Zucchero & Co. [Australia 18 Tracks]

Zucchero & Co. [Australia 18 Tracks]

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Italian star Zucchero has coaxed a wide variety of fellow artists into the studio over the years, and those vocal duets and other collaborations are gathered together on this collection, covering a period of over 15 years. This is one of those albums on which, intentionally, the selling point is the laundry list of co-stars, which is

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Italian star Zucchero has coaxed a wide variety of fellow artists into the studio over the years, and those vocal duets and other collaborations are gathered together on this collection, covering a period of over 15 years. This is one of those albums on which, intentionally, the selling point is the laundry list of co-stars, which is formidable: Jeff Beck, Andrea Bocelli, Bono (as a songwriter), Solomon Burke, Vanessa Carlton (on piano), Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Miles Davis, Haylie Ecker of Bond, Macy Gray, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Cheb Mami, Mexican group Maná, Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries, Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, and Paul Young. These luminaries join Zucchero to sing and play a batch of his songs (and sometimes co-write them), with many of the lyrics in English. Zucchero has one of those familiar gruff rock baritones, most reminiscent of Peter Gabriel, though it sounds at times like Joe Cocker and even ascends into a Sting-like tenor. The music is mostly also familiar, bearing the trappings of Euro-American classic rock balladeering in a manner that ruled adult contemporary radio for much of the 1980s and '90s. It's no wonder that the album is a co-production of the Concord label, known for its classy jazz catalog but lately branching out into pop, and Hear Music, the recording arm of the Starbucks Coffee company. It's easy to imagine this music playing at a low volume in the nearest Starbucks coffee shop and intriguing patrons who recognize the voice of Sheryl Crow or a guitar lick by Eric Clapton and wonder where it comes from. And that's appropriate, since this album is as much a marketing concept as it is a musical one.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
Label:
Universal Uk
UPC:
0602498199800
catalogNumber:
9819980

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zucchero   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals,Mellotron,Wurlitzer
John Lee Hooker   Vocals
Cheb Mami   Vocals
Jeff Beck   Electric Guitar
Solomon Burke   Vocals
Sting   Vocals
Miles Davis   Trumpet
Michael Kamen   Conductor
David Sancious   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,fender rhodes,Soloist
Tom Jones   Vocals
Brian May   Electric Guitar
Luciano Pavarotti   Vocals
Chance   Vocals
Sheryl Crow   Vocals
Zachary Alford   Drums
Eric Clapton   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Mark Feltham   Harmonica
Steve Gadd   Drums
Nick Ingman   Conductor
B.B. King   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Dominic Miller   Acoustic Guitar,12-string Guitar
Dolores O'Riordan   Vocals
Pino Palladino   Bass
Benny Rietveld   Bass
Corrado Rustici   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,fender rhodes
Lester Snell   Choir Director
Michael Urbano   Percussion,Drums
Peter-John Vettese   Hammond Organ
Sharon White   Background Vocals
Andrea Bocelli   Vocals
Paul "Mighty Paul" Young   Vocals
Arthur Miles   Background Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Lawrence Johnson   Background Vocals
Luciano Luisi   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,scratching,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Mellotron,ARP,bass pedals,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass,Vox Organ,Arp Strings,Guitar (Nylon String)
James Thompson   Background Vocals
Mino Vergnaghi   Background Vocals
Simona Pirone   Background Vocals
Polo Jones   Bass,Drums
Ronan Keating   Vocals
Aida   Background Vocals
Gaetano Diodato   Bass
Toby Baker   Keyboards
Lisa Hunt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ruggero Robin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Macy Gray   Vocals
Melvin Duffy   Pedal Steel Guitar
Michelle John Douglas   Background Vocals
Haylie Ecker   Violin,Soloist
Aida   Background Vocals
Vanessa Carlton   Piano
Fher   Vocals,Group Member
Avventista Del Settimo Giorno   Background Vocals
Massimo Marcolini   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar
James Thomson   Background Vocals
Davide "Danzy" Devito   Drums
Giorgio Francis   Drums
Coro Della Chiesa Avventista DelSettimo Giorno   Background Vocals
Stavros Ioannou   Guitar
Boris Jennings   Background Vocals
John OBrien   scratching
New Orleans Gospel Choir   Choir, Chorus
Stefano Zappaterra   Leader
Wil Malone   Conductor

Technical Credits

Roy Rogers   Vocal Arrangements
Cheb Mami   Composer
Solomon Burke   Producer,Engineer,Lyric Adaptations
Sting   Arranger,Producer
Michael Kamen   Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
Zucchero   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Contributor,Concept
Sonny Bono   Composer
Simon Climie   Producer
Alan Douglas   Engineer
Marti Frederiksen   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Producer
Nick Ingman   String Arrangements
Mike Melnick   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Frank Musker   Adaptation,Lyric Adaptations
Dolores O'Riordan   Adaptation,Lyric Adaptations
Steve Orchard   Engineer
Hugh Padgham   Arranger,Producer
Devon Rietveld   Engineer,Vocal Mixing
Corrado Rustici   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Lester Snell   Choir Arrangement
Daryle Swann   Producer,Vocal Producer
James Warren   Composer
Gino Paoli   Composer
Keith McDonnell   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Luciano Luisi   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Mino Bordignon   Personal Assistant
Nils Ruzicka   Programming
Michele Torpedine   Executive Producer
Stefano Steo Zacchi   Art Direction
Philip Rose   Pro-Tools
Mousse T   Arranger,Producer,Composer
Roberto Barillari   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Robyx   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Toby Baker   Programming,Producer
Gianni Bini   Arranger
Leonardo Rosi   Arranger
Errol Rennalls   Composer
Fabio Berruti   Art Direction
Marco Canepa   Arranger
Jonathan Shakhovskoy   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Massimo Marcolini   Arranger,Programming
Joel Evenden   Pro-Tools
Sarah Eden Davis   Adaptation,Lyric Adaptations
Lauro Fornaciari   Personal Assistant
Giacomo Boschi   Arranger
Paolo Biavati   Engineer
E. Bazilian   Adaptation,Lyric Adaptations
Raquel "Maldeamores" Diaz   Adaptation,Lyric Adaptations
Rocky Grisez   Engineer
Jaquelyne Ledent Vilain   Public Relations
Stefano Marcante   Personal Assistant
John OBrien   Programming
Nuria   Adaptation,Lyric Adaptations
So Phat!   Producer,Remixing
Michele Porpedine   Executive Producer
Laura Vergani   Personal Assistant
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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Zucchero & Co. 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On the stength of "I Lay Down" with John Lee Hooker this CD is wouderful, the vocals are similar to Peter Gabriel. Clearly Zucchero is a hidden talent in North America.
Guest More than 1 year ago
over the last 5 years. Not that I listen to a lot of music but this has powerful voices (Dolores O'Riordan, John Lee Hooker, others!!) and great guitar (Clapton - although the DVD done at Albert Hall in London has Brian May!!!!!!) A Classic in my view
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic copulation of music and artists that sets the romantic mood. You can feel the music right down to your toes. This is the third that I have purchased - everyone keeps wanting mine!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I bought this CD I knew I had bought something fresh. Zucchero's ability to remaster some of his older works and update them has blown me away. It is rare when you can find music that is not self absorbing. This man knows how to share a stage. EXCELLENT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago