Yo Canto

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Laura Pausini, a multilingual Italian pop singer who won a Latin Grammy in 2005 for Best Female Pop Vocal Album, decided to record an album of cover songs when she returned to the studio to record her followup effort. This is a fairly standard practice for pop
ock artists, of course, especially in the wake of a mammoth success like the one Pausini experienced with Resta in Ascolto released concurrently in Spanish as Escucha in the U.S.. Io Canto likewise released concurrently in Spanish, as Yo Canto is a somewhat unusual covers album, however, for it's comprised of Italian pop
ock songs from the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Laura Pausini, a multilingual Italian pop singer who won a Latin Grammy in 2005 for Best Female Pop Vocal Album, decided to record an album of cover songs when she returned to the studio to record her followup effort. This is a fairly standard practice for pop
ock artists, of course, especially in the wake of a mammoth success like the one Pausini experienced with Resta in Ascolto released concurrently in Spanish as Escucha in the U.S.. Io Canto likewise released concurrently in Spanish, as Yo Canto is a somewhat unusual covers album, however, for it's comprised of Italian pop
ock songs from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s -- few, if any, of which will be familiar to listeners across the Atlantic. Pausini performs the songs in a manner similar to that of Resta in Ascolto: the songs are heavily produced, layered with guitar, bass, and drums in addition to strings and synthesizers, and the performances are quite dramatic, often soaring to intense heights during the choruses, complemented by lyrics that are moody and poetic. Consequently, anyone who enjoyed Resta in Ascolto will find much to savor on Io Canto, as the two albums sound similar musically. The difference is in the songwriting, which is wonderfully varied, in terms of lyrics as well as arrangements, resulting in one of the most interesting albums of Pausini's career to date. Io Canto is interesting not only because of the array of songwriting showcased throughout, but also because of how personal these songs are to Pausini. She expresses this herself in her liner notes: "Recording an album of covers, and therefore having to choose among the songs which have been with me, are with me, and will be with me every day of my life, was no easy task. It would take ten albums like this one just to be able to touch on the essence of all the music I love. Decisions had to be made. And decisions were made. And so here is the music I listen to when I'm at my saddest, or when I feel a moment is special, the songs I used to sing as a young girl when I first started performing, and above all those which taught me to love music, and how music can move you so deeply, regardless of its genre or style." A lot of the songs on Io Canto are indeed deeply moving, beginning with the surging title track, which opens the album powerfully, as if sung from a mountaintop with arms outstretched. And so begins the second dazzling album in a row by Pausini, who seems to have found a comfortable place for herself musically in the wake of the indifference shown to her English-language crossover bid in 2002. That disappointing album's title was From the Inside, but this album feels ten times more heartfelt, as these covers reveal aspects of Pausini's personality generally eclipsed by the towering melodrama of the usual material bestowed upon an international mega-star of her stature.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • UPC: 825646400621
  • Catalog Number: 64006
  • Sales rank: 265,689

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Io Canto (4:16)
  2. 2 Due (4:38)
  3. 3 Scrivimi (3:52)
  4. 4 Il Mio Canto Libero - Juanes (4:33)
  5. 5 Destinazione Paradiso (3:39)
  6. 6 Stella Gemella (4:37)
  7. 7 Come il Sole All'improvviso (3:19)
  8. 8 Cinque Giorni - Oversea Orchestra (4:04)
  9. 9 La Mia Banda Suona il Rock (3:46)
  10. 10 Spaccacuore (4:09)
  11. 11 Anima Fragile (3:26)
  12. 12 Non Me lo So Spiegare - Tiziano Ferro (4:32)
  13. 13 Nei Giardini Che Nessuno Sa (5:13)
  14. 14 In una Stanza Quasi Rosa (4:34)
  15. 15 Quando (3:41)
  16. 16 Strada Facendo (5:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laura Pausini Primary Artist, Background Vocals
John Beasley Piano, Keyboards
Greg Howe Electric Guitar
Riccardo Galardini Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Paul Bushnell Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Nathan East Bass
Tony Franklin Bass
Alfredo Golino Drums
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Antonella Pepe Background Vocals
Tim Pierce Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Celso Valli Piano, Conductor, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Synthesizer Bass
Cesare Chiodo Bass
Max Costa Percussion, Keyboards
Dado Parisini Keyboards, Background Vocals, fender rhodes
Massimo Varini Electric Guitar
Paola Carta Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Emiliano Fantuzzi Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Giorgio Secco Acoustic Guitar
Gabriele Fersini Electric Guitar
Roberto Gallinelli Bass
Gabrielle Parisi Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Daniel Vuletic Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Riccardo Capanni Concert Master
Technical Credits
Riccardo Cocciante Composer
Mario Lavezzi Composer
Mike Tacci Engineer
Celso Valli Arranger, Director, Producer, String Arrangements, drum programming
Laura Pausini Arranger, Producer
Gianluca Grignani Composer
Suzie Katayama String Contractor
Max Costa Programming
Luca Bignardi Programming, Engineer, drum programming
Dado Parisini Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Antonio Baglio Mastering
Marco Borsatti Engineer
Beppe d'Onghia Composer
Mogol Audio 2 Composer
Sergio Pappalettera Artwork
Paola Carta Arranger, Programming, Engineer
Vincenzo Incenzo Composer
Marco Luberti Composer
Matteo Bolzoni Engineer
Gabriele Gigli Engineer
Nicola Fantozzi Engineer
Giancarlo DiMaria String Arrangements
Cheope Composer
Gabrielle Parisi Executive Producer, Management
Daniel Vuletic Arranger, Programming, Producer, String Arrangements
Raf "X" Composer
Francesco Luzzi Engineer
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