Angelo Venuto’s latest CD, Grande Amore, is a beautiful mix of romantic ballads, dance songs, and surefire nostalgia hits. Filled with classics and original songs alike, Venuto brings his distinct style to each and every song.
Of course, Venuto’s club favorite, “L’Italiano,” stands alone as one of the top songs on the CD. But his original songs, like “How Could I” is a beautiful ballad as well.
Even his remake of Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now or Never” is distinctly his, somehow managing to honor the original but still sound like an Angelo Venuto song.
And for 80s fans, Venuto’s remakes of top hits such as Billy Idol’s “Mony Mony” and Aha’s “Take On Me” will remind you of every bar mitzvah and Sweet 16 you ever went to.
Other top songs on the CD are “Ti Amo,” one of Venuto’s top songs, and “Sweet Caroline,” which Venuto often performs to packed crowds at his performances.
The title track, “Grande Amore,” is at once haunting and romantic, passionate and on-point. You’ll want to listen to it over and over again.
Grande Amore is a great CD not just for diehard Angelo Venuto fans, but those craving to hear classic songs sung in a beautifully new way, as well as gorgeous Italian love songs sung by the man himself.