On October 23, Verve Records released Andrea Bocelli’s “Cinema” - a collection of interpretations of songs from classic movies like West Side Story, The Godfather and Gladiator - performed by the world’s most popular operatic tenor.
I participated in the Andrea Bocelli “Cinema” album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are 100% my own.
I don't really consider myself a HUGE movie buff, but I can appreciate great scores even if the movies don't grab me. This Album doesn't disappoint!
Bocelli said the following: “With the album ‘Cinema,’ I’m fulfilling a wish that I’ve harbored for decades. I’ve never made a secret of my dream of bringing to life a recording project associated with soundtracks, as I truly believe that it’s an exceptional artistic treasure trove."
Here is the Cinema Track Listing:
1) MARIA from ‘West Side Story’
2) LA CHANSON DE LARA from ‘Doctor Zhivago’
3) MOON RIVER from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
4) E PIU' TI PENSO duet with Ariana Grande from ‘Once Upon a Time in America /Malèna’
5) BE MY LOVE from ‘The Toast of New Orleans’
6) THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
7) BRUCIA LA TERRA from ‘The Godfather’
8) POR UNA CABEZA from ‘Scent of a Woman’
9) NO LLORES POR MÍ ARGENTINA duet with Nicole Scherzinger from ‘Evita’
10) L'AMORE È UNA COSA MERAVIGLIOSA from ‘Love is a many splendored thing’
11) MI MANCHERAI from ‘Il Postino’
12) CHEEK TO CHEEK duet with Veronica Berti from ‘Top Hat’
13) SORRIDI AMORE VAI from ‘La vita è bella’
14) HISTORIA DE AMOR from ‘Love Story’
15) OL' MAN RIVER from ‘Show Boat’
16) NELLE TUE MANI (NOW WE ARE FREE) from ‘Gladiator’
Just looking over the track list I saw a few I know I would
enjoy-THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT and MOON RIVER are among
the top of my favorite movies songs.
CHEEK TO CHEEK I must have listened to about 30x's a day LOVED IT! Also the Duet with Nicole Scherzinger on NO LLORES POR MÍ ARGENTINA was enchanting!
Keep up with all things Bocelli at his official website