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Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia

Audio Samples

>Bongiovi Jr., John Francis : Let it rain
>Girls, Spice : Stop
>Warren, Diane : How do I live without you
>Falla, Manuel de : I hate you then I love you
>Wonder, Stevie : Higher Ground
>Cannio, Enrico : O surdato 'nnammurato
>Ramazzotti, Eros : Se bastasse una canzone
>Babyface : Betcha never
>Girls, Spice : Viva forever
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>     Va, pensiero
>Daniele, Pino : Napule è
>Benzi, Erick : Une place pour moi
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Non ti scordar di me
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Nicks, Stevie : Dreams
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Wonder, Stevie : Peace wanted just to be free

Album Summary

>Bongiovi Jr., John Francis : Let it rain
>Girls, Spice : Stop
>Warren, Diane : How do I live without you
>Falla, Manuel de : I hate you then I love you
>Wonder, Stevie : Higher Ground
>Cannio, Enrico : O surdato 'nnammurato
>Ramazzotti, Eros : Se bastasse una canzone
>Babyface : Betcha never
>Girls, Spice : Viva forever
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
>Daniele, Pino : Napule è
>Benzi, Erick : Une place pour moi
>Curtis, Ernesto de : Non ti scordar di me
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Nicks, Stevie : Dreams
>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
>Wonder, Stevie : Peace wanted just to be free
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

A video of this program, directed by Spike Lee and including additional songs, is available as London 074 208.

A portion of the proceeds from this recording will be donated to War Child for the construction of a children's village in Liberia.

In June 1998 Luciano Pavarotti and some of his "Friends" put on an all-star gala concert in his home town of Modena, Italy, for his War Child charity, specifically to benefit orphans of the civil war-ravaged African nation of Liberia. The resulting CD, also available on a video directed by Spike Lee, presents an international cast of pop stars joining the great kerchief-waver in a series of high-octane duets and ensembles.

It is all good fun and if, at times, a little campy, it is equally often quite exhilarating just to hear all that energy flowing on stage and through the house. It is also interesting to hear American singers like Vanessa Williams and Stevie Wonder get into some real European-style pop numbers, which have a heightened, almost operatic sense of melodrama. Rather than revealing an opera star out of his element, Pavarotti and his Friends show that there is some common ground between them after all.



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Works Details

>Bongiovi Jr., John Francis : Let it rain
  • Performers: Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); Vaneese Thomas (Voice); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Curtis King (Voice); Steve Gadd (Drums); Jon Bon Jovi (Voice); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Karen Kamon (Voice); Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Rob Mathes
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Girls, Spice : Stop
  • Performers: Milton McDonald (Synthesizer); Spice Girls (Voice)
  • Ensemble: Spice Girls
  • Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with the Spice Girls and Watkins.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Warren, Diane : How do I live without you
  • Performers: Steve Gadd (Drums); Curtis King (Voice); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Trisha Yearwood (Voice); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Jose Molina
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Ron Huff
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Falla, Manuel de : I hate you then I love you
  • Performers: Celine Dion (Voice); Steve Gadd (Drums); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); Rob Mathes (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: William Ross
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Wonder, Stevie : Higher Ground
  • Performers: Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Karen Kamon (Voice); Steve Gadd (Drums); Stevie Wonder (Voice); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Cannio, Enrico : O surdato 'nnammurato
  • Performers: The Corrs (Tenor); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ramazzotti, Eros : Se bastasse una canzone
  • Performers: Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Emanuela Cortese (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Steve Gadd (Drums); Claudio Guidetti (Guitar); Eros Ramazzotti (Voice); Stefano De Maco (Voice); Paul Warren (Guitar); Monica Magnani (Voice); Emanuela Cortesi (Voice); Luca Scarpa (Keyboards); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Celso Valli
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Babyface : Betcha never
  • Performers: Karen Kamon (Voice); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Steve Gadd (Drums); Curtis King (Voice); Vaneese Thomas (Voice); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Vanessa Williams (Voice)
  • Conductor: Jose Molina
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Rob Mathes
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Girls, Spice : Viva forever
  • Performers: Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); John Themis (Guitar); Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Vaneese Thomas (Voice); Karen Kamon (Voice); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Spice Girls (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Steve Gadd (Drums); Zucchero (Vocals); Curtis King (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Adelmo Fornaciari, Luciano Luisi, and Giancarlo Chiaramello
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Va, pensiero
  • Performers: Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Karen Kamon (Voice); Hossam Ramzy (Percussion); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); Pino Daniele (Guitar); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Zucchero (Vocals); Steve Gadd (Drums)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Michele Centonze
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Daniele, Pino : Napule è
  • Performers: Steve Gadd (Drums); Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); Florent Pagny (Voice); Hossam Ramzy (Percussion); Pino Daniele (Guitar); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Vaneese Thomas (Voice); Curtis King (Voice); Karen Kamon (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: The Corrs
  • Notes: Arranged: Erick Benzi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Language: French
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Benzi, Erick : Une place pour moi
  • Performers: Karen Kamon (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Steve Gadd (Drums); Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Florent Pagny (Voice); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Vanessa Williams (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Giancarlo Ciaramello and Rob Mathes
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Curtis, Ernesto de : Non ti scordar di me
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Natalie Cole (Voice); Vanessa Williams (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Rob Mathes
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1935
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
  • Performers: Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); Steve Gadd (Drums); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Natalie Cole (Voice); Oliver Leiber (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: The Corrs
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Nicks, Stevie : Dreams
  • Performers: Trisha Yearwood (Voice); The Corrs (Keyboards); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Steve Gadd (Drums); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Giancarlo Chiaramello and Rob Mathes
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Wade, John Francis : O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)
  • Performers: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Trisha Yearwood (Voice); Vaneese Thomas (Voice); Karen Kamon (Voice); Steve Gadd (Drums); Stevie Wonder (Voice); Pino Palladino (Electric Double Bass); Curtis King (Voice); Rob Mathes (Guitar); Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Jill Dell'Abate (Voice)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Turin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Michele Centonze
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1751
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Wonder, Stevie : Peace wanted just to be free
  • Performers: Robbie Kondor (Keyboards); Karen Kamon (Voice); Steve Gadd (Drums); Jill Dell'Abate (Voice); Stevie Wonder (Voice); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Rob Mathes (Guitar); John Themis (Guitar); Matt Rowe (Keyboards)
  • Conductor: Marco Boemi
  • Ensemble: Spice Girls
  • Notes: This work was written collaboration with the Spice Girls and Matt Rowe.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live