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Andrea Bocelli Announces New Album ‘Cinema’ October 23





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(TORONTO – 21 August 2015) - International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns with his new eagerly awaited album Cinema.   Cinema celebrates the greatest movie songs of all-time and reunites a team of musical legends including David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis who worked together on the trailblazing success of Bocelli’s Amore. Cinema marks Bocelli’s first new studio recording in two years and will be released globally on October 23 on Sugar Music / Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Cinema features a collection of movie songs etched in the culture and hearts of several generations including epic theme songs featured in films such as “Doctor Zhivago”, “Love Story”, “The Godfather”, “Life is Beautiful”, “Gladiator”, “The Postman”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and many more, as well as popular songs from stage musicals, immortalised by their film versions, such as “West Side Story” and “Evita”. Bocelli’s stunning new music video for the track Nelle Tue Mani (Now We Are Free) from the film ‘Gladiator’ debuts today. Exquistely filmed in The Mojave Desert, the video captures the cinematic feel of the new album and features a cameo by two-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner John Travolta. Click here to watch the new video. Bocelli’s legendary voice partnered with fantastic new arrangements and state-of-the-art recording technologies brings new life to some of the greatest musical masterpieces for film by composers who made both film and music history during the 20th century, from Leonard Bernstein to the legendary Ennio Morricone. True to his status as a truly international artist, Andrea has recorded songs in five different languages (Italian, French, Spanish, English and Sicilian) and has partnered with global superstar Ariana Grande on the heart wrenching duet ‘E Piu Ti Penso’ from ‘Once Upon A Time in America’/ ‘Malena’ and Nicole Scherzinger on the epic musical anthem ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ from ‘Evita.’ Bocelli said the following: “With the album ‘Cinema,’ I’m fulfilling a wish that I’ve harboured for decades. I’ve never made a secret of my dream of bringing to life a recording project associated with soundtracks, as I truly believe that it’s an exceptional artistic treasure trove. It’s an area that has always fascinated me: the scores written for films are very free and potentially very creative. A vast grassland where the composer can roam as he pleases, whatever his inspiration, where he can experiment without having to submit to the norms of the classical song (based on the sequence requiring two strophes, one short instrumental passage, one strophe, one short instrumental passage), or to a theme that is necessarily the conventional one, relating to love. If films are a “dream factory”, the music that supports them embraces these dreams and heightens all of the magic and emotional vitality. My invitation, my token is for these immortal “classics” to merge with the experiences, with the most precious memories, with the emotions of every listener, to become the inimitable soundtrack to their life.” Bocelli will offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience on Spetember 18 and perform new material featured on Cinema at the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards®, in Hollywood, CA. The intimate performance will be taped and produced for television by PBS as part of the Great Performances. The TV special, “Andrea Bocelli: Cinema”, will make its initial airing as the final presentation of PBS’ “Fall Arts Festival”, and is set to air nationwide across hundreds of PBS stations on November 27. The concert event will be personally arranged for Bocelli’s extraordinary voice by musical director, David Foster.  Bocelli’s prior PBS specials have consistently been some of the networks’ highest watched performances, and include some of his biggest events to date, such as “Concerto: One Night in Central Park” and “Love in Portofino”. With over 80 million albums sold worldwide, this international star who has been honoured with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, whose Central Park concert in 2011 entered the history of music as one of the greatest live performances of all time, and who has had the honour of performing live in front of three Presidents of the United States, three popes, and royal families all over the world, is back with an exciting new project, intended as an amazing tribute to the “Seventh Art”. Cinema Track Listing: 1)         MARIA from ‘West Side Story’ Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim Music by Leonard Bernstein   2)         LA CHANSON DE LARA from ‘Doctor Zhivago’ Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster Music by Maurice Jarre French Lyrics by Ithier Hubert   3)         MOON RIVER from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Lyrics by Johnny Mercer Music by Henry N.Mancini   4)         E PIU' TI PENSO duet with Ariana Grande from ‘Once Upon a Time in America /Malèna’ Lyrics by Mogol - Tony Renis Music by Ennio Morricone   5)         BE MY LOVE from ‘The Toast of New Orleans’ Lyrics by Sammy Cahn Music by Nikolaus Brodszky   6)         THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’    Lyrics by  Charles Hart -Richard Stilgoe Music by Andrew Llyod Webber   7)         BRUCIA LA TERRA from ‘The Godfather’ Lyrics by Giuseppe Rinaldi Music by Giovanni Rota   8)         POR UNA CABEZA from ‘Scent of a Woman’ Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera Music by Carlos Gardel   9)         NO LLORES POR MÍ ARGENTINA duet with Nicole Scherzinger from ‘Evita’ Lyrics and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber - Tim Rice Spanish Lyrics by J.Carreras -I.Artime Granda - J.Azpilicuieta Perez   10)       L'AMORE È UNA COSA MERAVIGLIOSA from ‘Love is a many splendored thing’ Lyrics and Music by Paul Webster- Sammy Fain Italian Lyrics by Alberto Curci   11)       MI MANCHERAI from ‘Il Postino’ Lyrics by Marco Marinangeli Music by Luis Bacalov - Riccardo Del Turco - Paolo Margheri 12)       CHEEK TO CHEEK duet with Veronica Berti from ‘Top Hat’ Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin   13)       SORRIDI AMORE VAI from ‘La vita è bella’ Lyrics by Noa - Gil Dor Music by Nicola Piovani Italian Lyrics by Roberto Benigni   14)       HISTORIA DE AMOR from ‘Love Story’ Lyrics and Music by Francis Lai Spanish Lyrics by Andy Williams   15)       OL' MAN RIVER from ‘Show Boat’ Lyrics by O. Hammerstein Music by J. Kern   16)       NELLE TUE MANI (NOW WE ARE FREE) from ‘Gladiator’ Music by Lisa Germaine Gerrard - Klaus Badelt - Hans Florian Zimmer -