Ali e Radici

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
On Ali e Radici, 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 Ali e Radici, 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, Ali e Radici is a dynamic album that ranges from the album-opening kick-start of "Appunti E Note," to the tailor-made hit single "Parla con Me," to the heart-touching ballad "L'Orizzonte," to the lilting piano pop of "Affetti Personali," to the soaring power ballad "Ali e Radici," to the surging symphonic rock of "Bucaneve," to the orchestral highlight "Nessuno Escluso," to the edgy electro-rock of "Non Possiamo Chiudere Gli Occhi." While all of this is, in many ways, typical for a Ramazzotti album, his post-millennial output in particular, Ali e Radici is a better all-around effort than predecessors such as Calma Apparente (2005) and 9 (2003), which are at times rote and random. In contrast, Ali e Radici sounds inspired and focused, as if the four years since Calma Apparente 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, Ali e Radici is Ramazzotti's best overall album in years, and while it's not brimming with potential smash hits (the perfect lead single "Parla con Me" 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: 886975201525
  • Catalog Number: 752015
  • Sales rank: 1,556

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Appunti E Note (3:55)
  2. 2 Il Cammino (3:47)
  3. 3 Parla Con Me (4:00)
  4. 4 L' Orizzonte (3:46)
  5. 5 Affetti Personali (3:30)
  6. 6 Controvento (3:46)
  7. 7 Ali E Radici (4:17)
  8. 8 Bucaneve (4:11)
  9. 9 Nessuno Escluso (3:45)
  10. 10 Non Possiamo Chiudere Gli Occhi (3:51)
  11. 11 Come Gioielli (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eros Ramazzotti Primary Artist, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Soloist
Larry Goldings Piano, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Tony Franklin Bass
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Michael Landau Guitar, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar, Soloist
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Alfie Silas Background Vocals
Paolo Costa Bass
Claudio Guidetti Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Davide Tagliapietra Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric Guitar
Michele Canova Iorfida Roland Synthesizer
Pino Saracini Bass
Christian Rigano Synthesizer, Piano, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer
Davide Rossi Strings
Technical Credits
Eros Ramazzotti Producer
Paul Buckmaster Producer, String Arrangements, String Director
Peter Cobbin Engineer
Mike Tacci Engineer
Antonio Baglio Mastering
Bruce Weber Images
Claudio Guidetti Producer, Vocal Engineer
Flora Sala Artwork
Saverio Principini Executive Producer, Casting
Davide Tagliapietra Programming
Michele Canova Iorfida Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer, String Writing
Christian Rigano Programming
Colette Barber Studio Manager
Davide Rossi String Arrangements, String Writing
Bruno Bugiani Executive Producer, Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great collection

    Even if you don't understand much of what he is saying, if you enjoy Eros Ramazzotti's music and unique voice, you will enjoy this newest album. (I do wish they had the transcripts of the songs in the album, as that would really help non-Italian speakers like me translate and understand the words, but these should be easy enough to find online.) Eros Ramazzotti's music keeps evolving - it seems I like each album even more than the last. This one "Wings and Roots" - is my newest favorite... Parla Con Me, Controvento, Bucaneve, and Come Gioielli are the songs I am most apt to replay as I make my way into work in the morning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great return of Eros Ramazzotti

    This new CD has on itself the reasons for being such a hit in Europe. All new songs with Ramazzotti´s signature result inspiring and refreshing at the same time. It is absolutely a must of the world music.

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