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Wonderful follow up to Amore!!!!!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2013
We all know that Andrea Bocelli's first love is Performing Opera, but he also loves to do pop music and when it comes down to it he is more well know for his pop albums such as Romanza, Sogno, Amore, etc., then he is for many of his Opera albums. This new recording Passione is a pop recording of Italian, Neapolitan (an Italian Dialect), Spanish, Portuguese and English songs and is his third Album With David Fostor doing the producing. The other Two are Amore (Amor) and a Christmas Album called My Christmas. Passione is really a part two of the Album Amore. And as most know David Fostor wrote the Song, the Prayer that has been done by many but made famous by Andrea and Celine Dion. It was one of Bocelli's early mega hits along with Con Te Partiro and Il Mare Calmo Della Sera.
As with any Bocilli Album and David Foster they are very well done, the production is great, the musicians are wonderful, and of course Bocelli's voice is simply beautiful. Bocelli's voice reaches into the heart and soul of many of us, thats why we are fans. This is a very smooth romantic and wonderful album you can listen all the way through.
The Tracks are (and I would suggest you get the deluxe edition and get the four extra songs)
1. Perfidia -a really nice start hear very smooth and Beautiful.
2. Roma Nun Fa La Stupida Stasera - I have not heard this one before or if I have I had forgotten its really good.
3. Champagne- Very nice, All the songs sound very romantic, its the voice.
4. Anema E Core- I just love this song.
5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps) With Jennifer Lopez an Interesting mix of voices. Natalie Cole has been doing this song with Bocelli at some live venues as well. And Andrea is working on a duet with her for her next album witch will be a latin album. This is a very cool version very playful and romantic.
6. Era gia tutto previsto- A beautiful song.
7. Tristeza - Excellent.
8. La Vie en Rose with the Late Edith Piaf. If these is a week song on the CD its this one I like it but the old recordings just don't match the new recordings all that well. And I know this has been done before by others. But having said that its a wonderful tribute to the great Edith Piaf.
9. Corcovado with Nelly Furtado is another interesting pairing for Bocelli, I like Furtado she has a lite but very sexy voice and Bocelli matches good with her and does not over sing. He is a rear opera singer that can sing pop, as it should be sang, and not make everything sound like Opera. I really love this duet.
10. Sara' Settembre -This is the Italian version of the song made famous by Neil Diamond's "September Morn" Bocelli wrote the Italian lyrics with permission from the songs writers by Neil Diamond and Gilbert Becaud Stay. Bocelli goes a great job on this one.
11. Love In Portofino- (this is also the title of Bocelli's upcoming Live DVD), This is my favorite song on the CD, Just Beautiful.
12. Garota De Ipanema - Always have loved this song since I was a child from Sinatra to Bocelli and many other versions, I know Andrea has wanted to record this for a long time and wants to record many Portuguese language songs).
13. Malafemmena -This one Is a great song that has been sang by many done such as Sergio Franchi, Bocelli does an excellent job.
14. Love Me Tender (BO does Elvis well)
15. Il Nostro Incontro- Very pretty and also features Chris Botti.
16. Senza Fine- really nice.
17. A Mano A Mano -A Beautiful song.
18. When I Fall In Love *With Chris Botti) - A Really nice version of this song in english and I know many Bocelli fans would love for him to do an album in all english. Quizas!
Passione is a wonderful selection of songs is beautifully done and is a must have for lovers of Beautiful Music and all Bocelli fans.