I don't know why it took me so long to discover what almost everyone else seems to already know about Bocelli ---- he is the most amazing pop-opera singer I've ever heard! I never thought I liked opera until I listened to him sing "The Prayer" with Heather Headley on YouTube a short while ago. I have been in love ever since; not with opera per se, but with the magically gifted soul-touching heartfelt voice of Andrea Bocelli. He is also as pleasant to watch sing as it is to hear him sing! Even when I don't understand a word he's singing because I don't know Italian, the music moves me. I printed lyrics to many of the songs on this CD so I can learn them and sing along with him because the music is so beautiful and I love to sing. I love the message in a lot of his music as well, such as in "Besame Mucho", "Vivere", "The Prayer", and especially "Because We Believe." If I had to pick two favorites for lyrics, music and melody they would be "Besame Mucho" and "Because We Believe." "Vivere" is a favorite for the musical delivery and the message to "dare to live" life to the fullest. The whole CD and Andrea Bocelli in general blows me away.