Andrea Bocelli Vivere Live in Tuscany Disc One is an eight song CD and Disc Two is a full length DVD: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli grew up in Lajatico, a rural village in Tuscany, where his family still farms nearby. Last July, on the slopes of his ancient hill town, a special theater was constructed for a one-night-only concert of his greatest popular hits along with new songs performed to honor the occasion. Some famous musical friends dropped by and the magical result is Andrea Bocelli Vivere Live in Tuscany.
Andrea for the new songs are grandissimo sassofonista Kenny G,
trumpeter Chris Botti, piano virtuoso Lang Lang, Italian pop star Eliza,
and legendary musician, songwriter and producer David Foster. Helping
with the hits: favorite divas Sarah Brightman, Heather Headley and Laura
Surveying the breathtaking landscape that provides the
backdrop for the festivities, Bocelli introduces the telecast with the
passion of a true Toscano. It s my land, he says, a land that loves
silence as much as I do. If I break this silence with my voice, it s
because I want to pay tribute. Music penetrates this land; it flows
across it and flies off far away. It s a message of love.
highlights include the song that launched Bocelli s career, Il Mare
Calmo Della Sera ; the one that brought him international stardom, Time
to Say Goodbye, in duet with Sarah Brightman; Laura Pausini joining him
for Dare to Live ( Vivere ); Bocelli and Heather Headley reprising the
popular Vivo Per Lei, plus several new selections from the just-released
The Best of Andrea Bocelli - Vivere album (Sugar Music/Decca). Also
featured is a meltingly romantic medley of songs from his 2006
collection, Amore: Bésame Mucho, Somos Novios ( It s Impossible ) and I
Can t Help Falling in Love with You.