Andrea Bocelli, the world's most popular tenor (and Best selling) and pop sensation as well, has recorded The Best of Andrea Bocelli, Vivere what is a wonderful collection of his crossover (semi classical pop) songs and is a must for every Bocelli fan. Every song on the CD is wonderful and all the hit songs have been re mastered (or remixed) and sound better than ever.
The Songs include a nice selection of some of Bocelli's best work (it would take a 10 CD set to give us all of his best work-both clasicl and Popular); Bocelli has a very beautiful voice, that expresses much emotion. His tone and diction are excellent and his Volume is much better then the critics claim, he voice is always moving, his singing touches one's heart and goes righ into ones soul. The tracks include Songo; from the Songo album; It may be his best song ever. IL Mare Calmo Della Sera from the Romanza album (and an Earlier Album with the tital IL Mare Clamo Della Sera); this was his first hit and was used my Todd Eldridge, figure Skater, in the Olympics and US championships. Canto Della Sera, from the Songo album; Besame Mucho, from the Amore album; Mille lune Mille Onde, (included on the Delux edition as an extra track and is the song used in the Brilla Pasta advertisement) from Cieili Di Toscana; Time to Say Goodbye-Con Te Partino (with Sarah Brightman), from the Romanza album; Vivo Per Lei (with Giorgia who is an Italian pop star with a wonderful voice) from the Romanza album; Melodrama from the Cieli De Toscana album; The Prayer (with Celine Dion, from the Songo Album and the Quest soundtrack, (as well as Celine Dion albums;) and Because We Believe from the Amore album, the great theme for the Olympic's in Italy.
The songs also include a new English/Italian version of Vivere called Dear To Live; with Laura Pausani a popular Italian singer. A wonderful song called La Voce Del Silenzio; a beautiful song called A TE; A very cool classical song with Lang Lang, on Piano, called IO CI SARO; and another song, very contemporary, called BELLISSIME STELLE which may be my favorite song on the CD.
The Deluxe edition comes with one extra songs as I mentioned above and also a bonus DVD that was 8 live songs from Bocelli's Statue Of Liberty concert, which was recorded back just after the release of the Songo album; and just after His Father died, the concert is very emotional and very beautiful. You can see the wonderful New York City in the background and the Twine towers standing proud. It is a wonderful DVD it looks fantastic and sounds fantastic. My only complete is that its not the whole concert. The whole concert has only been available from PBS as a VHS tape. The 8 songs are La Donna E Mobile; Di Quella Pira; Brindisi-Cavaileria Rusticana; O Soave Fanciull; Santa Lucia Luntana; Torna A Surriento; O Sole Mio; And Brindisi-La Travita. If you can I would pop the few extra bucks for the Deluxe edition and get the DVD.
This is a great CD (and or set) for any Bocelli fan, for the fan because it has the 5 new songs (4 new and one alternative version). And is a great set for new fans because it has many of his hits. this would be a good first CD for someone new to Bocelli.
What can be better than Bocelli's vocals than to pair it with the DVD?? This package has it all, if you're a fan of this magnificent Italian tenor. The DVD has a very insightful look into Bocelli's private life; family, friends, introspection, history. The CD has most of the favorites we love to hear...leaves you wanting more, though, because there are never enough cuts. If you are a true Andrea Bocelli fan, this is a "must" for your collection!
Music doesn't need words to grip the soul, but when one hears words in a language that he doesn't understand, the heart begs for a translation. That is what happened when I listened to the powerful pulsating orchestra playing behind Bocelli's voice filled with passion and an excitement that eluded me. This CD reveals a raw, poignant, piercing, inciteful timbre that is not often heard in Andea Bocelli's voice. It is a wonderful collection of songs that transports you to several different emotions -love, disappointment, prayer, hope, peace, etc. The DVD is completely different, offering Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini and an old universal favorite,"'O Sole Mio". Together, they make an engaging pair.
This is Andrea Bocelli at his best. He's Romantic, classical, popular and varietal on this CD. I have all his CD's and this no doubt is his newest and BEST! I bought ALL my friends this CD for Christmas and so far, it's been a HUGE hit as a gift. I would buy it again definately. I have many of the songs on my Ipod and Mp3 player. HIghly Recommended to ALL ages.
When you listen to Andrea, you wish you could sing opera. This man is awesome and I am mostly a Southern rock and Country Music kinda guy. But when you listen to Andrea Bocelli, you are on another planet and if you listen to him with Chris Botti on Italia you can literally fly away. Calgon does it for some, Andrea does it for me, great romantic, soothing, comfort music!! A bottle of wine,the scent of roses, a nice quiet dinner with a view and some AB playing in the background. Bravo!! Bellismo!!
I bought the Vivere CD/DVD set for my mom for Christmas because she really likes Andrea Bocelli. She loves the music on it and still has to watch the performance on the DVD. I also bought her the DVD of Andrea Bocelli's performance Live in Tuscany.