Welcome to michéal CASTALDO's Official Website
Do you need an Italian music fix? The taste of exquisite olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar? A week in Calabria? michéal CASTALDO an Italian-born Canadian, now New York City resident offers up all these things and more. As he says, “Life is not a cup to be drained, but a measure to be filled.”
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...“ His overwhelmingly penetrating emotions, dreamy voice aims straight for your heart"...
Jimmy Norman, The Coasters - Hit Songwriter (Rolling Stones, Bob Marley)
michéal CASTALDO, the independent classical-crossover artist has scheduled his album just in time for Valentine’s Day with a new release date of Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Having just released a #1 Christmas CD on Amazon last month, his new album entitled, OLIVE YOU subtitled CLASSIC ITALIAN SONGS TO FEED THE HEART & SOUL, is poised to be another best-seller from CASTALDO. The album's lead single and critically acclaimed track, PRAY'R has already garnered the No.1 spot on Amazon.com's MP3 Classical Songs Chart in only three weeks from its initial release. Not only did Michael grab the top single sales slot, he nudged out long-lived chart-toppers like Andrea Bocelli, Sara Brightman, Neil Diamond and Bette Midler. Also, PRAY'R hit Amazon.com's No.1 positions on the Top Rated Classical Song and Hot New Releases in Classical charts: Three No.1 positions showing the undeniable power of PRAY'R.
The album, OLIVE YOU serves up five delectable classic tracks along with previously released and re-mastered songs handpicked by CASTALDO who also serves as producer and executive producer of the album along with co-producer and long-time collaborator, Stein B. Svendsen co-writer of the top hit, PRAY'R. Listeners will feast their ears upon such familiar classics as The Theme from The Godfather "BRUCIA LA TERRA" which is sung in a Sicilian dialect and Italian; the Neapolitan Mario Lanza classic, "CORE 'NGRATO;" the newly re-mastered duet co-written by CASTALDO and Jim Papoulis and co-sung with Carol Papoulis "MIO CUORE;" fan favorite and re-mastered hit, "GUARDA QUESTA TERRA;" the hit Italian Classical Crossover mainstay, "CON TE PARTIRO;" a stunning Italian version and newly re-mastered "NOTTE DI LUCE (Nights In White Satin);" and the timeless love songs, "IL MONDO" and the only Spanish track on the album the delectable "EN ARANJUEZ CON TU AMOR." CASTALDO also sprinkles several other self-penned instant classics such as "QUESTO E AMORE," and "IO CREDO" along with "DANCIN' TO A DIFFERENT BEAT" and the No.1 hit single "PRAY'R which complete the album.
For the rest of the world, we recommend either iTunes or Amazon in your country.
Stand by for micheal's new CD Bergamot coming summer 2013. Thanks again for your support.
Visit Our Virtual Release Partners & Sponsors Who Are Supporting The Launch of The "Olive You" CD:
… “michéal CASTALDO's Aceto CD is beyond captivating... beyond riveting ... his renditions filled me with tears of happiness”… Joe Franklin (Bloomberg Radio)
… “OMG!!! You are Great!! You are awesome… JD John LaBarca – Italian House Party
Interview on WTNH TV with Ann Nyberg with Italian [cc] subtitles
Check out 4 video's featured in the Olive You CD
... "So jubilant that Scrooge would be moved to gambol with giddy mirth"... Chuck Taylor (Former BillBoard Editor)
..."Unites in perfect harmony the true essence of it solemnity"... Vivo Magazine
..."The taste bursts into your being craving for more"... L'Esperienza Magazine
…"A great performer"… Joe Piscopo
…"An amazing Italian tenor"… Maria Bartiromo CNBC
CT is showing us the love... Our Song PRAY"R from the Olive You CD, is the theme song of the Radio program "The Art of Living Well" with Radio Host and Author Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner PhD.
You can listen in every Monday @ 7AM (EST). The show is streamed live (www.whnu.net) or locally (CT, MA, RI and parts of NY, USA on 88.7FM).