Resta in Ascolto

Resta in Ascolto

by Laura Pausini


One linguistic myth is that anyone who speaks Spanish is automatically fluent in Italian; the languages are quite similar, but similar is by no means the same as identical. However, it is true that anyone who is fluent in Italian has a definite advantage if he or she wants to learn Spanish (and vice versa), which is why Italian pop star Laura Pausini mastered Spanish and is able to record the same album in both languages. The Italian-oriented Resta in Ascolto and its Spanish-language counterpart Escucha are the same album in two different languages, but once you get past the linguistic difference, it's clear that Pausini has provided the same 11 songs with the same tracks and the same arrangements in the same order. Stylistically, there is no difference between the two; in Italian or in Spanish, Pausini's forte is slick adult contemporary, and the influences one hears on Escucha (namely, Celine Dion and Phil Collins) are also evident on Resta in Ascolto. Whether one prefers to hear Pausini in Italian or in Spanish -- or perhaps both -- is a matter of personal preference. Resta in Ascolto will no doubt have the commercial advantage in Milan, Rome, and Venice, while residents of Madrid and Mexico City will tend to favor Escucha -- and in Argentina (which has attracted an abundance of Italian immigrants over the years), it isn't hard to imagine some speakers of the lunfardo dialect (which is Spanish with a strong Italian influence) wanting to acquire both versions. The main prerequisite for liking Resta in Ascolto or Escucha is an appreciation of adult contemporary; Pausini was never a daring, cutting-edge type of artist, but from an adult contemporary perspective, her work is pleasing and above average -- and anyone who has spent a lot of time listening to Celine Dion can't go wrong with either Resta in Ascolto or its español counterpart.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Warner Italy
UPC: 5050467500723
catalogNumber: 675007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Pausini   Primary Artist,Vocals
Riccardo Galardini   Acoustic Guitar
Rusty Anderson   Electric Guitar
Luis Conte   Percussion
Paolo Gianolio   Acoustic Guitar
Alfredo Golino   Drums
Charles Judge   Strings,Keyboards
Rick Nowels   Keyboards,spanish guitar
John Themis   Bass,Conductor,Clay Drums,Bandir
Celso Valli   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards
Geoff Westley   Conductor
Gavyn Wright   Concert Master
Cesare Chiodo   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Dado Parisini   Piano,Keyboards
Massimo Varini   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Marco Tamburini   Flugelhorn
Emiliano Fantuzzi   Electric Guitar
Gabriele Fersini   Electric Guitar
Carlos Alberto Perez   Percussion
Pier Foschi   Drums
Vincenzo Rende   Electric Guitar
Michele Vanni   Acoustic Guitar
Vasko Vassiliev   Concert Master
Daniel Vuletic   Acoustic Guitar
Stefano "Coco" Cantini   Saxophone
Roberto Rossi   Trombone
Ian Thomas   Drums
Paolo Costa   Bass

Technical Credits

John Brough   Engineer
Madonna   Composer
Rick Nowels   Producer
John Themis   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming
Celso Valli   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements
Geoff Westley   String Arrangements
Laura Pausini   Composer,Producer,Adaptation
Cesare Chiodo   Programming,Producer
Max Costa   Programming,drum programming,Bass Programming
Luca Bignardi   Programming,Engineer
Eric Buffat   Composer
Dado Parisini   Arranger,Director,Programming,Producer,drum programming,Brass Arrangment,Bass Programming
Marco Borsatti   Engineer
Antonio Galbiati   Composer
Wayne Rodrigues   Programming,Computer Analysis
Sergio Pappalettera   Artwork
Kieron Menzies   Engineer
Cheope   Composer
Cesare Paciotti   Contributor
Gabrielle Parisi   Executive Producer
Chris Garcia   Engineer

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