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The Best of Paolo Conte [Extra tracks]

Paolo Conte Audio CD
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Italian singer-songwriter Paolo Conte is famous for his gravelly voice – often compared to singer-poets such as Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen - his elegant and seductive rhythms, melodies and lyrics that sometimes veer towards hot jazz or bar-room tangos. It is a music of memories - half true, half dreams, poetic fragments of colors, images and fantasies.

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Product details

  • Audio CD (8 April 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B000006XRK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,778 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Un Gelato Al Limon 5:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lo Zio 4:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Nord 7:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Blue Tangos 4:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Via con me 2:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hemingway 3:550.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. L'Ultima Donna 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Parigi 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dancing 4:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Alle Prese Con Una Verde Milonga 5:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. La Donna D'Inverno 3:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Gioco D'Azzardo 4:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Blue Haways 3:350.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

1 x CD Compilation
Europe 1989

1Un Gelato Al Limon5:10
2Lo Zio4:07
3Nord7:05
4Blue Tangos4:07
5Via Con Me2:45
6Hemingway3:54
7L'Ultima Donna3:40
8Parigi3:09
9Dancing4:05
10Alle Prese Con Una Verde Milonga5:09
11La Donna D'Inverno3:14
12Gioco D'Azzardo4:08
13Blue Haways3:31

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Singer - Wonderful Songs 31 Oct 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Paolo Conte has been dubbed the "Tom Waits" of Italy but he is much much more than this. With his deep cigarette-grazed voice his songs speak of far-away places as well as his local Caffe. Followed by a full jazz-set, trumpets, saxophone, bandoleone, Paolo Conte fills the air with a wonderful melancholy, a melancholy which recalls cold afternoons huddled in, thinking back on life.
This specific album is a nice collection, although it does not contain my ever-favourite song, "Gli Impermeabili"... so between the two Best Of's, I recommend "The Best Of Paolo Conte" released in July 5th, 1999 -
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer tuneful and atmospheric brilliance 15 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD
The Tom Waits of Italy? Listen, Tom Waits isn't even the Paolo Conte of Los Angeles.

This is a great compilation, and substantially different from the other best of listed on this site. In fact this guy is so good I bought them both, and these records are an utter delight from start to finish. This particular disc dates from the mid-80s, and the recordings are the original studio ones. For the later Nonesuch Best Of it sounds like Conte re-recorded a lot of things, notably songs like 'Via Con Me" and "Hemingway".

Only some 3 or 4 songs from this set are duplicated on the later one, so this is a prime slice of early Paolo Conte. Standout tracks include the aforementioned "Via..." and his ode to the writer, but also a lengthy seven minute groove called "Nord".

Great stuff, and fun even for those like me who wish they understood Italian but don't.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Never thought of reviewing anything - after all who cares what I think - but this CD takes me back 30 years to the good life in Italy and France. If you like something really classy you'll love this old Italian singer - remember Chips Chips with Meg Ryan - it's here and lots more just lovely stuff - buy it and you'll luvit - pip pip!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun 26 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I think of this a a feel good CD. my boyfriend is not so sure, but I love it. Especially good for playing in the car on a lovely sunny day.
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Not a lot to say about this CD - love Paolo Conte's voice and music but found this very disappointing
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