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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim & Vinicius De Moraes


“Garota De Ipanema,” aka “The Girl From Ipanema,” was a pivotal masterpiece in the history of popular music. “Garota De Ipanema” was written in 1962 by the legendary Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) while the Brazilian Portuguese lyrics were crafted by Brazilian poet Vinicius De Moraes (1913-1980). “Garota De Ipanema ,” with its irresistible Latin beat, smooth atmosphere and jazz-influenced chords, defined the bossa nova music genre to perfection. The first popular version was sung in 1964 by renown singer Astrud Gilberto (1940-2023) on the seminal album, Getz/Gilberto. That recording featured the legendary saxophonist Stan Getz and the great Brazilian singer/guitarist, Joao Gilberto. On “The Girl From Ipanema,” Astrud performed the English lyrics written by Norman Gimbel, while her then-husband, Gilberto, sang the original Brazilian Portuguese words. “Garota De Ipanema” went to #5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in July of 1964. In 1965, the song won a Grammy for Record Of The Year.


from AMORE
Written by Consuelo Velazquez

David Foster and Andrea Bocelli first crossed paths around 1998 when the Italian operatic star recorded the Foster, Carole Bayer Sager composition of “The Prayer” which was released as a world-famous duet with Celine Dion. Later on, the Hitman co-wrote a couple of songs for Bocelli’s 2001 Cieli Di Toscana album  including the beautiful “Mille Lune Mille Onde” that became one of the tenor’s most loved songs.


from THE PRAYER (single)
Written by David Foster & Carole Bayer Sager

Italian Lyrics by Tony Renis & Alberto Testa

Through the years, “The Prayer” has become one of the most loved, successful and covered songs in David Foster’s huge catalogue. This poignant, thoughtful composition was co-written by The Hitman with his friend and legendary lyricist, Carole Bayer Sager. Singer/Songwriter Tony Renis and Alberto Testa provided the beautiful Italian lyrics. The song was originally included in the 1998 animated movie, The Quest For Camelot, with two different versions; one sung by Andrea Bocelli and the other by Celine Dion. Eventually, the two superstars re-recorded the track as a duet and the match of such a timeless melody with two of the most beautiful voices of our era made “The Prayer” collect a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination. “The Prayer” was also included on Dion’s These Are The Special Times and Bocelli’s Sogno.


from PASSIONE (Deluxe Edition)
Written by Gino Paoli

“Senza Fine” is one of the most important evergreens in the history of Italian popular music. Written by legendary singer/songwriter Gino Paoli, this astonishing composition was covered by a who’s who of international music stars including Ornella Vanoni who sang the original version in 1961, Dean Martin, Connie Francis, Boz Scaggs, Monica Mancini, Mike Patton of Faith No More, Claudio Baglioni and jazz legend Wes Montgomery. “Senza Fine” is also one of the classic love songs selected by Andrea Bocelli and David Foster for the singer’s 2013 cd Passione and is included in the Deluxe Edition of that gold-certified hit.


Written by Francis Lai Spanish Lyrics by Andy Williams

The special musical partnership between Italian superstar Andrea Bocelli and legendary super-producer David Foster started at the end of the nineties when the operatic tenor put his signature voice to Foster’s modern classic “The Prayer.” The two music icons built a strong friendship in the new millennium with Foster producing a string of wildly successful traditional pop works for Bocelli and appearing with Bocelli at several ensuing concert events broadcasted on television and eventually released on DVD. At the end of last year, they started working on the new Bocelli project that will be released internationally this week.