Vivere (Dare to Live)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Vivere"
Single by Gerardina Trovato & Andrea Bocelli
from the album Non è un film / Il Mare Calmo della Sera
A-side "Con te partirò"
Released 1996
Format CD single
Recorded 1994
Genre Pop, Crossover music
Length 4:01
Label Decca, Sugar
Writer(s) Gerardina Trovato, Angelo Anastasio, Celso Valli
Producer(s) Celso Valli
Andrea Bocelli chronology
"Il mare calmo della sera"
(1994)
"Con te partirò" / "Vivere"
(1995)
"Macchine da Guerra"
(1995)

"Vivere" is a song written by Italian singer-songwriter Gerardina Trovato with Angelo Anastasio and Celso Valli. It was first recorded as a duet between Trovato and Italian pop tenor Andrea Bocelli and included in Trovato's 1994 album Non è un film,[1] as well as on Bocelli's debut album Il Mare Calmo della Sera.[2] It was also released as a B-side single with Bocelli's "Con te partirò" in 1996 and it was later featured on the compilation album Romanza, released by Bocelli in 1997.[3]

In 2009, Bocelli, together with Italian singer Laura Pausini, recorded "Vivere (Dare to Live)" and "Vive Ya (Dare to Live)", two multilingual versions of "Vivere" in Spanish and Italian, both featuring verses in English. The later was subsequently nominated for Record of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2008.

Background[edit]

"Vivere" was composed by Italian singer-songwriter Gerardina Trovato for her second studio album, Non è un film, released in 1994.[4] Trovato decided to invite Bocelli to record the song with her after meeting him at one of Zucchero Fornaciari's concerts, during which he performed the song "Miserere" in a duet with Zucchero.[5] Bocelli and Trovato performed the song as a live duet during Trovato's 1994 Italian tour, to which Bocelli participated as a regular guest.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD single – "Con te partirò" / "Vivere" (1996)[7]
  1. "Con te partirò" – 4:09
  2. "Vivere" – 4:01
CD single – "Vivere"[8]
  1. "Vivere" – 4:01
  2. "Misere" – 4:23
  3. "Panis Angelicus" – 3:51

2007 version[edit]

"Vivere (Dare to Live)" /
"Vive ya (Dare to Live)"
Single by Andrea Bocelli feat. Laura Pausini
from the album The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere
Released 2 November 2007
Format Digital download
Genre Pop, Crossover music
Length 4:18
Label Decca, Sugar
Writer(s) Gerardina Trovato, Angelo Anastasio, Celso Valli
Producer(s) Humberto Gatica, Tony Renis
Andrea Bocelli chronology
"Ama Credi E Vai"
(2006)
"Vivere (Dare to Live)"
(2007)
"What Child Is This"
(2008)
Laura Pausini chronology
"La mia banda suona il rock"
(2007)
"Vivere (Dare to Live)"
(2007)
"Invece no"
(2008)
Music video
"Vivere (Dare to Live)" on YouTube

In 2007, Bocelli re-recorded the song under the title "Vivere (Dare to Live)", with Italian singer Laura Pausini dueting with him. Pausini performs her part of the song in English. This version of the track, produced by Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis, was included in Bocelli's second greatest hits album, The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere,[9] and it was released as a single in November 2007.[10]

"Vive ya", a Spanish version of the duet, was later released as a single. It was nominated the following year, for Record of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2008.[11]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Beniamino Catena and it was produced by Paolo Soravia.[12] The video promotes the "Progetto Vivere", a charity project supperted by Action Aid against poverty.[13] Partially shot in Africa, it shows different people bringing some water to a tree in the desert, using it as a metaphore representing the idea that poverty could be fought if everybody gives his own contribution.[13] Beniamino Catena described the video claining that:

"It is not only a music video, we created a small film, a daydream, clear and bright, which tells the path of some unknowns, coming from different areas of the world, roaming in a huge ocean of sand, looking for the only tree to water."[12]

Live performances[edit]

In July 2007, the song was performed live by Bocelli and Pausini during Bocelli's concert at the Teatro del Silenzio in Lajatico.[14] This performance was included in Bocelli's video album Vivere Live in Tuscany, released in 2008.[14]

Bocelli and Pausini sang the Spanish-language version of the song during the 8th Latin Grammy Awards, on 8 November 2007 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nevada.[15]

On 22 January 2008, Pausini and Bocelli dueted again performing "Vivere (Dare to Live)" during the Telegatto Awards, broadcast in Italy by Canale 5.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download – "Vivere (Dare to Live)"[16]
  1. "Vivere (Dare to Live)" – 4:18
Digital download – "Vive ya (Dare to Live)"[17]
  1. "Vive ya (Dare to Live)" – 4:18

Chart performance[edit]

"Vivere (Dare to Live)"
Chart (2008) Peak
position
Italy (FIMI)[18] 17
"Vive ya (Dare to Live)"
Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[19] 20
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[20] 6

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version
Spain[17] 2 November 2007 Digital download "Vive ya (Dare to Live)"
United Kingdom[16] 2 November 2007 "Vivere (Dare to Live)"
Italy[13] 18 January 2008 Airplay

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Non è un film - Gerardina Trovato". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andrea Bocelli – Il Mare Calmo Della Sera". Discogs. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andrea Bocelli – Romanza". Discogs. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Antonio Orlando (25 May 1994). "Laura e Gerardina: dolcezza contro grinta". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). p. 9. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Laura Putti (5 March 1994). "Le due anime di Gerardina". la Repubblica. p. 30. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Mario Luzzatto Fegiz (1 May 1994). "Basta col Miserere, mi rovina la voce". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). p. 27. 
  7. ^ "Andrea Bocelli – Con Te Partirò / Vivere". Discogs. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Andrea Bocelli Featuring Gerardina Trovato – Vivere". Discogs. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bocelli,anche divorzio nel nuovo cd". TGCOM. Mediaset. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Dare to Live (Vivere) [With Laura Pausini] - Single by Andrea Bocelli". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Apple Inc. 
  11. ^ Phil Gallo (10 September 2008). "Latin Grammys unveil nominations". Variety.com. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Sugar e ActionAid - Progetto vivere" (in Italian). Sugar Music. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Andrea Bocelli e Laura Pausini ai Telegatti". Action Aid. 18 January 2008. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  14. ^ a b "Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany Musical Selections". PBS. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Latin Grammy, vince la Pausini". TGCOM. Mediaset. 9 November 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Dare to Live (Vivere) [With Laura Pausini] - Single by Andrea Bocelli". iTunes Store (United Kingdom). Apple Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "Vive Ya (Vivere) - Single by Andrea Bocelli" (in Spanish). iTunes Store (Spain). Apple Inc. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  18. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Andrea Bocelli with Laura Pausini – Dare To Live (Vivere)". Top Digital Download.
  19. ^ "Andrea Bocelli Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Latin Songs for Andrea Bocelli.
  20. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Andrea Bocelli.

External links[edit]