Label: Platinum SRL - 300 651 5,Universal - 300 651 5 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz, Pop • Style: Vocal
As compilation packages go, this new release by the great Paolo Conte is rather hard to figure out. Allegedly, selections were handpicked by Contewho thought nothing of choosing as many as five songs Hungry - White Lion - Pride his personal favorite, Una Faccia in PrestitoGli Impermeabili - Paolo Conte - Gong-Oh fine effort on its own right but nowhere near masterpieces such as the double Gli Impermeabili - Paolo Conte - Gong-Oh Aguaplano or his first two self-titled records, all conspicuously absent here.
In fact, Gli Impermeabili - Paolo Conte - Gong-Oh of Conte 's '70s albums made the cut, even if many of his career-defining songs are to be found there. Perhaps this was done in order to avoid overlapping Conte 's previous compilation, the international big-seller The Best of Paolo Conte Even so, Gong-Oh repeats seven tracks from that compilation; tellingly, the only four tracks from his '80s albums included here were already present in The Best of Paolo Dawn Music - Vernon Duke - Time Remembered. In short, this compilation features next to nothing from Conte 's classic '70s and '80s output, so there is no way it can be considered a comprehensive overview of his career.
One suspects that the initial concept behind Gong-Oh was to offer a collection of Conte 's best work in the '90s and s -- which would have been a fine idea, indeed, and a perfect complement to the previous compilation -- but that fear of not including any of the big hits crept in, concessions were made, and in the end Gong-Oh included almost half of The Best of Paolo Conteplus an unbalanced selection from Conte 's most recent work.
There is of course nothing wrong with any of the dazzling 19 tracks on Gong-Ohas Conte 's consistency in terms of style and excellence has been awe-inspiring, titanium-solid through the years. Yet, as it lacks validity as a compilation, it cannot be recommended over any of his typically fine latter-day releases, such as the wonderfully minimalist Elegianot to mention his superb live albums.
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