Classical superstar Andrea Bocelli has released a new arrangement of ‘Return To Love’ featuring a gospel choir and orchestra. The ‘Return To Love – Christmas Version’ video, released today, features previously unseen photos from his family album.
Shortly after learning of his fifth Grammy-nomination, Andrea shared his Christmas surprise for his wife Veronica in a very special video. He led her through his mother’s house in Tuscany, which had been transformed into an enchanted Christmas wonderland, singing ‘Return To Love – Christmas Version’ with a gospel choir. The new arrangement, sung in both Italian and English, was recorded with a gospel choir and orchestra.
Speaking about the deeply emotional track Andrea noted, “Every love is special and yet always follows the same law: the same love that grows the seed makes the flower bloom. This song imitates the awakening of the heart, the awareness of a renewed ability to love.”
Andrea is nominated at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in the ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ category for his million selling No. 1 album Sì. The ceremony will be broadcast from Los Angeles on 26th January 2020.
Si Forever: The Diamond Edition, a special extended special edition of Si, featuring five brand new tracks was released in November. New duets with Ellie Goulding on ‘Return To Love’ and Jennifer Garner on ‘Dormi Dormi Lullaby’ add to the star-studded line-up on the original album which featured Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Josh Groban and Andrea’s son Matteo Bocelli on ‘Fall on Me’.
Three brand new solo tracks from Andrea Bocelli are also included on Si Forever: The Diamond Edition. ‘Alla Gioia’ (‘Ode To Joy’) was recorded to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 2020, ‘Ragazzo Mio’ is based on the traditional Irish tune ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Il Mare Calmo Della Sera’ is the song that first brought Andrea to prominence 25 years ago at the Sanremo Music Festival.
Andrea Bocelli is one of the world’s biggest classical stars – he’s sung for Popes, Presidents and royalty and has performed at many of the greatest concert halls and opera houses, and at major international events including the Olympic Games and the World Cup. He has received a Golden Globe, 7 Classical BRITs and 7 World Music Awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.