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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 May 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music Uk Ltd
  • ASIN: B001SNXSVG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,439 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Il Girasole - Simone Lo Porto
  2. Il Mare Mi Salva - Rossomalpelo
  3. Colpo di Coda - Alessandro Pitoni
  4. Il Principiante - Bandabardò
  5. Balla Con Me - Giorgio Conte
  6. Gina - Lu Colombo and Maurizio Geri Swingtet
  7. Il Viaggio - Gianmaria Testa
  8. La Piccola Inglesina - Lino Straulino
  9. Iquique - Rocco De Rosa
  10. L’Americano - Marco Calliari
  11. Me So ‘Mbriacato - Alessandro Mannarino

Product Description

Italia features well-known singer-songwriters Giorgio Conte and Gianmaria Testa, who combine poetry and humor with stirring melodies and lovingly crafted compositions. Simone Lo Porto, Alessandro Pitoni, Alessandro Mannarino and Rossomalpelo frontman Serge Gaggiotti are all representatives of the contemporary Italian singer-songwriter scene. Lino Straulino returns to the traditional folk music of his native Friuli region in northeastern Italy for inspiration.

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I first heard tracks from this CD being played in a local cafe renown for its good taste in world music. After getting the details of the CD I bought it. If you want to create an atmosphere of Italy this is a great CD for the job. Great for Italian Festas if you are learning Italian and your group meets socially as well as a class. Like some CDs there are one or two tracks which could be a little annoying, but on the whole I think it does create an atmosphere of Italia.
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This is a lovely CD, good music and for background and makes a suitable partner for 'Italian Cafe' which I had as a present for Christmas and just love!
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i quite like Italian music but this CD is just too slow for my tasted. i suppose it can be good for relaxation
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musical Chianti 15 July 2009
By Amaranth - Published on Amazon.com
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Putumayo's "Italia" is musical tiramisu. It's delightful, sweet, and all too brief (it clocks in it at 37 minutes) It's a souvenir snapshot of current Italian singer-songwriters. It's wonderful music for an evening of carbonara and Chianti.

The opening song, Simone La Porto's "Il Girasole" is an ode to the sunflower with a Brazilian flavor. Rossomalpelo's "Il Mare Mi Silva", Gianmaria Testa's "Balla con me" and Marco Calliari's "L'Americano" all have a delicious retro with an edge flavor, evoking postwar Italian music, but still rooted in the present day. Bandabardo's "Il Pricipiante" has a reggae vibe. Lino Straulino's "La Piccola Inglesina" sounds more like an old-fashioned Italian folk ballad. Rocco de Rosa's "Iquique" blends the jazz of Italy and Chile. While Lu Colombo and Maurizio Geri Swingtet's "Gina" is a ballad that's against alcoholism, the closing song from Alessandro Mannarino compares love with intoxication.

"Italia" is a savory compilation. It contains a simple pasta recipe, and it also serves a good cause. A portion of the profits goes to EMERGENCY,to help the victims of war, landmines and poverty. Live la dolce vita with this music!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't stop playing this one! 14 Sept. 2009
By A. Kniseley - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't understand Italian yet this CD feels as if I can understand the thoughts or emotions of the vocalists. Certain songs have an indie-pop style that is so relaxing and easy to listen to. I could imagine sitting in a coffee house in Italy enjoying a latte. I've yet to be disappointed with Putomayo and this Italia CD is no exception. I play this for my Pilates class and they love it!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your (god)father's Italy 19 May 2009
By DJ Joe Sixpack - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Various Artists
"Putumayo Presents Italia"
(Putumayo, 2009)
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A really sweet set of modern Italian pop, with a gentle acoustic, adult pop-folk edge. Forget about those old Italian icons of accordions and mandolins, unless they're in a sexy tango or a country-flavored tune: this ain't your stereotypical "old country" Italian collection. This set opens with Simone Lo Porto's entrancing bossa-Americana flavored "Il Giralsoe," and moves into jazzy folk by the band Rossomalpelo and a tango ballad by Alessandro Pitoni... There's wide stylistic variety here, but a similar mellow tone and rich musicality throughout, with echos of Tom Waits, Bill Frissell, and any number of French acoustic music revivalists. I'm not readily tapped into the Italian musical scene but this album was a pleasant surprise; the more I listen, the more I like it. No sign of Paolo Conte, but then again there's no Mina or any eurodisco, either. A nice selection of a rich, vibrant contemporary scene, definitely worth checking out. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To World Music)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, very disappointing 24 Mar. 2012
By Sabine - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the Putumayo Paris CD which is fabulous. I fell in love with about four songs on that CD immediately. After listening to it in the car with my daughter daily for the past two weeks, we now both love all the songs. All of them. I had high hopes for this Putumayo Italian version. Unfortunately, it is a huge disappointment. The best song is Il Principiante by Bandabardo. The instrumental piece Iquique is ok, as are a few others. But just ok. A couple of the performers on this album can't sing. They are almost painful to listen to. I lived in Italy and speak fluent Italian so the issue isn't that these songs sound foreign to me. There's better Italian music out there, Putumayo just didn't put it on this album.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music 19 Dec. 2009
By Susan Martinez - Published on Amazon.com
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I first heard this CD in a small town in England and felt in love with it. I love the music and the variety. Great for a day to just relax and listen to music. I was happy to be able to find it here.
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