For who hasn't heard of Andrea Parodi before, he was the lead singer of a folk-pop group (Tazenda) that had a brief moment of success in Italy in the early 90s. His unique voice and the folk themes sung in Sardinian make him more belonging to world music. In this album Al di meola rediscovers the european and mainly Spanish influences that are very evident on Friday Night in SF. The quality of the recording, taking into account that it's a live album, is excellent and remarkable.
"Amargura" is a Sardinian folk song acccompanied by the classical flamenco-stylish guitar and sung by Sandra Ligas (uncredited) together with Andrea. "Umbras" is a jazz-folk piece, full of unusual passages, changes in tempo and tonality. For jazz-prog lovers and not only. a 5-stars track..
Andrea Bocelli's Romanza is the bestselling classical crossover album of all time, having sold well over 17 million copies globally. To mark 20 years since the album's original release, and the success of 'Con Te Partiro' and 'Time To Say Goodbye' a 20th Anniversary Edition was released in November 2016. The original album has been remastered and now include bonus tracks.
Un demone si aggira da sempre per i regni incantati e deserti della letteratura. La sterminata legione dei personaggi più memorabili è inquietata, manipolata, combattuta da un fumo demonico: i fantasmi di Dante, di Shakespeare, di Hugo ne subiscono l’influsso, si piegano alla sua forza distorsiva, tentano esorcismi, soccombono. Il demone è la letteratura stessa. Ed è questo demone, la letteratura stessa, che affronta Andrea Morstabilini nel suo romanzo d’esordio. …
“This is something of a find – a production produced in Milan's television studios in 1973 that does more than justice to Giordano's verismo work about personal conflicts at the time of the French Revolution. It's directed, with considerable imagination, by the Czech Vaclav Kaslik, at the top of his profession in the 70s. In realistic period sets he unerringly creates the milieu of a degenerate aristocracy in Act 1 and of the raw mob-rule of the Revolution in the succeeding acts. The only drawback is the poor lip-synch. Conductor Bruno Bartoletti makes certain we're unaware of the score's weaker moments and releases all the romantic passion in Giordano's highly charged writing for his principals.
Andrea Bocelli's Romanza is the bestselling classical crossover album of all time, having sold well over 17 million copies globally. To mark 20 years since the album's original release, and the success of 'Con Te Partiro' and 'Time To Say Goodbye' a 20th Anniversary Edition will be released. The original album has been remastered and will now include four bonus tracks.