Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Holiday in Italy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
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This CD is dreadfully under-advertised!!!
QQapple^.~ | Australia | 09/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"as a loud music hater, this is thee one and only album that I listen to at a high volumn, for it is just soo good!!! The songs in Fausto Corelli & Mandolin orchestra's "Holiday in italy" are made primarily of strings, but also with a whole lot of other different instrument... so many that me and my dad had been listening to this CD every single day, and even after months, we are still picking up a new instrument. Unlike most modern orchestra who like to show off different components of their orchestra at different parts of the song, Fausto Corelli & Mandolin does not do that, the entire orchetra perform in such unisen, it's just soooo beautiful to play this album aloud to make our room/car/whatever enviroment turn into an orchestra hall.songs ranges from romantic...delightful....lively...melochonic...(sorry...my english is so limited...I ran out of adjectives). This is the very album that changed my standard of what is good,
it is also the album that my dad used to teach me about different musical instrument, it is also one of very few albums that I actually like every single track contained, and for this album, I absolutely love every single track.This was my grandfather's favourite album, my Dad's favourite album, My favourite album, and surely I will share it with my future children (note: we own the old version of this album (PolyGram Company copyright 1961 Polydor GmbH. Hamburg) since we have the old version of this CD, we only have 12 tracts, and the tracts are at different order to that of the new (more correctly: re-released) version of this album. (eg. our tract 7 is Torna a sorrento, while their tract seven is reginella campagnola) and quite unfortunatly...our Windows media player when collecting album information from the net; has messed up the names of all our tracks!!... also, since we have the old version of this album... our CD jewel case was long lost(decades ago?...long before I was born), and also since I do not speak italian, I am now unable to tell the names of the tracts :( - so I can only review on those that I do know the names of Funicili-Funicula: This is one of those livelier songs....I usually hate lively songs...at the moment, this track is the only exceptionTorna-a sorrento (return to sorrento): a melochonic-romantic track....the best part of this track is when the string ensemble mimiced the motion of wavesSanta Lucia - as a lover of soft music , this is my favourite tract. from this song, my father taught me how to listen for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. This song is primarily of strings... there are many parts to this tract, it track begins beautifully with the four components in unisen...and for the first time ever...I actually liked the sound of bass. the violin solo was so beautiful, you must listen to it yourself... and in other parts, the Ensemble once again mimic wave motion, and also a 'ripple' motions of water...I must say, I really love this album, I highly recogmend it, dont base your judgment on the sample clips... the sample clips are good but they are only short clips of the entire songs, where the moods changes thought each songs.Like I said...ths CD is dreadfully underadvertised...I find it sad that most people do not know of this CD..yet I cant blame this...it is quite tricky to search a "holiday in italy" from the net as you'd probably end up with travel sites in your search results....yet however If your were to listen to this album... you'd probably agree that "Holiday in Italy" is the best name for this album"