"The Greatest Hits" - Pavarotti


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CD One: Opera Arias

  • Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
  • Che gelida manina (La bohème)
  • Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d’amore)
  • Pour mon âme quel destin (La fille du regiment)
  • La donna è mobile (Rigoletto)
  • Di quella pira (Il trovatore)
  • E lucevan le stelle (Tosca)
  • Vesti la guibba (Pagliacci)
  • Donna non vidi mai (Manon Lescaut)
  • Spirto gentil (La Favorita)
  • La fleur que tu m’avais jetée (Carmen)
  • O soave fanciulla (La bohème)
  • Recondita armonia (Tosca)
  • Pourquoi me réveiller (Werther)
  • M’appari (Martha)
  • Ch’ella mi creda libero e lontano (La Faniculla del West)
  • Celeste Aida (Aida)
  • Di rigori armato il seno (Der Rosenkavalier)
  • Come un bel di di Maggio (Andrea Chénier)
  • Cielo e mar (La Gioconda)
  • Addio, fiorito asil (Madama Butterfly)
  • Amor ti vieta (Fedora)
  • O Paradiso (L’Africaine)
  • Questa o quella (Rigoletto)
  • Brindisi (La Traviata)

CD Two: Italian Songs and Sacred Arias

  • O Sole Mio
  • Caruso
  • La Danza
  • Volare
  • Torna a Surriento
  • Ti adoro
  • ‘A vucchella
  • Vivere
  • La Mia Canzone Al Vento
  • Non ti scordar di me
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Ingemisco (Verdi Requiem)
  • Panis Angelicus (Franck)
  • O Holy Night (Adam)
  • Mamma
  • L’ultima canzone
  • Buongiourno a te
  • Mattinata
  • Core ‘ngrato
  • Passione
  • Santa Lucia
  • Granada
  • Funiculi, funicula

CD Three: Great Duets:

  • Au fond du temple saint (Pearl Fishers’ Duet) Bizet Les pécheurs de perles
  • Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! Verdi Otello
  • Angiol di pace (Live from Lincoln Center) Bellini Beatrice di Tenda
  • Notte ‘e piscatore with Andrea Bocelli
  • Miserere with Zucchero & Andrea Bocelli
  • Miss Sarajevo with Passengers (U2, Brian Eno)
  • Live Like Horses with Elton John
  • I Hate You Then I Love You with Céline Dion
  • Hero with Mariah Carey
  • Holy Mother with Eric Clapton
  • The Magic of Love with Lionel Richie
  • Too Much Love Will Kill You* with Queen (Brian May & Roger Taylor)
  • Peace Just Wanted To Be Free with Stevie Wonder
  • When We Dance* with Sting
  • You’re The First, The Last, My Everything* with Barry White
  • It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World* with James Brown
  • Perfect Day* with Lou Reed
  • My Way with Frank Sinatra
  • Nessun Dorma with José Carreras & Plácido Domingo (Three Tenors 1990 Concert)

Background Information

On June 7, 2019, two albums celebrating Pavarotti are released. The first is the soundtrack to the Ron Howard documentary, Pavarotti. The second is a 3-CD set collection of Pavarotti’s greatest hits. Both albums feature U2 content. The Greatest Hits features two songs in which U2 participate.

The first one is the song “Miserere” which was co-written by Bono, Pavarotti and Zucchero and released as a single in the ’90s. The song here is performed by Pavarotti with Zucchero, as well as Andrea Bocelli. Bono is not part of the performance on this release, but he did co-write the song. This recording is marked as a newly released version of the song, and we will confirm the date of the performance when the album is released.

The second song is the radio edit of “Miss Sarajevo,” recorded by Passengers, a collective made up of U2 and Brian Eno, and assorted guests including Pavarotti. This version of the song has been issued before on a variety of releases.

The press release for this album reads as follows:

Pavarotti’s incredible repertoire can be explored in further depth with the new three-disc/digital best of collection, Pavarotti: The Greatest Hits, which serves as a companion to the soundtrack and film. The anthology features 67 of the world-renowned tenor’s most well-known recordings and collaborations and includes the best of his “Opera Arias,” “Italian Songs & Sacred Arias” and “Great Duets.” Fittingly opening with his iconic performance of “Nessun dorma,” the “Opera Arias” disc spans the opera legend’s entire career and includes beloved performances from “La bohéme,” “Rigoletto,” “Pagliacci,” “Tosca,” “Carmen” and “Madama Butterfly.” More than 20 of Pavarotti’s most powerful works including “O Sole Mio,” “Caruso,” “Volare,” “O Holy Night,” “Mama” and “Funiculì, funiculà” are collected together on “Italian Songs & Sacred Arias.”

The set is rounded out with a series of “Great Duets” that showcases The People’s Tenor performing captivating duets with a who’s who of musical superstars, including Andrea Bocelli, Céline Dion, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder and more. Exclusive to the album are five previously unreleased duets with some of the biggest names in music: Barry White, James Brown, Lou Reed, Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Sting. Having recently been unearthed and remastered, these tracks, recorded live at the “Pavarotti & Friends” concerts, the series of star-studded benefit performances hosted by Pavarotti in his home town of Modena, Italy between 1992 and 2003, provide a poignant reminder of Pavarotti’s compassion, humanity and enduring relationships with so many comparable stars from the world of popular entertainment. Never before, or since, has an operatic superstar made such an impact. That was the special genius of Pavarotti.

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