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Giorgia: Greatest Hits (Le cose non vanno mai come credi)

Giorgia

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Album Review

The career of this Italian pop star makes a touching foreground story to the accompaniment of a greatest-hits collection; indeed, it is the stuff of a romantic Hollywood biopic. Overflowing with talent like a plate of bruschetta, young Giorgia manages to sing for her idol, Whitney Houston, overwhelming her. From there some show business strings are pulled, although even a pair of much less-shaky hands than Houston's would probably find the task of spreading popular Italian music outside the audience that speaks the language quite daunting. So although unknown in Georgia, Giorgia's gigs are giant from Grosseto to Gioiosa Ionica. This collection hits musical high points, well-chosen by the maestro herself. If the tracks sound better than expected — although listeners that abhor divas better not take that as an invite to come on in — some credit can go to background forces that once again can be tracked to Houston. Her drummer and musical director, Mike Baker, is a superb jazzman and one of a number of artists of his ilk who have branched out into pop music. His fingers touch drum machines on some of these tracks, but there is also the old-school presence of real instruments and solid rhythms. Giorgia could move an audience to tears over the backing of a stalling bus engine, so on one level Baker is irrelevant. Looked at as a producer who wisely juggled the ingredients given him — equal parts kitsch, marinara sauce, vapid '90s pop, and skilled vocalizing — he most certainly is not.

Customer Reviews

Amazing

I Love This album, it's Amazing... Marzo is really moving :') Giorgia is one of the best Italian Singer for me !

Finally...

I'm so glad that itunes finally put Giorgia up here! I have not listened to all of the songs on this album, but the songs I have heard by her I enjoy a great deal.

Beautiful

Giorgia is one of the most vocally gifted artist of all times.

Biography

Born: April 26, 1971 in Rome, Italy

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '90s, '00s

An Italian pop star with enough ennui to make it even in America, Giorgia debuted in 1993 with a self-titled album; the single "E Poi" became very popular in her native country. By 1995, she had won the competition at the prestigious San Remo Festival with "Come Saprei." The success of that single made her resulting album, Come Thelma e Louise, her most popular yet. For her third album, Giorgia recorded both live and in the studio; the single "Strano Il Mio Destino" became another big hit, and the...
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