You may know Andrea Bocelli as the famous Italian tenor that sang with Sarah Brightman on the song "Time To Say Goodbye". When ever I visit my sister in Las Vegas I absolutely have to see the gorgeous Bellagio Fountains that dance to this classical pop duet. I have always loved that song and many more from him. My mother and I have always been fans of Andrea Bocelli and we have enjoyed many albums of his because of his swoon worthy tenor voice. He has such awesome talent that his albums have sold over 80 million copies and he has recorded songs in five different languages: Italian, French, Spanish, English and Sicilian!
Cinema is Andrea Bocelli's newest album that is recently releasing under the Verve Records label on Oct. 23rd. It features a collection of songs from classic movies like West Side Story, Doctor Zhivago, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Evita, The Postman, The Godfather, Gladiator, and more. I recently received a download of the album to review and this album is a definite keeper. Even though I have heard most of these songs sung by others it is refreshing to hear them from Andrea Bocelli. His powerful, but soothing voice with the new arrangements are perfect together.
My absolute favorites from this album are E più ti penso from ‘Once Upon a Time in America /Malèna’ (duet with Ariana Grande), The Music of The Night from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, Brucia la Terra from ‘The Godfather’, and Nelle tue mani (Now We Are Free) from ‘Gladiator’. E più ti penso is a gorgeous duet and arrangement with Ariana Grande. They just glide together so well and the power behind their voices gives me goose bumps. The Music of The Night from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ is so lovely and I love the way he performs this dramatic piece. Brucia la Terra from ‘The Godfather’ is such a remarkable and emotional piece and it is heart wrenching when Andrea Bocelli sings it. Nelle tue mani (Now We Are Free) from ‘Gladiator’ is a very commanding song with a striking music video to go with it (see above). This was filmed in the Mojave desert and has a cameo appearance by two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner John Travolta. I also love that Bocelli adds a horse to the mix as well. This is such an epic song.
- Maria from ‘West Side Story’
- La chanson de Lara from ‘Doctor Zhivago’
- Moon River from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
- E più ti penso (duet with Ariana Grande) from ‘Once Upon a Time in America /Malèna’
- Be My Love from ‘The Toast of New Orleans’
- The Music of The Night from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
- Brucia la Terra from ‘The Godfather’
- Por una cabeza from ‘Scent of a Woman’
- No llores por mì Argentina (duet with Nicole Scherzinger) from ‘Evita’
- L amore è una cosa meravigliosa from ‘Love Is A Many Splendored Thing’
- Mi mancherai from ‘Il Postino’
- Cheek to Cheek (duet with Veronica Berti) from ‘Top Hat’
- Sorridi amore vai from ‘La vita è bella’
- História de amor from ‘Love Story’
- Ol Man River from ‘Show Boat’
- Nelle tue mani (Now We Are Free) from ‘Gladiator’
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