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BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With two PBS concert specials and a headlining North American tour on the horizon, singer Nathan Pacheco is set to release his self-titled Disney Pearl debut album. Produced by Leo-Z, the new album showcases the passionate vocals Pacheco first revealed with the 2009 Voices project. With "Avatar" set as the premiere focus track, the new album arrives in stores September 18th while the PBS special, "Introducing Nathan Pacheco: Live in Concert" premiered August 11 and continues to air across the country.
Like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban before him, Nathan Pacheco mastered the art of pop/classical crossover. In the album's 12 tracks (seven of which he co-wrote) the versatile tenor sings in four languages – English, Spanish, Italian and French – as well as multiple genres, from pop to folk to opera. "All my efforts to master technique are for the sole purpose of connecting with people," Pacheco says. "That's what I go for every time."
Songs on Nathan Pacheco include:
"Avatar" – This beautifully orchestrated debut focus track represents Nathan's core message of love and hope.
"Perdona" – An intimate ballad sung in Spanish that stresses forgiveness as a key to true love.
"Nessun Dorma" – Puccini's timeless aria, given a daringly modern arrangement and sung magnificently by Pacheco.
"Now We Are Free" – Pacheco here sings the haunting ballad from the Academy Award-winning blockbuster, "Gladiator."
"Oyela" – A sweet-toned Spanish song about finding one's place in life and love.
"Infinito Amore" – One of the album's most sweeping tracks, this song, sung in Italian, captures all the drama and passion of Nathan's vocals.
"Tears From Heaven" – A hymn-like song inspired by early American folk melodies, performed by Nathan with true grace.
"Don't Cry" – A ravishing testament to hope against all odds, with Nathan's heart-rending lead vocals backed by symphony orchestra.
"Que L'Amour" – This lilting tune, sung in French and featuring world music flourishes, takes a sly look at relationships.
"Caruso" – Pacheco brings his own spin to this well-known composition by the late Italian songwriter Lucio Dalla. Pure passion.
"Unbreakable" – Not to be outdone by Dalla, on this Pacheco-co-penned song, Nathan sings about the bond only true love seals.
"La Scelta" – A mournful Italian song about loss. Says Pacheco, "You realize things will never be the same, but in grief you accept that that's the way that it is."
"Hallelujah" – Think Jeff Buckley had the last word on Leonard Cohen's masterpiece? Think again, as Pacheco caps his album with an inspirational version of the song.
A native of Washington, D.C., Nathan Pacheco studied music in college. He admired the great operatic tenors, from Pavarotti to Domingo, but also loved pop music, especially classical crossover artists like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban. In 2006, Nathan auditioned for legendary composer-performer Yanni, making his international debut with Yanni's "Voices" project in 2009.
That led to his signing with Disney Pearl, which released last Christmas the single "O' Holy Night," a duet with Welsh multi-platinum mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins. He and Jenkins later embarked on a sold-out 25-city U.K. tour with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Last December, Nathan performed his first headlining concert dates at the Geffen Playhouse, where he premiered songs from the new album, which was recorded in part at London's Air Lyndhurst Studios with London's Philharmonia Orchestra. His PBS concert specials were filmed before a live audience in Santa Monica at the Broad Theater. "Introducing Nathan Pacheco: Live In Concert" premiered August 11 and will run across the country during upcoming PBS pledge weeks and will be followed by "Nathan Pacheco: Christmas" airing the month of December.
Nathan Pacheco will be available September 18, 2012. For more information on Disney Pearl Series releases, please visit Disney.com/music, Facebook.com/ disneymusic or follow us at Twitter.com/disneymusic.
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