Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet

Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet

by Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti




From their disgustingly cute novelty hit "Barbie Girl," you wouldn't expect Denmark's Aqua to trade verses with the world's most famous tenor -- which they do on a rousing rendition of the popular Italian song "Funiculi, Funicula" -- but then good causes create strange bedfellows. On June 6, 2000, to benefit the children of the war-torn nations of Cambodia and Tibet, Luciano Pavarotti invited pop stars from across the globe to perform with him in his hometown of Modena, Italy. Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet brings these performances to your living room. Some pop stars showed up and did their own thing; George Michael and Tracy Chapman are captured here doing fine renditions of "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" and "Telling Stories," from their respective most recent albums. However, this collection is memorable for those artists who dared to sing along with the jolly tenor. Aussie rockers Savage Garden actually pull their weight on "O Sole Mio," while Enrique Iglesias, Pavarotti, and a children's choir find a common language on "Cielito Lindo" (as if there were any doubt, the crowd's manic screams for the Latin heartthrob let you know who's singing). The grand finale lives up to the event's magnanimity and magnitude, with everybody, led by the Eurythmics' Annie Lennox, singing the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love," "We Are the World"-style.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2000
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028946720028
catalogNumber: 467200

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luciano Pavarotti   Primary Artist,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Caetano Veloso   Vocals,Track Performer
Tracy Chapman   Vocals,Track Performer
Eurythmics   Track Performer
George Michael   Vocals,Track Performer
Elisa Fiorillo   Background Vocals
Zucchero   Vocals
Steve Hunter   Electric Dulcimer
Vaneese Thomas   Vocals,Background Vocals
Annie Lennox   Vocals
Paul Bushnell   Bass,Electric Bass
Chris Cameron   Piano
Denny Fongheiser   Drums
Frank Filipetti   Recorder
Steve Gadd   Drums
Zev Katz   Bass
Curtis King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Robbie Kondor   Keyboards
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Rob Mathes   Guitar
Jaques Morelenbaum   Cello
Mario Schiliro   Guitar
Emanuela Cortesi   Background Vocals
Skunk Anansie   Track Performer
Enrique Iglesias   Vocals,Track Performer
Walter Afanasieff   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Savage Garden   Track Performer
Biagio Antonacci   Track Performer
Luciano Luisi   Keyboards
Luis Brasil   Guitar
Nana Hedin   Background Vocals
Darren Hayes   Vocals
Irene Grandi   Track Performer
Alberto Borsari   Harmonica
Daniel Jones   Synthesizer,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Emanuela Cortese   Background Vocals
Marco Tamburini   Trumpet
Greg Bieck   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards
Jeff Young   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Steven Katz   Drums
RCA Italiana Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Skin   Vocals
Jose Molina   Conductor
Mike Landau   Electric Guitar
Roberto Rossi   Trombone

Technical Credits

Tracy Chapman   Composer,Lyricist
John Lennon   Lyricist
Paul McCartney   Lyricist
Annie Lennox   Composer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer,Lyricist
Rob Mathes   Arranger
Phil Ramone   Producer
Dave Stewart   Composer
Giancarlo Chiaramello   Arranger
Walter Afanasieff   Programming
John Pellowe   Engineer
Jay Gorney   Composer
Daniel Jones   Programming,Lyricist
Marco Tamburini   Horn Arrangements
Greg Bieck   Programming,Digital Programming
Ben Pateman   Liner Notes
Jones   Lyricist
Giovanni Capurro   Lyricist
Michele Centonze   Arranger,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Horn Arrangements
Michael Thresh   Art Direction
Peppino Turco   Composer
Barbara Campbell   Composer
Antonacci   Composer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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