Aug 312014
 

from UNDER THE DESERT SKY
written by Bruno Martino & Bruno Brighetti

Andrea Bocelli’s “Under The Desert Sky” was a cd/DVD release that features the Italian superstar’s December 2005 concert at Lake Las Vegas. This special event was broadcast throughout 2006 on the American TV network PBS with high ratings. The tracklist presents gorgeous live renditions of many songs from the tenor’s multi-platinum smash album “Amore.” David Foster and Humberto Gatica were responsible for the impeccable production of “Amore” and in charge for “Under The Desert Sky.”

Foster joined Bocelli on stage, playing piano and directing the star-studded orchestra while Gatica took command of the state of the art sound. Foster’s work on the arrangements was absolutely magnificent and perfectly suited Bocelli’s impeccable vocal performances. The backing band included session giants like Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Stubenhaus, Tollak Ollestad, Dean Parks, Randy Waldman and Ramon Stagnaro.

Among the many gems recorded for this concert was a fantastic rendition of an Italian evergreen – Bruno Martino’s “Estate.” Originally included as a bonus track on “Amore,” Foster gave “Estate” his usual outstanding treatment with an irresistible, jazzy spin. The plus was Bocelli’s tender and bittersweet performance backed by Randy Waldman’s trumpet playing. Through the decades, “Estate” has become an international standard recorded by a who’s who of stars including gorgeous takes by Joao Gilberto, Chet Baker, Michel Petrucciani and Mina. Without a doubt, Bocelli’s intense version belongs with the elite of amazing covers.

“Under The Desert Sky” has musical and visual beauty. It was justly nominated for two Emmys in 2006 and certified gold in the US. This special endeavor doesn’t just feature Bocelli’s superb voice. “Under The Desert Sky” presents to audiences and viewers Bocelli’s unique interaction with Foster that will develop even more on subsequent music projects and special concerts.


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Lead Vocals: Andrea Bocelli
Trumpet: Randy Waldman
Piano: David Foster
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta
Bass: Neil Stubenhaus

Arranged by David Foster

Produced by David Foster & Humberto Gatica


Lyrics

Estate
Sei calda come il bacio che ho perduto
Sei piena di un amore che è passato
Che il cuore mio vorrebbe cancellare

Estate
Il sole che ogni giorno ci scaldava
Che splendidi tramonti dipingeva
Adesso brucia solo con furor

Tornerà un altro inverno
Cadranno mille pètali di rose
La neve coprirà tutte le cose
E forse un po’ di pace tornerà

Odio l’Estate
Che ha dato il suo profumo ad ogni fiore
L’ estate che ha creato il nostro amore
Per farmi poi morire di dolor

Odio l’Estate