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La Strada - Songs From The Movies
 
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La Strada - Songs From The Movies

13 Jun. 2011 | Format: MP3

£7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
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3:42
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2:41
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2011
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2011
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 41:27
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  • ASIN: B005LGXHU8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,294 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Aggie S. on 15 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I start from the position of someone who has never been fond of crossover music. In the past I have found that the operatic voice bullies the lighter song and, in the process, does neither the voice nor the song any favours. So, when I bought this it was an experimental purchase, a punt. I have always enjoyed Villazón's voice and so got the cd because of his recording history.

It's FANTASTIC!

This cd is like no other crossover project I've ever heard. Villazón has done what so many of his operatic peers fail to do: he has honoured the music he's singing and its idiom. Of course it's his voice (a sure guarantee of quality), vital, virile and full of his usual excitement... but his voice responds to the songs with elegance, imagination and (this is key to the success of La Strada) with touching restraint. Because of the quiet that he allows, the drama of the songs is real. (Of course, Villazón knows well how to do drama!) It's subtle, it's full of musicality and grace, and it works beautifully.

Stand out tracks: Windmills of Your Mind, Al otro lada del rio and A Piece of Sky. I think my favourite at present, though, is The Summer Knows.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Adina on 24 Jun. 2011
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I am an enthusiastic opera fan which is how I first discovered Rolando Villazon. Having heard/seen him perform several times on the opera stage I was to tell the truth disappointed when I first learned of this "crossover" CD as I love him singing opera so much. I need not have worried. This is quite simply a marvellous CD. The song choices are obviously very personal to Mr Villazon and wonderfully delivered. This is a very great artist at work. There is simply no dud track and his interpretation of Je ne regrette rien in particular is startlingly effective. I can wholeheartedly recommend this recording both to all fans of great singers and songs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kyle on 28 Oct. 2011
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This guy is simply amazing, his talent, his energy, his voice!
Before buying the CD I was desperately searching on the internet some preview of 'Non, je ne regrette rien' and I couldn't find. But ever since I listened to it for the first time, I couldn't stop. 'Piece of sky', 'Rainbow', 'She', 'Smile' are just simply unforgettable. It's rarely that I like something better than the original, but this guy, simply created another set of masterpieces from already golden hits of all times.
IT"S A MUST for anybody!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Stott on 25 Jun. 2011
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As always Rolando Villazon delivers an album that is sensitive,beautiful and memorable. I love his song selection in its entirety but as 'Non, je ne regrette rien', holds very special memories for me as sung by Edith Piaf, I was concerned it may not have had the same impact. How wrong could I be, the arrangement is superb and Rolando gives an exquisite rendition, which gave me shivers up my spines The Cd has been played many times since I received it. The whole album was delivered with geniune feeling and marvellous voice control, throughout......creating the mood of each song as only he can! This album has a very special place in my collection of Rolando Villazon's music, whether it be Cd or DVD; opera, Zarzuela or crossover.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Wenban on 11 Feb. 2013
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We have friends who are Villazon groupies and they just love this CD. I find him a bit OTT but we've been pursuaded by this disc to see him live at the RFH.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By walking the dog on 7 Feb. 2013
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Have this cd playing as I drive. I could listen to this man all day. Just bought another of Rolando`s cd`s so will probably have to drive all over England to hear all the tracks...........
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. J. Bice on 25 Jan. 2013
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Music to relax to and have a nice glass of wine with. Just sit back and be transported to whatever age you like.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pom on 15 Dec. 2012
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Rolando Villazon continues to sing passionately, with professionalism and a beautiful tenor voice. Thank you. I am missing him in opera.
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