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!
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
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),
Ron Carter (Miles Davis, Charlie Parker),
David Paich (TOTO),
Rachel Z (Peter Gabriel),
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),
John Mahon (Elton John),
Bobby Kimball (TOTO),
Scott Page (Pink Floyd, Supertramp),
Luca Casagrande ,
SIF 309 ORCHESTRA,
Carlo di Francesco,
... and again Giorgio !