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Bit rate: 320 kbps.
Sample rate: 44100 Hz joint stereo.
Tags: ID3V1 & ID3V2.
Source format: CD
Number of tracks: 18.
"Personal Jukebox is a compilation album by Italian singer-songwriter Alice, released in 2000 on WEA/Warner Music.
In the Spring of 2000 Alice returned to the Sanremo music festival, nineteen years after the victory with "Per Elisa" which became her international breakthrough. The song she performed, Juri Camisasca's "Il Giorno Dell'Indipendenza" ("The Day of Independence"), was also the opening track on the career retrospective Personal Jukebox, alongside two other new recordings, "Tutto ? Niente" ("All Is Nothing") and an Italian language cover version of David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group's 1985 hit "This is Not America" with new lyrics penned by the singer herself.
The album also contains four singles from Alice's then most recent pop albums Exit (1998) and Charade (1995), including "Open Your Eyes", a duet with Skye Edwards of British trip-hop band Morcheeba - a song co-written by Peter Hammill of Van Der Graaf Generator - and "Dammi La Mano Amore" featuring King Crimson guitarist Trey Gunn, plus the original versions of "In Viaggio Sul Tuo Viso" from 1992's Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi and "Visioni" from 1989's Il Sole Nella Pioggia licensed from the artist's former label EMI (featuring collaborations with international musicians like Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn of Japan/Rain Tree Crow, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, Tony Levin, Dave Gregory of XTC, Jerry Marotta, Jon Hassell, Danny Thompson - to name but a few). In addition to these, the aptly titled 'Personal Jukebox' features new interpretations of some of Alice's best-known songs from her early repertoire, among them "Chan-Son Egocentrique", a duet with Italian indie rock band Bluvertigo, the Franco Battiato cover "Prospettiva Nevski", "A Cosa Pensano", "Nomadi", "Il Vento Caldo Dell'Estate", a radically technofied dance remix of Sanremo winner "Per Elisa" and an orchestral solo version of Eurovision classic "I Treni Di Tozeur", the latter just like "Prospettiva Nevski", "Il Giorno Dell'Indipendenza", "Tutto ? Niente" and "For This Is Not America" with strings courtesy of the London Symphony Orchestra, arranged and conducted by acclaimed British composer Gavin Wright."
Uploader's comment: to those who may not be familiar with the second half of Alice's career, this is the perfect introduction to her esoteric and poetic albums "Charade" and "Exit" and the subsequent projects "Devogue", "God Is My DJ", "Viaggio In Italia" and "Lungo La Strada". "Personal Jukebox" also serves as a time document of a musical journey by an uncompromising artist who over the past three decades always has had the integrity, determination and courage to go her own way - no matter what multi-national record companies say.....
Grazie di cuore cara Carla e tanti complimenti sinceri per la tua splendida musica!
/S., Stoccolma, Svezia
Personal Jukebox (2000)
01. Il Giorno Dell'Indipendenza (2000)
02. For This Is Not America (2000)
03. Tutto ? Niente (2000)
04. Open Your Eyes (Duet with Skye Edwards of Morcheeba, from album 'Exit', 1998)
05. Dimmi Di S? (From album 'Exit', 1998)
06. Dammi La Mano Amore (Remix, featuring Trey Gunn, original version appears on album "Charade", 1995)
07. Chan-Son Egocentrique (Version 2000, duet with Bluvertigo, original version appears on album 'Azimut', 1982)
08. In Viaggio Sul Tuo Viso (From album 'Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi', 1992)
09. Prospettiva Nevski (Version 2000, original version appears on album 'Gioielli Rubati', 1985)
10. A Cosa Pensano (Version 2000, original version appears on album 'Azimut', 1982)
11. Per Elisa (Version 2000, original version appears on album 'Alice' a.k.a. 'Per Elisa', 1981)
12. Nomadi (Version 2000, original version appears on album 'Park Hotel', 1986)
13. Visioni (From album 'Il Sole Nella Pioggia', 1989)
14. Non Ero Mai Sola (From album 'Charade', 1995)
15. I Treni Di Tozeur (Version 2000, original duet version with Franco Battiato released as non-album single in 1984. Alternate solo version appears on album 'Elisir', 1987)
16. Il Vento Caldo Dell'Estate (Version 2000, original version appears on album 'Capo Nord', 1980. Alternate version appears on album 'Elisir', 1987)