"Pavarotti" - Pavarotti
U2 Related Tracks:
- "Ave Maria" (D. 839, Live from Modena, May 27, 2003) - Bono and Pavarotti (04:02)
- "Miss Sarajevo" (Live from Modena, September 12, 1995) - Bono, The Edge, Pavarotti, Brian Eno (06:22)
- "Miserere" (Live Version) - Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero (04:29)
Full Track Listing:
- Turandot: “Nessun dorma!” (Live) – Luciano Pavarotti, The John Alldis Choir, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Zubin Mehta
- Voce ‘e notte – Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Giancarlo Chiaramello
- La fille du régiment: “Pour mon âme quel destin” – Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Richard Bonynge
- L’elisir d’amore: “Una furtiva lagrima” – Luciano Pavarotti, English Chamber Orchestra & Richard Bonynge
- Aida: “Celeste Aida” – Luciano Pavarotti, Wiener Volksopernorchester & Leone Magiera
- Me voglio fa’ ‘na casa (Arr. Chiaramello) – Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Anton Guadagno
- Rigoletto: “Questa o quella” – Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sir Edward Downes
- Rigoletto: “La donna è mobile” – Luciano Pavarotti, London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Bonynge
- La Bohème: “O soave fanciulla” – Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni, Berlin Philharmonic & Herbert von Karajan
- Tosca: “E lucevan le stelle” – Luciano Pavarotti, The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Nicola Rescigno
- Pagliacci: “Vesti la giubba” (Live) – Luciano Pavarotti, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Riccardo Muti
- Silenzio cantatore – Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Giancarlo Chiaramello
- ‘A vucchella (Live) – Luciano Pavarotti & John Wustman
- La traviata: “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” (Brindisi) – Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, The London Opera Chorus, The National Philharmonic Orchestra & Richard Bonynge
- ‘O sole mio (Live) – José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra of the Rome Opera House, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino & Zubin Mehta
- Manon Lescaut: “Donna non vidi mai” (Live) – Luciano Pavarotti, Philharmonia Orchestra & Leone Magiera
- Miss Sarajevo (Live) – Brian Eno, Bono, The Edge, Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra Filarmonica Di Torino & Michael Kamen
- Pietà, Signore (Live) – Luciano Pavarotti & John Wustman
- Turandot: “Nessun dorma!” (Live) – Luciano Pavarotti, Orchestra of the Rome Opera House, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino & Zubin Mehta
- Ave Maria, dolce Maria (Arr. Chiaramello) [Live] – Luciano Pavarotti, Andreas Vollenweider, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna & Leone Magiera
- Miserere (Live) – Andrea Bocelli & Zucchero
- Ave Maria, D. 839 (Live) – Luciano Pavarotti, Bono & Leone Magiera
This album is the 2019 soundtrack to the Ron Howard directed documentary, Pavarotti. The movie is released June 7, 2019, as is the soundtrack of the film, as well as a greatest hits collection of Pavarotti’s work. On May 22, 2019, in advance of the release of the full album, the track “Ave Maria” featuring Bono and Pavarotti was released when you pre-ordered the song on digital services, and it was also made available on streaming services such as Spotify.
Bono and Pavarotti performed together in 2003 at a concert in Italy in aid of Iraqi refugees, the SOS Iraq Benefit. Bono was involved in performing on three songs that day, an orchestral version of U2’s “One,” “Ave Maria” with Pavarotti, and “Miserere” with Pavarotti and Zucchero, the team with which Bono wrote the lyrics for the song initially. In 2005, a remixed version of “Ave Maria” featuring Pavarotti and Bono was released as a B-Side to the single, “Sometimes You Can’t Make it On Your Own“. That version included the vocals from the Modena performance but was heavily remixed and sounded nothing like the performance. The song present on the soundtrack is not that remix by Jacknife Lee. This newly released track is the original recording of the song as it was performed in concert. It is a live recording of that performance released 16 years after the concert for the first time.
The soundtrack also contains the previously released live version of “Miss Sarajevo” featuring Bono, The Edge, and Brian Eno, recorded at the 1995 Pavarotti and Friends concert, also held in Modena, Italy. The soundtrack album also features a performance of “Miserere” by Andrea Bocelli and Zucchero, a song that was co-written by Bono, and which is performed live here by Bocelli and Zucchero.
The album is being released to digital store fronts and streaming services as well as in CD format on June 7, 2019. There is no release in vinyl planned at this time. The release is on Decca Records. A second release the same day on Decca from Pavarotti is titled Pavarotti’s Greatest Hits and features the studio version of “Miss Sarajevo” done under the band name Passengers, with U2 and Brian Eno. This is the radio edit version of the song at 4:32 in length. That compilation will also feature the Bono co-written track “Miserere” as performed by Zucchero and Pavarotti, a live version of the song at 04:16 in length.