Dear Roberto Gonzales,
I understand your expressive hatred for Andrea Bocelli in the reviews you wrote for this album and for the "Romanza" CD, yet both were embarassingly hurtful to me. I am a HUGE Andrea Bocelli fan and don't like it when I have to give up what I love most for something that doesn't interest me a Mew's tail. I read your "Romanza" review and the part about Andrea sounding like a constipated goat angered the hell out of me. On the other hand, I see you LOVE Sarah Brightman--now, don't get me wrong, so do I, and I no longer have anything against her. It's just that while Sarah B has been working longer than Andrea has, Bocelli has received three Grammy nominations and has sold some 40 million albums, compared to Sarah's one Grammy nomination and about 15 million CDs sold to date, and that Andrea has done something that got him to where he is now, not because of his blindness. To his fans (and me) it was just a matter of sincere vocal quality, to people like you it's just a matter of "being blind." This whole matter is like comparing the Backstreet Boys to N Sync: the BSB have sold more records than N Sync yet the latter appeared to have shattered the former's record and are said to be "better" than BSB. Confusion. Who's the better group? Neither, in my book.
So, Mr. Gonzales, I'm not forcing you to like Bocelli, you have the right to your own opinion, fine. But if people like us want to continue to like Bocelli for what he is in OUR opinion, we will.