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Il Mare Calmo Della Sera (Musicrama) Import

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Above all, Andrea Bocelli is a communicator, and what he communicates is emotion. The variety of his messages is as impressive as the power he brings to their expression. Love is hopeful in "La Luna Che Non C'e" and "Caruso"; unfulfilled and nearing desperation in "Il Mare Calmo della Sera," "Vivere," and "Qualcuno Non Mi Basta"; idealized in "Rapsodia" and the "Flower Song" from Carmen. Two different styles of religious devotion are heard in "Panis Angelicus" and "Ave Maria No Morro"; "E Lucevan le Stelle" and "Miserere" are songs of despair. Bocelli's tone is generally strong and well supported, from soft erotic whispers to piercing cries of sheer anguish, and when it takes on a rough edge, it usually seems to be deliberate, for expressive purposes. He mixes popular and classical material in a way that upsets fans of Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, and Cesar Franck--and, in fact, he is much more at home in popular music. But good classical material like this can survive popular treatment, and Bocelli may be attracting new fans to Tosca and Carmen. --Joe McLellan

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Il Mare Calmo Della Sera
  2. Ave Maria No Morro
  3. Vivere
  4. Rapsodia
  5. La Luna Che Non C'E
  6. Caruso
  7. Miseree
  8. Panis Angelicus
  9. Ah La Paterna Mano
  10. E Lucean Le Stelle
  11. La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee
  12. L'Anima Ho Stanca
  13. Sogno


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 24, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Musicrama/Koch
  • ASIN: B0000066TF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,788,155 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Richard D. Cappetto VINE VOICE on July 11, 2003
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It took me two years to track down a USED copy of this title hear at Amazon (I used the per order option to get it). Sugar Records ought to reissue this one imminently, if not sooner. Its worth it alone for the CUTE Italian Folk Song, Ava Marina No Morro; Bocelli brings this song such life with his earnest folksy singing and his ringing Tenor parts, Beautiful. Also This CD is worth it a second time for this version of Meserere, On it Bocelli does both the pop/blues part (zucceros part) and the Opera Part (Pavarottis Part), again an excellent job. There are a few songs that are on other releases, Rapsodia; La Luna Che Non C'e; and Caruso (all Excellent). And then it finishes off with 5 Opera Aries sung Live, Panis Angelicus; Ah La Paterna Mano; E Lucean Le Stelle; La Fleur Que Tu M'Avais Jetee; and L'Anima Ho Stanca. And a 6th live song called Songo (not the same as on the Songo CD). The Live songs show a great talent in the beginnings of his emergence, it is raw and emotional and beautiful. They are wonderful to listen to and compare just how far he has come; rising up to the top of both Opera and Pop fields. If you can get this CD; do it.
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I love this CD because I believe it was made before Andrea was such a huge success in America. To me it seems less commercial and more sincere than his later ones. The emotion, the passion he puts into the beautiful songs seems so genuine, so heart felt, perhaps a little less mechanical and contrived as necessarily happens when one becomes such a huge success, as he has done. The operatic songs at the end, sung in recital, with live applause, are a contrast to the huge concerts, with screaming fans, which appear on some of his CDs. I found this classy, intimate, and, as always with Bocelli, touchingly earnest in his desire to communicate his strong feelings about life and love.
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Bocelli may be a bit rough around the edges when compared to the great tenors of today. However, he is bringing great music to the masses by combining it with his popular repetoire. If one doubts his appeal ... it might be interesting to know his bank balance. It could be a fair assumption that he has been well rewarded for his efforts. Rather than see him on stage with Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras, he might be better paired with another incredible young voice ... Jose Cura. In fact Bocelli has a sound that is similar to Pavarotti, while Jose Cura is a blend of Domingo and Carreras. We should nuture this new generation of artists in the hope that our children will enjoy the great music of the world. A puritanical attitude about Bocelli and others who attempt Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti and others " without paying the traditional dues" is one that will cause the potential listener to miss out on a genuinely worthy opportunity. Iam I mistaken? ... or was Mario Lanza rather popular as well?
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Unfortunately, many of the cuts on this CD also appear on Romanza, however not all. It's wonderful to hear how his voice has progressed from the time this CD was made.
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Andrea Bocelli has the finest tenor voice since the young Pavarotti. Whether he is singing opera or pop, in Italian, English, or German, his voice is by turn warm, soothing, thrilling--completely commanding. And his English diction is better than some American singers'. The down-side of this album is that most of the titles are already on other discs. But does this really matter? The reason to buy this one is Miserere, in which he does both parts with total mastery. And don't worry that you don't understand the Italian; the translations that come with the Romanza disc don't make all that much sense. As with his other albums, I could listen to this one forever and never get tired of it.
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By A Customer on December 23, 1998
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This song can brings you the emotion of being in profound comunication with the soul of the artist, it is, that Andrea Bocelli has the ability to make you feel into his Ownworld.
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Thank you Andrea for sharing your voice with all of humanity. This CD has something for everyone. Its haunting melodies will stay with you forever. You will hum all day and feel the energies of this golden voice. Where would one e-mail his promoters or agent? If someone in e-mail land knows please respond. Ciao.
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....here I go again. Andrea Bocelli, a gorgeous-voiced tenor whom many people have surprisingly welcomed into their homes, does deserve a place in the wonderful world of music. This album was his debut, and when it takes off from the first track, it seems very deeply invigorating up to track 6. However, Andrea really has no business whatsoever putting six opera arias on the second half of the CD. No offense to the songs or to him, though. I've heard of "crossover" styles of that sort, but this album has entirely "new" songs and a little bit of opera, not previously sung pop songs and opera (such as in the case of Sarah Brightman's music: she became popular for her repeated trend of previously sung songs, with different arrangements, whilst Andrea has yet to continue his popular trend). This album Il Mare falls into that category. Since pop-crossover exists, I guess this is one of the first. And hey, not all that disappointing since he loves opera....
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