put several tracks over the top. But Bocelli is always the centerpiece; his fans wouldn't have it any other way, and they're not going to be disappointed by Amore, a Valentine's Day gift that's sure to last year-round.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2006
Label: Sugar
UPC: 0602498761281
catalogNumber: 000606902
Rank: 19704

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrea Bocelli   Primary Artist
David Foster   Piano,Keyboards
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Nathan East   Bass
Dan Higgins   Flute
Michael Landau   Guitar
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Dean Parks   Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Randy Waldman   Piano,Keyboards
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Vocals
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Chris Boardman   String Arrangements
David Foster   Audio Production
Roberto Carlos   Composer
Armando Manzanero   Composer
María Mendez Grever   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,String Arrangements
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Hugo Peretti   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Alejandro Rodriguez   Engineer
George David Weiss   Composer
Andrea Bocelli   Composer
Bruno Lauzi   Composer
William Ross   String Arrangements,Orchestral Arrangements
Erasmo Carlos   Composer
Tony Renis   Arranger,Producer
Chris Brooke   Engineer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Fabrizio Berlincioni   Composer
Oscar Ramirez   Engineer
Maurizio Abeni   Arranger
Audio 2   Composer
Valerio Calisse   Engineer
Neil Devor   Engineer
Daniele Pace   Composer
Roberto Livraghi   Composer
Mario Panzeri   Composer
Aldo Donati   Composer
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Engineer,Sound Design

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