Mark Vincent

The Most Wonderful Time of Year CD

The Most Wonderful Time of Year CD

by Mark Vincent
$14.99
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is pleased to announce THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, the first Christmas album from popular crossover artistMARK VINCENT. This much-anticipated album is a heart-warming and joyous collection of songs that celebrate the festive season, and includes duets with Marina Prior and UK tenor Russell Watson. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR features the outstanding Sydney International Orchestra, conducted by long-time Vincent collaborator Chong Lim.

 

“I have long dreamed of recording a Christmas album that captures the beautiful traditions of the festive season. Over the years these songs have brought so much joy to my family and I, and it is my pleasure to give back that same joy by making this album; it was my time to record a Christmas album, as Christmas is the most beautiful day of the year,” Mark said.
 

The album features ‘O Holy Night’, ‘White Christmas’, ’The Holy City’, ‘O Come, All Ye Faithful’, and ‘Hark! the Herald Angels Sing’ – a collection of unmissable carols that have been sung for generations; the songs represent, peace, unity, togetherness, serenity and above all love.

Singing since the age of 15, Mark Vincent has gone on to become one of Australia’s most beloved tenors, having released eight consecutive #1 ARIA Classical Crossover Albums, and having earned accolades both nationally and internationally.

Vincent’s last album, A TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA, contains the ground breaking ‘virtual duet’ of ‘Because You’re Mine’ with the Hollywood legend.  The ‘duet’ made headlines and received the patronage of Mario Lanza’s daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman, who gave permission for the re-recoding of the ‘virtual duet’. TRIBUTEdebuted at No.3 on the ARIA Album Charts, and at No. 1 on the ARIA Classical Cross-Over Charts.  The album went on to be the highest selling ARIA Classical Crossover album of 2017.

Turning his focus to Musical Theatre in 2014, Mark Vincent made his debut in the Australian production of ‘Dirty Dancing’, which played 130 shows around the country.  In June 2016, Dame Julia Andrews, DBE cast Mark in the role of Freddy in her production of ‘My Fair Lady’, which toured nationally with Opera Australia.

Vincent concluded a stellar 2017 with a national headline tour, followed by a sold-out tour of the UK with international soprano Katherine Jenkins, performing in iconic venues including Royal Albert Hall in London.

This year has seen Mark perform in Ireland with Tommy Fleming whilst preparing his debut album THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR for the festive season. This will be Mark’s ninth album… an impressive feat for a recently


TRACKLISTING:

1.       It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

2.       Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

3.       White Christmas

4.       The Holy City

5.       Angels we Have Heard on High with Marina Prior

6.       Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

7.       Deck the Halls

8.       O Come, All Ye Faithful

9.       The First Noel

10.    Little Drummer Boy with Russell Watson

11.    O Holy Night

12.    Silent Night

A TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA (CD)

A TRIBUTE TO MARIO LANZA (CD)

by Mark Vincent
$9.95
Eight years after he won Australia's heart and went on to record seven chart-topping albums with worldwide sales exceeding half a million units, Mark Vincent is about to set a new benchmark: a 'virtual duet' with one of the giants of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Mario Lanza.

In his forthcoming album, 'A Tribute To Mario Lanza,' Mark sings alongside Mario in 'Because You're Mine,' one of the legendary movie star's biggest hits. Re-mastered and re-edited, the song, taken from the MGM musical of the same name, is given a fresh and brilliant new dynamic with the addition of Mark's rich tenor tones.

Like Mark, Mario Lanza was a handsome tenor frequently compared to Enrico Caruso, who inspired him and whom he portrayed in The Great Caruso, the top grossing movie of 1951. Lanza died in 1958, just 10 years after he made his Hollywood debut. By then he was the most famous tenor in the world, adored by millions around the world.

"It's an amazing thrill to be singing with the greatest tenor of his time," Mark says, "I feel, in a humble way, I am simpatico with him. We were both brought up in Italian families - he was raised in Philadelphia - where there was a lot of love, but also a lot of hard times. That seems to go with the territory. As a kid, Caruso performed in cafes, singing Neapolitan favourites. I sang for customers at my grandfather Bruno's pizza shop from the age of five. For tenors, apparently, it's never too soon to start!"

Ellisa Lanza Bregman, Mario Lanza's daughter, has given her imprimatur to Mark and the album, "As the trustee of my father's legacy, his reputation, and his memory, I'm pleased to allow his recorded voice to be joined on this historic recording by the exciting young Australian tenor, Mark Vincent.  Like all artists, tenors are competitive, but they share a special bond: a heritage that goes back to Caruso and a mutual acknowledgement of the artistic links that influenced their careers. Mario Lanza, my father, also grew up listening to Caruso's recordings. Eventually he came to be compared to him. In turn, Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras and many other artists - Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley among them - told of their love of Mario Lanza and how he had inspired them.

Mark Vincent, I wish you every success and I know that this unique recording will be sought after and cherished by music lovers everywhere."
Mark Vincent stole headlines in 2009 when he won Australia's Got Talent. Since then he has accrued seven back-to-back #1 albums on the ARIA Classical chart and sold out national headline tours. Now, in addition to the release of 'A Tribute To Mario Lanza,' Vincent stars in the Julie Andrews' stage production of My Fair Lady, touring Australia nationally this year.


TRACKLISTING

Because You're Mine (Mark Vincent & Mario Lanza)
Come Prima
Nessun Dorma
Be My Love
The Donkey Serenade
The Loveliest Night Of The Year
E Lucevan Le Stelle
'O Sole Mio
Arrivederci Roma
Mamma Mia, Che Vo' Sape?
Without A Song
I'll Walk With God