The Voice - Verdi, Etc / Russell Watson

Release Date: 4/17/2001
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 2894686952
Number of Discs: 1

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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 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.
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
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
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
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
3. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor: William Hayward
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
3. Turandot: Nessun dorma! by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor: William Hayward
Period: Romantic
Written: 1926 ; Italy
4. Saylon dola by Nigel Hess
Performer: Maire Brennan (Voice), Russell Watson (Tenor), Richard [Classical] Harvey (Flute), John Themis (Guitar)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
4. Saylon dola by Nigel Hess
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Maire Brennan (Voice), Richard [Classical] Harvey (Flute), John Themis (Guitar)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
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
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
6. Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
6. Non ti scordar di me by Ernesto De Curtis
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
7. Bridge over troubled water by Paul Simon
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Marc [Classical] Smith (Keyboards), Marc [Classical] Smith (Double Bass)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
7. Bridge over troubled water by Paul Simon
Performer: Marc [Classical] Smith (Double Bass), Russell Watson (Tenor), Marc [Classical] Smith (Keyboards)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
8. Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), John Savannah (Voice)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Naples, Italy
8. Funiculì funiculà by Luigi Denza
Performer: John Savannah (Voice), Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Naples, Italy
9. Barcelona by Freddie Mercury
Performer: Pino Palladino (Double Bass), Steve McNicol (Electronics), John Savannah (Voice), Russell Watson (Tenor), Shaun Ryder (Voice), Geoff Dugmore (Drums), Robbie McIntosh (Guitar)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: 20th Century
9. Barcelona by Freddie Mercury
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Geoff Dugmore (Drums), Robbie McIntosh (Guitar), Steve McNicol (Electronics), Pino Palladino (Double Bass), John Savannah (Voice), Shaun Ryder (Voice)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: 20th Century
10. Miserere by Zucchero
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Richard [Classical] Harvey (Flute)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1992 ; Italy
10. Miserere by Zucchero
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Richard [Classical] Harvey (Flute)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1992 ; Italy
11. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
11. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
12. The Mission: Nella fantasia (In my dreams) by Ennio Morricone
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), John Themis (Guitar)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: 20th Century
12. The Mission: Nella fantasia (In my dreams) by Ennio Morricone
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), John Themis (Guitar)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Period: 20th Century
13. Someone like You by Alistair Gordon
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Steve Piggott (Keyboards), Cleopatra Higgins (Voice)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
13. Someone like You by Alistair Gordon
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Steve Piggott (Keyboards), Cleopatra Higgins (Voice)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
14. Vienna by Midge Ure
Performer: Russell Watson (Tenor), Caroline Dale (Cello), John Savannah (Voice)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982 ;
14. Vienna by Midge Ure
Performer: John Savannah (Voice), Russell Watson (Tenor), Caroline Dale (Cello)
Conductor: Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982 ;
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
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
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