On Sept. 25, trumpeter Chris Botti will offer his fans a special version of his Italia CD that comes with a DVD. This extra version features four exclusive bonus audio tracks from the Italia session. The songs are “Emmanuel,” which Botti originally recorded for The Young and the Restless soap opera and has only been available online to this point; a version of Miles Davis’ “Sketches of Spain”; “If I Loved You” with vocals by Paula Cole; and the standard “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” which has been covered most famously by Vic Damone and also the Platters.
The DVD will also take you through recording and photo sessions with footage of Botti recording Italia in London, Los Angeles, and Italy. You can also go behind the scenes with Botti and Andrea Bocelli in Italy as they rehearse their duet "Italia" and see Botti recording "Nessun Dorma" and "The Way You Look Tonight" in London with a full orchestra. Also included will be interviews with Botti, songwriter David Foster and producer Bobby Colomby.Posted by Brian Soergel at August 8, 2007 6:48 PM