Bocelli Pops With 'Andrea'
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Nov. 9 with a pop album, "Andrea." The Phillips/Sugar set will boast guest appearances by the Gipsy Kings and Holly Stell, as well as songs written by Guy ChamItalian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return Nov. 9 with a pop album, "Andrea." The Phillips/Sugar set will boast guest appearances by the Gipsy Kings and Holly Stell, as well as songs written by Guy Chambers and Enrique Iglesias.
The 12-track album boasts songs recorded in Italian, English and, in the case of the Gipsy Kings collaboration, "Sin Tu Amor," in Spanish. Among the English songs is "Go Where Love Goes," a duet with 11-year-old singer Stell.
Iglesias contributes original lyrics to Guy Chambers' "Un Nuovo Giorno." The album will also include songs written by Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto, composers of Bocelli's signature song, "Con Te Partirò" (Time To Say Goodbye).
The album track "Go Where Love Goes" will be featured in the forthcoming Warner Bros. film "Lazarus Child," which stars Andy Garcia and Angela Bassett.
"Andrea" will be the follow-up to 2002's "Sentimento," which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Classical Albums chart and No. 12 on The Billboard 200. It has sold 920,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In September, Bocelli will tour Australia and New Zealand, and is planning appearances in London and Las Vegas around the release of "Andrea." Further global touring will stretch into spring 2005 and will include a Dec. 11 performance at the annual Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo.
Additionally, the artist will take part in "Andrew Bocelli: Tribute on Ice." The two-hour television special will be taped Nov. 12 in Bridgeport, Conn., and will air Dec. 18 on NBC. Along with the artist's performance, the show is scheduled to feature skaters Brian Boitano, Brian Orser, Todd Eldredge, Paul Wylie, Ekaterina Gordeeva and Nicole Bobek among others.
A new PBS special, which will include unaired footage from the NBC taping, will air in March 2005.