Steppin' on Water

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Seemingly a keen advocate for recycling, fans of Italian pop chanteuse Elisa Toffoli may find her constant stream of similar releases rather hard to differentiate. In addition to various international editions, compilations, and live albums, the 34-year-old has constantly revisited her back catalog through her studio efforts, most notably on 2010's Ivy, a collection of acoustic reworkings which scored her a seventh successive Top Ten entry in her homeland. Targeted at the U.S. market, Steppin' On Water is yet another hodge-podge collection of tracks which, rather frustratingly for die-hard fans, combines previously unreleased material with well-worn recordings. Five cuts ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Seemingly a keen advocate for recycling, fans of Italian pop chanteuse Elisa Toffoli may find her constant stream of similar releases rather hard to differentiate. In addition to various international editions, compilations, and live albums, the 34-year-old has constantly revisited her back catalog through her studio efforts, most notably on 2010's Ivy, a collection of acoustic reworkings which scored her a seventh successive Top Ten entry in her homeland. Targeted at the U.S. market, Steppin' On Water is yet another hodge-podge collection of tracks which, rather frustratingly for die-hard fans, combines previously unreleased material with well-worn recordings. Five cuts appear from her last effort, including the jangly, early Cranberries-esque "Nostalgia," the brave, minimal cover version of Queens of the Stone Age's stoner rock anthem "I Never Came," and the slow-building theatrics of "Lullaby," while the angelic choral balladry of "Eppure Sentire" is treated to an English-language translation "One Step Away", as is the shimmering torch song "Gil Ostacoli Del Cuore" "So Much of Me". Elsewhere there are three new songs taken from the soundtrack to Roberto Faenza's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, from the contemplative acoustic folk of "Love Is Requited" to the authentic 1930s jazz of "Apologize" to the languid lounge pop of "Just as One," while a stripped-back rendition of So You Think You Can Dance favorite "Dancing," performed live from Teatro Donizelli in 2011, rounds off the rather arbitrary proceedings. The utterly charming material on Steppin' On Water proves Elisa's reputation as one of Italy's finest vocalists is easily deserved, but the fact that most of it is readily available elsewhere means it's perhaps her least essential release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • Label: Decca U.S.
  • UPC: 602527894478
  • Catalog Number: 001638302
  • Sales rank: 42,626

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love is Requited - Ermanno Giorgetti (3:39)
  2. 2 Apologize (2:46)
  3. 3 Fresh Air (3:11)
  4. 4 So Much of Me (Gli Ostacoli Del Cuore) (4:19)
  5. 5 Nostalgia (3:28)
  6. 6 Lullaby (4:11)
  7. 7 One Step Away (Eppure Sentire) (3:42)
  8. 8 Forgiveness (4:26)
  9. 9 Just As One (3:50)
  10. 10 I Never Came (4:25)
  11. 11 Dancing (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elisa Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Betty Maineri Flute, Background Vocals
Giancarlo Ippolito Drums
Rita Marcotulli Piano
Adriano Guarino Guitar, Soloist
Maurizio Deilazzaretti Drums
Luca Velotti Clarinet, Soloist
Roberto Gallinelli Bass
Max Gelsi Bass, Electric Bass
Andrea Guerra Performing Ensemble
Andrea Fontana Percussion, Drums, Vibes, Cajon
Czech National Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Ben Foster Conductor
Davide Rossi Strings
Andrea Rigonat Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Bruno Antonio Pierotti Guitar
Simone Bertolotti Piano, Glockenspiel
Silvia Smaniotto Background Vocals
Piccolo Coro Artemia Di Torviscosa Children's Chorus
Gianluca Ballarin Harmonium, Keyboards
Roberto Montanari Background Vocals
Roma Film Orchestra String Quartet
Nicole Pellicani Background Vocals
Antogiulio Frulio Performing Ensemble
Alexia Pillepich Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Tony Cousins Mastering
Josh Homme Composer
Donal Hodgson Engineer
Elisa Arranger, Producer
Sean Mosher-Smith Graphic Design
Pat Barry Art Direction
Rocco Petruzzi Rhythm Programming
Goffredo Gibellini Engineer
Troy Van Leeuwen Composer
Max Gelsi Arranger
Andrea Guerra Arranger, Composer, Producer
Dave Turner Mastering
Andrea Fontana Arranger
Paolo Buonvino Composer
Giovanni Giombolini Arranger
Ermanno Giorgetti Arranger
James Reynolds Additional Production
Marco Monforte Engineer
Davide Rossi String Writing
Elisa Toffoli Composer
Andrea Rigonat Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Engineer, Additional Production
Ricky Carioti Vocal Engineer
Luciano Ligabue Composer
Simone Bertolotti Arranger, Producer
Gabriele Villa Management
Denis Monte Director
Daniela Golin Personal Assistant
Joseph William Castillo Composer
Gianluca Ballarin Arranger, Producer
Michele von Büren Composer
Antonguilio Frulio Programming
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