Caramella

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All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
Mina has always been a prolific artist. Caramella is her third studio album of new material in less than 18 months. Add that to the 2009 five-volume compilation Riassunti d'Amore and you end up with almost 20 releases for the first decade of the 21th century -- not bad for a singer who released her debut album in 1960 and for all intents and purposes should be well past her commercial and/or artistic prime. The thing is, for decades Mina has been inhabiting a space of her own in the perennially fledgling Italian market, thanks to her remarkably dependable discography and enigmatic personality. Caramella is perhaps less daring among her most recent releases -- which ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
Mina has always been a prolific artist. Caramella is her third studio album of new material in less than 18 months. Add that to the 2009 five-volume compilation Riassunti d'Amore and you end up with almost 20 releases for the first decade of the 21th century -- not bad for a singer who released her debut album in 1960 and for all intents and purposes should be well past her commercial and/or artistic prime. The thing is, for decades Mina has been inhabiting a space of her own in the perennially fledgling Italian market, thanks to her remarkably dependable discography and enigmatic personality. Caramella is perhaps less daring among her most recent releases -- which included an opera album and some flirtations with Italian alternative rock -- but perhaps because of that also the most impressive, as Mina is clearly in her territory here, that of the adult contemporary ballad, Italian style. As expected, arrangements are flawless and Mina is in fine voice throughout. A surprisingly effective duet with Seal (sung in English and written by Pam Sheyne, noted for her work with Pet Shop Boys and Christina Aguilera) and two previously released others with Lucio Dalla and Giorgia are the album's obvious standard-bearers. The rest, however, is equally consistent. Mina has a knack for championing songwriters from across the spectrum, and in Caramella she amalgamates a coherent whole from sources as diverse as Neapolitan music (Maurizio Morante), Italian alt-rock (Sigma's Paolo Benvegnù and Subsonica's Boosto and Max Cassaci), and Italian jazz (bassist Massimo Moriconi), as well as her own music (longtime collaborators such as Mauro Santoro and Axel Pani, among others). The only possible verdict: Mina remains in a class of her own on the elegant Caramella.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Sony Import
  • UPC: 886976877422
  • Catalog Number: 7687742
  • Sales rank: 86,566

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Got Me (4:53)
  2. 2 Io E Te (4:57)
  3. 3 Il Povero E Il Re (4:35)
  4. 4 Poche Parole (4:08)
  5. 5 Amore Disperato (4:28)
  6. 6 Così Così (5:19)
  7. 7 Solo Se Sai Rispondere (4:00)
  8. 8 Come Se Io Fossi Lì (3:47)
  9. 9 La Clessidra (4:24)
  10. 10 Accendi Questa Luce (4:34)
  11. 11 Amoreunicoamore (4:03)
  12. 12 Ma Comme Faje (4:18)
  13. 13 Inutile Sperare (4:31)
  14. 14 Mi Piacerebbe Andare Al Mare (11:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mina Primary Artist
Carmine Di Missaggio
Phil Woods Saxophone
Nicolo Fragile tastiere
Celeste Frigo Missaggio
Emanuel Lo tastiere
Ugo Bongianni tastiere
Sandro Centofanti fender rhodes, Mini Moog
Ignazio Morviducci Missaggio
Franco Serafini tastiere
Ale Bavo tastiere
Technical Credits
David Foster Vocal Producer
Lucio Dalla Composer
Giorgia Composer
Andrea Mingardi Composer
Pamela Sheyne Composer
Fabrizio Berlincioni Composer
Mauro Santoro Composer
Massimo Moriconi Composer
Maurizio Tirelli Composer
Paolo Benvegnu Composer
Andrea Franchi Composer
Celeste Frigo Mastering
Massimiliano Casacci Composer
Davide di Leo Composer
Emanuel Lo Composer
Samuele Cerri Composer
Silvio Amato Composer
Teitur Lassen Composer
Jochem van der Saag Engineer
Alessandro Di Guglielmo Mastering
Axel Pani Composer
Mauro Culotta Composer
Maurizio Morante Composer
Gionni Dall'Otro Composer
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