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Mario Lanza: Don't Forget Me
Luigi Denza, Giuseppe Verdi, Evans
Mario Lanza: Don't Forget Me
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
 
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You're gonna need a cardiologist after this tasty schmaltz attack on your senses by previously unreleased excerpts from the 1951-1966 Coca-Cola radio show. Mario Lanza's vibrant, satisfying tenor rings thrillingly, but l...  more »

     
   
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You're gonna need a cardiologist after this tasty schmaltz attack on your senses by previously unreleased excerpts from the 1951-1966 Coca-Cola radio show. Mario Lanza's vibrant, satisfying tenor rings thrillingly, but lacks a necessary middle for many of these songs. Still, when the top opens, his sound is obsessively appealing as he scoops unabashedly to get your emotional adrenaline flowing. However, the descending line was not his friend. He's most successful with popular Italian songs and operetta excerpts. --Barbara Eisner Bayer

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CD Reviews

The Great Mario
Lindsay Perigo | Wellington New Zealand | 08/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Barbara Eisner Bayer's review is pretentious nonsense. "No middle" for these songs & arias? Mario had a seamless transition from bottom to middle to top register, shown off to great advantage in these selections. Ms Bayer should have her hearing checked for mid-range frequencies. Lanza's performance of Addio Alla Madre on this CD is second to none.One could almost say the same for his 'Forza' recording. And was there ever singing more lush than Mario's Your Eyes Have Told Me So or Some Day I'll Find You? A problem with "descending" Ms Bayer? Listen to the conclusion to the latter, where Mario both descends & ascends with a facility & passion that reveal the moderns - the Three Tenors included - for the dead boring poseurs that they are. Thank goodness Mario Lanza is enjoying the renaissance that he is, so that we may be reminded of what glorious singing is really about, & once was."
Don't Forget Me? How could we Mario?
Ron Stevens | Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom | 06/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lyndsay Perigo is spot on. This is the finest compact disc of Lanza's to date. The finest sound quality yet and boy what singing. Try if you dare, not to find "You Are Love" spine tingling and what about the sheer sensational neapolitan beauties. Let's not forget the wonderful arias on the albumn. Lanza had no vocal equal and probably never will. Listen to the disc, just once maybe and you will feel the same as many other fans of the greatest tenor voice EVER."
More Lanza Bonanza
Lindsay Perigo | 08/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The lady is right you will need a cordiologist, but not for the reasons she says. This is Mario Lanza in top flight, every track is a gem. Included on this Cd is a selection from the full Lanza repertoire, opera, operetta, musical comedy and popular songs of the day all sung to perfection as only Mario could sing them. For anyone who is a Lanza fan or for anyone who has only just heard of the Mario Lanza name, this is the Cd for you, but beware once you listen to this you will want them all."