Pavarotti & Friends

Christmas with Pavarotti: A brand new Pavarotti Christmas album entitled “Christmas with Pavarotti”!

Today it’s exactly three months until Christmas Eve, so it’s really time to think about Christmas again! In my house, as well as in my office at work, I’ve started playing Pavarotti’s wonderful Christmas album entitled “O holy night”.

It’s therefore with delight that I can report that a brand new Christmas album with Pavarotti is on its way to us all this Christmas. The album is simply entitled “Christmas with Pavarotti”. This 2 CD album from Decca will be in stores from 4 November in Europe and 10 November in Japan.

The album contains 36 tracks (some sources indicates 34 tracks). Adding all this information together I can give you this preliminary overview of the tracks:

It looks like this new Pavarotti Christmas album features a great collection of both traditional and modern Christmas songs. And what a beautiful front cover for this album!

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Please note that the information above is preliminary as it’s based on information from various online record stores and not from any official Decca or Universal sources. Some of this information can therefore be wrong. I will update this blog post as soon as new information comes available.

In addition to listening to the “O holy night” album, I have another pre-Christmas activity. I love to watch Pavarotti’s Christmas concert from Montreal, Canada in 1978. Previously issued on VHS on Decca (I got an Italian version to prove it!), it’s now available on DVD on various labels. Maybe it’s time for Decca to issue this concert as well? Maybe next Christmas, Decca?

With all the best for Christmas! It’s going to be great now that there’s a new Pavarotti Christmas album to look forward to! 🙂

This blog post no. 314 was first published 24-09-2016. Last revision 24-09-2016.

Pavarotti & Friends sing the classic Beatles song “All You Need Is Love”

On Christmas Eve 2015 all official studio albums by The Beatles became available on various streaming services for the first time. What a Christmas present! To celebrate this wonderful news Pavarotti & Friends sing the classic Beatles song All You Need Is Love.

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The Pavarotti & Friends video is taken from the concert “Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet” in Modena, Italy in 2000. Can you see what friends are singing together with Pavarotti on this song?

This Pavarotti & Friends concert is available on Decca CD, download and streaming, as well as on Decca DVD. The concert was also shown on TV.

Here is the official ad for The Beatles streaming launch.

This post was first published 28-12-2015. Last revision 28-12-2015.

B.B. King & Luciano Pavarotti

Woke up this morning to the sad news that the great blues legend B.B. King has died. B.B. King was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. The great B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925 and died on May 14, 2015.

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B.B. King joined Pavarotti at the 1999 Pavarotti & Friends concert in Modena, Italy. The concert, entitled “Pavarotti & friends for the children of Guatemala and Kosovo”, is available on Decca CD and DVD.

B.B. King performed three songs in this concert (in addition to joining all artist at the end of the concert singing “We are the world”):

  • “The Thrill Is Gone” (with Pavarotti)
  • “Hey Man” (with Zucchero)
  • “Let The Good Times Roll” (solo)

Enjoy these songs with the great B.B. King!

RIP, grande, grande B.B. King!

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This post was first published 15-05-2015. Last revised 15-05-2015.