Romanza is the first greatest hits album by Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, released internationally in 1997. The album is considered Bocelli's breakthrough album, and remains his most commercially successful to date, topping charts all across Europe and Latin America. Andrea Bocelli, born 22 September 1958) is an Italian tenor, multi-instrumentalist and classical crossover artist. Born with poor eyesight, he became completely blind at the age of twelve following a football accident. In 1992, Italian rock star Zucchero held auditions for tenors to make a demo tape with of the song Miserere from his album of the same name, to send to Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. After hearing Bocelli on tape, Pavarotti urged Zucchero to use Bocelli instead of him. The demo tape was from Caterina Caselli, who had discovered Bocelli. Caselli is Bocelli's current manager and producer..
Dopo lo scarso successo di Ivan il terribile, il cantautore italiano si ripropone con un nuovo album di revival del Beat italiano degli anni sessanta. La bambolina che fa no no de I Quelli, Bang Bang dell'Equipe 84, Sono bugiardo di Caterina Caselli e molte altre, permetteranno all'artista di ottenere un successo commerciale ancor più alto di quello ottentuto da 2060 Italian Graffiati. Il disco si presenta orientato verso un semplice Synth Pop, molto orecchiabile. L'album è arrangiato da Roberto Cacciapaglia e prodotto da Caterina Caselli, su etichetta CGD.
This CD reissue dates from Thad Jones' single year of leadership of the Count Basie Orchestra before his health began to fail. Caterina Valente (best known as a pop singer) has a warm voice and sounds comfortable singing in a jazz-influenced middle-of-the-road style. There is little improvisation on the date and Thad Jones' arrangements leave surprisingly little space for solos; his only appearance on cornet is on "Solitude."