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The Essential Mario Lanza [Original recording remastered]

Giuseppe Verdi , Giacomo Puccini , Gaetano Donizetti , Gioachino Rossini , Giacomo Meyerbeer , Sigmund Romberg , Richard Rodgers , Mario Lanza Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Be My Love (from "The Toast of New Orleans")Mario Lanza;Ray Sinatra 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Drink, Drink, Drink (From "The Student Prince")Mario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Act IV: La donna è mobileMario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 2:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Danny BoyMario Lanza 2:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. GranadaMario Lanza;Ray Sinatra 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Because You're Mine (From "Because You're Mine")Mario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 3:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Ave MariaMario Lanza;Eudice Shapiro;Constantine Callinicos 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. ValenciaMario Lanza 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Loveliest Night of the Year (From "The Great Caruso")Mario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Song of IndiaMario Lanza 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. BecauseMario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. O sole mioMario Lanza 4:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. The Donkey Serenade (From "Firefly")Mario Lanza 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. If I Loved You (from "Carousel")Mario Lanza;Ray Sinatra 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Serenade (From "The Student Prince")Mario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Funiculi, funiculaMario Lanza 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Golden Days (From "The Student Prince")Mario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Arrivederci, Roma (featured in "The Seven Hills of Rome")Mario Lanza 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. You'll Never Walk AloneMario Lanza 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Beloved (From "The Student Prince")Mario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Come prima (From "For the First Time")Mario Lanza 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Tosca: Act III: E lucevan le stelleMario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Santa LuciaMario Lanza 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. I'll Walk With GodMario Lanza 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. And This is My Beloved (from "Kismet")Mario Lanza;Irving Aaronson 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. La Gioconda: Act II: Cielo e marMario Lanza 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Deep In My Heart, Dear (from "The Student Prince")Mario Lanza 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Core 'ngratoMario Lanza 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Act II: Una furtiva lagrimaMario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Ah! Sweet Mystery of LifeMario Lanza 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Canta pe' meMario Lanza;Franco Ferrara 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Santa Lucia luntanaMario Lanza;Franco Ferrara 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. MemoriesMario Lanza 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. With a Song in My Heart (from "Spring Is Here")Mario Lanza;Ray Sinatra 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. L'africana: Act IV: O paradiso!Mario Lanza 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Temptation (from "Going Hollywood")Mario Lanza;Ray Sinatra 2:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Act I: Celeste AidaMario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Fenesta che luciveMario Lanza;Franco Ferrara 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. A Night to RememberMario Lanza;Henri René 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Non ti scordar di meMario Lanza 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Somewhere a Voice Is CallingMario Lanza 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Softly, As in a Morning SunriseMario Lanza;Constantine Callinicos 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. All the Things You Are (From "Very Warm for May")Mario Lanza;Henri René 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. PassioneMario Lanza;Franco Ferrara 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. One Night of Love (From "One Night of Love")Mario Lanza;Ray Sinatra 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. La danzaMario Lanza 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Performer: Mario Lanza
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Meyerbeer, et al.
  • Audio CD (April 3, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000NDEXHK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,747 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Toscanini called Lanza's "the greatest voice of the 20th century," and, no, he hadn't forgotten Caruso. Here are 47 of his rapturously beautiful pop hits, operatic arias and Italian songs: Be My Love; The Loveliest Night of the Year; Because; Song of India; Arrivederci, Roma; Santa Lucia; O Solo Mio; Valencia; Danny Boy; E Lucevan Le Stelle; Cielo E Mar; You'll Never Walk Alone , and more!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Voice I Ever Heard!!! February 2, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Let me state at the outset that I am not generally a great fan of the opera or vocal music in general. I am a died-in-the-wool fanatic for symphonic and orchestral music. Oh, I enjoy much of Bizet's works, Richard Wagner's orchestral suites, most of Verdi's work - including some of his arias, Rossini's overtures, and I admit to having a weakness for some of the great vocalists over the years - Iussi Bjorling, Mario Del Monico, Placido Domingo et al - but I could never get into hard core opera, and popular vocal trash leaves me totally cold. All that being said, this 2-disc set of Mario Lanza is absolutely to die for!! Mario has the greatest voice, bar none, that I have ever heard in all my 75 years. His renditions of Granada and Valencia are enough to send shivers up your spine - but I could repeat that statement for every cut on this 2-disc set.

The sound leaves something to be desired on both discs. There is some surface noise present between all of the selections, and the accompanying players do not always sound at their best, but all that is immediately forgotten once Lanza's extraordinay voice takes over. In spite of the recording shortcomings, I would give this set 10 stars if I could. What a shame Lanza had to die so young! The world of music will never again see his equal.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ever May 21, 2010
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Alot for your money here. Opera, show tunes, pop, Italian favorites, all sung perfectly by this vocal master. The Student Prince Serenade and Una Furtiva Lagrima are my favorites, but there are so many to choose from. Some I've never even heard before.
If you can buy just one of his CDs, get this one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Mario Lanza January 18, 2008
Format:Audio CD
amazing collection....this ill-fated glorious man had a voice unlike any others....the and now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A once in a lifetime vocalist November 29, 2008
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Mario Lanza had a voice you only hear once in a lifetime. There really are no CDs which do him justice...they just couldn't capture it with the equipment they had. This compilation is nice, though. A pleasant reminder of what he was.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL AS ONLY HE CAN DO IT February 21, 2014
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I FELL IN LOVE WITH MARIO LANZA WHEN I WAS 2 OR SOMEWHERE AROUND THERE. I AM NOW 70 AND STILL A FAN. HIS MUSIC CAN STILL TRANSPORT ME INTO PLACES I HAVE NEVER DREAMED OF GOING...I CLOSE MY EYES AND JUST SHUT OUT THE REST OF THE WORLD FOR AWHILE. HE IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE I CAN HAVE GOING ALL THE TIME IN MY HOUSE AND NEVER TIRE OF. I LOVE TO HAVE THIS ON WHEN I AM READING, DOING HOUSEWORK, SINGING ALONG AS BEST I CAN NOW THAT MY VOICE IS GONE, OR JUST SIT AND RELAX. POSITIVELY GREAT IF YOU LOVE MUSIC OF ALL KINDS...THIS WAS WHEN MUSIC WAS JUST THAT.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario Lanza April 29, 2010
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Great cd, I especially laughed at the Donkey sernanade. It brings back wonderful memories. Everything was delivered as promised.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Mario Lanza August 21, 2013
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It was a big collection of most of his songs especially his theatrical work. When I heard "I'll Walk With God", it made me want to cry! Hope one day I'll hear him singing in heaven like that. His music is beautiful and timeless. I'm glad I bought it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lanza January 3, 2014
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Another marvelous voice who is most likely forgotten by many people today. If you enjoy powerful, operatic voices you will be thrilled by the great Mario Lanza, who left us way too early.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario is special for a special person...
Needed this artist for a special 90th birthday. Everything was in great shape.
Published 1 month ago by Joe Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars love Mario Lanza
fabulous cd. love Mario Lanza.
Published 2 months ago by olivelover
5.0 out of 5 stars Lanza's Talents Unmatched
How much more can I add about this fabulous singer. He will never be replaced and no one come near to what his abilities were. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ms v.b.Parry1013
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario says it all
The best voice ever. When I was about five years old The Loveliest Night of The Year was quite freequently played on the radio. You just had to like his voice.
Published 11 months ago by Mort Neipp
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissappointed!
I enjoy the music of Mario Lanza very much; however, both cd's skip. Unfortunate!! Very disappointing. Really wish they didn't.
Published 12 months ago by gloria novak
4.0 out of 5 stars There Was No One Like Mario Lanza
A Kid From Philadelphia,: Mario Lanza: The Voice of the Poets

Mario Lanza was a marvelous tenor, a global movie star, concert performer and a best selling recording... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Emilio Iodice
5.0 out of 5 stars A true star
Great voice and a good purchase. The style is old but good voice is never outdated.
If you grew up in the 50's you will enjoy this purchase.
Published 17 months ago by linlin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Essential Mario Lanza
All of this mans signing was great!!! What a shame that he died so young!!! He would or could have topped them all.
Published 19 months ago by Stan
3.0 out of 5 stars Fond Memories
I got this for nostalgia because I listened to Lanza on my dad’s stereo when I was a kid. The singing is fun but not up to the best tenors available today. Overall, it’s just fun. Read more
Published 19 months ago by XV Corps
5.0 out of 5 stars present
I bought this for my grandmother and she loved it. She said it has all the songs expected from Lanza
Published 20 months ago by Daniela
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