Romanza is the first compilation album by Italian singer Andrea Bocelli , released internationally in Although a compilation, Romanza is considered Bocelli's breakthrough album and remains his most commercially successful to date, topping charts all across Europe and Latin America. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide , [2] it is the best-selling Italian album of all-time, and also one of the best-selling albums by a recording artist. The album is a compilation of Bocelli's two previous pop albums, Il Mare Calmo della Sera , released in , and Bocelli , released in Being Bocelli's first album released in the United States and Canada, the album and Bocelli himself, were heavily promoted.

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This disc compiles music from the beginning of Andrea Bocelli 's career, with tracks going back as far as At this point the blind Italian tenor, although trained in opera, was unabashedly a pop singer, just like the many other pop singers who have benefited from classical vocal training at one time or another. There is no controversy about whether Bocelli was a competent opera singer here, for there are no operatic arias, and not even any of the Neapolitan songs that he later essayed in American appearances -- all the music is contemporary, heavily string-enveloped mostly Italian pop.

It was only later that Bocelli began to move into operatic territory -- a decision that brought down the wrath of much of the operatic community but also raised his international profile considerably. The story of his reception would be worth some student's time to explore in depth. It's worth remembering that Luciano Pavarotti 's oft-cited endorsement of Bocelli referred to this stage of his career, not to his operatic ventures. Part of what appealed to Pavarotti may have been the consistent craftsmanship of the songs here; Pavarotti himself later recorded the evocative Caruso.

These songs defined the Bocelli sound. He steered clear of his top register, using it only for occasional climactic effect, and mostly what he does here is all about the microphone -- he's a romantic crooner, and in that role he can stand with anybody else on the market today. There are a few clinkers. These two have some vocal traits in common and should blend well, but here Brightman has a tendency to sing the English lines with an affected Italian accent.

Still, this is as good a place as any to start with the Italian tenor who has since become a worldwide phenomenon, and a sure-fire gift for someone who has experienced Bocelli 's undoubted ability to snare listeners who get a taste of his voice in a chance encounter as on a commercial for the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas. All Italian songs are translated into English in the booklet. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September 23, Genre Vocal Classical International. Track Listing. Con Te Partiro. Francesco Sartori. Andrea Bocelli. Per Amore. Il Mare Calmo Della Sera. Macchine Da Guerra. Le Tue Parole. Vivo Per Lei. Voglio Restare Cosi. E Chiove. Con Te Partiro Francesco Sartori. Vivere G. Andrea Bocelli feat: Gerardina Trovato. Caruso Andrea Bocelli.

Macchine Da Guerra Andrea Bocelli. Le Tue Parole Andrea Bocelli. Andrea Bocelli feat: Giorgia. Rapsodia Andrea Bocelli. Voglio Restare Cosi Andrea Bocelli. E Chiove Andrea Bocelli. Andrea Bocelli feat: Sarah Brightman.


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