" I WENT OUT WALKING THROUGH STREETS PAVED WITH GOLD " 
CIELI DI TOSCANA

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 Release Date October 15 / 16, 2001
 Artist Andrea Bocelli
 Record Label Polydor Records
 Singles With U2 None
 Promotional Releases Available
 TRACKS FEATURING U2
Bono contributes a reading of a poem to the opening of the track "L'Incontro" on the english version of the song.
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • Melodramma (4:09)
  • Mille Lune Mille Onde (4:00) 
  • E Sara' A Settembre (Someone like You) (5:05)
  • Chiara (4:03)
  • Mascagni (4:12)
  • Resta Qui (4:10)
  • Il Mistero Dell'Amore (4:29)
  • Se La Gente Usasse Il Cuore (5:00) 
  • Si Volto (4:07)
  • L'Abitudine (4:21)
  • L'Incontro (with Bono) (4:52)
  • E Mi Manchi Tu (5:03)
  • Il Diavolo E L'Angelo (4:03)
  • L'Ultimo Re (3:47)
Bonus Tracks:
  • L'Incontro (with Gerard Depardieu) (4:51)
  • Tornera La Neve
LINER NOTES
L'Incontro:  Intoduction poem written by Andrea Bocelli.  Recited by Bono.  Produced by Mark Taylor and Robin Smith for Brian Rawling Productions.  Mixed by Steve "Barney" Chase and Mark Taylor at Metropolis Studio, London, England.  Assistant:  Jong uk Yoon.  Keyboards:  Robin Smith.  Guitars:  Fausto Mesolella and Robin Smith.  Percussions:  Luis Jardim.  Choir:  Coro Arcobaleno directed by orchestra leader: Rolf Wilson.  Orchestra Contractor:  Isobel Griffiths.  Lead vocals: recorded by Mike Trevor Ross at Sony Music studios, London England.  Assistant Engineer:  M. Wippersberg.  Bono's recital recorded by Martin Bohm at MG sound Studios, Veinna, Austria.  Assistant Engineer:  Dr. Frank.
OTHER NOTES
Bono was busy during breaks from the European leg of the Elevation tour.  Here is another project to which he contributed in that time.  The song L'Incontro features a spoken word poem by Bono on english versions of the release.  In Spanish versions of the CD this introduction is spoken in Spanish by Bocelli himself.  And on French versions of the CD this introduction is spoken by Gerard Depardieu.  Canada being a bilingual country got both the French and English versions of this song.

If you are searching for the version with Bono included, please be sure that he is listed in the tracks as being part of the song.  These other versions do exist and some do not have Bono at all (recordings from Spain and France for instance.)  For instance, the Spanish version (589 223-2) and Italian version (300 368-2) of the CD has a song titled El Encuentro (L'Incontro) which is a version without Bono and instead has Bocelli doing the recitation.  The French version (589 247-2) has the poem at the start of L'Incontro performed by G. Depardieu and does not include the Bono version.  Only those CDs including Bono's performance are listed below.

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CATALOG INFORMATION
 5" CD:
 Canada Pressing, 589 287-2
Label: Polydor Records
UPC: 7 31458 92872 0
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Matrix: L387 5892872 #10924Y32
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Canada, Universal / Polydor, 589 287-2
Track Listing:
As listed above.  Includes the French version of L'Incontro with G. Depardieu as a bonus track.
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Australia, Philips / Polydor, 589 341-2 USA, Universal / Polydor, 314 589 341-2
Europe, Polydor, 589 341-2
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As listed above. No bonus tracks included.
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Japan, Polydor, UICO1022 UK, Polydor, 589 245-2
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As listed above.  Contains the bonus track Tornera La Neve but does not contain the French version of L'Incontro.
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Canada, Universal / Polydor, 314 589 813-2 Japan, Polydor, UIGY7037
Europe, Philips Classic / Polydor, 589 813-2
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As listed above.  Contains no bonus tracks.
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Released in Super Audio CD format, this disc will play only in SACD players, and will not play in regular CD players.
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