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Alas y Raices

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
On Alas y Raices, his first all-new album in four years and tenth album overall, Italian singer/songwriter Eros Ramazzotti once again worked closely with longtime collaborator Claudio Guidetti, who is credited as co-producer and with co-writing ten of the 11 songs. The result is in many ways a typical Ramazzotti album. The songs are both lyrical and vocal showcases for Ramazzotti, and though the music is secondary, it's nonetheless amazing -- a symphonic style of pop
ock whose string arrangements are the work of Paul Buckmaster, a master whose illustrious career spans several decades, going all the ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
On Alas y Raices, his first all-new album in four years and tenth album overall, Italian singer/songwriter Eros Ramazzotti once again worked closely with longtime collaborator Claudio Guidetti, who is credited as co-producer and with co-writing ten of the 11 songs. The result is in many ways a typical Ramazzotti album. The songs are both lyrical and vocal showcases for Ramazzotti, and though the music is secondary, it's nonetheless amazing -- a symphonic style of pop
ock whose string arrangements are the work of Paul Buckmaster, a master whose illustrious career spans several decades, going all the way back to early-'70s pop
ock classics by Elton John, Harry Nilsson, and Carly Simon. Moreover, Alas y Raices is a dynamic album that ranges from the album-opening kickstart of "Apuntes y Notas," to the tailor-made hit single "Dimelo a Mi," to the heart-touching ballad "El Horizonte," to the lilting piano pop of "Afectos Personales," to the soaring power ballad "Alas y Raices," to the surging symphonic rock of "Flor Incluidos," to the orchestral highlight "Nosotros Incluidos," to the edgy electro-rock of "No Podemos Cerrar los Ojos." While all of this is in many ways typical for a Ramazzotti album, his post-millennial output in particular, Alas y Raices is a better all-around effort than predecessors such as Calma Aparente 2005 and 9 2003, which are at times rote and random. In contrast, Alas y Raices sounds inspired and focused, as if the four years since Calma Aparente helped refresh Ramazzotti's album-making creativity. It also might have helped that Ramazzotti used the time off to release E2 2007, a double-disc greatest-hits compilation comprised partly of newly recorded versions of past hits -- collaborative versions that are relatively experimental in style, perhaps a reflection of his desire to break free of audience expectations. In any event, Alas y Raices is Ramazzotti's best overall album in years, and while it's not brimming with potential smash hits the perfect lead single "Dimelo a Mi" being the exception, it's definitely filled with highlights and lacking the filler that sometimes found its way onto previous albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/2/2009
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 886975232420
  • Catalog Number: 752324
  • Sales rank: 126,820

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Apuntes y Notas (3:55)
  2. 2 El Camino (3:47)
  3. 3 Dimelo a Mi (4:00)
  4. 4 El Horizonte (3:46)
  5. 5 Afectos Personales (3:30)
  6. 6 Contra el Viento (3:46)
  7. 7 Alas y Raices (4:17)
  8. 8 Flor Inesperada (4:11)
  9. 9 Nosotros Incluidos (3:45)
  10. 10 No Podemos Cerrar Los Ojos (3:51)
  11. 11 Como un Tesoro (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eros Ramazzotti Primary Artist, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Soloist, Mandoline
Larry Goldings Piano, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Paul Buckmaster Didjeridu
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Tony Franklin Bajo Sexto, Bajos
Jim Gilstrap Coros
Phillip Ingram Coros
Michael Landau Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Soloist
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Pino Pischetola Mezcla
Alfie Silas Coros
Mike Tacci Mezcla
Paolo Costa Bajo Sexto, Bajos
Claudio Guidetti Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Bajo Sexto, Guitar (12 String Acoustic), Bajos
Abe Laboriel Jr. Bateria
Davide Tagliapietra Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bajo Sexto, Bateria, Bajos
Michele Canova Iorfida Mezcla
Christian Rigano Synthesizer, Piano, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, Sintetizador
Mike Landau Guitar, Slide Guitar
Technical Credits
Eros Ramazzotti Composer, Producer
Paul Buckmaster Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements, Orchestra Director
Peter Cobbin Engineering
Mike Tacci Engineering
Antonio Baglio Mastering
Bruce Weber Image Design
Claudio Guidetti Composer, Producer, Engineering
Flora Sala Artwork
Saverio Principini Executive Producer, Casting
Regine Thorre grooming
Davide Tagliapietra Programming
Jeff Martin Tautrim Photo Assistance
Michele Canova Iorfida Arranger, Producer, Rhythm Programming
Christian Rigano Programming
Colette Barber Studio Manager
Davide Rossi String Arrangements
Bruno Bugiani Executive Producer, Art Direction
Frank C. Stanley Photo Assistance
S. Bertolotti Composer
L. Chiaravalli Composer
Jeannette Shaheen Producer
Helaina Buzzeo Producer
Boris McNertney Producer
A. Cogliati Composer
M. Fabrizio Composer
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