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The Best Of Paulo Conte

9 Jun 1998 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 23 Jan 2007
  • Release Date: 23 Jan 2007
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Copyright: 1998 Nonesuch Records
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  • Total Length: 1:13:42
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  • ASIN: B0040IULUC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,770 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Andy Millward VINE VOICE on 12 Dec 2004
Format: Audio CD
Signor Conte may be many things, but nobody could deny him a unique niche in musical history. Sure, many tracks here have parallels with other artists, but the grizzled chain-smoking Italian geezer is truly a revelation at times, displaying a crisp, assured and playful piano style while singing anywhere between a sunn-drenched moan and a late-night growl. You can see where the comparisons with Tom Waits came from, but I hear echoes of Jacques Brel and Georges Braessens too.
At his best, he flirts between a noirish cabaret chanteur and a hip jazzy swinger with aplomb. In fact, he shows genius at weaving in a kaleidoscope of twinkling nods within a wide musical palette, including styles now in revival (tangos and quadrilles, for example) - derivitive without ever sounding less than original and unique. Think of a cool dude with every hint of fashionability extracted. He is what he is and feels as comfortable as an old pair of jeans.
At worst, he veers towards the dreaded easy listening turf - no surprise then that Terry Wogan "discovered" the artist for British audiences. Conte's class and sheer exuberance should help him to establish a wider following than the unfortunate Radio 2 label he's been saddled with.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 Oct 2000
Format: Audio CD
This collection has them all, plus a great leaflet giving you some background on each songs. This album was first released in the United States in 1999, as a long-overdue introduction to Paolo Conte. I had the pleasure to see Paolo Conte live yesterday in Amsterdam and I can only highly recommend his music. The emotions, the power of his songs as well as the full jazz set make for fantastic listening.
If you only buy one album by Paolo Conte, this is the one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Lowry on 28 Dec 2005
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I first heard Paolo Conte in the French film 5x2 and thought 'Sparring Partner' was superb. I bought the soundtrack & only then found the name of this wonderful performer. Further investigation on the internet led me to this CD. On 1st listening I thought' this is good!' On every subsequent hearing I'm blown away. Tracks that I initially thought were ok are great. In fact there's not one track I don't like. I love the mix of boogie/ jazz/ torch song/ & the sheer exuberance of the performance. But towering above them all for me is the sublime 'Max'. To think I might have missed this gem and this artist is just too scary to contemplate. Buy it & love it!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By louiset2@aol.com on 14 Aug 2001
Format: Audio CD
SWonderful! I've been swanning around listening to Paolo all morning after recieving the CD, and can honestly say this is the best. It may be rather cliche, but if you only buy one recording this year it has to be the Best of Paolo Conte. What can I say except all the notes are in exactly the right places!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ST Nicholls on 4 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
There's not a single duff note on this CD- even though Conte's 50 a day and a bottle of Pernod voice sounds like there ought to be.

This recording is absolutely wonderful, and that's not just my view even my Eminem loving teenage kids were smiling and singing along to Happy Feet! We played this endlessly in the car on out holiday to Fance and Spain, and frankly it made the holiday.

Marvellously relaxing- totally sublime..... and no six years on from my original review, now in 2012, I have to add that this is a CD that is permanently installed in my car and in one of my "go to" favourites in those "what shall I listen to now?" moments.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. CUNLIFFE on 27 May 2010
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Like, I imagine, most English people I came to Paolo Conte through the sound track to a commercial - and then Rob Cowan on Radio 's Breakfast programme! I love the smoky, joky, sensual atmosphere of the songs and I would almost insist that everyone deserves a bit of Conte to start them up in the morning. Wonderful...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on 8 Aug 2008
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album completely blind, not knowing anything about it or Paolo Conte. I would never have believed how much I would end up liking this album. It is quite querky and has a very unusual style, a bit of everything really. You can really appreciate the skill of the musicians on this and often the arrangements involve a huge number of instruments at once which works tremendously well. Paolo's vocals are spot on. There are some real 'gems' on here - little snippets of music that are sheer genius. The music has quite a free style and I like the fact that you get the odd note that has slightly off timing as you can sense the players are enjoying it immensely. One of these that you have to just give it a try.
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