Andrea Bocelli unveils new Cinema album

Andrea Bocelli has announced details of his new album Cinema, which is due for release worldwide on 23 October. Cinema celebrates Bocelli's pick and interpretation of the greatest movie songs of all time and reunites a team of musical legends including David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis who worked together on Bocelli’s best-selling album Amore.  

Bocelli’s first new studio recording in two years, Cinema includes theme songs featured in movies including Gladiator, The Godfather and Breakfast At Tiffany’s, as well as popular songs from stage musicals, immortalised by their film versions, like West Side Story and Evita.

True to his status as an international artist, Bocelli has recorded songs in five different languages (Italian, French, Spanish, English and Sicilian) and has partnered with Ariana Grande on E Piu Ti Penso from Once Upon A Time In America/Malena and Nicole Scherzinger on Evita's Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (available on the deluxe version of the album).

Bocelli told HFC: “With the album Cinema, I’m fulfilling a wish that I’ve harboured for decades. I’ve never made a secret of my dream of bringing to life a recording project associated with soundtracks, as I truly believe that it’s an exceptional artistic treasure trove. It’s an area that has always fascinated me: the scores written for films are very free and potentially very creative. A vast grassland where the composer can roam as he pleases, whatever his inspiration, where he can experiment without having to submit to the norms of the classical song (based on the sequence requiring two strophes, one short instrumental passage, one strophe, one short instrumental passage), or to a theme that is necessarily the conventional one, relating to love. If films are a 'dream factory', the music that supports them embraces these dreams and heightens all of the magic and emotional vitality. My invitation, my token is for these immortal “classics” to merge with the experiences, with the most precious memories, with the emotions of every listener, to become the inimitable soundtrack to their life.”

Check out Bocelli’s new music video for the track Nelle Tue Mani (Now We Are Free) from the film Gladiator, staring John Travolta below. And scroll down for the full track listing.

1)            Maria from West Side Story                                                                  

                Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein - Stephen Sondheim                                                             

                Music by Leonard Bernstein                                                       


2)            La Chanson De Lara from Doctor Zhivago                                     

                Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster                                                   

                Music by Maurice Jarre                                                                

                French Lyrics by Ithier Hubert                                                    


3)            Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany’s                                                          

                Lyrics by Johnny Mercer                                                              

                Music by Henry N.Mancini                                                          


4)            E Piu' Ti Penso duet with Ariana Grande from Once Upon a Time in America /Malèna                                                

                Lyrics by Mogol - Tony Renis                                                      

                Music by Ennio Morricone                                                          


5)            Be My Love from The Toast of New Orleans                                   

                Lyrics by Sammy Cahn                                                   

                Music by Nikolaus Brodszky                                                       


6)            The Music Of The Night from The Phantom of the Opera                     

                Lyrics by  Charles Hart -Richard Stilgoe                                                   

                Music by Andrew Llyod Webber                                                              


7)            Brucai La Terra from The Godfather                                                              

                Lyrics by Giuseppe Rinaldi                                                           

                Music by Giovanni Rota                                                


8)            Por Una Cabeza from Scent of a Woman                                                       

                Lyrics by Alfredo Le Pera                                                              

                Music by Carlos Gardel                                                 


9)            No Llores Por Mi Argentina duet with Nicole Scherzinger from Evita                           

                Lyrics and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber - Tim Rice                                                     

                Spanish Lyrics by J.Carreras -I.Artime Granda - J.Azpilicuieta Perez


10)          L'amore é Una Cosa Meravigliosa from Love Is A Many Splendored Thing 

                Lyrics and Music by Paul Webster- Sammy Fain                                                 

                Italian Lyrics by Alberto Curci                                                     


11)          Mi Mancherai from Il Postino                                                             

                Lyrics by Marco Marinangeli                                                       

                Music by Luis Bacalov - Riccardo Del Turco - Paolo Margheri


12)          Cheek To Cheek duet with Veronica Berti from Top Hat                                                            

                Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin                                                               


13)          Sorridi Amore Vai from La Vita è Bella                                                            

                Lyrics by Noa - Gil Dor                                                   

                Music by Nicola Piovani                                                

                Italian Lyrics by Roberto Benigni                                                               


14)          Historia De Amor from Love Story                                                   

                Lyrics and Music by Francis Lai                                                   

                Spanish Lyrics by Andy Williams                                                


15)          Ol' Man River from Show Boat                                                           

                Lyrics by O. Hammerstein                                                            

                Music by J. Kern                                                              


16)          Nelle Tue Mani (Now We Are Free) from Gladiator                                                

                Music by Lisa Germaine Gerrard - Klaus Badelt - Hans Florian Zimmer