4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 4 December 2011
I've only been listening to Paolo Conte for a few months, and so I started by getting two previous Best Of discs. However, I had no hesitation in buying this one too. Like those others, this manages to be substantially different in its choice of songs (duplication is kept to a minimum). The other thing it has in common is that it's full of great music.
I barely understand a word the man is singing (how his music makes me want to learn italian!) but this is proof positive that music is a universal language. I'll trust others to judge if he's a great lyricist or not, but to my mind his voice is as full of character as you could want, and as for his melodies it's all memorable and moving stuff. Another thing I love about his music is the way his band gets a groove going. They really swing and play with great feeling and understanding.
So if you want an introduction to a great talent start here, but don't neglect the other Best Ofs too!