Primavera Anticipada

Primavera Anticipada

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by Laura Pausini
     
 

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As its title suggests, Primavera Anticipada, Laura Pausini's first album of new material in four years, is a new chapter in the Italian singer's storied career. For the first time in her career, she had a hand in writing every song on the album (with the exception of "Antes de Irte," which was penned by one of her Italian contemporaries, See more details below

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As its title suggests, Primavera Anticipada, Laura Pausini's first album of new material in four years, is a new chapter in the Italian singer's storied career. For the first time in her career, she had a hand in writing every song on the album (with the exception of "Antes de Irte," which was penned by one of her Italian contemporaries, Gianluca Grignani), and though as usual Alfredo Rapetti (aka Cheope) is credited as her co-writer throughout Primavera Anticipada, the songs indeed reflect aspects of her personal life. For instance, the lead single, "En Cambio No," is informed by the loss of her grandmother, while other songs reflect upon her relationship with guitarist/producer Paola Carta, who also had a large hand in the creation of Primavera Anticipada. Yet while the album marks a step forward in Pausini's career, showcasing a more personalized cycle of songs, in terms of music and style it's highly reminiscent of her past two albums, Escucha (2004) and Yo Canto (2006). Considering Pausini's ever-growing international celebrity, this shouldn't be too surprising; after all, those past two albums were awarded Latin Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album by a Female Artist in 2005 and 2007 respectively, not to mention other accolades. In terms of music, Primavera Anticipada sounds a lot like Yo Canto. Granted, that album had been a wide-ranging collection of cover songs, so there's little in common between the albums lyrically or stylistically, but the majority of both albums was helmed musically by Paola Carta and Daniel Vuletic. On the other hand, Primavera Anticipada sounds a lot like Escucha in terms of style. Both albums soar early on, kicking off with rock songs ("Mi Perspectiva" on Escucha; "Alzando Nuestros Brazos" on "Primavera Anticipada") before moving on to power ballads ("Víveme"; "En Cambio No") and the title tracks ("Escucha Atento"; "Primavera Anticipada"). The stylistic similarity between Escucha and Primavera Anticipada is striking, resulting in a pleasant sense of déjà vu for anyone hoping for more the of the same (and, conversely, a sense of frustration for anyone hoping for a change in direction). Also like Escucha, which front-loaded its standout tracks (each of its four singles sequenced within the first half of the album), Primavera Anticipada peaks early and grows a little dull toward its close. It's an impressive album nonetheless, formulaic as it may be (and as canned as the James Blunt duet may be -- though thankfully there's an alternate version sans the British singer/songwriter, who sings in English). Pausini herself shines throughout the album, her voice as strong as ever, which should no doubt please her fans, as should her larger hand in the songwriting process.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/11/2008
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0825646935000
catalogNumber:
516627
Rank:
39028

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Tracks

  1. Alzando Nuestros Brazos  - Laura Pausini
  2. En Cambio No  - Laura Pausini
  3. Primavera Anticipada (It Is My Song)  - James Blunt
  4. Del Modo Más Sincero  - Laura Pausini
  5. Un Hecho Obvio  - Laura Pausini
  6. Mis Beneficios  - Laura Pausini
  7. Antes de Irte  - Laura Pausini
  8. Más Que Ayer  - Laura Pausini
  9. Bellisimo Así  - Laura Pausini
  10. La Impresión  - Laura Pausini
  11. La Geografía de Mi Camino  - Laura Pausini
  12. Cada Color al Cielo  - Laura Pausini
  13. Primavera Anticipada (It Is My Song)  - Laura Pausini
  14. Hermana Tierra  - Laura Pausini

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Pausini   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Lance Ellington   Background Vocals
Steve Lyon   Recorder
Riccardo Galardini   Guitar
Curt Bisquera   Percussion,Drums
Andy Findon   Flute,Pan Flute/Pan Pipes
Celso Valli   Piano,Keyboards
Cesare Chiodo   Bass
Max Costa   Recorder
Luca Bignardi   Recorder
Dado Parisini   Piano,Keyboards
Massimo Varini   Guitar
Luca Scarpa   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Stefano de Maco   Background Vocals
Paola Carta   Guitar,Recorder
Emiliano Fantuzzi   Guitar
Giorgio Secco   Guitar
Gabriele Fersini   Guitar
Manuela Cortesi   Background Vocals
Prisca Amori   Leader
Roberta Grana   Background Vocals
Manu Cortesi   Background Vocals
Hayley Sanderson   Background Vocals
Beverly Skeet   Background Vocals
Peter Howarth   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Lyon   Engineer
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Celso Valli   Arranger,Audio Production
Laura Pausini   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Gianluca Grignani   Composer
Max Costa   Programming
Luca Bignardi   Programming
Dado Parisini   Arranger,Audio Production,String Conductor,String Writing
Rocco Petruzzi   String Conductor,String Writing
Fabio Patrignani   Engineer
Antonio Galbiati   Composer
Paola Carta   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Stéphane Reichart   Vocal Engineer
Matteo Bolzoni   Vocal Engineer
Nicola Fantozzi   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
James Blunt   Composer
Cheope   Composer
Gabrielle Parisi   Executive Producer,Vocal Engineer,Management
Daniel Vuletic   Composer
Niccolò Agliardi   Composer
Daniele Coro   Composer
Federica Fratoni   Composer

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