Escucha [CD/DVD]

Escucha [CD/DVD]

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: 09/20/2005
Label: Warner Music Latina
UPC: 0825646265428
catalogNumber: 62654

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,Clay Drums,Bandir
Celso Valli   Piano,Keyboards
Cesare Chiodo   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Max Costa   Drums,Keyboards
Dado Parisini   Piano,Drums,Keyboards
Stefano Cantini   Saxophone
Paolo Costa   Bass
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
Daniel Vuletic   Acoustic Guitar
Roberto Rossi   Trombone
Ian Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

John Brough   Engineer
Madonna   Composer
Jon Jacobs   Engineer
Rick Nowels   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
John Themis   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,drum programming,String Conductor
Celso Valli   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Geoff Westley   String Arrangements,String Director
Gavyn Wright   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Laura Pausini   Composer,Producer,Adaptation
Cesare Chiodo   Programming
Max Costa   Programming,Sound Design,Computer Editing
Luca Bignardi   Programming,Engineer
Dado Parisini   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Brass Arrangment,Audio Production,Brass Director
J. Badia   Adaptation
Marco Borsatti   Engineer
Antonio Galbiati   Composer
Wayne Rodrigues   Programming
Sergio Pappalettera   Artwork
Kieron Menzies   Engineer
Cheope   Composer
Roberta Frau   Personal Assistant
Cesare Paciotti   Contributor
Gabrielle Parisi   Executive Producer
León Tristán   Composer,Adaptation
Vasko Vassiliev   String Arrangements,String Director
Chris Garcia   Engineer

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Resta in Ascolto 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Resta in Ascolto and Escucha are Laura Pausini's best yet albums, her voice and style have mature making her, (in my opinion) one of the greatest international artist out right now. Her lyrics and the emotion the she puts in them when she sings, can make one experience what she was feeling when she was writting the songs. I am really amaze by this singer...
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