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    Hey! I was making a list of things i'd like to recieve for christmas and lately, I haven't bought myself any cd's so I was thinking and I realized that Andrea Bocelli's album AMORE is being released on January 31st!! I'm so excited, he has an amazing voice. I decided to go ahead and pre-order the album because I get a free 8x10 photo!! I have the link if anyone is interested [SPAM removed]
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    One word: Hack.

    Sorry

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    I agree he has an amazing voice. The best singer in existance at the moment in my opinion! He shines in his recording of Verdi's Requiem.
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    The best crossover singer...maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by skindoc_denise View Post
    Hey! I was making a list of things i'd like to recieve for christmas and lately, I haven't bought myself any cd's so I was thinking and I realized that Andrea Bocelli's album AMORE is being released on January 31st!! I'm so excited, he has an amazing voice. I decided to go ahead and pre-order the album because I get a free 8x10 photo!! I have the link if anyone is interested [SPAM removed]
    He's got hardly any voice,he's got no technique and you should try to do better.

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    I didn't know he could conduct! Conducting when you are blind would be quite difficult, I imagine...

    EDIT sorry, I though this was in the Conductor's subforum..
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    I'm not a fanboy or groupie of the man, but I like his albums with easy listening and crossover songs. I've got one or two myself, it's good music to chill out to. I don't remember hearing his "serious" classical work (eg. in opera), but I'm not a big opera fan in general, it is lowest in the totem poll of my genre preferences, though I don't mind an opera now and then when the mood takes me...
    Genuine ersatz classical listener since 1981.

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    I really like him for some reason... I rather listen to him than many opera singers. There's just something about his voice.
    And now for something completely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moody View Post
    He's got hardly any voice,he's got no technique and you should try to do better.
    Agreed! I continue to be dumbfounded by this fraud's popularity. I had the misfortune to hear the 'Bocellism' guesting on someone's album over the weekend and was reminded why I detest this blind charlatan so much. The voice is feeble (ever heard him sing without a microphone?), the timbre is grating and erratic (somewhat akin to a cat being castrated without its prior approval) and he can't hold a single note in tune. I wonder if he would have done so well if his cynical marketers hadn't made sure his closed, unseeing eyes were on every CD cover?

    I can only assume that those who like the Bocellism haven't really heard a decent tenor. If not, then my flabber is even more ghasted! Pass me the brown paper bag, would you?

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    I'm not sure whether to be grateful for Bocelli's popularizing of a few arias from a few operas or to detest him for being the only thing that a lot of people know, and think is THE best representation, of, classical music.

    And no matter how hard I try I tend to go with the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgtr0660 View Post
    I'm not sure whether to be grateful for Bocelli's popularizing of a few arias from a few operas or to detest him for being the only thing that a lot of people know, and think is THE best representation, of, classical music.

    And no matter how hard I try I tend to go with the latter.
    You mean murdering a few arias and passing off semi-pop songs as 'opera'? The guy is hateful. A friend of mine likens the sound of his voice as 'like a bleating goat in pain'. I think she's pretty near the mark. I am all for getting more people to listen to classical music, but people then listen to the Bocellism and think that's it, which does a huge disservice to us all.
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    ^I know I know. That's why I tend towards the hate side of things. Other popular kind-of crossover artists like Andre Rieu might be guilty of the former, so they will deserve less hate from me.

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    I liked him singing with Elmo. Other than that, not so much ...

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    The worst thing is that if mainstream non-opera fans know you like opera, they run to their collection and INFLICT him on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delicious Manager View Post
    Agreed! I continue to be dumbfounded by this fraud's popularity. I had the misfortune to hear the 'Bocellism' guesting on someone's album over the weekend and was reminded why I detest this blind charlatan so much. The voice is feeble (ever heard him sing without a microphone?), the timbre is grating and erratic (somewhat akin to a cat being castrated without its prior approval) and he can't hold a single note in tune. I wonder if he would have done so well if his cynical marketers hadn't made sure his closed, unseeing eyes were on every CD cover?

    I can only assume that those who like the Bocellism haven't really heard a decent tenor. If not, then my flabber is even more ghasted! Pass me the brown paper bag, would you?

    Blind Charlatan? I get not liking the musician, I'm not a Bocelli fan either, but this is a sadistic comment... I would be ashamed to insult this man in that way!

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