Il Mare Calmo della Sera

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Il mare calmo della sera
Il Mare Calmo della Sera.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 April 1994
GenreClassical crossover
LabelPolygram International
Andrea Bocelli chronology
Il mare calmo della sera
(1994)
Bocelli
(1995)

Il mare calmo della sera is the debut album by Italian tenor singer Andrea Bocelli, following his win of the Sanremo Festival in 1994, singing his first single and the leading single of the album of the same name.[1] It was certified Gold in the Netherlands.[2]

It was followed by the release of Bocelli, which topped charts all over Europe, in 1995.[3]

History[edit]

In 1992, Bocelli's first break as a singer came when Italian rock singer Zucchero Fornaciari auditioned tenors to record a demo version of "Miserere", which he had written.[1] Successfully passing the audition, Bocelli recorded the tune as a duet with Pavarotti, with whom he became very close friends, even singing at his second wedding, and funeral.[1] After touring all over Europe with Zucchero in 1993, Bocelli was then invited to perform at the Pavarotti & Friends, held in Modena in September 1994.[1]

Bocelli was then signed to Sugar Music by Caterina Caselli, who persuaded him to participate in the Sanremo music festival. He eventually won the newcomer section of the competition in 1994, with "Il mare calmo della sera", a song written by Zucchero for him.[1]

After the Festival, Bocelli released his first studio single also titled Il mare calmo della sera. The single was also included in both of Bocelli's Greatest hits albums, Romanza in 1997, and The Best of Andrea Bocelli: Vivere in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Il mare calmo della sera"
  2. "Ave Maria no morro"
  3. "Vivere (feat. Gerardina Trovato)"
  4. "Rapsodia"
  5. "La Luna che non c'è"
  6. "Caruso"
  7. "Miserere"
  8. "Panis angelicus"
  9. "Ah, la paterna mano (from Macbeth)"
  10. "E lucevan le stelle (from Tosca)"
  11. "Le fleur que tu m'avais jetée (from Carmen)"
  12. "L'anima ho stanca (from Adriana Lecouvreur)"
  13. "Sogno"

Chart performance[edit]

Peak chart positions
NL FRA AUT BEL GER
11 16 33 2 40

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Belgium (BEA)[4] Platinum 50,000*
Netherlands (NVPI)[5] Gold 50,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bocelli Biography (1992-1994)". Bocelli.de.
  2. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Il Mare calmo della Sera" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Il Mare calmo della Sera in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  3. ^ "Bocelli Info". Billboards. Archived from the original on July 20, 2013. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
  4. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 1996". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
  5. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Andrea Bocelli – Il Mare Calmo della Sera" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Il Mare Calmo della Sera in the "Artiest of titel" box.

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