Personal Jukebox (album)

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Personal Jukebox
Greatest hits album by Alice
Released 23 May 2000
Recorded 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000
Genre Pop, Rock, Alternative
Length 62:23
Label WEA/Warner Music
Producer Francesco Messina, Bluvertigo
Alice chronology
God Is My DJ
(1999)
Personal Jukebox
(2000)
Viaggio in Italia
(2003)

Personal Jukebox is a compilation album by Italian singer-songwriter Alice, released in 2000 on WEA/Warner Music.

In the Spring of 2000 Alice returned to the Sanremo music festival, nineteen years after the victory with "Per Elisa". The song she performed, Juri Camisasca's "Il giorno dell'indipendenza" ("The Day of Independence"), was also the opening track on the career retrospective Personal Jukebox, alongside two other new recordings, "Tutto è niente" ("All Is Nothing") and an Italian language cover version of David Bowie/Pat Metheny Group's "This is Not America" with new lyrics by the singer herself.

Personal Jukebox also contains four singles from Alice's then most recent pop albums Exit (1998) and Charade (1995), the original versions of "In viaggio sul tuo viso" from 1992's Mezzogiorno sulle Alpi and "Visioni" from 1989's Il sole nella pioggia licensed from EMI, as well as new interpretations of some of her best-known songs from the 1980s, among them "Chan-son Egocentrique" (a duet with Italian alternative rock band Bluvertigo), "Prospettiva Nevski", "A Cosa Pensano", "Nomadi", "Il vento caldo dell'estate", a technofied take on "Per Elisa" and an orchestral solo version of "I treni di Tozeur".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Il giorno dell'indipendenza" (Juri Camisasca) - 3:44
    • Previously unreleased
  2. "For This Is Not America" (Italian version of "This Is Not America") (David Bowie, Pat Metheny, Alice) - 3:57
    • Previously unreleased
  3. "Tutto è niente" (Alice) - 3:34
    • Previously unreleased
  4. "Open Your Eyes" (duet with Skye of Morcheeba) (Juri Camisasca, Peter Hammill, Alice, Francesco Messina) - 4:08
    • From 1998 album Exit
  5. "Dimmi di sì" (Alice) - 4:10
    • From 1998 album Exit
  6. "Dammi la mano amore" (Remix) (with Trey Gunn) (Alice) - 3:51
  7. "Chanson Egocentrique" (2000 version - duet with Bluvertigo) (Franco Battiato, Francesco Messina, Tommaso Tramonti) - 3:52
  8. "In viaggio sul tuo viso" (Francesco Messina, Alice) - 4:06
    • Includes "Istenem Istenem" (Traditional, arranged by Francesco Messina, Alice)
    • From 1992 album Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi
  9. "Prospettiva Nevski" (Franco Battiato, Giusto Pio) - 3:50
  10. "A cosa pensano" (Alice, Francesco Messina) - 3:10
    • Original version appears on 1982 album Azimut
  11. "Per Elisa" (Franco Battiato, Giusto Pio, Alice) - 3:58
    • Original version appears on 1981 album Alice a.k.a. Per Elisa
  12. "Nomadi" (Juri Camisasca) - 3:55
    • Original version appears on 1986 album Park Hotel
  13. "Visioni" (Juri Camisasca) - 4:27
  14. "Non ero mai sola" (with Trey Gunn) (Francesco Messina, Alice) - 4:23
  15. "I treni di Tozeur" (Franco Battiato, Giusto Pio, Saro Cosentino) - 2:44
    • Original duet version with Franco Battiato released as single in 1984. Alternate solo version appears on 1987 album Elisir
  16. "Il vento caldo dell'estate" (2000 version) (Franco Battiato, Giusto Pio, Francesco Messina, Alice) - 4:34
    • Original version appears on 1980 album Capo Nord. Alternate version appears on 1987 album Elisir

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Francesco Messina - producer
  • Tracks 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 & 16 recorded and mixed by Pino Pinaxa Pischetola at Stonehenge Studios & Didde Studios, Milan 2000
  • Tracks 1, 2, 3 & 9 strings arranged and conducted by Will Malone, recorded at Angel Recording Studios, London by Gary Thomas
  • Track 15 strings arranged and conducted by Alberto Tafuri, recorded at Angel Recording Studios, London by Gary Thomas
  • Morgan of Bluvertigo - producer track 7
  • Roberto Baldi - additional production track 11
  • Marco Guarnieri - additional production track 12
  • Gianni Versari - mastering Nautilus, Milan, February 2000
  • Sheila Rock - photography
  • Polystudio - cover design
  • Massimo Gradone & the Polystudio archives - photography booklet
  • Una Sas, Bologna - executive producers

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