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Reprise [Russell Watson]


  • 1. Torna a Surriento, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
    2. Granada, for voice & orchestra (with chorus ad lib)
    3. Santa Lucia, for voice & orchestra
    4. That's Amore
    5. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
    6. Rigoletto, opera: Questa o quella
    7. Nothing Sacred, song (a.k.a. "Is Nothing Sacred")
    8. Pcheurs de perles, opera in 3 acts: The Pearl Fishers' Duet, Les
    9. Werther, lyric drama in 4 acts: Pourquoi me rveiller?
    10. Tosca, opera: Recondita armonia - (Tosca mix)
    11. danza. Tarantella Napolitana, La ("Gi la luna in mezzo al mare"), for voice & piano (Soires musicales)
    12. Core 'ngrato (Catari), for voice & orchestra
    13. Living Years, The
    14. I Just Don't Know How I Got By
    15. Best That Love Can Be, The
    16. Bohemian Rhapsody
    17. Pagliacci, opera: Vesti la giubba
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 473100

  • Credits
    ProducerRussell Watson; Alistair Gordon
    EngineerRichard Scott; Geoff Foster; Josh Abbey; Andy Strange

    Personnel includes: Russell Watson (vocals); Nicholas Dodd (conductor); The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Session Orchestra.
    Principally recorded in England.
    Personnel: Russell Watson (background vocals); John McCurry, Mike Rutherford (guitar); Jeff Bova, Richard Cottle (keyboards, programming); Alistair Gordon (keyboards, background vocals); Pete Murray (keyboards); Martin Frosty Beedle (drums, percussion); Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Steve Pigott, Howie Bend, James Sanger (programming).
    Audio Mixers: Damon Iddins; Josh Abbey; Alistair Gordon; Phil Bodger.
    Recording information: Air Lyndhurst; Olympic Studios, London, England (05/2002-10/2002); Parr Street Studios, Liverpool (05/2002-10/2002); The Colosseum, Watford, London, England (05/2002-10/2002); Victory Studios, Manchester, England (05/2002-10/2002).
    Photographer: Nic Johnston.
    Tenor sensation Russell Watson claims that his album REPRISE "has something for everybody." It certainly has plenty for his legion of loyal, adoring fans. The heartthrob singer's third release follows the same road as his previous discs with operatic arias, Italian songs, and romantic anthems delivered in his robust, straightforward style. Watson offers dramatic accounts of Euro-pop ballads such as "Immenso Sogno," "Tutto sei per me," and "Did You Ever," and a soaring cover of the Mike+ the Mechanics hit "The Living Years," featuring a guest appearance by Mike Rutherford. But he's at his best when he's able to open things up and fully unleash "the voice" as on the Neapolitan standards "Santa Lucia," "Core 'ngrato," and "Torna a Surriento." He also flexes his vocal muscles on well-known songs and arias such as "Granada," "Recondita armonia," and "Vesti la giubba." Lush arrangements by Nicholas Dodd and Nick Ingram provide the ideal backdrop for Watson's crowd-pleasing efforts.

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