’90s Italian Pop Essentials
The Italian pop canon was bolstered by a host of remarkable singer/songwriters in the ’90s, exploring dance pop, soul and alt-rock. Here, Laura Pausini and Elisa demontrate their vocal prowess in potent midtempo pieces laced with subtle electronics. They are joined by joyous reggae crew Pitura Freska and comic outfit Elio e le Storie Tese, who marry political satire with floor-filling beats in “Presidance”. Elsewhere, Roman songsmith Eros Ramazzotti affirms his global standing with stomping pop rocker “Cose Della Vita (Can't Stop Thinking of You)", a duet with superstar Tina Turner.