Amore (Andrea Bocelli album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||31 January 2006|
|Recorded||Record Plant Studios, Hollywood, CA; Chartmaker Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Andrea Bocelli Studio Pierpaolo Guerrini, Tuscany, Italy; Sony Studios, Culver City, CA; Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA|
|Andrea Bocelli chronology|
|Studio album by|
|Released||28 February 2006|
|Genre||Ballad, Pop, Latin|
|Producer||David Foster, Humberto Gatica|
|Andrea Bocelli chronology|
Amore is the eleventh studio album by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, released on 31 January 2006, for the Valentine's Day season. This album features a remake of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love"; "Because We Believe", the closing song of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, which Bocelli wrote and performed; "Somos Novios (It's Impossible), a duet with American pop singer Christina Aguilera; and his first recording of Bésame Mucho, which eventually became one of his signature songs.
Amore was released internationally beginning on 28 February 2006.
A Spanish version of the album was also released in the same year, called Amor.
In Japan it was released on 18 October 2006 as Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta (貴方に贈る愛の歌, A Love Song I Send to You) and featured a bonus track.
- "Amapola" – 3:43
- "Besame Mucho" – 4:01
- "Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)" – 4:49
- "Mi Manchi" (feat. Kenny G)– 3:35
- "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" (feat. Christina Aguilera) – 4:22
- "Solamente Una Vez" – 3:29
- "Jurame" – 3:22
- "Pero te Extraño" – 4:06
- "Canzoni Stonate" (feat. Stevie Wonder) – 5:17
- "L'Appuntamento (Sentado à Beira do Caminho)" – 4:08
- "Cuando Me Enamoro (Quando m'innamoro)" – 3:56
- "Can't Help Falling in Love" – 3:25
- "Because We Believe" – 4:37
- "Ama Credi e Vai (Because We Believe)" – 4:41
- Japan bonus track
For Amor, the Spanish version of the album
- "Besame Mucho"
- "Cancion Desafinada" (Spanish version of Canzoni Stonate with Stevie Wonder)
- "Solamente Una Vez" (Original version in Spanish of You Belong To My Heart)
- "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)" (with Christina Aguilera)
- "Jurame" (with Mario Reyes) – 3:22
- "Pero te Extraño"
- "Las Hojas Muertas" (Spanish version of Autumn Leaves)
- "Me Faltas "Mi Manchi" (with Kenny G)
- "Cuando Me Enamoro" (Spanish version of Quando m'innamoro)
- "Porque Tu Me Acostumbraste"
- Verano Estate (with Chris Botti)
- "Nuestro Encuentro" (Spanish version of L'Appuntamento)
With 113,000 units sold in its first week of release, Amore debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, which at the time was Bocelli's highest chart position in America yet, only to be surpassed by his 2009 release My Christmas, which reached No. 2. It went on to sell 1.66 million copies in the United States and was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Bocelli was the seventh best-selling artist of 2006, in the United States, with 2,524,681 copies of his albums sold that year. The Spanish version, Amor, was also certified Album Multi-Platino (Double Platinum) by the RIAA. Both versions were also certified Gold and Platinum in several other counties.
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Certifications and sales
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Platinum||60,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||100,000^|
|Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)||Gold||7,500*|
|Norway (IFPI Norway)||Platinum||40,000*|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||Gold||15,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,660,000|
|United States (RIAA)
|2× Platinum (Latin)||200,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- Veronica Berti: Vocals on "Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)"
- Kenny G: Saxophone on "Mi Manchi"
- Christina Aguilera: Vocals on "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"
- Marco Borsato: Vocals on "Because We Believe"
- Mario Reyes: Flamenco guitar on "Jurame"
- Stevie Wonder: Harmonica and additional vocals on "Canzoni Stonate"
- David Foster and Randy Waldman: Acoustic piano and keyboards
- Nathan East: Bass
- Vinnie Colaiuta: Drums
- Dean Parks, Ramon Stagnaro, Michael Thompson, and Michael Landau: Guitars
- Paulinho Da Costa and Rafael Padilla: Percussion
- Dan Higgins: Flute
- David Foster: Arrangement
- Jorge Calandrelli and David Foster: Arrangement on " Amapola"
- Humberto Gatica, Chartmaker Studios: Mixing
- Hernan Gatica, Pierpaolo Guerinni, Valerio Calisse, Jochem van der Saag, and Alejando Rodriguez: Recording
- Neil Devor and Chris Brooke: Additional engineering
- Oscar Ramirez: Additional Pro-Tools engineering on "Somos Novios (It's Impossible)"
- Jochem van der Saag: Programming and sound design
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