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Andrea Bocelli - Amore

Opera & Vocal, Pop, and World Music album by Andrea Bocelli

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Bocelli "Belongs to My Heart." Colossal Talent!

  • Aug 4, 2010
Richard D. Cappetto's review is so outstanding that I have little left to add, except that Andrea Bocellis' voice, manner, style and delivery mesmerize me, catapulting me to another dimension. I could listen to him sing all day and all night and be as contented as a kitten.

I especially adore Bocelli's renditions of "Amapola," "Besame Mucho," "Can't Help Falling in Love." And what amorous woman could resist "You Belong to My Heart?"

Whether he sings classic or pop, Bocelli is a tremendous talent.

Andrea, as the lyrics to an old Sam Cooke song go: "You-ououou send me..."

This CD has everything and then some! It's pure dynamite! I can't recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed by Betty Dravis, August 4, 2010
Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books

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August 07, 2010
Thanks for the review Betty! I'm a huge fan, you can check out my take on Andrea Bocelli. I don't have this album yet, but I hear @Linda_in_Maine is also a big Amore fan. :)
August 07, 2010
P.S. I am the friend who gifted Linda in Maine with her Bocelli album. She's my bff. ;-)
August 07, 2010
Oh! :) Well, good to know!
August 07, 2010
I wrote something else b4 the P.S. and it disappeared... Probably wrote on wrong form??? Anyway, I thanked you for the comment, etc. C u asap... xo
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review by . February 04, 2008
I can't get enough of this CD by Andrea Bocelli. His opera work was familiar to me but this collection of romantic popular songs was a truly welcome present. Spanish, Italian, French and English tunes create a mellow atmosphere, with great accompaniment and some interesting vocal pairings.    Each of the fourteen tracks brings its own rewards but a few stand out for me. "Besame Mucho," the best version I ever heard of this romantic classic, is passionate and moody. "Mi Manchi …
review by . October 07, 2007
Liberace, Glenn Gould, Britney Spears... sometimes immense popular success is inexplicable. I just went to a cocktail party given by an American in Rome, at which the American played this album to "make his guests confortable." Fortunately his Italian was minimal, or he'd have heard the mockery. Bocelli has very little vocal technique, so you might think this performance would be more plausible than his opera CDs. Well, you'd be wrong. These songs derive from a tradition of very virtuosic singing …
review by . February 01, 2006
posted in Music Matters
Amore is unique in Andrea Bocelli's catalog for its laid-back ambience, a mood that he has not worked in before. The selections on this new offering are romantic, melodic, and sometimes very hot! He is clearly at home in French and Spanish as well as Italian, and his English is coming along also. It's refreshing to listen to performances in which Andrea is not pushing his voice but simply embracing the lovely music. The orchestration is understated but first class, and his collaboration with such …
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BETTY DRAVIS was born in Hamilton, Ohio, one of seven children of John and Felda Barger. Her natural writing ability was nurtured by a “great Ohio school system, caring teachers, and a loving family.” … more
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While creating the perfect track listing for Bocelli's first-ever album of popular songs, Bocelli and his producers searched the musical eras from the 1920s to the 1980s for songs in Italian, Spanish and French. Bocelli also added some of his favorite international pop songs, including the Italian classics "L'Appuntamento" and "Quando M'Innamoro," the Latin American hit "Besame Mucho," and the French standard "Les Feuilles Mortes," which has become the much-loved English standard "Autumn Leaves." "Solamente Una Vez" (a hit as "You Belong to My Heart" for stars including Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby) and "Somos Novios" (famously an English-language hit as "It's Impossible" for Perry Como) are also highlights of the album. The end result is Bocelli's amazingly beautiful interpretation of classics made popular by legendary vocalists from Edith Piaf and Luis Miguel to Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.

Amore features a stellar lineup of the world's finest instrumentalists, who between them have worked with virtually every major artist of the recent era: On electric and acoustic guitar, Dean Parks (Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, B.B. King) and Michael Landau (Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis); on Spanish guitar, mandolin, charango, bajo-sexto and vihuela, Ramon Stagnaro (Luis Miguel, Alejandro Sanz, Enrique Iglesias); on bass, Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Phil Collins); on drums, Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn); on piano and keyboards, Randy Waldman (Barbra ...

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Label: Sugar
Artist: Andrea Bocelli
Genre: Pop, Opera & Vocal, World Music
Release Date: January 31, 2006
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