Andrea Bocelli Passione on 180g 2LP from ORG Music
Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analogue Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI
Filled with romance and beauty, Passione is a lush 14-song collection of Mediterranean love songs from international superstar Andrea Bocelli featuring duets with global pop stars Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado, and the late Edith Piaf. The album reunites Bocelli with 16-time Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster, who produced Bocelli’s 2006 release Amore, which sold more than 4.2 million copies.
Passione is in essence the second volume of Amore, with a “fil rouge” which ideally connects the albums. As with Amore, which featured timeless masterworks, Passione includes several beloved classics such as “Love Me Tender,” “Girl From Ipanema,” and “Sarà Settembre,” (Neil Diamond’s “September Morn”). Jennifer Lopez is featured on the soft and sensual track “Quizás Quizás Quizás” and Nelly Furtado joins Bocelli on “Corcovado.” The album also features a virtual duet with the late French chanteuse Edith Piaf on the song “La Vie En Rose.”
On the album, Bocelli sings in six languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Neapolitan) with his unmistakable voice, as Foster accompanies him on piano, along with Peruvian guitarist Ramon Stagnaro. The sensual sound is rounded out by Cuban, Brazilian, and Portuguese rhythms and a 63-piece orchestra recorded in London.
“Andrea continues to be my favorite singer of all time,” Foster declares. “I pride myself on working with great voices, but he transcends that. He's a singer for all people, from the common man to the Pope.”
Bocelli is an iconic figure in music with a myriad of breathtaking career achievements to his name. The Italian tenor is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling artists in music history, period, with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide. He is also credited with enabling the core classical repertoire to cross over and find a home atop the international pop charts, creating a new genre of music along the way.
He has performed for four U.S. presidents, two popes, and the British royal family, as well as at ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has been praised by such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Franco Corelli (his beloved teacher and guide), Zubin Mehta, José Carreras, Lorin Maazel, Renée Fleming, and Celine Dion.
- Andrea Bocelli (vocals)
- David Foster (piano)
- Ramon Stagnaro (guitar)
- Chris Botti (trumpet)
- Jennifer Lopez (guest artist)
- Nelly Furtado (guest artist)
- Edith Piaf (virtual guest artist)
Andrea Bocelli Passione Track Listing:
2. Roma Nun Fa' La Stupida Stasera
4. Anema E Core
5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (with Jennifer Lopez)
6. Era Gia Tutto Previsto
1. La Vie En Rose (contains excerpts performed by Edith Piaf)
2. Corcovado - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (with Nelly Furtado)
3. Sara Settembre (September Morn)
4. Love In Portofino
5. Garota De Ipanema (The Girl From Ipanema)
7. Love Me Tender