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Conte, Paolo / Reveries
Album:Reveries Collection:World
Artist:Conte, Paolo Added:04/2003
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2003-07-14 Pull Date:2003-09-15 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2003-07-10 
PAOLO CONTE - "Reveries"
Nonesuch, 2003

Paolo Conte is one of the great songwriters of our time. Now almost 70 years old and a lifelong resident of his hometown (Asti, in the Piedmont region of Italy), he is often compared to Tom Waits. Yes, both have craggy voices and strong jazz leanings, but Conte's music is as clearly European in derivation and outlook as Waits' is American.

Anyway, what we have here is a gorgeous collection of world-weary ballads and jazzy romps with poetic lyrics, all of which will stick in your memory. Highly recommended!

Fo's Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12, 15

1. 3:49 – reflective & poetic, in French
2. 4:20 – romantic reminiscence, subtle
3. 3:58 – quick growl, w/ 3 saxes + scatting
4. 4:03 – latin feel w/ synth; gruff vocal
5. 6:50 – cool saunter, gets under the skin
6. 3:30 – spooky ballad w/ synth, kazoo!
7. 4:01 – large band, drunk musette-tango
8. 4:33 – melancholy ballad, touching
9. 3:56 – nice piano intro, then sweet tango
10. 3:32 – churning waltz: timeless, quirky
11. 5:59 – somber ballad, nice trombone
12. 3:01 – quick rumba, cinematic feel
13. 3:26 – romantic, but jaded or ironic
14. 2:54 – alley music: repetitive & sneaky
15. 6:13 – fast Italo-jewish-cowboy thing
16. 4:23 – plodding, English backing vox

[ Fo ] - 7/10/03

Track Listing
1.Reveries 9.Blue Tangos
2.Gioco D'azzardo 10.Novegento
3.Dancing 11.L'avance
4.Aguaplano 12.Sudamerica
5.Nord 13.Parigi
6.I Giardini Pensili Hanno Fao 14.Chiammi Adesso
7.Fuga All'inglese 15.Diavolo Rosso
8.Madeline 16.Come Mi Vuoi