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Pavarotti & Friends For The Children Of Liberia


Release Date: 10/20/1998 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460600   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jon Bon JoviDiane WarrenManuel de FallaEnrico Cannio,   ... 
Performer:  Steve GaddPino PalladinoRob MathesRobbie Kondor,   ... 
Conductor:  Marco BoemiJosé Molina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic OrchestraThe CorrsSpice Girls
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A video of this program, directed by Spike Lee and including additional songs, is available as London 074 208.
A portion of the proceeds from this recording will be donated to War Child for the construction of a children's village in Liberia.
In June 1998 Luciano Pavarotti and some of his "Friends" put on an all-star gala concert in his home town of Modena, Italy, for his War Child charity, specifically to benefit orphans of the civil war-ravaged African nation of Liberia. The resulting CD, also available on a video directed by Spike Lee, presents an international cast of pop stars joining the great kerchief-waver in a series of high-octane duets and ensembles.
It is all good fun and if, at times, a little campy, it is equally
Read more often quite exhilarating just to hear all that energy flowing on stage and through the house. It is also interesting to hear American singers like Vanessa Williams and Stevie Wonder get into some real European-style pop numbers, which have a heightened, almost operatic sense of melodrama. Rather than revealing an opera star out of his element, Pavarotti and his Friends show that there is some common ground between them after all. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Let it rain by Jon Bon Jovi
Performer:  Steve Gadd (Drums), Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Rob Mathes (Guitar),
Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Jill Dell'Abate (Voice), Karen Kamon (Voice),
Curtis King (Voice), Vaneese Thomas (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Jon Bon Jovi (Voice)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rob Mathes
This selection is sung in English and Italian. 
2. How do I live without you by Diane Warren
Performer:  Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Trisha Yearwood (Voice), Steve Gadd (Drums),
Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Curtis King (Voice), Rob Mathes (Guitar)
Conductor:  José Molina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Ron Huff 
3. I hate you then I love you by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Steve Gadd (Drums), Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Rob Mathes (Guitar),
Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Celine Dion (Voice)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: William Ross 
4. O surdato 'nnammurato by Enrico Cannio
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra,  The Corrs
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Giancarlo Chiaramello 
5. Se bastasse una canzone by Eros Ramazzotti
Performer:  Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Luca Scarpa (Keyboards), Paul Warren (Guitar),
Claudio Guidetti (Guitar), Emanuela Cortesi (Voice), Monica Magnani (Voice),
Stefano De Maco (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Steve Gadd (Drums),
Eros Ramazzotti (Voice), Rob Mathes (Guitar), Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Celso Valli 
6. Betcha never by Kenneth Edmonds
Performer:  Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Rob Mathes (Guitar), Robbie Kondor (Keyboards),
Jill Dell'Abate (Voice), Karen Kamon (Voice), Curtis King (Voice),
Vaneese Thomas (Voice), Steve Gadd (Drums), Vanessa Williams (Voice)
Conductor:  José Molina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Rob Mathes 
7. Nabucco: Va, pensiero by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Rob Mathes (Guitar), Robbie Kondor (Keyboards),
Steve Gadd (Drums), Karen Kamon (Voice), Curtis King (Voice),
Vaneese Thomas (Voice), Jill Dell'Abate (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Zucchero ()
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Italy 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Adelmo Fornaciari, Luciano Luisi, and Giancarlo Chiaramello 
8. Napule è by Pino Daniele
Performer:  Pino Daniele (Voice), Pino Daniele (Guitar), Steve Gadd (Drums),
Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Hossam Ramzy (Percussion)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Michele Centonze 
9. Un place pour moi by Erick Benzi
Performer:  Steve Gadd (Drums), Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Rob Mathes (Guitar),
Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Jill Dell'Abate (Voice), Karen Kamon (Voice),
Curtis King (Voice), Vaneese Thomas (Voice), Florent Pagny (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Erick Benzi 
10. Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Vanessa Williams (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Giancarlo Ciaramello and Rob Mathes 
11. West Side Story: Tonight by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Natalie Cole (Voice)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Rob Mathes 
12. Dreams by Stevie Nicks
Performer:  Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Rob Mathes (Guitar), Robbie Kondor (Keyboards),
Oliver Leiber (Guitar), Steve Gadd (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Corrs
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Trisha Yearwood (Voice), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Giancarlo Chiaramello and Rob Mathes 
14. Stop by Wilson,
Performer:  Milton McDonald (Synthesizer)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spice Girls
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with the Spice Girls and Watkins. 
15. Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder
Performer:  Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Rob Mathes (Guitar), Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass),
Stevie Wonder (Voice), Steve Gadd (Drums)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
16. Peace wanted just to be free by Stevie Wonder
Performer:  Vaneese Thomas (Voice), Curtis King (Voice), Karen Kamon (Voice),
Jill Dell'Abate (Voice), Robbie Kondor (Keyboards), Rob Mathes (Guitar),
Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass), Steve Gadd (Drums), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor),
Stevie Wonder (Voice)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Michele Centonze 
17. Viva forever by Richard Stannard
Performer:  Rob Mathes (Guitar), John Themis (Guitar), Matt Rowe (Keyboards),
Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Marco Boemi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spice Girls,  Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 6/9/1998 
Venue:  Live  Parco Novi Sad, Modena, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written collaboration with the Spice Girls and Matt Rowe.
Arranged: Michele Centonze and Anne Dudley
This selection is sung in English and Italian. 

Sound Samples

Let It Rain
Stop
Se Bastasse Una Canzone
Peace Just Wanted To Be Free

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