THE MILLION-SELLING UK & US NO.1 ALBUM FEATURING BRAND NEW DUETS WITH ELLIE GOULDING & JENNIFER GARNER
“To me, Andrea has one of the most beautiful, recognizable voices of our generation” – Ellie Goulding
“Every love is special and yet always follows the same law: the same love that grows the seed makes the flower bloom. This song imitates the awakening of the heart, the awareness of a renewed ability to love” – Andrea Bocelli on 'Return to Love’
08 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Following over 1 million album sales of his No. 1 album Si worldwide, Golden Globe-winning operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli is back with an extended special edition, out today on Decca/Sugar/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, with brand new tracks recorded with some of the best and most exciting names in pop, plus a few of Andrea’s famous friends!
Listen to the album HERE
The first of these newly-recorded duets was released on 4 October, and features BRIT Award-winning, Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding. Speaking about their collaboration on the powerfully emotional track, “Return to Love”, Andrea said, “Ellie Goulding is the perfect singer for this track. She has a beautiful voice which I loved right away."
Ellie was similarly delighted to be approached to record with Andrea: "It was a huge honour that the legendary Andrea Bocelli wanted me to feature on this song with him. I have always had an affinity with classical music and I’m a sucker for a love song. It was fun and enlightening to sing in Italian - a real joy to record."
Another exciting addition is a new track with Andrea’s good friend, Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner, who sings on, “Dormi Dormi Lullaby”. Inspired by the Chorale “Jesus bleibet meine Freude” from J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 147 and sung in Italian and English, the gentle undulations and harmonies allow for a broader interpretation of the sacred work. This is the first ever musical release from the Golden Globe Award-winning actress known for her roles in 13 Going on 30, Alias and Daredevil.
These two new duets add to the star-studded line-up on the original album: Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Josh Groban feature along with Andrea’s son Matteo Bocelli, whose emotional duet “Fall on Me” became a viral hit, with the accompanying music video clocking up 20 million views in just four weeks.
Also included are three brand new solo tracks from Andrea. The first, “Alla Gioia”, has been recorded to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, celebrated around the world throughout 2020. A new recording of “Ragazzo Mio”, based on the traditional Irish tune “Danny Boy”, precedes “Il Mare Calmo Della Sera”, a special 25th anniversary track written by Zucchero Fornaciari, Giampiero Felisatti and Gloria Nuti specially for Andrea. Beginning with his triumph at the famous Sanremo Festival in 1994, the winning track was subsequently released as Andrea’s debut studio single and, later, his debut album.
Andrea Bocelli was born with a gift for music and has gone on to become one of the most renowned and highly-regarded singers in the world – performing at major international events including the Olympic Games and the World Cup, as well as his own sell-out arena shows. He has a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Drawing millions in with his breath-taking voice, Bocelli has collaborated with a host of A-list pop stars including Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Christina Aguilera, Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, and many more.
Alla Gioia (Ode To Joy)*
Return To Love Feat. Ellie Goulding*
Un Rêve De Liberté
Ragazzo Mio (Danny Boy)*
Il Mare Calmo Della Sera (25th Anniversary Version)*
Dormi Dormi Lullaby Feat. Jennifer Garner*
Amo Soltanto Te Feat. Ed Sheeran
If Only Feat. Dua Lipa
Fall On Me Feat. Matteo Bocelli
Gloria The Gift Of Life
Vertigo With Raphael Gualazzi At The Piano
I Am Here
Ave Maria Pietas Feat. Aida Garifullina
(*Denotes a brand new recorded track)
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