Tuesday, October 11, 2011
PATRIZIO BUANNE - PATRIZIO
"I'm not just an Italian guy singing Italian songs. It's important to give people the kind of music I am known for, but I also wanted to open myself up artistically and give them something else or rather something "more of me" that's why we called the album Patrizio. I wanted to present my passion for interpreting any great song-no matter if Italian, American or New. I basically did the same as Elton John, George Michael or Tom Jones. I'm searching for that same, timeless quality. If I sing a standard, I pick a song where the words really mean something. It's important to convey the sentiments in a credible way. An old song has to translate into the 21st century," Buanne says.
Patrizio showcases Buanne adding more strings to an already elegant bow. Recorded in Hollywood's Capitol Studios with Humberto Gatica (Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson) and in London with Brian Rawlings (James Morrison, Andrea Bocelli, Cher), the record augments his vocals with some of the classiest players in pop. On one level, the album remains true to Buanne's role as an ambassador for Italian song. The Italian compositions with which he made his name are still there, and several of them were even written in his homeland ("Never Never Never," "Estate," and "Tu vuo' fa l'ammericano"). But there are also new compositions, including Diane Warren's "Why Did You Have To Be?," "This Kiss Tonight," by UK songwriter Paul Barry and the self-penned "Solo Tu (My Baby)."
Moreover, there are spirited interpretations of Bryan Adams' "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman," the Willie Nelson-Patsy Cline hit "Crazy," and "You're My Everything," an undiscovered gem by Franco-American disco act Santa Esmeralda. Buanne accomplishes a beautifully international slant on his natural way with song with Patrizio which heralds a new era for the young Neapolitan.
Patrizio Track List:
1. Solo Tu (My Baby)
2. Why Did You Have To Be?
4. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman
5. Mambo Italiano
6. Americano (Tu Vuo’ Fa L’Americano)
7. Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande)
8. Maybe This Summer (Estate)
9. Fly Me To The Moon
10. This Kiss Tonight
11. Make Love (Amore-Sempre Con Te)
Patrizio Buanne tour dates:
11/15/11 Anthology San Diego CA
11/17/11 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
11/19/11 Napa Valley Opera House Napa CA
2/18/12 Ruth Eckerd Performing Arts Center Clearwater FL