Mario Lanza is still considered by many to have possessed "The Greatest Voice Of The 20th Century". Born in Philadelphia, Lanza enjoyed a successful career in Opera, on records, and as a popular film star. This CD features twenty-five cuts from two albums originally recorded for RCA - Lanza's powerfully passionate vocals shine on songs such as "O Sole Mio", "Ave Maria", and "Lolita".
3.O Sole Mio
5.Hofbrauhaus Song (Wir Einmal Nur In Munchen War)
6.O, Mon Amour (Je Nen Connais Pas La Fin)
9.Pagliacci: Vesti La Giubba
11.Aida: Act I
12.Ich Liebe Dich
14.Vieni Sul Mar
21.L'alba Separa Dalla Luce L'ombra
22.Pour Un Baiser
23.La Mia Canzone
2 LPs on 1 CD: FOR THE FIRST TIME (1959)/MARIO LANZA SINGS CARUSO FAVORITES (1959).
Originally released on RCA.
Recording information: Italy.
Director: Rudolph Mat‚.
This two-fer from Collectables features a pair of out of print Mario Lanza LPs: For the First Time (1959) and Mario Lanza Sings Caruso Favorites (1960). Originally issued on RCA Victor, the Caruso album proves to be the stronger set; released posthumously, Lanza pays tribute to his idol. Highlights include "Serenata," "Lolita," and "La Mia Canzone." ~ Al Campbell