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Italia Mia and Verzauberter Klang aus Germany
Salvatore Cardillo, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Mantovani
Italia Mia and Verzauberter Klang aus Germany
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #1


      
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Mantovani's Eighth Million Seller Arrives on CD!
Thomas E. DeJulio | Bronxville, NY USA | 08/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Italia Mia was the great maestro Mantovani's eighth, million selling recording in 1961. It stayed in the US charts for 50 weeks! This is not surprising because the Italian melodies enhanced by Mantovani's gifted arrangements are still attracting listeners today who may hear some of the renditions by the current day orchestra bearing the Mantovani name. These original recordings are even more spectacular to hear, and we are indebted to the producers at Vocalion for starting the process of re-releasing Mantovani's music on CD. Some of the CD's selections have not heard for decades, such as the hauntingly beautiful "Come Back to Sorrento," the stunning "Mattinata," the ever popular Dean Martin classic, "Return to Me": a heart tugging "Vissi D'Arte," and a very lively and clever arrangement of the "Bersagieri March," among many other Italian classics. As a special bonus, Vocalion added a scarce recording from 1969 Germany, never before issued in any format in the US, Japan or UK. Perhaps for the very first time, avid fans will hear Mantovani's distinctive strings playing many beautiful German melodies. To sum up, this two CD set is a glorious treat for those who can never get enough of the Mantovani sound, or who have difficulty finding the original master recordings on CD.
The meliorating music of Mantovani makes its marvelous return."