Eros [Italian Version]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
At the height of his popularity, after establishing a fan base for himself across much of Western Europe as well as parts of the Spanish-language world, Italian singer/songwriter Eros Ramazzotti took some time off during the late '90s and released Eros, a greatest-hits compilation comprised primarily of newly recorded material. The 16-track compilation is comprised of five songs that appear in their original versions, nine that have been newly recorded specifically for this compilation, and two new ones. While the decision to re-record the majority of the inclusions is unusual for a greatest-hits album, Eros ends up being a much more interesting album than it would ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
At the height of his popularity, after establishing a fan base for himself across much of Western Europe as well as parts of the Spanish-language world, Italian singer/songwriter Eros Ramazzotti took some time off during the late '90s and released Eros, a greatest-hits compilation comprised primarily of newly recorded material. The 16-track compilation is comprised of five songs that appear in their original versions, nine that have been newly recorded specifically for this compilation, and two new ones. While the decision to re-record the majority of the inclusions is unusual for a greatest-hits album, Eros ends up being a much more interesting album than it would have been otherwise. The nine songs that are re-recorded are the early hits of Ramazzotti, namely "Terra Promesa" (originally released in 1984), "Una Storia Importante" (1985), "Adesso Tu" (1986), "Ma Che Bello Questo Amore" (1987), "Musica È" (1988), "Se Bastasse una Canzone" (1990), "Cose Della Vita" (1993), and a couple others. The five songs that appear in their original versions are more recent hits such as "Un'Altra Te" (1993) and "Più Bella Cosa" (1996). In fact, none of the songs on Eros predates 1993, and only two predate 1996. As a result, Eros sounds as if it were a totally new album -- a brilliantly written one, at that -- rather than a compilation of greatest hits. For instance, there's no trace whatsoever of the sometimes-bombastic synth pop style that characterized Ramazzotti's mid- to late-'80s output. In its place is a more subtle, relatively cutting-edge style of sleek adult contemporary pop
ock that embraces modern-day production technology (note the drum programming in particular), sophisticated string arrangements, and sharper guitar leads. This brings new life to the old material; for instance, the drum programming of "Ma Che Bello Questo Amore" is remarkably contemporary in style, seemingly taking its cues from drum'n'bass. Moreover, there are a couple of guest features worthy of note: classical crossover superstar Andrea Bocelli is featured on a ten-minute version of "Musica È," while American R&B legend Tina Turner duets with Ramazzotti on a dynamite version of "Cose Della Vita" that might be the highlight of the entire album. As for the couple new songs ("Ancora un Minuto di Sole," "Quanto Amore Sei"), neither is especially notable, though neither is particularly bad either and thankfully, they're sequenced late. [An Italian version was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/1998
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 743215254522
  • Catalog Number: 13627
  • Sales rank: 26,474

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Terra Promessa (4:38)
  2. 2 Una Storia Importante (4:05)
  3. 3 Adesso Tu (4:02)
  4. 4 Ma Che Bello Questo Amore (4:12)
  5. 5 Musica È - Andrea Bocelli (9:46)
  6. 6 Occhi Di Speranza (3:19)
  7. 7 Piu Bella Cosa (4:24)
  8. 8 Memorie (3:31)
  9. 9 Cose Della Vita/Can't Stop Thinking of You (4:48)
  10. 10 L' Aurora (5:32)
  11. 11 Ancora Un Minuto Di Sole (3:56)
  12. 12 Quasi Amore (5:08)
  13. 13 Se Bastasse Una Canzone (5:22)
  14. 14 Un'Altra Te (4:40)
  15. 15 Favola (4:23)
  16. 16 Quanto Amore Sei (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eros Ramazzotti Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alex Brown Background Vocals
Raffaella Casalini Background Vocals
Lenny Castro Percussion
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Lynn Davis Background Vocals
Nathan East Bass
Moreno Ferrara Background Vocals
Steve Ferrone Drums
Paolo Gianolio Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Jerry Hey Trombone
Dan Higgins Alto Saxophone
Phillip Ingram Background Vocals
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Tony Levin Bass
Charles Loper Trombone
Phil Palmer Guitar
Antonella Pepe Background Vocals
John Pierce Bass
Silvio Pozzoli Background Vocals
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Rudy Trevisi Saxophone
Celso Valli Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Synthesizer Bass
Andrea Bocelli Track Performer
Cary Grant Trombone
Emanuela Cortesi Background Vocals
Randy Jackson Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Jai Winding Piano
Luca Jurman Background Vocals
Alex Baroni Background Vocals
Aida Cooper Background Vocals
Antonio Galbiati Background Vocals
Manuela Rasori Background Vocals
Danny Riggins Alto Saxophone
Giovanni Dattolo Background Vocals
Mauro Gabrielli Background Vocals
Luca Velletri Background Vocals
Larry Williams Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Eros Ramazzotti Producer
Mike Tacci Engineer
Celso Valli Programming
Luca Bignardi Producer, Engineer
Alberto Bonardi Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eros Ramazzotti is the best italian artist

    I have listened this album more times and i think that it is one of the best albums of an italian artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better late than never

    I started listening to Eros Ramazzotti after he sang a duet with Andrea Bocelli on "Romanza". I now have nine of his CD's in both Italian and Spanish. This is the best. It's great to hear him sing in his native language. The songs sound better. This Cd has a wonderful collection of songs. I especially love "Musica e'". This is a wonderful song and probably one of Andrea Bocelli's least known duets. The voices of Bocelli and Ramazzotti sound great together. The song itself is a wonderful blend of pop and semi-classical. Of course there are several other songs that are outstanding including track 1 and 9. If you want a real treat and a great example of Italian pop by one of the best artists get this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eros è fantastico

    Every once in a while you hear someone sing and you can immediately tell that that person is born to write and sing music. Eros is that kind of person,the emotions he puts in his music are overwhelming and he knows how to entertain an audience. His music is so good it gives you shivers!

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