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All Russell Watson's albums have been excellent, and this one is no exception. Actually, they should come with a warning: listen to them and your musical experience will be ruined for ever. I should explain. Once you have heard Russell Watson sing, either on CD or in concert, it is possible that you will not want to hear any other artist - because anyone else would fall short in comparison. I cannot think of any other singer who can use his voice like an instrument in the way that Russell can. He doesn't just sing the songs, he lives them. He doesn't just reproduce the lyrics, he feels them. The power of his voice is extraordinary, but he can sing softly, as well, which is no mean feat. And he doesn't just have one voice, he has several! The tracks on this particular CD show off his virtuosity perfectly, from the tender rendition of 'Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te) to the spinetingling 'Adagio' to the mighty 'Intermezzo' by Masagni. This man has a true gift, a rare talent, and every track on this CD is musical perfection. Five stars is not enough! BUY IT!
I bought ths cd for a particular song that is on it, I really don’t know why I have purchased it a long time ago to add to my collection, As a big fan of Russell Watson I think it’s lovely, I have deprived myself of hours of listening to my favourite artist. It was a great service at a reason price.
When searching for a CD to remind me of my holiday in Italy I listened to many of the operatic CD,s on the market but not until I found Russell Watson's La Voce did I find exactly what I wanted. This CD is an absolute joy to listen to, the choice of music is excellent and the arrangements and orchestration of the various tracks are excellent and I think Russell Watson it at his best ever, his voice is mellow and he sings with so much feeling, I understand this may have been his first recording after his life threatening operation and if so you can feel the emotion in him, however be warned, have a big box of tissues handy for track 13 'Someone to Remember Me' If you like opera and modern classical you won't be disappointed with this CD and I have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars.
Any product from Russell Watson has to be a winner, I know his songs maybe repeated and interspersed into his different CDs and DVDs, but if you are an ardent fan does it matter, the pleasure of hearing that God given voice over and over again fills me with humility and warmth. Russell obviously chooses songs with real everyday moments which we all experience in our lives and reaches deep into his Soul when considering his songs for his followers. Read his Book and you will learn more about his feelings for the human race.
Russell Watson has a voice as beautiful as any of them, including the best tenors singing opera. I wish he would not be so slavish in following pop-song conventions of starting out with a whisper before he rises to full voice. He's capable of singing all the notes, doesn't have to whisper. So I listen to this and talk back to it, "Don't do that! Sing it right out!" -- But oh, what a beautiful, flexible, interesting voice! I'm glad I bought this CD.
I have bought all Russell Watson's CDs, but like he has said when interviewed that his voice has definitely got stronger since his illness. I absolutely adore this CD and would recommend people buy it. I would have bought this CD for just one track, which is track 10, which I keep playing as his voice has such resonance. This CD is definitely one of his best. Wonderful.