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The Voice - Verdi, Etc / Russell Watson


Release Date: 04/17/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 468695   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Umberto GiordanoGiuseppe VerdiGiacomo PucciniNigel Hess,   ... 
Performer:  Russell WatsonJohn ThemisRichard HarveyMaire Brennan,   ... 
Conductor:  Nick IngmanWilliam Hayward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraMetro Voices,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections were recorded at Air Lyndhurst, EMI Abbey Road Studios,
Shine Studio, Angel Studios and Whitfield Studios.
British singer Russell Watson bursts onto the U. S. music scene with THE VOICE, a debut album that's already achieved blockbuster status in his homeland and promises to take the rest of the world by storm. He possesses a crowd-pleasing tenor voice that he puts to good use in an eclectic mix of quasi-operatic pop anthems, well-known arias, Italian songs, and ultra-romantic ballads. Watson moves confidently through the diverse collection, but shines in those selections that seem tailor-made for his particular vocal style such as Ennio Morricone's "Nella Fantasia" and Lucio Dalla's "Caruso."
The album also features
Read more Watson in a variety of vocal partnerships: with Maire Brennan in the ethereal, Celtic-tinged "Saylon Dola," Cleopatra Higgins in the soulful "Someone Like You," and Shaun Ryder in the Freddie Mercury extravaganza, "Barcelona." Watson's combination of good looks, charisma and charm, appealing vocal manner, and firm grasp of the recipe for commercial success should prove irresistible to fans of Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church, The Irish Tenors, and the like. THE VOICE most certainly announces the start of his rapid ascent to crossover superstardom. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fedora: Amor ti vieta by Umberto Giordano
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Nick Ingman; Nick Patrick.
2000 - 2001 
2.
Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Nick Ingman; Nick Patrick.
2000 - 2001 
3.
Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  William Hayward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Metro Voices,  Guilford St Catherine Chamber Choir of Bramley
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: 2000 - 2001 
4.
Saylon dola by Nigel Hess
Performer:  John Themis (Guitar), Richard Harvey (Flute), Russell Watson (Tenor),
Maire Brennan (Voice)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: 2000 - 2001 
5.
Caruso: Main Theme by Lucio Dalla
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor), Robbie McIntosh (Guitar)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: 2000 - 2001 
6.
Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Nick Ingman; Nick Patrick.
2000 - 2001 
7.
Bridge over troubled water by Paul Simon
Performer:  Marc Smith (Double Bass), Marc Smith (Keyboards), Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: 2000 - 2001 
8.
Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor), John Savannah (Voice)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Metro Voices
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Naples, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arrangers: Nick Ingman; Nick Patrick.
2000 - 2001 
9.
Barcelona by Freddie Mercury
Performer:  Robbie McIntosh (Guitar), Shaun Ryder (Voice), Geoff Dugmore (Drums),
John Savannah (Voice), Pino Palladino (Double Bass), Steve McNicol (Electronics),
Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Metro Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arrangers: Nick Ingman; Nick Patrick; Alistair Gordon.
2000 - 2001 
10.
Miserere by Zucchero
Performer:  Richard Harvey (Flute), Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1992; Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: 2000 - 2001 
11.
Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Guilford St Catherine Chamber Choir of Bramley
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arrangers: Nick Ingman; Nick Patrick.
2000 - 2001 
12.
The Mission: Nella fantasia (In my dreams) by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor), John Themis (Guitar)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Metro Voices
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: 2000 - 2001 
13.
Someone like You by Alistair Gordon
Performer:  Cleopatra Higgins (Voice), Steve Piggott (Keyboards), Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: 2000 - 2001
This selection is sung in English and Italian.
This work was composed in collaboration with Gary Mahoney and Russell Watson. 
14.
Vienna by Midge Ure
Performer:  Caroline Dale (Cello), Russell Watson (Tenor), John Savannah (Voice)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: 2000 - 2001
This work was written in collaboration with Warren Cann, Christopher Cross, and Billy Currie. 
15.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin: Ricordo ancor by Stephen Warbeck
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Session Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2001; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: 2000 - 2001 

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