"Pavarotti & Friends" - Pavarotti, Luciano


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Full Track Listing:

  • Panis Angelicus (featuring Sting)
  • Miserere (featuring Zucchero)
  • Muoio per te (featuring Sting)
  • Caruso (featuring Lucio Dalla)
  • One More Day – The Neville Brothers
  • Ave Maria – Aaron Neville
  • In Liverpool – Suzanne Vega
  • Sentinel – Mike Oldfield
  • L’urlo – Zucchero
  • Too Much Love Will Kill You – Brian May
  • It’s Probably Me – Sting
  • Room 19 – Bob Geldof
  • Les Hommes qui Passent – Patricia Kaas
  • La Donna e Mobile – featuring Sting, Zucchero, Lucio Dalla, Brian May

Background Information

The song “Miserere” was written by Bono and Italian rock star Zucchero Fornaciari. The english portion of the song was written by Bono and the Italian portions by Zucchero. In 1992, hoping to have Pavarotti record the song with him, Zucchero recorded a demo version of the song to play for him. He approached a then unknown singer, Andrea Bocelli to sing the part he hoped Pavarotti would sing. Pavarotti intially turned down the song reportedly staying “Thank you for writing such a wonderful song. Yet you do not need me to sing it – let Andrea sing Miserere with you, for there is no one finer.” In the end Pavarotti did record the song with Zucchero and the song is featured on Zucchero’s 1992 album “Miserere”.

When organizing a charity gala in Modena Italy, to be held September 27, 1992, Pavarotti approached many friends to perform in the concert. One of these was Zucchero, and the two would perform the song “Miserere” among others. The gala was recorded for release, and the CD from that evening included Zucchero and Pavarotti’s duet on “Miserere”. The lyrics sung on this performance are all in Italian.

A portion of the proceeds from the album were given to the Berloni Foundation for the Research and Care of Thalassemia.

Liner Notes

Miserere – Performed by Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero. Recorded at Modena, September 27, 1992 “Pavarotti International” Charity Gala Concert. Written by Zucchero and Bono.

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