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Never Gets Old {Music Review}

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program of #write31days to bring you a short PSA {that should have been included with yesterday’s post but wasn’t}. #life


 

What do Andrea Bocelli and Disney possibly have in common? Well, besides platinum music albums, neither of them produce music that ever gets old. The timeless lilting of Bocelli’s soothing voice, the ageless jives of the Disney soundtracks–we just never tire of them. And one more commonality? They both have albums releasing this month!

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Andrea Bocelli has long been a favorite of mine. They say that those who are missing the benefit of one of their senses seem to make up for it by being especially strong in another. I firmly believe that Bocelli’s lack of sight enhanced his ability to hear and, subsequently, to match pitch with the greatest precision. His singing is so lovely to listen to as he gently glides from one note to the next. He effortlessly enchants crowds as we saw with his performance for Pope Francis last month.

I recently had the opportunity to preview his latest album where he proves his talents once again. His album “Cinema”, which hit stores last week, is a great collection of some of the most beloved showcased tunes from the movies. {And if you’re into watching him perform live, you can catch him the day after Thanksgiving, November 27th, on PBS’ “Fall Arts Festival” where his performance of the songs from the album will be aired.}

Although my comprehension of the lyrics is lacking, my favorites of his remain those he sings in his native language of Italian and the closely related language of Spanish. Among my favorites from the album are E Piu’ Ti Penso, a wonderful duet with Ariana Grande, Mi Mancherai from ‘Il Postino’, and the ever-epic ballad of No Llores Por Mi Argentina {Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina} from ‘Evita’. He makes those notes soar.

The recording of this album was, apparently, a long-time dream of Bocelli’s, as the creative license in movie soundtracks is much more vast than your average songs. I think he has done an excellent job doing justice to these beautiful songs. Give it a listen! On iTunes and Amazon.

I participated in the Andrea Bocelli “Cinema” album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own. 

 

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Disney songs are on constant repeat in my head. It doesn’t matter how long since I’ve seen the movie, I can still remember every word to the catchy song. But I don’t mind too much. These songs seem to become part of the soundtrack of our life. Many childhood memories are associated with the songs of Disney films. {I can usually deduce when the film came out based on what I associate with the songs from that movie.}

And what could be better than hearing your old favorites over and over again? Hearing a new voice sing them with their own, fun spin! Disney is releasing an album of all their oldies-but-goodies, We Love Disney, sung by current pop stars, like Gwen Stefani, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, and Rascal Flatts, this Thursday, October 30th {just in time for your Disney-themed Haloween party or while getting your little Buzz Lightyear dressed for trick or treatin’!}. Jazzy tunes like Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat and Zero to Hero, sweet renditions of Part of Your World and A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, jumping swing songs like Friend Like Me and Wanna Be Like You. You just can’t resist jumping out of your seat and dancing along. {At least we couldn’t.}

And don’t worry, even the youngest in your household will be enthralled–they didn’t forget Let It Go. And I just might like this version the best. Give it a spin on iTunes or Amazon!

I participated in the We Love Disney album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

#write31days ~ Day 26: Musician-in-Training

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Both my husband and I love music–listening, playing, you name it– and it seems our daughters feel no differently. Steve often takes out his mandolin to play for the girls and Evey always asks to help play it. She’s been doing this since she could barely stand.

Now, she’s asking for one of her own but I think we’ll wait a bit. 😉

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