Romance. Passion. Emotion. These words are synonymous with Andrea Bocelli
. Almost ten years ago he exploded onto the international music scene with Romanza
and has since sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Amore
-- released amongst the glamour of the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and the romance of Valentine's Day -- finds Andrea straying from the classical ground with which he is most familiar. THe concept of the album came from acclaimed producer and long-time Bocelli fan David Foster, along with producer Humberto Gatica and co-producer Tony Renis.
While creating Bocelli's first-ever album of popular songs, Andrea and his producers searched the musical eras from the 1920's to the 1980's for romantic songs including "Les Feuilles Mortes" (Autumn Leaves), "Somos Novios" (It's Impossible), "Besame Mucho", "Estate" (featuring trumpeter Chris Botti) and "Because We Believe" -- a new song written especially for the 2006 Winter Olympics.