Andrea Bocelli unveils new duets with Ellie Goulding, Jennifer Garner

After selling more than 1 million units worldwide with his album “Si,” operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli is back with an extended special edition which will feature new duets with Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jennifer Garner.

It is Garner’s first recorded duet. The track she sings with Bocelli, “Dormi Dormi Lullaby,” is inspired by the famous chorale “Jesus bleibetmeine Freude” from one of Bach’s cantatas. “Dormi Dormi Lullaby” is sung in both Italian and English.

Bocelli’s duet with Goulding, titled “Return to Love,” will be released Oct. 3, ahead of the Nov. 8 roll-out of “Si Forever: The Diamond Edition” by Sugar Music & Decca Records.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 9, 2017: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (L) and Russian singer Zara seen ahead of the 2017 Muz-TV Music Awards ceremony at Olimpiyskiy[Olympic] Stadium. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan\TASS via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 9, 2017: Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli (L) and Russian singer Zara seen ahead of the 2017 Muz-TV Music Awards ceremony at Olimpiyskiy[Olympic] Stadium. Artyom Geodakyan/TASS (Photo by Artyom Geodakyan\TASS via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 24: Andrea Bocelli and his wide Veronica Berti attend the Vhernier launch with Andrea Bocelli in Design District on April 24, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images).
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Andrea Bocelli (R) and Veronica Berti attend the 10th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards at Sheraton New York Times Square on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Andrea Bocelli performs in concert at Prudential Center on December 18, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - DECEMBER 08: Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli performs in concert at the Frank Erwin Center on December 8, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 03: Singer Andrea Bocelli performs at MGM Grand Garden Arena as he kicks off his U.S. tour on December 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 21: Producer Lady Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, singer Andrea Bocelli, actor Toby Sebastian and Roberto Sessa attend 'The Music of Silence' by Michael Radford. On set with Andrea Bocelli and AMBI Media Group producers at Cinecitta on November 21, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 09: Opera singer Andrea Bocelli and partner Veronica Berti attend the ECHO Klassik 2016 at Konzerthaus Am Gendarmenmarkt on October 09, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
VERONA, ITALY - OCTOBER 07: Veronica Berti, Andrea Bocelli and Amos Bocelli attend Intimissimi On Ice at Arena on October 7, 2016 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Nicole Scherzinger and Andrea Bocelli perform a duet on stage at The O2 Arena on October 1, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Andrea Bocelli performs at a VIP preview of the new site for Annabel's, 46 Berkeley Square, on September 30, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Annabel's)
SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 23: Andrea Bocelli performs at Sheffield Arena on September 23, 2016 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Neil Kitson/Redferns)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Andrea Bocelli sings at the start of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2016 in New York City. According to the UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, the most pressing matter to be discussed at the General Assembly is the world's refugee crisis. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Andrea Bocelli and Valerie Berti attend the 2016 Clinton Global Citizen Awards at Sheraton New York Times Square on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: Andrea Bocelli (R) and Veronica Berti attend the 10th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards at Sheraton New York Times Square on September 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Veronica Berti (L) and recording artist Andrea Bocelli arrive at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Veronica Berti and Andrea Bocelli arrives at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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“I have always had an affinity with classical music, and I’m a sucker for a love song. It was fun and enlightening to sing in Italian – a real joy to record,” said Brit Award-winner Goulding, whose recent hit songs include “Love Me Like You Do” for the score of “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

The new duets with Garner and Goulding add to the star-studded lineup on the original “Si” album, which includes collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Josh Groban. The special edition also features three new solo tracks from Bocelli, including “Alla Gioia,” which was recorded to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

Bocelli has previously collaborated with Ariana Grande, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Lopez, LeAnn Rimes, Christina Aguilera, Céline Dion and Tony Bennett, among others.

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