One has been repeatedly hailed as one of the world's greatest guitarists; the other is Russia's biggest rock star. With twenty million album sales between them, the union of Al Di Meola and Leonid Agutin seems destined for success. For their debut DVD together, "Cosmopolitan Life", the two have created a unique sound, giving the term crossover a new dimension. Dreamily beautiful pop tunes meld with Russian jazz, Gypsy rhythms and Argentinian tango. Although Agutin sings mostly in English, many other languages figure. The title song, for instance, has a Portuguese chorus. The Muscovite's distinctive voice leads the listener through a variety of cultures. The sunny "Tango" is bubbling over with South American vivacity. "Blue River" shows off the many and varied facets of pop music. "Portofino" conjures up a warm summer night in southern Europe. "Cuba Africa" blends African elements with Cuban sounds. All these songs leave plenty of scope for Di Meola's brilliant guitar playing, whether the artist is displaying his virtuosity in solos or providing discreet accompaniment to Agutin's vocals.
Special DVD features include: Dolby Digital 2.0 Sound, Footage From Television and Festivals
The DVD includes video clips from the songs ""Cosmopolitan Life"". "If I¥ll Get A Chance", "Nobody", "Half Of Your Heart", "Cuba Africa", the Al DiMeola group performing "Lieber Tango", "Innamorata", "Fugata', and DiMeola/Agutin at the Montreux Jazz Festival performing "Shade Of Your World", "Cuba Africa", ""Cosmopolitan Life"", "Price To Learn", "Portofino" and "Nobody".