So, I'm a big fan of Italian popular music. I might as well share a bit, for anyone that may be interested.
I'll begin with the new CD by veteran singer Elisa entitled: "L'anima vola". Known for writing songs in English, this may be her first all Italian lyric album - which is OK with me. The beauty of the songs seems to build as the record progresses. Recording style is a bit nebulous so it's not going to push your equipment to the limit but it lends an ethereal, sometimes haunting quality to the music. Best of all, this record is avilable thru the usual US online music distributors (I checked iTunes, anyway) which is not as common as one would wish.
The CD contains a new version of Ancora Qui, the song penned by Elisa and composer Ennio Morricone for Quinten Tarrantino's Django Unchained. I'm not Tarrantino's hugest fan but even I'd admit that he knows how to put a soundtrack together. I believe this is the film version of the song.
Till next time, Ciao!