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The Best Of Andrea Bocelli Vivere (CD & DVD Deluxe Edition)
Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical
This is the CD & DVD Deluxe Edition containing NEVER BEFORE released Andrea Bocelli concert footage and interviews! The deluxe DVD is entitled, American Dream, Andrea Bocelli's Statue Of Liberty Concert. Andrea Bocelli ful... more »
This is the CD & DVD Deluxe Edition containing NEVER BEFORE released Andrea Bocelli concert footage and interviews! The deluxe DVD is entitled, American Dream, Andrea Bocelli's Statue Of Liberty Concert. Andrea Bocelli fulfilled a personal dream with this spectacular outdoor concert taped under the stars at New Jersey's Liberty State Park in American Dream: Andrea Bocelli's Statue of Liberty Concert. The concert celebrates Italian heritage and musical tradition and honors the immigrant experience with this enchanting evening of famous arias, Neapolitan songs and audience favorites. The CD features selections from Andrea's repertoire and includes "Time To Say Goodbye" in duet with Sarah Brightman from the 4 time platinum selling Romanza CD, "The Prayer" in duet with Celine Dion from the 2 time platinum selling Sogno CD, plus Andrea's favorites "Because We Believe" from his most recent platinum recording Amore, "Melodramma" from Cieli Di Toscana and more. The release will also feature 4 new exclusive recordings: A duet with one of the world's most popular pianists Lang Lang and new David Foster compositions. There will be a nationally televised concert special airing on PBS - Andrea's first full pop concert that was recorded in July with the Tuscan country side as a backdrop. The concert repertoire includes all the songs the will be on the forth coming Greatest Hits CD and features guests Chris Botti, Kenny G, Lang Lang and more. Look for PBS to broadcast this program multiple times during their upcoming December 2007 pledge period reaching over 10 million households. "Vivere" translates from Italian to English as "To Live" Andrea Bocelli Photos More from Andrea Bocelli
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Music Fan | Argentina | 10/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This cd isn't a compilation only, you can find some new songs. It's incredible that I could find this cd in Argentina some days before its release in America, and in that country it can fe found in two versions: the italian and the spanish version. The content of both versions are
similar, with very few differences. For the known songs, there's nothing new, and in general terms, nothing wrong with the songs selected.
The new songs ("La voce del silenzio", "A te" and "Bellisime Stelle") are just beautiful. The only real surprise is a new version of "Vivire", sung as a duet with Laura Pausini, with a new english lyric in the italian CD version, where Laura sings in english while Andrea does it in italian, this is the only thing I don't like too much. In the spanish CD version, both Andrea and Laura sings in spanish, which has much more sense. The arrangements are also different compared with the version appeared on the "Romanza" CD, which I prefer to this new.
If you buy this cd, you won't regret, it's a nice work."
Rebecca*rhapsodyinblue* | CA USA | 01/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To me, unwrapping a Christmas present that includes a beautiful CD/DVD pack such as Andrea Bocelli's DeLuxe Edition of "Vivere" is one of the most wonderful things Christmas is made of. To Patrick and Deanna, a million thanks to both of you for your thoughtfulness! I have been enjoying this lovely CD and the amazing DVD showing Andrea Bocelli's "American Dream" concert at the Statue of Liberty.
The CD has an impressive collection of sixteen songs saturated with beautiful melodies and romantic lyrics flawlessly interpreted by Mr. Bocelli starting off with "La Voce Del Silenzio" to the final track, David Foster's "Because We Believe." His special guests are Laura Pausini in "Vivere," Celine Dion in "The Prayer," Kenny G in "A Te," showcasing his masterful sax playing, Sarah Brightman in "Con Te Partirò," Giorgia in "Vivo Per Lei" and pianist Lang Lang in "Io Ci Sarò."
Mr. Bocelli is not only an outstanding singer, but also a lyricist and composer in his own right. Some of the Italian lyrics from the repertoire were written by him and these are "Because We Believe" and "Io Ci Sarò." The title track "Vivere" is one remarkable song with meaningful lyric sang in an engaging duet with Laura Pausini. This song was co-written by a team of lyricists and composers namely Gerardina Travato (Italian lyrics), Eugenio Finardi (English lyrics), Celso Valli and Angelo Anastacio (music).
"Vivere non si può vivere senza passato
Vivere è bello anche se non I'ha chiesto mai
Una canzone ci sarà
Sempre qualcuno che la canterà"
It blew me away upon hearing his version of an enduring hit in the forties, "Besame Mucho," which I believe is the most beautiful male vocal version of this classic of a song written and composed by Consuelo Velazquez. My vote for the best female vocal rendition goes to Jackie Ryan in her elegant CD, You and the Night and the Music. Mr. Bocelli's mellow and soothing voice is just the perfect blend for its lovely Bossa Nova arrangement by David Foster giving it the retire-the-trophy-treatment and making it his very own . . . as if saying confidently and supremely: I can deliver the loveliest version of this song and it will be the most beautiful rendition of all, bar none! And he did just that! The enchanting guitar work makes it sound like a beguiling serenade. I listened to it with a few repeats and each time, I find my ears being captivated by it all the more.
"Bèsame, bèsame mucho
Como si fuera esta noche
La ultima vez
Bèsame, bèsame mucho
Que tengo miedo a perderte
My highlights on the DVD presentation are his notable performances of my all-time favorites "O Sole Mio," "Torna A Surriento," "La Donna E Mobile" from Verdi's "Rigoletto," and a couple of stunning duets with Ana Maria Martinez - "O Soave Fanciulla" from Puccini's "La Boheme" and Verdi's "Brindisi - La Traviata."
I had an enjoyable listening experience with this CD, and a delightful viewing of the DVD concert presentation. I'm sure you will, too.
With my heartfelt recommendation for your listening and viewing pleasure forever and a day."
The Best of Andrea Bocelli Vivere CD
R. Stapleford | Nashua New Hampshire | 11/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As usual this CD was not a disappointment. I hadn't heard many of the songs he sings but was over joyed with power and rich,ness of his voice. I too enjoyed some of his old familar tunes. For those of you who enjoy Bocelli's music as I do, this CD is a must.
Rosanne Nashua NH"