Incanto is the twelfth studio album by Classical Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, released November 4, 2008, coinciding with his fiftieth birthday. The album, a personal tribute to the musical traditions of his homeland, features mainly Neapolitan love songs from Bocelli's childhood.

The two disc set additionally contains Incanto: The Documentary, a bonus DVD containing exclusive documentary footage, including an interview with Bocelli filmed in Naples, alongside a music video showcasing the Italian city in the 1950s. The video features rare clips of notable figures enjoying the romance of Naples in its heyday such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, John F. Kennedy, among others.

On February 21, 2009, on the Italian talk-show, Che tempo che fa, Bocelli received a four times Diamond disc for Incanto, for selling in excess of 1,5 million copies within 4 month of its release. The album was additionally nominated for "album of the year" at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards.

In Japan the album was released in January 21, 2009 as Santa Lucia: Miwaku no Italian Songs (サンタ・ルチア~魅惑のイタリアン・ソングス Santa Ruchia: Meiwaku no Itarian Songusu, Santa Lucia: Fascinating Italian Songs) and featured two bonus tracks.

Track listing

  1. "Un Amore Cosi Grande" (feat. Veronica Berti) (Guido Maria Ferilli, Antonella Maggio) - 4:22
  2. "'O Surdato 'Nnammurato" (Aniello Califano, Enrico Cannio) - 2:49
  3. "Mamma" (Cesare Andrea Bixio, Bixio Cherubini) - 3:30
  4. "Voglio Vivere Cosi" (Giovanni D’Anzi, Domenico Titomaglio) - 3:02
  5. "Santa Lucia" (traditional, Teodoro Cottrau) - 4:27
  6. "Funiculì, Funiculà" (Luigi Denza, Peppino Turco) - 2:31
  7. "Because" (Guy d'Hardelot, Edward Frederick Lockton) - 2:36
  8. "Vieni Sul Mar!" (Aniello Califano) - 4:37
  9. "Granada" (Agustín Lara) - 4:12
  10. "Era De Maggio" (feat. Anna Bonitatibus) (Mario Costa, Salvatore di Giacomo) - 4:57
  11. "A Marechiare" (Francesco Paolo Tosti, Salvatore di Giacomo) - 3:14
  12. "... E Vui Durmiti Ancora" (Gaetano E. Calì, Giovanni Formisano) - 5:03
  13. "Non Ti Scordar di Me" (Ernesto De Curtis, Domenico Furno) - 3:59
  14. "Pulcinella" (Antonello Cascone, arr., Sergio Cirillo) - 2:46
Japan bonus tracks
  1. "Torna a Surriento" (Ernesto De Curtis)
  2. "Tu che m'hai preso il cuor" from The Land of Smiles (Franz Lehár)

Reviews

Blogcritics gave the album a favourable review.

Charts

Chart (2008)Position
World Top 407
Hungary Top 402
Greek Albums Chart4
Italy Top 505
Poland Albums Top 505
U.S. Billboard 2008
Ireland Top 7511
UK Album Chart12
Dutch Top Album15
Norway Top 4015
Portugal Albums Top 3015
Denmark Albums Top 4020
Finland Albums Top 4020
NZ Albums Top 4021
France Albums Top 15028
Australia Top 5030
Austria Albums Top 7540
Swiss Albums Top 10040
Belgium Albums Top 5042
Mexico Albums Top 10063
Spain Albums Top 10068

Certifications

RegionCertificationCertified units/Sales
Brazil (ABPD)Platinum60,000*
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)Gold14,349
Greece (IFPI Greece)Gold7,500^
Hungary (MAHASZ)Platinum6,000^
Poland (ZPAV)Platinum20,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone