Heart (Elisa album)

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Heart
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 2009
Recorded2009
GenreRock[1]
Length48:43
LabelSugar
ProducerElisa and Andrea Rigonat
Elisa chronology
Dancing
(2008)
Heart
(2009)
Ivy
(2010)
Singles from Heart
  1. "Ti Vorrei Sollevare"
    Released: October 16, 2009
  2. "Anche se non trovi le parole"
    Released: January 19, 2010
  3. "Someone to Love"
    Released: June 2, 2010

Heart is the seventh studio album from Italian singer–songwriter Elisa. It was released on 13 November 2009 in Italy. It has been described as a rock album,[1] with alternative rock and electronic influences.[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album became Elisa's first number-one studio album on the Italian FIMI Singles Chart, selling 50,000 copies in its first week. The Album also peaked at number 34 on the Global Albums Chart. "Heart" has sold 230,000 copies only in Italy where the album is 3x platinum.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]
Full Song9/10 stars[4]
LoudVision7/10 stars[5]

Heart received generally positive reviews from music critics, Rolling Stone's Emilio Cozzi gave Heart 4 out of 5 stars and commended Elisa: "It seems that Elisa's style has reached a balance between her instinctive expression and a lot of influences".

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Elisa except where noted; all music composed by Elisa except where noted.

Standard edition / Deluxe edition
No.TitleLength
1."Vortexes" (music: Elisa, Andrea Rigonat)3:36
2."And All I Need"4:57
3."Anche se non trovi le parole" (music: Elisa, Rigonat)4:04
4."This Knot" (music: Elisa, Rigonat)3:22
5."Mad World" (Tears for Fears cover; lyrics and music: Roland Orzabal)5:15
6."Ti Vorrei Sollevare" (feat. Giuliano Sangiorgi)4:32
7."Your Manifesto"3:18
8."The Big Dipper"4:02
9."Someone to Love"3:32
10."Poems by God" (music: Elisa, Rigonat, Gianluca Ballarin, Andrea Fontana)3:51
11."Coincidences" (music: Elisa, Fontana)4:05
12."Lisert" (lyrics: Elisa, Windy Wagner)6:34
13."Forgiveness" (feat. Antony Hegarty)3:42
14."Dot in the Universe" (lyrics: Elisa, Wagner)4:37
iTunes Pre-order only
No.TitleLength
15."Ti Vorrei Sollevare"4:32

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Italy November 13, 2009
United States August 7, 2010[6]
Canada
Australia
UK
Ireland
New Zealand
Spain
Portugal
Japan
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Denmark
Greece

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Certification
Italian Albums Chart[7] 1 3× Platinum[8]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Italy (FIMI)[9] 3× Platinum 180,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Francesco Maggisano. "Elisa - Heart". L'Isola della Musica Italiana (in Italian). Retrieved 7 January 2020. È un album rock che segna un’altra stazione del viaggio iniziato dall’artista friulana qualche anno fa con Lotus
  2. ^ a b Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  4. ^ Full Song review
  5. ^ LoudVision review
  6. ^ "HEART, Elisa's latest album - international releases". Elisatoffoli.com. 2010-08-07. Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  7. ^ "Italian Albums Chart - Elisa - Heart". italiancharts.com. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  8. ^ "Certificazioni Artisti - Dalla settimana 1 del 2009 alla settimana 48 del 2011" (PDF) (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 June 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  9. ^ "Italian album certifications – Elisa – On" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 11 April 2016. Select "2009" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "On" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".