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5.0 out of 5 stars A German teacher & lecturer, who has the luck to live & to work inmid of the most beautiful desert of the Arabian Emirates !
Living in Oman,working in Abu Dhabi & Dubai/ U.A. Emirates, travelling all over the Gulf region and the Middle East I like to discuss with my Arabian friends and customers about traditional-classic and modern popmusic of both cultures - the Western (European & North American) and the Oriental culture.

We enjoy to listen to the best and world famous opera...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Zucchero CD
This CD is faulty and I cannot play it on any of my CD players!
Published on 26 Feb 2010 by Mila Middleton


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A German teacher & lecturer, who has the luck to live & to work inmid of the most beautiful desert of the Arabian Emirates !, 11 July 2008
This review is from: All The Best (Audio CD)
Living in Oman,working in Abu Dhabi & Dubai/ U.A. Emirates, travelling all over the Gulf region and the Middle East I like to discuss with my Arabian friends and customers about traditional-classic and modern popmusic of both cultures - the Western (European & North American) and the Oriental culture.

We enjoy to listen to the best and world famous opera singers and the most popular modern popmusic singers. My friends in Arabia like ZUCCHERO`s music - they love Italo popmusic!

.......ZUCCHERO - a portrait:

His pseudonym "Zucchero", meaning 'sugar', has been his nickname from a very young age, and was given to him by an elementary school teacher who said he was as sweet as sugar, calling him "marmellata e zucchero" ' 'jam and sugar'.

Adelmo Fornaciari was born in a Reggio Emilia (in a parish, frazione in Italian, named Roncocesi), Emilia-Romagna, though he spent most of his childhood in the seaside town of Forte dei Marmi (Province of Lucca, Tuscany).

Zucchero is widely known as the biggest pop star to come out of Italy, selling over 25 million albums world wide since his 1983 debut. Over the years he has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Bono, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Miles Davis, Luciano Pavarotti, Sting and many more. All The Best features 11 of Zucchero's greatest hits including: "Il Volo," "Un Kilo," and "Senza Una Donna" which was originally released on his 1988 album, Blue's, the highest selling album in Italian history.

'Tutti i colori della mia vita' is Zucchero 'Sugar' Fornaciari's new single taken from the 'ALL THE BEST' album, which has already exceeded the target of DIAMOND DISC and has conquered the charts throughout the world.
After the huge radio successes achieved with the tracks 'Wonderful Life' and 'Amen', Zucchero returns with a new track to celebrate the concert which will be held in Milan on 14 June 2008.

For the first time and for one night only the SanSiro stadium will be transformed into the largest theatre in the world.

The artist is currently on tour in Europe with 'SOLD OUT' concerts in every venue.

After dominating the charts everywhere last year, and after triumphant live performances throughout the world, Zucchero looks set to lead the field again in 2008.

"All the best" is in fact the first number one in 2008 in Italy. All the best has already exceeded the target of 5 platinum discs and is also rapidly climbing the charts in many European countries'

We are waiting for news about his 'ALL THE BEST TOUR 2008' (which will take him around the world for another eight months).

"The blues is the blues; the soul is everywhere," claims Zucchero, one of Italy's greatest musicians, in a recent interview. Zucchero's philosophy is that there is no distinction between Italian blues and American blues, or the blues of any other country - however, that is only one form of music Zucchero is devoted to. He has a vast love for classical music as well, having been greatly influenced by Puccini and Verdi in his youth. Since then he has divided his attention between both classical and blues throughout his successful career, occasionally even venturing into rock-n-roll territory - he has recorded with Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, as well as blues legends John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton.

Zucchero (which means "sugar" in Italian - one of his junior high school teachers gave him the nickname) was born in Roncocesi, a village in the Province of Reggio Emiliaon, on September 25, 1955. His real name is Adelmo Fornaciari and he has sold approximately 2,000,000 copies each of his 13 albums. He got started in music by learning to play the organ in his local church, and at the age of 13 met an American student who introduced him to soul, blues, and R&B music, which he quickly fell in love with. He went on to form several bands, some of which were called "Sugar & Daniel," "Le Nuove Luci," and "Sugar & Candies," steadily working to develop his musicianship until he ended up recording his first album Un po' di Zucchero in 1983. In 1985 he went to America to make an all blues album with the bass player Randy Jackson titled Zucchero & the Randy Jackson Band, which included his first hit song 'Donne.'

In 1987 Zucchero became hugely successful in Italy when his album Blue's sold 1,200,000 copies to become the best selling Italian record. In 1988 his fame spread throughout Europe and he toured in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Holland, and Switzerland. Probably Zucchero's most well-known song in Europe is 'Senza Una Donna,' which he recorded with the British pop musician Paul Antony Young in 1991. Because Zucchero is interested in many different styles of music, he can easily collaborate with various artists in all genres. Over the years he has enjoyed working with such greats as Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Miles Davis, Johnny Hallyday, Brian May, Luciano Pavarotti, Dolores O'Riordan, Tom Jones, Jeff Beck, and B.B. King, among others. He has stated that one of his dreams is to record with the American R&B, soul, and gospel singer, Aretha Franklin, who is known as "The Queen Of Soul."

The first person Zucchero ever collaborated with was jazz legend Miles Davis in 1988. And Zucchero said it was a rather intimidating process since he was still at the beginning of his career. Davis came to Italy on a world tour and was greatly impressed when he heard Zucchero's song 'Dune Mosse' playing constantly on the radio. The jazz icon loved Zucchero's combination of Mediterranean melodies and traditional blues so much he wanted to collaborate with him immediately.

Zucchero sings mainly in Italian, English, and Spanish and his voice has been described by fans and critics around the world as being bluesy, passionate, soothing, and intense - some people claim there is a definite Ray Charles quality to his voice. Fans who only speak English are always surprised when they discover that although they may not understand the lyrics to Zucchero's songs, they are still very much moved by the melodies and tone of his vocals. And Zucchero's musicality is not limited to only singing, he can also play many instruments as well, being proficient on the guitar, the electric piano, organ, mellotron, and the fuzz synthesizer.

Even though Zucchero is well known in Europe and has had tremendous success there, only a small group of people are aware of him outside his home continent. But he is working hard to change that. In 2005 he struck a deal with Starbucks/Hear Music who put his 2004 album Zucchero & Co. on sale in coffee houses across America. Starbucks/Hear Music already had great success getting Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill: Acoustic album well known. Zucchero has spoken about how difficult it is for a European artist to break into the American market. But he is already satisfied with the level of exposure the Starbucks/Hear Music deal has given him.

In 2004 Zucchero released a live DVD of his concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which features many of the duets he performed with artists on his album Zucchero & Co. Fans all over the world rave about how good the concert turned out.

Zucchero even played at the Woodstock '94 concert and was the only international artist to do so. And in July of 1996 he was invited to the Montreux Jazz Festival becoming the first Italian artist to ever be invited; he performed at the festival with Little Richard.

When you listen to a Zucchero album, be prepared for a diverse and emotion-filled journey - you'll be led down many varied paths of music and always enjoy the ride.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zucchero - One of the Best Artists I have ever heard, 18 Oct 2009
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In one word this CD is Fantastic. If you have never heard of Zucchero then you should buy this CD and listen to it - you will certainly buy more of his CDs. Another one of his best is 'Zucchero & Co' the one with two CDs and one DVD - absolutely great!!All The Best & Zu & Co.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zucchero compilation, 17 May 2013
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This album encompasses all of Zucchero's hits and is fabulous. If you only buy one album of this wonderful Italian rock singer, then this is the one. But I bet you won't be able to stop at just this one, all of his albums are great. I would make this man compulsory listening for everyone, young and old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great tracks, 20 Sep 2009
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Zucherro 'All The Best' A very good disc with a wide range of styles. As good as i expected,perhaps better. Highly reccomended
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect !, 26 Jun 2013
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Perfect ! It is what I wanted & was very easy to get by so I'm very satisfied with this buy .
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Zucchero CD, 26 Feb 2010
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This CD is faulty and I cannot play it on any of my CD players!
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