Cieli Di Toscana [Spanish Edition]

Cieli Di Toscana [Spanish Edition]

by Andrea Bocelli


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Cieli Di Toscana [Spanish Edition]

In Cieli di Toscana, tenor Andrea Bocelli pays tribute to his Tuscan heritage through performances of a number of romantic Italian-language songs, old and new, which relate to the northern Italian region associated with high-quality olive oil and unspoiled, pristine coastline. As such, Cieli di Toscana proves a sort of Tuscan counterpart to Bocelli's album of Neapolitan standards, Sentimento. While powerhouse producer Caterina Caselli Sugar's arrangements are dated -- they smack of the Europop sound of the 1980s -- Bocelli's voice has such a warm and lovable personality that it is impossible for him to rub the listener the wrong way. In these relatively simple songs, Bocelli draws on his operatic skills as a singer only very sparingly, applying vibrato to notes when he is in need of more power or a more secure sense of pitch. Most of Cieli di Toscana is done in a pure "pop" voice that's as clear and unpretentious as the olive oil produced by the region of which he is singing, and it is a joy to hear. Cieli di Toscana (in English, Skies of Tuscany) was a sales blockbuster in the E.U. upon its release in 2001, moving millions of units in only a few weeks and occupying the top spot on charts worldwide. The album is not a natural fit for American audiences, but it got a boost nonetheless in the United States through the appearance of the song "Mil Lunas Mil Olas" ("Mille Lune Mille Onde") in the background of a television commercial. Of the popular albums that Bocelli has recorded, this one is probably the best so far, and certainly the one which is most accessible to American listeners. [This is the Spanish edition of the album.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0731458922322
catalogNumber: 589223

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrea Bocelli   Primary Artist,Tenor (Vocal)
Bono   Recitation
Paolo Gianolio   Acoustic Guitar,Bass
Luis Jardim   Percussion
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mauro Malavasi   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards
Gary Miller   Guitar
Robin Smith   Guitar,Conductor,Keyboards
Celso Valli   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Gavyn Wright   Conductor
Adam Phillips   Guitar
Steven Mercurio   Conductor
Francesco Sartori   Synthesizer,Keyboards
John Reid   Bass
Helena   Track Performer
Margherita Graczyk   Violin
Mario Klemens   Conductor
Paolo Valli   Drums
Fausto Mesolella   Guitar
Massimo Guantini   Piano
Arturo Fornasari   Acoustic Guitar
Studio Symphony Orchestra of Prague   Performing Ensemble
Luca Giacon   Choir Director
Sweet Inspiration   Choir, Chorus
Gary Miller   Guitar
Coro Arcobaleno   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Peter Cobbin   Engineer,Engineering
Paolo Gianolio   Programming
Mauro Malavasi   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Gary Miller   Programming
Steve Orchard   Engineer,Engineering
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer
Robin Smith   Arranger,Producer
Mark Taylor   Producer
Celso Valli   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Andrea Bocelli   Text
Rolf Wilson   Orchestra Leader
Luca Bignardi   Programming,Engineer,Engineering
Luca Malaguti   Programming,Engineer,Engineering
Fabio Venturi   Engineer,Engineering
Tony Renis   Producer
Roberto Barillari   Engineer
Ignacio Ballesteros   Adaptation
Nev Macdonald   translation
Zdenek Bartak   Arranger
Giorgio Calabrese   Lyricist
Steven Mercurio   Arranger
Francesco Sartori   Arranger
Craig Hardy   Engineer,Engineering
Mark Taylor   Producer
Milan Jilek   Engineer
Martin Böhm   Engineering
Massimo Guantini   Producer
Mike Ross   Engineering
Norbert Reichart   Engineering
Gary Miller   Programming

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