a new dvd documentary due for release on the 27 march 2017, to pre-order from amazon.co.uk @ 9.99 plus p&p

Cover of forthcoming DVD release

PLUS A NEW 2-CD COMPILATION FROM SONY ALSO TITLED "THE BEST OF EVERYTHING"
(DUE MARCH 2017 -  AVAILABLE NOW TO PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON.CO.UK 6.53 

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CD 1
1. BE MY LOVE
2. CHE GELIDA MANINA  (RCA)
3. SOME DAY (COKE SHOW)
4. BESAME MUCHO - COKE SHOW INTRO BY LANZA
5.
GUARDIAN ANGELS (COKE SHOW)
6. QUESTA O QUELLA (RCA)
7. SONG OF INDIA (RCA)
8. DANNY BOY (COKE SHOW) INTRO BY LANZA
9.
DRINK, DRINK, DRINK (MGM)
10. YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC (COKE SHOW)
11. FLOWER SONG (RCA TAKE 2)
12. MY ROMANCE (COKE SHOW)
13 MATTINATA (RCA)
14. NIGHT AND DAY (COKE SHOW)
15. SERENADE (STUDENT PRINCE) (MGM)
16. BECAUSE (RCA)
17. A VUCCHELLA (RCA)
18. RECONDITA ARMONIA (RCA)
19. WITHOUT A SONG (COKE SHOW)
20. I'LL WALK WITH GOD (FROM "THE STUDENT PRINCE')

BONUS TRACKS
21. IF YOU WERE MINE (RCA) PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ALTERNATE TAKE
22. THE LOVELIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR (RCA ROME) FIRST TIME ON CD

CD2
1.
BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE (RCA)
2. M'APPARI (RCA)
3. BELOVED (STUDENT PRICE (MGM)
4. NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART (COKE SHOW)
5. AMOR TI VIETA ("SERENADE" SOUNDTRACK
6. GRANADA (RCA)
7. THINE ALONE (COKE SHOW) INTRO BY LANZA
8. GOLDEN DAYS (MGM STUDENT PRINCE)
9. CELESTE AIDA (RCA)
10. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE ("CAVALCADE OF SHOW TUNES")
11. LA DONNA E MOBILE (RCA)
12. ARRIVEDERCI ROMA (RCA ENGLISH VERSION)
13. VESTI LA GUIBBA ("FOR THE FIRST TIME")
14. AVA MARIA (SCHUBERT - FOR THE FIRST TIME)
15. PASSIONE (RCA ROME)
16. ONE ALONE (THE DESERT SONG) RCA ROME - AS RECORDED, NO CHORUS)
17. NESSUN DORMA (ALTERNATE TAKE - SERENADE) PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
18. SIGN OFF FROM MARIO LANZA ("MAY I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST OF EVERYTHING IN LIFE ALWAYS....") PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

BONUS TRACKS
1. BE MY LOVE (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
2. THE LORD'S PRAYER  (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
3.  DRIGO SERENADE (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
4. SILENT NIGHT (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)


MARIO LANZA - A LIFE IN PICTURES  (PAPERBACK)

now available from  AMAZON.CO.UK

15.58 FREE P&P

and amazon.com at $20.78

(as at 18.10.15)

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Mario Lanza: A Life in Pictures is a stunning collection of photographs and illustrations that captures the fabulous and tumultuous times of the greatest romantic tenor of the twentieth century.  Compiled by acclaimed Lanza biographer Derek Mannering and drawing on exclusive photogaphs from the tenor's closest friend, Terry Robinson, the book offers an unrivalled pictorial history of the tenor's extraordinary life and career, from his childhood in Philadelphia, his first tentative steps towards a career in opera, the unexpected about-turn that led to his glory days in Hollywood, and on to his sudden and tragic death in Rome in 1959.  Complementing the rare photographs is Derek Mannering's authoritative and compelling narrative together with personal comments by Terry Robinson throughout.  The book concludes with an afterword by Mario Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman.  Few careers in show business have been as colourful or as controversial as Mario Lanza's. Groomed for a professional life on the operatic stage, Lanza was instead waylaid by Hollywood, where, in films like The Great Caruso, he thrilled moviegoers with his magnificent voice and dazzling personaility.  His films and recordings were highly influential in shaping the careers of countless young opera singers and to this day Lanza continues to be seen as the crossover artist supreme.

MARIO LANZA

Mario Lanza - A Life In Pictures

   

MARIO LANZA – A LIFE IN PICTURES is the first ever pictorial history of Mario’s life and career, a stunning compilation of almost 200 photos and illustrations chosen from Terry Robinson’s private collection.  The book was published in hardback by Robert Hale, London in May 2004 at 25 sterling.  

Working on MARIO LANZA – A LIFE IN PICTURES has been a joy from start to finish.  The book is divided into five chapters, each with a brief introduction followed by photographs and captions in chronological sequence.  Many of the extremely rare photos are appearing in print for the very first time.  All are wonderful and truly capture that special charisma that was uniquely Mario Lanza’s.  I also taped Terry’s reminiscences of the people captured in the pictures and many of his comments have been incorporated into the accompanying text.  This book is a tribute not only to the greatest romantic tenor of all time but also to Terry Robinson, an extraordinary man who played such an importance part in Mario’s life and career.

Derek Mannering  

Update:  18.10.15

The above book is still available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

MARIO LANZA: SINGING TO THE GODS

A paperback version of Derek's book  was released in the UK in August 2006.  This edition has all new photos, again many before unpublished and drawn from the private collection of Mario's close friend, Terry Robinson and his niece, the former actress Dolores Hart.

Included amongst these  pictures are  photographs taken at Mario and Betty's wedding on 13 April 1945.

            Update:  18.10.15

           THE ABOVE BOOK IS STILL AVAILABLE VIA AMAZON.CO.UK AT VARIOUS PRICES and on Amazon.com also.

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