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Ave Maria
Ave Maria
Price: £8.21

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too sentimental., 5 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Ave Maria (Audio CD)
Grigolo is sticking to his usual style - he may have a good voice but I find his quivering very irritating and insincere. He always sounds as if he is crying his way through every song. Fortunately, I listened to most of the songs on this cd beforehand, saving myself from spending money on buying album.


Love In Portofino
Love In Portofino
Price: £5.99

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful,as always., 22 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Love In Portofino (Audio CD)
I was aware when I ordered this release that it would not contain the whole of the Portofino concert, but where Andrea Bocelli is concerned half a concert is better than none at all. The performances here are delightful and the setting is stunning. The DVD on its own is worth the price.

Some say that Andrea should stick with the Italian pop ballads that originally made him famous but if he had just continued to produce Romanza style songs in Romanza style arrangements he would soon have been dubbed as a one-track pony; and if he devoted himself solely to opera he would be like a lot of other tenors who spend their whole career producing different combinations of the same arias over and over again. If an artist is as versatile as Andrea and can mould his voice to sing almost any song beautifully, it would be a pity to limit himself to just one category of music. By expanding his repertoire and exploring a great variety of musical genres he attracts and delights a wider audience than most singers, and Love in Portofino does not disappoint!
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Passione
Passione
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £13.31

49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful surprise!, 29 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Passione (Audio CD)
'Passione': I was a bit doubtful when I ordered this CD as it is not the kind of music I have ever really appreciated. But I decided to give it a try, and was pleasantly surprised - I love it! I have played it several times now, and it has proved to be the rare kind of album that gets better and better every time. Bocelli enhralls me with his interpretation of these love songs, many of which are new to me and which include some inspired duets with Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and the late Edith Piaf.

There are few singers who can tackle Elvis Presley's music convincingly, but Bocelli can! His rendition of 'Love me Tender' is stunning, every bit as good as Elvis's own version, and sung with such simple sincerity and honesty - just beautiful.

In 'Passione' Bocelli shows how versatile he has become as a performer and how much he has developed since his early 'Romanza' days. With his remarkable voice, which has got deeper, richer and more expressive over the years, he has produced one of his most interesting albums to date.
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Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Price: £31.86

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic treat from Bocelli!, 18 Jan. 2013
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Andrea Bocelli has the magical ability to make all his characters sound real, and this recording is no exception. Bocelli and the rest of the cast interpret this wonderful opera by Gounod with great style and verve. Beautifully done!


Opera
Opera
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £5.81

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An operatic 'Best Of', 9 Nov. 2012
This review is from: Opera (Audio CD)
This is the operatic equivalent of Bocelli's 'Vivere' - the best arias and duets performed superbly by the biggest-selling classical artist in the world. Bocelli has such a unique timbre and beauty in his voice, a joy to listen to. If Rudolfo in 'La Boheme' and Don José in 'Carmen' were real people, I am sure they would sound more like Bocelli than any other tenor. Well done, Andrea!


Arrivederci
Arrivederci
Offered by Entertainment Direct
Price: £5.15

1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too slushy, 20 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Arrivederci (Audio CD)
I have seen Vittorio Grigolo in live opera performances a couple of times. He is far too weepy and slushy for my liking, and he sounds just as quivery and sentimental on his recordings. I prefer the natural endearing sound and style of Andrea Bocelli any time!
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GRIGOLO, VITTORIO-ARRIVEDERCI
GRIGOLO, VITTORIO-ARRIVEDERCI
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Price: £6.55

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea!, 31 Jan. 2012
I have listened to Vittorio Grigolo before and seen him on stage a couple of times. Good voice, but always far too weepy and slushy for my liking. I prefer the natural and endearing voice and style of Andrea Bocelli any time!
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Arrivederci
Arrivederci
Offered by uniqueplace-uk
Price: £8.08

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea!, 31 Jan. 2012
This review is from: Arrivederci (Audio CD)
I have listened to Vittorio Grigolo before and seen him on stage a couple of times. Good voice, but always far too weepy and slushy for my liking. I prefer the natural and endearing voice and style of Andrea Bocelli any time!
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Concerto: One Night In Central Park [CD+DVD]
Concerto: One Night In Central Park [CD+DVD]
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £12.48

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic!, 29 Nov. 2011
This concert exceeds my expectations by far. The line-up of star guests is impressive, the orchestra is fabulous and Bocelli himself simply stunning. Condidering that the concert was aimed at a 60,000-strong audience, the balance between opera and non-classical material is just right.

Andrea's rendition of 'Amazing Grace' is just that - amazing. All the opera arias and duets are sung with great passion and style by both Andrea and his guests, and Andrea sounds better than ever. Another wonderful performance is 'Aranjuez'. The mix of old favourites and new surprises is spot on. Beautifully done, yet again, Andrea!


Concerto:One Night In Central Park [DVD]
Concerto:One Night In Central Park [DVD]
Dvd ~ Andrea Bocelli
Price: £8.72

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic!, 29 Nov. 2011
This concert exceeds my expectations by far. The line-up of star guests is impressive, the orchestra is fabulous and Bocelli himself simply stunning. Condidering that the concert was aimed at a 60,000-strong audience, the balance between opera and non-classical material is just right.

Andrea's rendition of 'Amazing Grace' is just that - amazing. All the opera arias and duets are sung with great passion and style by both Andrea and his guests, and Andrea sounds better than ever. Another wonderful performance is 'Aranjuez'. The mix of old favourites and new surprises is spot on. Beautifully done, yet again, Andrea!


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