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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Feb 15th 2012, 12:22 am
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Yes and it's pink. She is soooooo not a pink person. The MiL is lovely but why the hell would you think a calculator and a sponge bag makes a good pressie for a 17 year old who loves lizards? Gave us a good laugh anyway.
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On a slightly more serious note, I have to say I hadn't heard a better tenor voice, until Andrea Bocelli came along - that man's voice is sublime. I think when god took away his sight, he blessed his vocal chords.
Have to disagree. Bocelli's voice has nice tone, but he could never get the majestic strength, passion, and soaring notes into it that the young Pavarotti could.

Never had the chance to hear if Bocelli could fill an opera house without a mic - in fact I've never heard him sing without one - but Pavarotti most certainly could. He used to make my heart go pitter pat when I saw him in London.

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On a slightly more serious note, I have to say I hadn't heard a better tenor voice, until Andrea Bocelli came along - that man's voice is sublime. I think when god took away his sight, he blessed his vocal chords.
Bocelli is popera...
Try Jussi Bjoerling & Robert Merrill for the real deal
Start with 'Au fond Du Temple Saint'...enjoy.
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Have to disagree. Bocelli's voice has nice tone, but he could never get the majestic strength, passion, and soaring notes into it that the young Pavarotti could.

Never had the chance to hear if Bocelli could fill an opera house without a mic - in fact I've never heard him sing without one - but Pavarotti most certainly could. He used to make my heart go pitter pat when I saw him in London.
Certainly your prerogative to disagree, even if you're wrong. I'm afraid I don't believe they had no microphones in the opera house - not handheld, certainly, but they'll still have had mics with a powerful pick up strategically placed.

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Try Jussi Bjoerling & Robert Merrill for the real deal
Start with 'Au fond Du Temple Saint'...enjoy.
I know you consider yourself our resident cultural expert, but I'll pass, thanks. I know what I like and I'll remain happily ignorant.
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Have to disagree. Bocelli's voice has nice tone, but he could never get the majestic strength, passion, and soaring notes into it that the young Pavarotti could.

Never had the chance to hear if Bocelli could fill an opera house without a mic - in fact I've never heard him sing without one - but Pavarotti most certainly could. He used to make my heart go pitter pat when I saw him in London.

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I rest my case.

The quality of the recording isn't very good, but you can hear him soar.

Still makes me cry.

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I rest my case.

The quality of the recording isn't very good, but you can hear him soar.

Still makes me cry.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y9268sIt5mk
Justin Bieber makes me cry and not in a good way.........................
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Justin Bieber makes me cry and not in a good way.........................


Aaggghhhh! I will not have Pavarotti sharing pixels with that tone deaf rat.
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I rest my case.

The quality of the recording isn't very good, but you can hear him soar.

Still makes me cry.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y9268sIt5mk
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Aaggghhhh! I will not have Pavarotti sharing pixels with that tone deaf rat.
so many tone deaf rats todat though...............
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Sorry, but his voice just isn't big enough to do opera justice, nor to grab my heart strings. It's a pretty voice, but pretty isn't enough.

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If this doesn't bring Elvira back, nothing will.
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Sorry, but his voice just isn't big enough to do opera justice, nor to grab my heart strings. It's a pretty voice, but pretty isn't enough.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4mX7ugJ5NM8&feature=fvsr
No need to apologise, dear lady.

Don't get me wrong - I love Pavarotti's voice and could never understand how he got pushed into the "Three Tenors" trio, with Placido Domingo (OK, but not in the same league) and Jose Carreras (weak and flat). I just think Bocelli's sublime tone wins.
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If this doesn't bring Elvira back, nothing will.
He could bring back the dead. Wish he could bring himself back.

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