Andrea Bocelli – I Found My Love in Portofino

Andrea Bocelli

I Found My Love In Portofino

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Love In Portofino is a 1958 songwritten by Leo Chiosso and Fred Buscaglione 

The song was first interpreted by the author, Fred Buscaglione , only to be resumed in 1958 by Johnny Dorelli , with much more success, having made a more sentimental version of the original. Both in the version of Buscaglione and that of Dorelli , the song entered the charts of 1959 , achieving success in sales and popularity, making the song, in the following years, a classic of Italian music.

In the last years the song is mostly known for the interpretation, later, of Andrea Bocelli on the album “Passione”.

 

Andrea Bocelli

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I found my love in Portofino
Perché nei sogni credo ancor
Lo strano gioco del destino
A Portofino m’ha preso il cuor

Nel dolce incanto del mattino
Il mare ti ha portato a me
Socchiudo gli occhi a me vicino
A Portofino rivedo te

Ricordo un angolo di cielo
Dove ti stavo ad aspettar
Ricordo il volto tanto amato
E la tua bocca da baciar

I found my love in Portofino
Quei baci più non scorderò
Non è più triste il mio cammino
A Portofino I found my love

Ricordo un angolo di cielo
Dove ti stavo ad aspettar
Ricordo il volto tanto amato
E la tua bocca da baciar

I found my love in Portofino
Quei baci più non scorderò
Non è più triste il mio cammino
A Portofino I found my love

Non è più triste il mio cammino
A Portofino I found my love

 

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The album Passione was well received by critics.

 

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

Adrian Edwards, of the BBC, praised Bocelli for “his relaxed manner belying an innate artistry as he moves from the classical style into a popular vein with consummate ease. His delivery is such that we hear his core feeling for each language, which colours his special timbre.” He also complemented Foster for “the employment of instrumental colours from saxophone, guitar, flute and accordion across the palette, played by distinguished instrumentalists, adds variety to deft arrangements of some very familiar songs.” 

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

 

Stephen Unwin, of the Daily Express, gave the album 4/5, stating that Bocelli “proves yet again that his voice is universal and his song choices commercially palatable.” He also said that “a more interesting duet is La Vie En Rose with the late French cabaret singer Edith Piaf, (who died in 1963), though production from multi-Grammy winner David Foster ensures a meticulously romantic collection of slushy international classics.”

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

Andy Gill, The Independent’s music critic, gave the album 3 out of 5 stars, mainly praising Bocelli’s delivery in “Era Gia’ Tutto Prevista”, “Perfidia” and “Roma Nun Fa’ La Stupida Stasera”.

 

Andrea Bocelli

 

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