Ali e Radici

Ali e Radici

by Eros Ramazzotti
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Ali e Radici

On Ali e Radici, his first all-new album in four years and tenth album overall, Italian singer/songwriter Eros Ramazzotti once again worked closely with longtime collaborator Claudio Guidetti, who is credited as co-producer and with co-writing ten of the 11 songs. The result is in many ways a typical Ramazzotti album. The songs are both lyrical and vocal showcases for Ramazzotti, and though the music is secondary, it's nonetheless amazing -- a symphonic style of pop
ock whose string arrangements are the work of Paul Buckmaster, a master whose illustrious career spans several decades, going all the way back to early-'70s pop
ock classics by Elton John, Harry Nilsson, and Carly Simon. Moreover, Ali e Radici is a dynamic album that ranges from the album-opening kick-start of "Appunti E Note," to the tailor-made hit single "Parla con Me," to the heart-touching ballad "L'Orizzonte," to the lilting piano pop of "Affetti Personali," to the soaring power ballad "Ali e Radici," to the surging symphonic rock of "Bucaneve," to the orchestral highlight "Nessuno Escluso," to the edgy electro-rock of "Non Possiamo Chiudere Gli Occhi." While all of this is, in many ways, typical for a Ramazzotti album, his post-millennial output in particular, Ali e Radici is a better all-around effort than predecessors such as Calma Apparente (2005) and 9 (2003), which are at times rote and random. In contrast, Ali e Radici sounds inspired and focused, as if the four years since Calma Apparente helped refresh Ramazzotti's album-making creativity. It also might have helped that Ramazzotti used the time off to release e2 (2007), a double-disc greatest-hits compilation comprised partly of newly recorded versions of past hits -- collaborative versions that are relatively experimental in style, perhaps a reflection of his desire to break free of audience expectations. In any event, Ali e Radici is Ramazzotti's best overall album in years, and while it's not brimming with potential smash hits (the perfect lead single "Parla con Me" being the exception), it's definitely filled with highlights and lacking the filler that sometimes found its way onto previous albums.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2009
Label: Sony U.S. Latin
UPC: 0886975201525
catalogNumber: 752015

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eros Ramazzotti   Primary Artist,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Soloist
Larry Goldings   Piano,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Tony Franklin   Bass
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Phillip Ingram   Background Vocals
Michael Landau   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Soloist
London Session Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Alfie Silas   Background Vocals
Paolo Costa   Bass
Claudio Guidetti   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Abe Laboriel   Drums
Davide Tagliapietra   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Drums,Electric Guitar
Michele Canova Iorfida   Roland Synthesizer
Pino Saracini   Bass
Christian Rigano   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Davide Rossi   Strings

Technical Credits

Eros Ramazzotti   Producer
Paul Buckmaster   Producer,String Arrangements,String Director
Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Mike Tacci   Engineer
Bruce Weber   Images
Claudio Guidetti   Producer,Vocal Engineer
Flora Sala   Artwork
Saverio Principini   Executive Producer,Casting
Davide Tagliapietra   Programming
Michele Canova Iorfida   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Writing
Christian Rigano   Programming
Colette Barber   Studio Manager
Davide Rossi   String Arrangements,String Writing
Bruno Bugiani   Executive Producer,Art Direction

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Ali e Radici 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even if you don't understand much of what he is saying, if you enjoy Eros Ramazzotti's music and unique voice, you will enjoy this newest album. (I do wish they had the transcripts of the songs in the album, as that would really help non-Italian speakers like me translate and understand the words, but these should be easy enough to find online.) Eros Ramazzotti's music keeps evolving - it seems I like each album even more than the last. This one "Wings and Roots" - is my newest favorite... Parla Con Me, Controvento, Bucaneve, and Come Gioielli are the songs I am most apt to replay as I make my way into work in the morning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This new CD has on itself the reasons for being such a hit in Europe. All new songs with Ramazzotti´s signature result inspiring and refreshing at the same time. It is absolutely a must of the world music.