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Alice


Country of origin:

Italy

Type of music generally:

Ethereal pop

Status:

Most recent album, Samsara (2012)

See also:

Wikipedia's Alice entry

Comparisons:

Jansen/Barbieri (musically), David Sylvian (musically). (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Her real name is Carla Bissi.

Recommended first album:

Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Recordings:

  • Capo Nord (1980)
  • Alice (released under the title Per Elisa in certain countries; 1981)
  • Azimut (1982)
  • Falsi allarmi (1983)
  • Gioielli rubati (1985)
  • Park Hotel (1986)
  • Elisir (1987)
  • Mélodie passagère (1988)
  • Il Sole Nella Pioggia (1989)
  • Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi (1992)
  • Charade (1996)
  • Exit (1998)
  • God Is My DJ (1999)
  • Personal Jukebox (2000)
  • Viaggio in Italia (2003)
  • Lungo la Strada Live (2009)
  • Samsara (2012)

Il Sole Nella Pioggia

Release info:

1989—EMI (Italy)—CDP 7 92520-2

Availability:

Available in western Europe

Ecto priority:

Must have if you like the keyboard sounds of Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Group members:

Francesco Messina
Steve Jansen
Ian Maidman
Richard Barbieri
Dave Gregory
Jon Hassell
Paolo Fresu
Kudsi Erguner

Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi

Release info:

1992—EMI (Italy)—7 98944-2

Availability:

Available in western Europe

Ecto priority:

Must have if you like the keyboard sounds of Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Group members:

Francesco Messina
Pino Pischetola
Gavin Harrison
Marco Guarnerio
Paolo Fresu
Danny Thompson
Dave Gregory
Jakko Jakszyk
Bobo Romani
Stefano Battaglia
Martin Elliott
Richard Barbieri
Michele Fedrigotti

charade

Release info:

1996

Availability:

Available in western Europe

Comments:

It's very similar to her last one (Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi), and also very good. One of the tracks reminds me very much of Happy Rhodes, with the acoustic 12-string, e-bow and piano. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)

Exit

Release info:

1998

Availability:

Available in western Europe

Comments:

When I saw the rock chick on the cover I couldn't believe that this is Alice. Where are her long brown curls? And why this glitter dress? The music sounds very fresh and modern. Highlight is the track "Open Your Eyes", a wonderful duet with Morcheeba's Skye. If you like Morcheeba you should give this album a listen. (Dirk.Kastens@rz.Uni-Osnabrueck.DE)


Thanks to Jens P. Tagore Brage for work on this entry.

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