Genoa was home to some of the most famous Italian pop music composers: De André, Paoli, Fossati, Tenco, Bindi, Lauzi and the New Trolls. It was also the city in which Antonella Ruggiero was born.
In this selection, Antonella sings 14 popular songs by the afore mentioned authors. All songs have been rearranged, mixing experimental electronic samples by Californian musician Robert Rich with the natural sound of strings and the soft rhythmic session of bass, guitar and drums.

TRACKLIST
1. Ho veduto 2. Un giorno dopo l'altro 3. Il mio mondo 4. L'ufficio in riva al mare 5. Canzone dell'amore perduto 6. Luna nuova sul fuji-yama 7. Una miniera 8. Guarda se io 9. Ritornerai 10. Anime salve 11. La gatta 12. È vero 13. Ma se ghe pensu 14. Andrò ancora

 

genova, la superba

Genre: pop/electronic
Barcode: 4_029758868829
Cat number: 0186882LIB
Released: november 2007
Distributed in Italy by Edel
Available for distribution worldwide

 


Listen to the most evocative Italian songs composed from 1915 to 1945 rearranged with a brand new jazz approach.
Antonella Ruggiero is accompanied in this work by four world class jazz musicians: Renzo Ruggieri (accordion), Paolo Di Sabatino (piano), Massimo Moriconi (contrabass) and Massimo Manzi (drums). This album shows Antonella’s unique ability to reinterpret songs from the past giving them a fresh jazz - swing flavor.


TRACKLIST
1. Ti parlerò d'amor 2. Tornerai 3. L'uccellino della radio 4. Parlami d'amore Mariù 5. Valzer della povera gente 6. Il pinguino innamorato 7. Ma l'amore no 8. Non dimenticar le mie parole 9. Mattinata fiorentina 10. Crapa pelada 11. Tu, musica divina 12. Non ti scordar di me 13. Canzone fra le guerre


Souvenir d’Italie is also available as a 3 cd deluxe
box including previous work sacrarmonia and stralunato recital

souvenir d'italie

Genre: jazz
Barcode: 4_029758794128
Cat number: 0179412LIB
Released: march 2007
Distributed in Italy by Edel
Available for distribution worldwide

 

 

 


The 13 songs proposed by Antonella Ruggiero and Italian Big Band directed by M. Di Gregorio will take you into a 30’s ballroom. Many of these songs belong to the South American “boleros” repertory such as Acercate mas, Besame mucho, Perfidia, or Begin the Beguine. Other songs come from the 60’s such as Mi sono innamorata di te and Arrivederci.
This cd also contains “Echi d’infinito” with which Antonella won the Sanremo Music Festival in 2005 in her category.


TRACKLIST
1. Mi sono innamorata di te 2. Confidati a me (Acercate mas) 3. Besame mucho 4. Dissolta in te (Burbujas de amor) 5. Luna malinconica (Blue Moon) 6. Perfidia 7. Legato ad un granello di sabbia 8. Echi d’infinito 9. Begin the beguine 10. Caravan 11. Per un’ora d’amore 12. Arrivederci 13. Tandem

big band!

Genre: pop
Barcode: 3_259130069372
Cat number: 3006937LIB
Released: march 2005
Distributed in Italy by Universal
Available for distribution worldwide

 


Sacrarmonia is a journey through worldwide sacred music. Antonella Ruggiero, after the release of “Luna Crescente Sacrarmonia” (also available for export), has performed this project live in more than 200 theatres and churches in Italy and around the world, accompanied by Arkè String Quartet and percussionist Ivan Ciccarelli.
The concert included in this deluxe packaging (dvd+cd) was recorded live in Piazza Santo Stefano in Bologna the 13th July 2003 (5+1 and stereo sound).

TRACKLIST
1. Corale cantico 2. La danza 3. God rest you merry gentlemen 4. Kyrie 5. Il canto dell’amore 6. Perpetuum mobile 7. Balada do sino 8. Sanctus 9. In volo 10. Gloria (misa criolla) 11. Il viaggio 12. Panis angelicus 13. Guantanamera
+ bonus tracks

sacrarmonia live_il viaggio

Genre: world/ethnic
Barcode: 8_032779530015
Cat number: 09530015LIB
Released: may 2004/march 2007
Distributed in Italy by Egea/Edel
Available for distribution worldwide


“Luna crescente” is not just a “sacred” music album: while the “Ave Maria” and the “Sanctus” belong to the traditional and popular liturgy, the “Kyrie” and the “Gloria” are taken from African and Latin American tradition and show the transformation and change that catholic liturgy faced in other countries.
This album is dedicated to the connection between music and, as Antonella Ruggiero says, the “magic” that moves music towards divinity.

 

TRACKLIST
1. Corale cantico 2. Kyrie (missa luba) 3. Occhi di bambino 4. Ave Maria 5. God rest you merry gentlemen 6. Aria sulla IV corda 7. Sanctus 8. Notte
9. Gloria (misa criolla) 10. Lo frate sole 11. Flow my tears 12. Adeste fideles 13. Canto dell’amore

luna crescente
sacrarmonia

Genre: world/etnic
Barcode: 5_099750527221
Cat number: 01234LIB
Released: november 2001
Distributed in Italy by Sony
Available for distribution worldwide


“Registrazioni moderne” resumes Antonella Ruggiero’s experience with her former band, Matia Bazar.
The singer has rearranged every song with new groups, featuring ten Italian bands, making this album a real music “happening”. Among these groups we must mention Bluvertigo, Subsonica and Madaski.
From the heavy technorock of “Ti sento” (I feel you), to ”Stasera che sera” this album allows Antonella to sing her traditional repertoire from the early years of her artistic carreer with a fresh new sound.

TRACKLIST
1. Amore lontanissimo 2. Per un’ora d’amore 3. Solo tu 4. Vacanze romane 5. Aristocratica 6. Ti sento
7. Mister mandarino 8. Stasera che sera 9. Fantasia 10. Cavallo bianco

registrazioni moderne

Genre: pop/electronic
Barcode: 4_029758794128
Cat number: 0179412LIB
ReReleased: november 2006
Distributed in Italy by Edel
Available for distribution worldwide


The album is an authentic hymn to a new and redescovered freedom, an irresistible love song for music and a call for a refound spiritual strenght.
The album lyrics are about a “new conscience”, an existence model finally reconciled to the world we live in, able to merge the deepest feelings of human beings to the most untouchable harmony. Libera is also a perfect union between Western and Eastern sounds and rythms.

TRACKLIST
1. La danza 2. Il canto dell’amore 3. Corale cantico
4. La filastrocca 5. Fare, fare 6. Il tempo che verrà
7. In the name of love 8. Nuova terra 9. In volo
10. La fabbrica 11. Il viaggio 12. Stella mia
13. In volo

libera

Genre: pop/world/electronic
Barcode: 4_029758763926
Cat number: 0176392LIB
ReReleased: november 2006
Distributed in Italy by Edel
Available for distribution worldwide


Sospesa is a journey through electronic music and sampled sounds, with the heavy presence of a 14 elements string orchestra directed by Carlo Cantini.
Antonella’s voice “flies” over the songs light and heavenly , pure as a crystal glass, elusive just like the lyrics.
Heavenly songs, evocative sounds and harmonies, dreamful yet effective. In the album, we have to mention a wonderful song by composer Ennio Morricone.

TRACKLIST
1. Inafferrabile 2. Non dirmi dove, non dirmi quando
3. Non ti dimentico 4. Sospesa 5. Controvento
6. Nonsenso 7. 1999 8. Ipnotica magnetica 9. Mille molecole 10. Di perle e di inverni 11. And will you love me 12. Non ti dimentico (strings+fx)

sospesa

Genre: pop/electronic
Barcode: 4_029758764121
Cat number: 0176412LIB
ReReleased: november 2006
Distributed in Italy by Edel
Available for distribution worldwide


“Bon Voyage” , entirely recorded in studio except for three live tracks, represents a turning point for the guitar duo formed by Italian Maurizio Colonna and Australian Frank Gambale, two of the most virtuous guitar players of our time. In this new work, which includes eleven tracks, the most important innovation is the composers’ aim to target an extended public not only tied to guitar music and the presence of percussions and drums never used before by the duo.

TRACKLIST
1. Promise to care 2. Torre di Sant’Emiliano 3. Whatever you prefer 4. Maratea 5. Bon Voyage 6. Romantic Rendezvous
7. Twilights over Manhattan 8. P.C.H. 9. Campesinos 10. Principessa 11. Blue Moon

bon voyage

Genre: instrumental
Barcode: 4_029758819920
Cat number: 0181992LIB
Released: may 2007
Distributed in Italy by Edel
Available for distribution worldwide


Recorded in the Conservatorio “G. Verdi”, Turin, Colonna&Gambale live is considered a musical jewel.
The two musicians perform some tracks from their work “Imagery Suite”, as well as presenting new compositions (“Osteria della salute”, “Notturno”, “Infinity”) and “solos” (“The challenger” for acoustic guitar and “Panarea” for classic guitar). “Summertime” by G.Gershwin and “I’ te vurria vasà” , are played with a great balance between electric and classical sound.

TRACKLIST
1. Camaiore 2. Pacific palissades 3. El prado 4. Infinity 5. The challenger 6. Panarea 7. Osteria della salute
8. L.a.x. 9. Villa borghese 10. Notturno 11. Summertime 12. I’ te vurria vasà

bon voyage

Genre: instrumental
Barcode: 8_032779530039
Cat number: 7953003LIB
Released: march 2005
Distributed in Italy by Egea
Available for distribution worldwide