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Mario Lanza - The Ultimate Collection
Nicholas Brodszky, Nacio Herb Brown, Sammy Cahn
Mario Lanza - The Ultimate Collection
Genres: Folk, World Music, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical, Broadway & Vocalists
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  •  Track Listings (23) - Disc #2


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Mario Lanza -- God's Voice in a Human Being
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My father, who was born in the late 19th Century, had seen and heard Caruso in his prime, and considered him the greatest tenor of all. One day in the early 1950's my father came home enraptured. Walking down the street past a record shop, he had heard another voice. My father, whose second home was Carnegie Hall, said excitedly," I have heard another Caruso!" What he had heard, of course, was the voice of Mario Lanza, then starring in "The Great Caruso." My father hated movies, but Mom, my sister, and I persuaded him to come with us to see "The Great Caruso" at, I believe, Radio City Music Hall. After the film was over, my father said of Lanza, "The voice of God in a human being." My father and Lanza are long gone, but in the almost 50 years that have gone by, I see no reason to alter his opinion of Lanza. In the richness, color, and power of his singing, Lanza has no equal, and may never have one. This album is sufficient proof. Magnificent!"
New Fan
E.-L. Topaz | Colorado, USA | 08/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am an 18-year old student. I bought this album after I heard a few of Lanza's songs in the Peter Jackson film, "Heavenly Creatures" and I must say that it is one of the best albums I have ever bought. Lanza was a master of his vocal instrument, drawing every ounce of feeling and energy from the notes and words to create a masterpiece of every song. The resulting pieces in this album combine to make up a beautiful and varied work, with something for every mood you may be in. The classics (such as "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life"), are obviously appealing, but the lesser-known pieces (my favourite: "Una Furtiva Lagrima") make this a wonderfully enlightening experience. This is a truly Great album."
Marvelous CD set!
Rod Tierman | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is truly a wonderful set to own whether you are a dyed in the wool Lanza fan or if you just want to hear what one of the greatest singers of al time sounded like. Lanza as a singer was a phenomenon . He sounded equally adept at singing a sweet love song like "Memories" or "A Night to Remember" as he did singing a highly dramatic aria like "Vesti la Giubba" or E Lucevan Le Stelle. Lanza's "Danny Boy" will literally melt your heart away, showing a deep emotionalism here without having to resort to the maudlin. ""And This is My beloved""is quite simply put one of the most beautiful recordings ever made. Other songs and arias in this collection like "Donkey Serenade," "Cielo E Mar", "The Serenade from The Student Prince", Song of India", "I'll Walk with God", and a host of others have never been equaled in sheer power and beauty. Buy this set and treat yourself to listening to "The Voice of the Century" in his glorious prime!"