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Ed Sheeran, Andrea Bocelli duet is 'Perfect'

| Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, 8:08 a.m.
Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli
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Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recruited Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli for an orchestral version of "Perfect," a song from his recent LP, Divide, rollingstone.com reports.

Bocelli offers elegance to the ballad, belting in a robust vibrato over Sheeran's guitar arpeggios.

According to the website, Sheeran's brother Matthew Sheeran, a classical composer, arranged the song. They recorded it around the same time as the original and later asked Bocelli to participate. The alternate version's vocals were recorded in Bocelli's home in Tuscany, Italy. In a behind-the-scenes studio video, the singers are in awe of each other's work. Bocelli sits in his chair, singing and gesturing like a conductor, while Sheeran seems utterly transfixed by Bocelli's powerful voice.

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