One listen to this collection of passionate and heartfelt songs, and it is clear that Canadian vocal sensation, Mark Masri, has been blessed with one of the great voices of our time. His virtuosic instrument soars effortlessly through Italian classics such as CARUSO,
BUONGIORNO PRINCIPESSA and LA PRIMA VOLTA. His soulful interpretations of such ballads as TRULY and FIX YOU, which glide over romantic orchestral treatments, create a new benchmark in elegance and sincerity.
But beyond the voice of the singer, LA VOCE is also the voice of a gifted writer. Masri's own compositions are finely crafted, personal works. TIME, a stunning duet with acclaimed American singer, Nita Whitaker, is a moving exploration of the fragility of life and the power of love. I OWE YOU is a simple letter of gratitude that could serve as an artful tribute to any mentor in one's life. A SONG CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE is a compassionate message of hope.
Another original, A MOTHER'S LOVE, was composed by EMI recording artist Amy Sky. In 2009, this beautiful collaboration with chart topping American pianist, Jim Brickman, was the soundtrack to a best-selling American Greetings Mother's Day E-card. The song will also be featured in a national Mother's Day campaign in 2010.
The initial focus track, HOLD ON, to be released to radio in January 2010, was produced by Los Angeles based recording ace Jochem VanderSaag (Josh Groban, Seal, Michael Buble, Celine Dion).
To round out this collection of international, orchestral pop, Masri sings in French (J'ATTENDRAI, a reworking of his hit song, THE FACE), Spanish (FRAGILIDAD, a collaboration with Latin superstar, Jon Secada, and Mediterranean guitarist, Pavlo, on Sting's FRAGILE), Hebrew and Arabic (EREV SHEL SHOSHANIM, a duet with Masri's co-producer, Amy Sky).
Compulsively listenable, this timeless recording will appeal to fans of all ages.
LA VOCE is a desert island disc for music lovers who seek gorgeous melodies and meaningful words, delivered by a breathtaking voice.
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