Steppin' on Water

Steppin' on Water

by ElisaElisa




Seemingly a keen advocate for recycling, fans of Italian pop chanteuse Elisa Toffoli may find her constant stream of similar releases rather hard to differentiate. In addition to various international editions, compilations, and live albums, the 34-year-old has constantly revisited her back catalog through her studio efforts, most notably on 2010's Ivy, a collection of acoustic reworkings which scored her a seventh successive Top Ten entry in her homeland. Targeted at the U.S. market, Steppin' On Water is yet another hodge-podge collection of tracks which, rather frustratingly for die-hard fans, combines previously unreleased material with well-worn recordings. Five cuts appear from her last effort, including the jangly, early Cranberries-esque "Nostalgia," the brave, minimal cover version of Queens of the Stone Age's stoner rock anthem "I Never Came," and the slow-building theatrics of "Lullaby," while the angelic choral balladry of "Eppure Sentire" is treated to an English-language translation ("One Step Away"), as is the shimmering torch song "Gil Ostacoli Del Cuore" ("So Much of Me"). Elsewhere there are three new songs taken from the soundtrack to Roberto Faenza's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, from the contemplative acoustic folk of "Love Is Requited" to the authentic 1930s jazz of "Apologize" to the languid lounge pop of "Just as One," while a stripped-back rendition of So You Think You Can Dance favorite "Dancing," performed live from Teatro Donizelli in 2011, rounds off the rather arbitrary proceedings. The utterly charming material on Steppin' On Water proves Elisa's reputation as one of Italy's finest vocalists is easily deserved, but the fact that most of it is readily available elsewhere means it's perhaps her least essential release.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2012
Label: Decca U.S.
UPC: 0602527894478
catalogNumber: 001638302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elisa   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Betty Maineri   Flute,Background Vocals
Giancarlo Ippolito   Drums
Rita Marcotulli   Piano
Adriano Guarino   Guitar,Soloist
Maurizio Deilazzaretti   Drums
Luca Velotti   Clarinet,Soloist
Roberto Gallinelli   Bass
Max Gelsi   Bass,Electric Bass
Andrea Guerra   Performing Ensemble
Andrea Fontana   Percussion,Drums,Vibes,Cajon
Czech National Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ben Foster   Conductor
Davide Rossi   Strings
Andrea Rigonat   Acoustic Guitar
Bruno Antonio Pierotti   Guitar
Simone Bertolotti   Piano,Glockenspiel
Silvia Smaniotto   Background Vocals
Piccolo Coro Artemia Di Torviscosa   Children's Chorus
Gianluca Ballarin   Harmonium,Keyboards
Roberto Montanari   Background Vocals
Roma Film Orchestra   String Quartet
Nicole Pellicani   Background Vocals
Antogiulio Frulio   Performing Ensemble
Alexia Pillepich   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Josh Homme   Composer
Donal Hodgson   Engineer
Elisa   Arranger,Producer
Sean Mosher-Smith   Graphic Design
Pat Barry   Art Direction
Rocco Petruzzi   Rhythm Programming
Goffredo Gibellini   Engineer
Troy Van Leeuwen   Composer
Max Gelsi   Arranger
Andrea Guerra   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Andrea Fontana   Arranger
Paolo Buonvino   Composer
Giovanni Giombolini   Arranger
Ermanno Giorgetti   Arranger
James Reynolds   Additional Production
Marco Monforte   Engineer
Davide Rossi   String Writing
Elisa Toffoli   Composer
Andrea Rigonat   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Additional Production
Ricky Carioti   Vocal Engineer
Luciano Ligabue   Composer
Simone Bertolotti   Arranger,Producer
Gabriele Villa   Management
Denis Monte   Director
Daniela Golin   Personal Assistant
Joseph William Castillo   Composer
Gianluca Ballarin   Arranger,Producer
Michele von Büren   Composer
Antonguilio Frulio   Programming

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