For the first time during his historic career the world’s best selling tenor, Andrea Bocelli, will be releasing a collection of his greatest hits. The Best of Andrea Bocelli – Vivere, will be released on Sugar Music/Universal on 12TH November, marking a decade of chart-topping albums that have made him a household name and beloved cultural figure the world over.
The Best of Andrea Bocelli – Vivere will feature selections from Bocelli’s wildly popular recordings including Romanza, Sogno and his most recent album release, Amore. Highlights include “Time To Say Goodbye” his breakthrough smash with Sarah Brightman, “The Prayer,” another duet, made famous with Celine Dion, and the more recent Bocelli staples “Because We Believe” and “Besame Mucho” among others. Several new tracks are also exclusively available on Vivere, including new compositions by the renowned and accomplished David Foster, who also holds producing credits on the songs and was one of the creative forces behind Amore. Other notable guests on the disc include the acclaimed classical pianist Lang Lang and Latin singing sensation Laura Pausini.
2007 has already been another banner year for Bocelli. In July, the superstar staged his first-ever, pop only, live concert set in the stunning hills of Tuscany, which is being placed internationally for broadcast and will air on PBS this December in the U.S. Bocelli also appears on the forthcoming new album from Chris Botti, Italia, released in September.
Vivere, meaning “to live,” is certainly something Andrea Bocelli does to his fullest. Having sold over 60 million albums worldwide, he continues to display a singularly unique ability to straddle both pop and classical repertoire with sincerity, conviction, grace and his unmistakable soaring tenor. One of the most sought after performers in the world, he has recorded duets with the biggest names in music including Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Katharine McPhee, Kenny G and the aforementioned Brightman, Botti and Dion.