Eros (Eros Ramazzotti album)

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Eros
Greatest hits album by Eros Ramazzotti
Released 28 October 1997
Recorded Fonoprint, Bologna, Italy
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Pop, rock
Length 76:02
Label BMG
Producer Eros Ramazzotti, Piero Cassano
Eros Ramazzotti chronology
Dove c'è musica
(1996)
Eros
(1997)
Stilelibero
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Eros is the first greatest hits album by Italian pop/rock singer Eros Ramazzotti, released in 1997 on the BMG label. Of the album's 16 tracks, five are original recordings, nine re-recordings and two new tracks. Two of the re-recorded tracks are duets; "Musica è" featuring Andrea Bocelli and "Cose della vita (Can't Stop Thinking of You)" with Tina Turner. Eros topped the albums chart in six countries.

Track listing[edit]

Original recordings - Tracks 7, 10, 12, 14, 15
Re-recordings - Tracks 1-6, 8, 9, 13
New recordings - Tracks 11, 16
Tracks written by Eros Ramazzotti, Piero Cassano, Adelio Cogliati unless stated

  1. "Terra promessa" (Ramazzotti, Brioschi, Salerno) - 4:38
  2. "Una storia importante" - 4:05
  3. "Adesso tu" - 4:02
  4. "Ma che bello questo amore" - 4:12
  5. "Musica è" - 9:46 (Duet with Andrea Bocelli)
  6. "Occhi di speranza" - 3:19
  7. "Più bella cosa" - 4:24
  8. "Memorie" - 3:31
  9. "Cose della vita (Can't Stop Thinking of You)" (Ramazzotti, Cassano, Cogliati, Ralston, Turner) - 4:48 (Duet with Tina Turner)
  10. "L'aurora" - 5:32
  11. "Ancora un minuto di sole" (Ramazzotti, Cassano, Cogliati, Fabrizio) - 3:56
  12. "Quasi amore" - 5:08
  13. "Se bastasse una canzone" - 5:22
  14. "Un'altra te" - 4:40
  15. "Favola" - 4:23
  16. "Quanto amore sei" (Ramazzotti, Cogliati, Guidetti) - 4:16

Charts and certifications[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[18] Platinum 60,000x
Austria (IFPI Austria)[19] 2× Platinum 100,000x
Belgium (BEA)[20] 2× Platinum 100,000*
France (SNEP)[21] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Greece (IFPI Greece)[22] Platinum 60,000^
Germany (BVMI)[23] 3× Platinum 1,500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[24] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[25] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Sweden (GLF)[26] 2× Platinum 160,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[27] 4× Platinum 200,000x
United States (RIAA)[28] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[29] 5× Platinum 5,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
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  3. ^ "Charts Vlaanderen - Eros Ramazzotti - Eros (album)" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charts Belgique Francophone - Eros Ramazzotti - Eros (album)" (in French). Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dutch Charts - Eros Ramazzotti - Eros (album)" (in Dutch). Dutchcarts.nl. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Hits of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 15 November 1997. pp. 52–53. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
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  10. ^ "Top 50 Ξένων Aλμπουμ - 11-17/2/2007" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "VG-Lista - Eros Ramazzotti - Eros (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hits of the World - Portugal". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 10 January 1998. p. 35. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Hits of the World - Spain". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 29 November 1997. p. 51. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Swedish Charts - Eros Ramazzotti - Eros (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Swiss Charts - Eros Ramazzotti - Eros (album)" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  16. ^ "Eros Ramazzotti - Album & Song Chart History - Latin Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  17. ^ "Eros Ramazzotti - Album & Song Chart History - Latin Pop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Eros Ramazzotti – Eros" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Eros Ramazzotti in the field Interpret. Enter Eros in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  20. ^ "Awards 1998". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  21. ^ "French album certifications – Eros Ramazzotti – Eros" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  22. ^ "Greek album certifications – Eros Ramazzotti – Eros" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. 
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Eros Ramazzotti; 'Eros')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  24. ^ "CD Stilelibero van Eros Ramazzotti krijgt gouden plaat" (in Dutch). www.nieuwsbank.nl. 24 May 2001. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  25. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Eros Ramazzotti – Eros" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. 
  26. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. 
  27. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Eros Ramazzotti; 'Eros')". Hung Medien. 
  28. ^ "American album certifications – Eros Ramazzotti – Eros". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  29. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2000". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.