Ivy

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All Music Guide - Alexey Eremenko
Elisa's seventh album feels like a shard of a Tori Amos record -- not quantity-wise, as, at 74 minutes, it is actually longer than it should be, but in terms of style and songwriting, offering a nice rehash of some facets of Tori's music, but not being nearly as elaborate or versatile enough. Elisa was known previously for flirting with a number of styles, from alterna-rock to trip-hop, but Ivy is firmly centered on her piano and the vocals, full of delicate emotion. Too delicate, in fact: most compositions are slow, elegiac, melody-driven ballads in the vein of "Winter," and while that works for one song, the music begins to blur together after half a dozen nearly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alexey Eremenko
Elisa's seventh album feels like a shard of a Tori Amos record -- not quantity-wise, as, at 74 minutes, it is actually longer than it should be, but in terms of style and songwriting, offering a nice rehash of some facets of Tori's music, but not being nearly as elaborate or versatile enough. Elisa was known previously for flirting with a number of styles, from alterna-rock to trip-hop, but Ivy is firmly centered on her piano and the vocals, full of delicate emotion. Too delicate, in fact: most compositions are slow, elegiac, melody-driven ballads in the vein of "Winter," and while that works for one song, the music begins to blur together after half a dozen nearly identical tunes. A lack of hooks and lyrics like "They call me lullaby cause all I want in my life is to fly" don't help, either. Elisa instinctively feels what the album needs to boost the effect, and tries to channel Coldplay on midtempo rock tracks like "Ti Vorrei Sollevare," but even there, her sentimentality gets the better of her, and whatever pomp or quiet groove the songs could have dissolves in a sea of melodic sweetness. Even covers of Smashing Pumpkins and Queens of the Stone Age don't do much -- she picked pieces that fit her style rather than enhancing it, and the treatment they receive does nothing to change it. Ivy is still not without good points -- it's actually great background music -- but it seems like an underachievement simply because of the fact that, with these influences, it could have been something bigger.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/21/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 8033120982651
  • Catalog Number: 944715
  • Sales rank: 189,786

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lullaby (4:11)
  2. 2 Sometime Ago (4:24)
  3. 3 Fresh Air (3:11)
  4. 4 Ti Vorrei Sollevare (4:28)
  5. 5 Una Poesia Anche Per Te (5:21)
  6. 6 Nostalgia (4:54)
  7. 7 Qualcosa Che Non C'e' (5:19)
  8. 8 Rainbow (4:30)
  9. 9 Gli Ostacoli Del Cuore (4:24)
  10. 10 1979 (4:22)
  11. 11 Pour Que L'amour Me Quitte (3:15)
  12. 12 Anche Tu, Anche Se - Fabri Fibra (5:16)
  13. 13 It Is What It is (4:22)
  14. 14 Eppure Sentire (Un Senso Di Te) (3:40)
  15. 15 Ho Messo Via (3:50)
  16. 16 I Never Came (4:23)
  17. 17 Forgiveness (4:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Film
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elisa Primary Artist
Betty Maineri Flute, Background Vocals
Mauro Pagani Violin, Soloist
Giorgia Vocals, Background Vocals
Rita Marcotulli Piano
Max Gelsi Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Andrea Fontana Percussion, Drums
Davide Rossi Strings
Elisa Toffoli Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Loops, Children's Chorus
Andrea Rigonat Guitar
Alessandro de Luca Children's Chorus
Simone Bertolotti Piano, Glockenspiel, Mellotron
Luca Zamaro Children's Chorus
Erica Mondolo Children's Chorus
Emma Cecile Laughs
Claudia Palumbo Children's Chorus
Anna Morsut Children's Chorus
Carlotta Festa Children's Chorus
Angie Rinald Children's Chorus
Angelica Sculac Children's Chorus
Andrea Canesin Children's Chorus
Ambra Ietri Children's Chorus
Alexa Pinatto Children's Chorus
Alessia Gambacorta Children's Chorus
Francesca Devescovi Children's Chorus
Elisabetta Livon Children's Chorus
Elisa Morandin Children's Chorus
Valentina Devescovi Children's Chorus
Tibleta Quaini Children's Chorus
Silvia Smaniotto Background Vocals
Sara Zocca Children's Chorus
Sara Baldassi Children's Chorus
Samantha Bertoz Children's Chorus
Piccolo Coro Artemia Di Torviscosa Children's Chorus
Laura Brun Children's Chorus
Jessica Bavaro Children's Chorus
Giulia Polidori Children's Chorus
Giorgia Ontani Children's Chorus
Giorgia Fabrici Children's Chorus
Gianluca Ballarin Harmonium, Hammond B3
Nicole Pelicani Background Vocals
Nicole Di Meglio Children's Chorus
Marta Peloi Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Billy Corgan Composer
Tony Cousins Mastering
Josh Homme Composer
Donal Hodgson Engineer
Troy Van Leeuwen Composer
Max Gelsi Arranger
Andrea Fontana Arranger, Additional Production
Paolo Buonvino Composer
Elisa Toffoli Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Andrea Rigonat Arranger, Composer, Programming, Engineer, Additional Production
Patrizio Visco Legal Advisor
Luciano Ligabue Composer
Camille Dalmais Composer
Simone Bertolotti Arranger, Engineer, Additional Production
Fabrizio Tardocc Composer
Denis Monte Director
Daniela Golin Personal Assistant
Joseph William Castillo Composer
Gianluca Ballarin Arranger, Engineer, Additional Production
Nicole Cather Composer
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