This is an outstanding album that finds Bocelli in wonderful voice. There's not a bad track here, with the emphasis on the great Neapolitan canzones. If one discounts Caruso as THE singer of such songs as a native of Naples, they have seldom been sung better. The song selection is excellent, with every one having a high "hummability" factor.
Bocelli appears to be a tenor at the height of his powers. The ending to Funiculi Funicula is breathtaking but a mere precursor to brilliance with the extraordinary D flat that ends Because. The latter is far from a "lounge" song as the Amazon review suggests, having been done by any tenor with his salt from Caruso through Gigli, Lanza and Domingo. I've not yet heard anyone take the final note with such gusto and Bocelli should be congratulated for a version that is now the best on record. His English is endearing on the song but his phrasing, technique and tone are all exquisite here.
Like a previous reviewer, I wish he would do less "pop" material as he is too good for a lot of that. While classically trained but much less technically correct and gifted tenors such as Russell Watson, Jonathan Ansell and Paul Potts have their fans - and to be fair, do introduce newcomers to the classical repertoire - there are few finer tenors around today than Bocelli. Pavarotti rated him highly and the approval of one of the three greatest tenors of all time (Caruso and Bjoerling being the others)should be enough for us all. If you're looking to treat yourself, or a friend, this is the album to buy.