Luciano Pavarotti

Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia

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In June 1998 Luciano Pavarotti and some of his "Friends" put on an all-star gala concert in his home town of Modena, Italy, for his War Child charity, specifically to benefit orphans of the civil war-ravaged African nation of Liberia. The resulting CD, also available on a video directed by Spike Lee, presents an international cast of pop stars joining the great kerchief-waver in a series of high-octane duets and ensembles.

It is all good fun and if, at times, a little campy, it is equally often quite exhilarating just to hear all that energy flowing on-stage and through the house. It is also interesting to hear American singers like Vanessa Williams and Stevie Wonder get into some real European-style pop numbers, which have a heightened, almost operatic sense of melodrama. Rather than revealing an opera star out of his element, Pavarotti and his Friends show that there is some common ground between them after all.

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Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
feat: Jon Bon Jovi
04:58 SpotifyAmazon
feat: Spice Girls
03:28 SpotifyAmazon
3 03:47 Spotify
feat: Céline Dion
04:49 SpotifyAmazon
5 03:54 SpotifyAmazon
feat: The Corrs
03:34 SpotifyAmazon
7 04:32 SpotifyAmazon
8 04:49 Spotify
feat: Spice Girls
04:55 Amazon
feat: Zucchero
03:56 SpotifyAmazon
feat: Pino Daniele
04:17 SpotifyAmazon
12 03:42 SpotifyAmazon
13 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
feat: Natalie Cole
03:58 Spotify
feat: The Corrs
03:46 SpotifyAmazon
16 04:00 Amazon
17 05:19 Spotify
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