Primo Tempo

Primo Tempo

by Ligabue
     
 

The first of a two-part career compilation, Primo Tempo is also the first Ligabue official greatest-hits collection. Spanning the years 1990-1995, Primo Tempo gathers its 18 tracks from the four studio albums Ligabue, Lambrusco Coltelli Rose & Popcorn, Sopravvissuti e Sopraviventi, and Buon Compleanno…  See more details below

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The first of a two-part career compilation, Primo Tempo is also the first Ligabue official greatest-hits collection. Spanning the years 1990-1995, Primo Tempo gathers its 18 tracks from the four studio albums Ligabue, Lambrusco Coltelli Rose & Popcorn, Sopravvissuti e Sopraviventi, and Buon Compleanno Elvis, as well as from the EP A Che Ora È La Fine del Mondo?. It also boasts two terrific new songs, "Buonanotte All'Italia" and "Niente Paura," the latter a massive radio hit in Italy. In addition, the release comes with a DVD of all the Ligabue video clips from the period. While fans may debate the inclusion of some tracks at the expense of others, there is no question that this is a generous, excellent compilation that chronicles Ligabue's rise from provincial rocker to pop stardom. The collection is not arranged chronologically, but this only reinforces the steadiness and uniform quality of Ligabue's output. In fact, over the years Ligabue has refined but never deviated from his template of outcast/working man's rock and ballads à la Springsteen. On the other hand, the production and arrangements of some of this material may sound a bit dated. Indeed, while this is incontestably a fine compilation, the two-disc 1997 live album Su e Giù Dan un Palco included virtually every track present here (but for the two new songs), and then some ten more, in arguably superior versions. The first greatest-hits collection of one of Italy's most popular rock stars, Primo Tempo went straight to number one on the Italian charts. Its follow-up, SecondoTempo, was scheduled for late May 2008.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/2009
Label:
Warner Italy
UPC:
5051865200222
catalogNumber:
520022
Rank:
160868

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ligabue   Primary Artist
David Balakrishnan   Archlute
Jeremy Cohen   Archlute
Doug Hall   French Horn
Corrado Rustici   Chitarrone,tastiere
Mark Summer   Archlute
Michael Urbano   Drums
Sean Hurley   Basso Continuo
Frank Gayer Martin   Piano
Mads Tolling   Archlute

Technical Credits

Angelo Carrara   Producer
Claudio Maioli   Producer
Corrado Rustici   Arranger,Programming,Producer
ClanDestino   Arranger
Frank Gayer Martin   Director
Valerio Soave   Executive Producer
Luciano Ligabue   Composer

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