Andrea Bocelli created an extended special edition which will feature new duets with singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and award-winning actress Jennifer Garner. Yes, we are just as surprised as you to hear that Garner can sing that well.
Bocelli’s duet with Goulding Return to Love will be released Oct. 3. A month later, the whole project will be out, called Si Forever: The Diamond Edition. Ellie Goulding said: “I have always had an affinity with classical music, and I’m a sucker for a love song. It was fun and enlightening to sing in Italian – a real joy to record. “
For Jennifer sings with Bocelli Dormi Dormi Lullaby. The song is inspired by the famous chorale Jesus bleibet meine Freude from one of Bach’s cantatas.
Si Forever includes other high profile duets. Andrea Bocelli previously recorded tracks with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Josh Groban. Previously he worked with Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Christina Aguilera, Céline Dion and Tony Bennett.
Andrea Bocelli is continuing to bring together classical music with contemporary artists. The most memorable duets gained popularity in the late 80s and during the 90s. Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe recorded a whole album, but Barcelona is a classic. Luciano Pavarotti performed with U2, the Cranberries, George Michael, Elton John. This project lasted for several years and proceeds from the events went to humanitarian causes.
It is going to be exciting to hear Bocelli with Ellie Goulding, but even more interesting to listen to Jennifer Garner and her vocal skills. In a way, Andrea Bocelli is continuing Pavarotti’s legacy. Its only natural, since Zucchero gave the tape of then-unknown Bocelli to worldwide known tenor. And that’s how the world got to enjoy Bocelli’s voice. The rest is history.