As always I spent some time in recordstores in Rome - unfortunately I missed a visit to Discoteca Laziale - and also found all I had on my list with the exception of the new Mango album as it was only released after I moved to out of town to continue my holidays. And I skipped Nathalie that I regret a bit now. Well, next time! Anyways here's what I got:
Giuni Russo - A casa di Ida Rubinstein 2011
This is pretty fabulous piece of work. I have the original A casa di Ida Rubinstein LP from the 1980's but this CD version has been remastered and as a bonus there's a live DVD of her concert, including also other songs like L'addio, Nomadi and Il re del mondo that all sound fantastic live. But my favourite of them all is Fenesta che lucive. A must for a Giuni Russo fans.
Mietta - Due soli
Mietta is back with a very good album including already two singles, Due soli and Io no. I also like Che colpa ho, Ecco perchè, Angoli diversi e Cadono gemme a lot. I don't know about her popularity or how she is doing on radio but this came out recently and was already sold for 10 euros. So, if you ever liked Mietta get this one, too!
Alice - Platinum collection
I have already featured this 3-cd compilation here but only now I have it in my hands for real. The solo version of Open your eyes is very good, even if Skye's vocals do add to it something special in the version we have known until now. And it's great her duets from 1984 are both finally on same CD: Zu nah am Feuer with Stefan Waggershausen and I treni di Tozeur with Franco Battiato.
Paola & Chiara - Milleluci
Now what to say? The 3D poster and cover photo are cool (but honestly who cares?) and the first two singles Pioggia d'estate and Milleluci promised a good album. The song titles like Sudoku and Disco Voodoo also promise of something good when it's a question of these girls. And indeed Disco Voodoo could become the much needed summer hit for them if remixed and reworked. Or will they go for Adesso stop? But... Surely this is not their best album! New Vamos a bailar or Festival there are not....