Giorgio | Party Of The Century

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Party Of The Century

by Giorgio

The best music legends of all time, together to make The Party Of The Century. An album like no other, a must for each music lover... Buying the CD, you get A COLLECTOR BOX containing the Album, a DVD with making of/nterviews, a BOOK and a gadget!
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1. Intro
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2. Poem To Life (feat. John Mahon)
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3. Black Coffee and A Friend
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4. One Emotional Moment
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5. Write Me
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6. Nenna's Last Symphony
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7. Love After Love
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8. I've Seen You
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9. Two Hearts In A Tattoo
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10. At My Door (feat. Bobby Kimball)
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11. Venice Night
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12. Friends (bonus Track)
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13. Outro
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It's real, and it's called The Party Of The Century, probably the most spectacular music record project ever happened. Two years of intense work all around the world, 30 of the world's most influential and legendary musicians put together by the tireless enthusiasm of the young talent Giorgio Onorato Aquilani. Wanting to make something remarkable, Giorgio wrote down 10 original songs together with his lyric partner Ivan Nossa dreaming to involve the best musicians on earth.

Giorgio's concept for his new album is the vision of a "big mansion" hosting an unforgettable music Party. Giorgio reached out to his musicians friends and heroes like: Bobby Kimball (TOTO), David Paich (TOTO), John Mahon (Elton John), Leland Sklar (Phil Collins, James Taylor, TOTO), Simon Phillips (TOTO), Steve Gadd, Ron Carter (Miles Davis), Peter Erskine, Cherisse Osei (Mika), Charlie Morgan (Elton John), Ted Jensen, Greg Phillinganes (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, TOTO), to name a few, and got back an incredible number of "I'm in man!!!". The Party crew so stepped up, adding their individual specialty to what has become an exceptional original music project.

All the tracks are written and performed by Giorgio except the only cover, which is an obscure song by Elton John called Friends. The album features two duets: Poem to life (duet with John Mahon) and At my door (duet with Bobby Kimball). Giorgio's writing, on the Party Of The Century album, can be considered "multi-genre", going from British and West Coast pop/rock to jazz and symphonic.

The lyrical content of the album touches many relevant themes such as: Love, Friendship, War and Aids. Giorgio co-produced the Party Of The Century project with Vittorio Iuè who arranged all the songs and played on most of them.

The Party Of The Century is going to be released worldwide on March 25th 2010 and it will be available on iTunes for digital downloads and on CDBABY.COM for physical distribution.

The physical release will contain the Party Of The Century Album, a DVD (featuring 22 studio session clips, a documentary, interviews and The Making Of), a 48 pages book and a collector gadget.

The official website http://potc.giorgiosound.com is updated every week with new blogs, videos, pictures and facts about the Party Of The Century and the facebook page has quickly reached thousands of fans in less than two weeks!

Links:

Official website: http://potc.giorgiosound.com
Official myspace: http://www.myspace.com/giorgiosound
Official twitter: http://www.twitter.com/giorgiosound
Official YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/thepartyofthecentury
Official facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Party-of-the-Century/193318083140?ref=mf


OFFICIAL CAST:

Giorgio Onorato Aquilani,
Greg Phillinganes (Michael Jackson, TOTO),
Leland Sklar (TOTO, James Taylor, Phil Collins),
Peter Erskine (Weather Report),
Jonathan Mover (Aretha Franklin, Joe Satriani),
Renato Serio,
Ron Carter (Miles Davis, Charlie Parker),
Tommy Emmanuel,
David Paich (TOTO),
Rachel Z (Peter Gabriel),
Steve Gadd,
Prashant Aswani,
Matt Still (Elton John, Joss Stone),
Simon Philips (TOTO, The Who),
Steve Weingart (Steve Lukather, Robben Ford),
Luke Juby (Mika, Just Jack),
Godfrey Townsend (Alan Parsons),
Steve Murphy (Alan Parsons),
Cherisse Osei (Mika, The Faders),
Jon Button (Shakira, Sheryl Crow),
David Hungate (TOTO),
Antonio Sanchez (Pat Metheny),
Mike Mainieri (Steps Ahead),
Billy Sherwood (Yes),
Charlie Morgan (Elton John),
Faso (Elio e le storie tese),
Mike Stern,
John Mahon (Elton John),
Cristiano Micalizzi,
Bobby Kimball (TOTO),
Joe Gorfinkle,
Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp),
Angelo Anastasio,
Roberto Gallinelli,
Luca Casagrande ,
SIF 309 ORCHESTRA,
Ricardo Cimino,
Ivan Nossa,
Ludovica Iué,
Vittorio Iué,
Fabrizio Scarafoni,
Carlo Micheli,
Giancarlo Ciminelli,
Ambrogio Frigerio,
Mirko Cascio,
Ted Jensen,
Carlo di Francesco,
Alessandra Vitali,
Stefano Signoroni,
Alex Ambrosioni,
Simone Borghi,
Kevin Calleau,
William Duplaa,
Cécile Pinceau,
Daniel Chalsèche,
Lucie Marmiesse,
Anthony Cecchetto,
Pierrick Cadot,
Ronan Dabirand
... and again Giorgio !


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Stephany

A party not to be missed
Review by Zack Daggy


The music behind Party Of The Century is the stuff of legends. It took over two years, but Giorgio managed to assemble a team of the music industry’s best and brightest to bring you a sound that you’ve never heard before. Featuring the talents of Bobby Kimball (TOTO), John Mahon (Elton John), Leland Sklar (Phil Collins), Greg Phillinganes (Michael Jackson), and many more, this collaborative effort presents an odd mix of genres that, for the most part, really works.

The lead single, “Black Coffee and a Friend,” is a prime example of genre blending. It’s The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour mixed with big band. The sound is energetic, exciting and fresh. Tracks like “Nenna's Last Symphony” and “At My Door” capture the same sensation, yet mash up other sounds like arena-rock with big band (the former) and Meatloaf with Kenny G (the latter). “Nenna's Last Symphony” introduces listeners to this new concoction of sounds, yet retains an air of familiarity. In fact, the overall vibe of this song closely resembles that of Bonnie Tyler's hit song “Holding Out for a Hero,” but with more soul. “At My Door,” a duet with Bobby Kimball, expands on this soulful vibe by incorporating a blend of saxophone and guitar driven rock. The result is a whirlwind of sounds that harkens back to some of the best rock of the 70’s.

When you first hear Giorgio’s vocals on the opening track “Poem To Life,” they very well might give you pause. They’re unlike anything on the radio today. If you can picture the melodic soul of Phil Collins and the smooth vibes of Enrique Iglesias, then you might begin to fathom the unique style to Giorgio’s voice. In the track “Love After Love,” Giorgio takes on this near Enrique Iglesias level of soothing vocals. Of all the tracks off of Party Of The Century, this one is perhaps the most captivating. Its simple piano melody, when combined with Giorgio’s voice, creates an intimate dreamscape that’s powerful yet vulnerable at the same time. The song “One Emotional Moment” captures many of these vibes, but it’s here that the Phil Collins side of Giorgio’s voice really stands out. Again, it comes back to soul. When Giorgio sings you can really hear the emotion in his voice.

The production quality throughout Party Of The Century is incredible. It can’t be easy to take so many different instruments, styles and genres and mix them down into a concise immaculate melody, yet it’s accomplished again and again with every single track. The music is a stunning tapestry of innovative sounds that are ready to immerse you in its mesmerizing quality, but the trouble with that is it can be overpowering at times. The old adage “less is more” is often true, especially in the case of the track “Two Hearts In A Tattoo.” With its 60’s pop/rock vibes and peppy vocals, this track could have been quite good. It didn’t need the addition of a blues guitar thrown in. While innovation should be praised, sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. The constant mix of so many instruments in seemingly every track does make it a bit difficult to distinguish between them. They all begin to blend together after a while.

With most might find the hyperbole of a title like Party Of The Century a bit crass on the surface, it’s actually meant to reflect the theatrical nature of the album. When you first hit play you are thrown in to the opening ceremonies of the party, as introduced by Giorgio himself. The album literally beings with the sound of someone pulling up to a party and walking up to the door. You even hear the voices and sounds of the crowd as the party gets underway. It’s all very immersive, but may be a bit cheesy for some. It just depends on your taste. It should be noted that those that opt to buy the collector box set will get quite an awesome party favor. It’s a nicely bound box containing the album, a DVD containing over 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, a 48 page hardback book with on the road pictures, and a collectible pin. It costs more than simply downloading a digital copy of the album, but it’s worth it. It really is a party in a box.

While Party Of The Century can be a bit much at times, this album is a deeply immersive entertaining experience. It’s a party not to be missed.


Review by Zack Daggy