Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban have teamed up once again to collaborate on “We Will Meet Once Again” for Bocelli’s newest album “Si” and Groban’s album “Bridges”. These powerhouse vocalists are the perfect pairing for such a beautiful piece of music.
Twenty years ago, Josh Groban’s career took flight in part thanks to Andrea Bocelli. Talk about a divine appointment and being in the right place at the right time. We’ll let Groban tell what happened.
“A duet almost 20 years in the making. I owe so much to an early opportunity I had, I was 17 and in high school and asked to be a stand in singer for Andrea Bocelli when he was stuck on a plane for the Grammys rehearsals. (Longer story how THAT even happened). A terrified, pimple faced and blissfully naive kid sang his heart out that afternoon and the rest is history. Meeting him backstage when he finally arrived I just thought “how cool is this? What a world this is.” He went on to do the telecast and I went back to history class at LACHSA (who were so understanding and supportive).
I didn’t have an inkling where my life would take me after that. The bridges left to cross. This song, aptly titled We Will Meet Once Again, is one of my favorites I’ve ever co-written and recorded. It has so much meaning to me. Last night in the stunning setting of Portovenere we sang it for an audience for the first time. Here’s to more full circle surprises. They don’t come easy or often, but they sure are fun. Hope you enjoy. Grazie.”
This duet is beautifully performed by Bocelli and Groban. For Bocelli’s album the entire piece is sung in Italian while Groban’s album has some of the music sung in English. Both versions are perfectly supported by the ever talented musicians of the London Studio Orchestra. We love hearing their voices working together and hope for many more collaborations in the future!