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Genres: World Music, Pop, Classical
Andrea Bocelli's new studio album is a collection of the most famous Italian songs - including Mamma, Funiculi Funicula and Santa Lucia. They are the songs which have enchanted Andrea since childhood. Released to coincide ... more »
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Andrea Bocelli's new studio album is a collection of the most famous Italian songs - including Mamma, Funiculi Funicula and Santa Lucia. They are the songs which have enchanted Andrea since childhood. Released to coincide with his 50th birthday, the album is a personal tribute to his musical heritage. Popularized through concert, radio and record and the film industry by the great tenors of the 19th and 20th centuries, this selection of songs is a celebration of the Italian tenor tradition. Thanks to the legendary voices of Enrico Caruso, Beniamino Gigli, Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza and Luciano Pavarotti, these songs have become a huge global export and fueled the romance of generations to come. Incanto is also a homage to Love. It includes a group of songs which have told love stories in music for the past 170 years. The repertoire is a tribute to the many faces and places of love: love for a mother (Mamma); love for a woman (O surdato 'nammurato , Era di maggio , Un amore cosi grande , Non ti scordar di me ); love for a place (the pier in Santa Lucia, Mount Vesuvio in Funiculi Funicula ); love for a city (Napoli, Granada) and love for a country (Italy). Love for Italy, and a particular affection for Naples are prevalent themes throughout Incanto. Andrea has chosen one contemporary Neapolitan song - the "tarantella" Pulcinella, which highlights his fond connection to Naples and the city's unique position in the past, present and future of Italian song. The deluxe edition sets Andrea's songs in the romantic context of 1950s Naples. The archive materials provide a nostalgic snapshot of 1950s glamour, when Naples was the honey-pot for the rich and famous. The footage captures the spirit of romance and optimism during the days of Andrea's childhood - a sense of optimism prevalent in post war Italy around the time of Andrea's birth is captured by the visual themes of the album. The incomparable natural beauty of southern Italy is celebrated, as well as the magical aura of the 1950s and La dolce vita, which has enchanted generation upon generation since. The DVD also includes an interview with Andrea shot in different locations in Naples. Andrea Bocelli Photos
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Cherisse H. from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 8/23/2009...
Love this CD.
Take a stroll across the cobblestones of Italy
N. Brounoff | Coppell, Texas USA | 01/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Andrea Bocelli has a voice that is a gift from God. On this CD he mixes Italian and English songs with arrangements that include everything from lush orchestrations to snappy pop tunes. It will remind you of a stroll along the Via Veneto, a boat ride with a gondolieri in Venice, or a glass of vino in the piazza San Marco. A delightful offering for any music lover!"
BOCELLI'S VOICE IS GETTING BETTER WITH AGE!
Steven J. Destefano | 06/26/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THE ALBUM IS VERY GOOD. HIS VOICE IS AS STRONG AS EVER. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. FOR ITALIANS, IT IS A REAL TREAT."