11/22/2006

Marco Calliari is back

A few weeks ago, Marco Calliari's second solo album celebrating his Italian heritage came out. The first, which played non-stop at my house the whole summer it came out, was entitled Che la vita. It contained only originals, all of them absolutely deliziosa.

So, he's back with Mia dolce Vita. The album contains only Italian classics. (When I say "classics" I don't mean folklore mind you). Most of the songs on there he used to play live during Che la vita concerts, if you had the chance to catch one of them. (Between L'académie du massacre (Mononc Serge & Anonymus), Anonymus, and his solo career, I've seen his shows so often when I lived in Sherbrooke that I worried he would think I was obssessed. When he started recognizing me, I decided to take a break, hehehe!)

So I bought the CD one morning while having breakfast at Pacini's (they're sponsoring Marco, they deserve the plug), and had a great time discovering or rediscovering amazing songs we get to listen to much too rarely. By the way, Marco Calliari is still backed up by the same musicians than on the first album, among which the fantastic Lysandre Champagne on trumpet (ex-Colectivo) and the excellent Carlos Araya (Anonymus) on drums. The arrangements are quite simple, and that suits Marco's style better than heavy ones would have.

Even though I think I'll personnaly keep on listening to Che la vita a little more, Mia dolce vita is surely one of this year's must buys. Buy both of them why don't you!

My favourite? L'Americano
Best cover? Caruso (much better than by the 3 tenors yelling at the top of their lungs)
Coolest one to have in your disco for parties? Bella ciao

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