For the first time during his historic career the world's best selling tenor Andrea Bocelli will be releasing a collection of his greatest hits. The CD will feature selections from the Bocelli repertoire and include "Time To Say Goodbye" in duet with Sarah Brightman from the 4 time platinum selling Romanza CD, "The Prayer" in duet with Celine Dion from the 2 time platinum selling Sogno CD, plus Bocelli favorites "Because We Believe" from his most recent platinum recording Amore, "Melodramma" from Cieli Di Toscana and more. The release will also feature 4 new exclusive recordings: A duet with one of the world's most popular pianists Lang Lang and new David Foster compositions.
There will be a nationally televised concert special airing on PBS - Andrea's first full pop concert that was recorded in July with the Tuscan country side as a backdrop. The concert repertoire includes all the songs the will be on the forth coming Greatest Hits CD and features guests Chris Botti, Kenny G, Lang Lang and more. Look for PBS to broadcast this program multiple times during their upcoming December 2007 pledge period reaching over 10 million households.
"Vivere" translates from Italian to English as "To Live"
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ANDREA BOCELLI CELEBRATES A DECADE OF BEST-SELLING RECORDINGS WITH HIS FIRST-EVER GREATEST HITS COLLECTION, THE BEST OF ANDREA BOCELLI - VIVERE CD IN-STORES OCTOBER 30TH ON SUGAR MUSIC/DECCA September 11, 2007 - (New York, NY) -- For the first time during his historic career the world's best selling tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will be releasing a collection of his greatest hits. The Best Of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere, will be released on Sugar Music/Decca on October 30th, marking a decade of chart-topping albums that have made him a household name and beloved cultural figure the world over.
The Best Of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere will feature selections from Bocelli's wildly popular recordings including Romanza, certified 4 times platinum, Sogno certified 2 times platinum, and his most recent platinum disc, Amore. Highlights include "Time To Say Goodbye" his breakthrough smash with Sarah Brightman, "The Prayer," another duet made famous with Celine Dion, and the more recent Bocelli staples "Because We Believe" and "Besame Mucho" among others. Several new tracks are also exclusively available on Vivere, including new compositions by the renowned and accomplished David Foster, who also holds producing credits on the songs and was one of the creative forces behind Amore. Other notable guests on the disc include the acclaimed classical pianist Lang Lang and Latin singing sensation Laura Pausini.
2007 is already shaping up to be another banner year for Bocelli. In July, the superstar staged his first-ever, pop only, live concert set in the stunning hills of Tuscany, which will be broadcast on PBS this December. Andrea continues to be one of PBS' most visible artists, with this being the follow-up to the Emmy-nominated "Under The Desert Sky" special which aired in 2006. Bocelli also appears on the forthcoming new album from Chris Botti, Italia, to be released in September. This fall, Andrea returns to the U.S. for another round of high-profile promotional appearances, as well as several concerts in support of the greatest hits collection - dates to be announced soon. Vivere, meaning "to live," is certainly something Andrea Bocelli does to his fullest. Having sold over 55 million albums worldwide, he continues to display a singularly unique ability to straddle both pop and classical repertoire with sincerity, conviction, grace and his unmistakable soaring tenor. One of the most sought after performers in the world, he has recorded duets with the biggest names in music including Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Katharine McPhee, Kenny G and the aforementioned Brightman, Botti and Dion. Andrea also recently sang at the funeral service for one of his true heroes, Luciano Pavarotti, where he paid tribute to the great tenor with Mozart's ``Ave Verum Corpus.'' A media darling who has appeared everywhere from American Idol to the Today Show multiple times, he has been called "one of opera's most successful crossover stars" by The Wall Street Journal.