Italia (album)

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Chris Botti Italia cover.jpg
Studio album by Chris Botti
Released September 25, 2007
Recorded 2006-7 Capitol Studios and Air Lyndhurst Hall
Genre Jazz
Length 52:05
Label Columbia, Decca
Producer Bobby Colomby
Chris Botti chronology
To Love Again: The Duets
Chris Botti in Boston
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Italia is an album by Chris Botti that was released by Columbia Records on September 25, 2007. The album focuses on Botti's Italian roots with the title track "Italia" and songs such as "Ave Maria," "Venice," and "Estaté." Botti partnered with Andrea Bocelli on the song "Italia" and performed it with Bocelli during the 2007 concert at the Teatro del Silenzio. The song was released in 2008 on the DVD titled Vivere Live in Tuscany.

Italia reached #1 on the Top Jazz album charts.[2] Later that year, it was nominated for the Grammy Award for "Best Pop Instrumental Album." Italia peaked at #27 on both The Billboard 200 and Top Internet Album charts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Deborah's Theme" Ennio Morricone 2:51
2. "Italia" (featuring Andrea Bocelli) Chris Botti, David Foster 5:34
3. "Venice" Botti, Dean Parks 4:31
4. "The Very Thought of You" (featuring Paula Cole) Ray Noble 4:53
5. "Gabriel's Oboe" Morricone 4:16
6. "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (featuring Dean Martin) Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner 3:10
7. "Caruso" Lucio Dalla 3:59
8. "The Way You Look Tonight" Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern 4:16
9. "It Never Entered My Mind" Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers 4:53
10. "Ave Maria" Franz Schubert 5:46
11. "Estaté" Bruno Brighetti, Bruno Martino 4:06
12. "Nessun Dorma" Giacomo Puccini 3:50


Charts and certifications[edit]