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Lanza: Greatest Hits [Silent]

Mario Lanza Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Be My Love (From "The Toast of New Orleans")Ray Sinatra 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. BecauseConstantine Callinicos 2:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. All the Things You Are (From "Very Warm for May")Mario Lanza 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Serenade (From "The Student Prince") (1991 Remastered)Constantine Callinicos 3:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Act IV: La donna è mobileConstantine Callinicos 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Pagliacci: Act II: Vesti la giubbaConstantine Callinicos 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. O sole mioMario Lanza 2:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Beloved (From "The Student Prince")Constantine Callinicos 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Younger Than Springtime (from "South Pacific")Mario Lanza 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. The Loveliest Night of the Year (From "The Great Caruso")Constantine Callinicos 3:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. If I Loved You (from "Carousel")Ray Sinatra 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Carmen: Act II: Flower SongConstantine Callinicos 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Golden Days (From "The Student Prince")Constantine Callinicos 1:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. With a Song in My Heart (from "Spring Is Here")Ray Sinatra 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Yours Is My Heart Alone (From "The Land of Smiles")Ray Sinatra 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Because You're Mine (From "Because You're Mine")Constantine Callinicos 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Addio alla madreConstantine Callinicos 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Act I: Celeste AidaConstantine Callinicos 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. The Lord's PrayerRay Sinatra 3:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. GranadaRay Sinatra 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 11, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Silent
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000003FVZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,846 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad as an introduction to Lanza November 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I recommend this collection as a good starting point for those interested in this extraordinary tenor. It's not a complete representation of the man by any stretch of the imagination, but it includes a handful of unforgettable recordings that will make newcomers to Lanza sit up in astonishment.
Highlights include the immortal Serenade & Golden Days from The Student Prince, Beloved (from the film version of the Student Prince, and arguably Lanza's best English-language love song), Because You're Mine, If I Loved You, and the stirring Addio Alla Madre from Cavalleria Rusticana. If love songs seem a little over-represented at the expense of arias and (notably) Italian & Neapolitan Songs, then blame BMG for their habitual neglect of Lanza's more serious side. In any event, this is essentially a one-CD version of the three-CD set, The Mario Lanza Collection. All of the renditions are the same as on the earlier CD, as are the sound sources. With the exception of The Student Prince Serenade, most of the selections here have never sounded better.
Be aware, however, that several of the arias are in fact retakes of more familiar versions. Vesti La Giubba, for instance, is an alternate take from Lanza's May 1950 session, and although the tenor is in great voice, the orchestra lets him down on the climactic phrase by moving on before he has finished his High A on the word "infranto". The Flower Song is even more unrestrained than the familiar take - great fun, but not the kind of recording you'd want newcomers to Lanza to hear! (Lanza never quite "nailed" this aria, but his heart was in the right place.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD! March 17, 2000
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I've listened to Mario Lanza sing for 40 years or more and still consider him one of the best. This CD has all the different songs I love to hear him sing. What a great tenor voice!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Tenor of the 20th Century. January 20, 2007
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In a professional career that lasted just a bit over ten years Mario Lanza created more memorable recordings, broadcasts, concert perfomances and feature films than any other major vocalist in the classical and pop-jazz music genre. He was a man blessed with arguably the finest tenor voice in recorded music. Fans of Caruso, Pavarotti, Jan Peerce, Placido Domingo or Careras may argue that their tenor interpreted a particular aria better than anyone else but few if any can argue against the sheer beauty, power and emotion of Mario Lanza. He achieved worldwide success too fast and his penchant for the good life: wine, women and good food got the best of him in the end. It is so sad, when one contemplates Lanza's short but brilliant career and what might have been, that he was gone at age 38, an age when some tenors are just beginning to hit their stride. This album is a fine overview of some of his most memorable heavy classics as well as lighter operetta standards and showcases his voice so well. Nearly fifty years have transpired since his untimely death in 1959 and there is yet to appear on the scene a tenor with the power, charisma or sheer beauty of Lanza's voice. I highly recommend this album to the Lanza novice or those just starting their Opera CD collections.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the sounds of a songbird May 26, 2010
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Mario Lanza has one of the finest voices I have ever heard.
When I play the CD for other people they marvel at his
voice. He sings both opera and popular music with both
the same vitality and energy. He was one of my favorites
years ago and we lost him much too soon. So glad I can
listen to him whenever I chose to and enjoy his beautiful
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mario Lanza CD February 28, 2010
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This a wonderful CD, Mario Lanza was a great artist, he could sing anything and make it sound like it was made for him. I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage Lanza August 16, 2008
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Excellent product. CD just as described and fast delivery. Love Mario Lanza and his voice.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lanza of the joyous voice! July 13, 2005
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This album has some really splendid songs, and yes, it's a good introduction to the King of the high last notes. I grew up with one of Lanza's albums and more or less learned to sing by singing along with his wonderful warm voice. What good energy he had... and too bad he died so young (sigh). It certainly lifts my spirits to listen to his music again and I hope anyone reading this will take a chance and get to know him too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the greatest! December 3, 2012
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Mario Lanza was possibly--and definitely was, in my opinion--the greatest tenor of modern times! His voice was not only powerful, but had a pleasant, golden kind of tone to it.
Lanza was also one of the first operatic tenors who could sing popular songs fluidly, as well. The songs on this album represent some of the greatest songs written for a tenor's voice, too. So, it is a classic.
Even when only his voice was used--as in The Student Prince--he made the movie the great film entertainment it was.
Placido is very good, but Lanza will always be my favorite.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good to listen to when you want to relax
One of my favorites from my younger years. Good to listen to when you want to relax.
Published 1 month ago by Blanca I. Miranda
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this cd of Mario
Published 1 month ago by Sears
5.0 out of 5 stars gift
she was very happy with this. A true blue Mario Lanza fan.There were two she picked out and I bought.
Published 7 months ago by Loretta Pirozzi
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Once in a Lifetime Voice!
I have recently become addicted to the Three Tenors after listening to Mario Lanza. I can't listen to them enough! Read more
Published 11 months ago by Artimus Maximus
1.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Voice... Flawed CD
Mario Lanza, one of the greatest voices known. Unfortunately the CD is flawed with broken tracks and distortions. Also, the re-mastering was done poorly.
Published 12 months ago by Harold Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Caruso
If you're wondering why the title of of my review, it's because the only movie I've ever seen with him in it was the "Great Caruso. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Jerlaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Voice of the century!
I am glad this CD has very good sound quality. I am convinced Mario Lanza is the best. He has some quality that Pavarotti did not have. I love Pavarotti. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Purple Tang
5.0 out of 5 stars Lanza Greatest Hits
Mario Lanza was one of the greatest (if not the greatest) tenors who ever graced the state. A true Italian who grew up singing as a true tenor should.
Published 20 months ago by Buddy Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
What can I say? Lanza at his best. Quality is superb and the music is so beautiful. It is great to have this masterpiece around.
Published 22 months ago by JCC
5.0 out of 5 stars happysmom
I ordered Mario Lanza's Greatest Hits for my 94 year old Mom who is legally blind. She has always enjoyed opera and classical music. It was a gift from me for her 94th birthday. Read more
Published on January 27, 2012 by happysmom
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