I was in a grocery store in Canada when I first heard the gorgeous tenor voice coming through the speakers. Yes, like many people, my first introduction to Andrea Bocelli came in the form of his duet, “The Prayer,” with Celine Dion.
I was instantly hooked.
Basically, I’ve been a fan for years.
So when I got the chance to review his newest album, Cinema, I was all over it. After all, this album combines two things I love: Andrea Bocelli’s voice and music from the movies.
The first track on the album is “Maria” from West Side Story. Oh my gosh. It was stunning. Beautiful. I loved it. And I went on to the next one. And the next. And the next.
I’ve listened to the entire album at least four times in two days. I can’t even tell you how much I love every track. With songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, The Godfather, Gladiator and more, anyone with an appreciation for great film music can find something to love about Cinema.
One of the things I really appreciate about Bocelli’s vocals, and about this album in particular, is that it’s really easy to listen to without requiring a lot of concentration. Sometimes popular music just takes too much energy and focus. But this music is nice to just put on in the background while doing other things.
Want to hear a little something yourself?
Isn’t it lovely?
And if you do buy it, I hope you’ll let me know what you think. Happy listening!
**I participated in the Andrea Bocelli’s Cinema album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.