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One Chance - Puccini, Etc / Paul Potts


Release Date: 07/31/2007 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 713868   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Giacomo PucciniLucio QuarantottoJoseph M. LacalleLucio Dalla,   ... 
Performer:  Paul PottsDavid KreugerPer MagnussonPeter Ljung,   ... 
Conductor:  David SnellSimon LeeHenrik JansonAnne Skates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraCapital VoicesStockholm Session Strings
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 49 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Issued in 2007, ONE CHANCE is the full-length debut by U.K. singer Paul Potts, the winner of the first season of the BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT reality-TV competition. Despite his unassuming presence, Potts impressed Simon Cowell and the program's other judges with his stunning operatic rendition of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma," which is presented here, along with other lush classical/pop numbers, most notably a swooning Italian version of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" (a.k.a. "Ognuno Soffre"). Issued in 2007, ONE CHANCE is the full-length debut by U.K. singer Paul Potts, the winner of the first season of the BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT reality-TV competition. Despite his unassuming presence, Potts impressed Simon Cowell and the program's other judges with his stunning operatic rendition of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma," which is presented here, along with other lush classical/pop numbers, most notably a swooning Italian version of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts" (a.k.a. "Ognuno Soffre"). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Paul Potts (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Snell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Venue:  Air Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
2. Time to say goodbye by Lucio Quarantotto
Performer:  Paul Potts (Tenor), David Kreuger (Keyboards), Per Magnusson (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Capital Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Anne Skates.
Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England; Angel Recording Studios, London, England 
3. Amapola by Joseph M. Lacalle
Performer:  Peter Ljung (Piano), Paul Potts (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Henrik Janson.
Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England; Quiz/Larossi Studio, Stockholm, Sweden; Angel Recording Studios, London, England 
4. Caruso by Lucio Dalla
Performer:  Paul Potts (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simon Lee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Capital Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Dave Arch; Anne Skates.
Angel Recording Studios, London, England; Sphere Studios, London, England 
5. The Mission: Nella fantasia (In my dreams) by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Jan Bengtson (Flute), Per Magnusson (Keyboards), Per Magnusson (Piano),
Paul Potts (Tenor)
Conductor:  Henrik Janson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stockholm Session Strings
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: David Kreuger; Henrik Janson; Per Magnusson.
A Side Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Sveriges Radio Studio, Stockholm; Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England 
6. You Raise Me Up by Rolf Lovland
Performer:  Fridrik Karlsson (Guitars), Dave Arch (Piano), Paul Potts (Tenor),
Chris Laws (Drums), Steve Mac (Synthesizer), Steve Mac (Keyboards)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; Ireland 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Arch.
Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England; Whitfield Street Studios, London, England 
7. My way by Jacques Reveaux
Performer:  Steve Mac (Keyboards), Chris Laws (Drums), Steve Mac (Synthesizer),
Dave Arch (Piano), Fridrik Karlsson (Guitars), Frank Ricotti (Percussion),
Paul Potts (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranger: Dave Arch.
Phoenix Studios, London, England; Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England 
8. He Was Beautiful by Stanley Myers
Performer:  Paul Potts (Tenor)
Conductor:  Simon Lee
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Capital Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arrangers: Nigel Wright; Anne Skates.
Angel Recording Studios, London, England; Sphere Studios, London, England 
9. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Peter Ljung (Piano), Paul Potts (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Capital Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Henrik Janson; Anne Skates.
Quiz/Larossi Studio, Stockholm, Sweden; Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England; Angel Studios, London, England 
10. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Paul Potts (Tenor), Peter Ljung (Piano)
Conductor:  Anne Skates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capital Voices,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Henrik Janson; Josef Larossi; Andreas Romdhane; Anne Skates. 
11. Everybody Hurts by Michael Stipe
Performer:  Peter Ljung (Piano), Paul Potts (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1992; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranger: Henrik Janson.
Metropolis Studios, Chiswick, London, England; Quiz/Larossi Studio, Stockholm, Sweden; Angel Recording Studios, London, England
This selection was composed in collaboration with Peter Buck, Bill Berry and Mike Mills. 
12. Phantom of the Opera: Music of the Night by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Paul Potts (Tenor)
Conductor:  David Snell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capital Voices,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: David Cullen; Anne Skates.
Sphere Studios, London, England; Air Studios, London, England 

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