Gigi D'Agostino - Ieri e Oggi Mix

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Gigi D'Agostino - Ieri e Oggi Mix



 

Genre: Lento Violento, Italodance
Label: Media Records
Type of media: CD
Bought at: www.ibs.it
Reviewed by: Christopher von Würden
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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Yep this is not a Fata Morgana, Gigi D'Agostino is actually back with a new release, after a dry period since his previous album Suono Libero released almost 2 years ago, and countless rumours regarding a new Laboratorio 4 or an Il Cammino compilation. Last rumour has partly come true with the release of Ieri e Oggi (Means: yesterday and today) since it is a mixed compilation in the spirit of his, now off the air, radio show Il Cammino di Gigi D'Agostino.

The compilation is, unlike most other album releases from Gigi D'Agostino, only on one CD and includes impressive 34 tracks taking full advantage of the CD media. This fact is actually also the worst part of this release, but I will get back to that later.

Comparing Ieri e Oggi Mix to the former show on M2O Il Cammino di Gigi D'Agostino might not such a bad thought if one looks at the repertoire of productions included in the compilation. Il Cammino had both old and new productions from Gigi and his producer team, including both Lento Violento and true Italodance. Ieri e Oggi actually takes us a bit further also including a trance track in "System F - Out Of The Blue", just one fortunately. Generally it is a nice mix of italodance and lento violento illustrating what he has been doing the past 5 to 8 years. Mentionable are incredible productions such as "Parlotta", "Go West (Oratorio Dag)", "Chariots Of Fire (Oratorio Dag)", "What The Bam", "Radici Dag" and of course the intro song "Stay With Me". Unlike the album Suono Libero, Gigi does not bring us new versions of old hits this time - and thank god for that! After all why keep releasing new versions of old hits when you have plenty of potential in fresh tracks?

Ieri e Oggi Mix is really a competent display of what Gigi D'Agostino and his team can do. To be honest you will enjoy all the tracks, if you also enjoy his style in general, or enjoyed the show il Cammino. Personally I consider "Some Experiments" from 2006 to be one of the greatest compilations from Gigi of all time. In the selection of tracks Ieri e Oggi almost tops this, but unfortunately it has 2 major disadvantages compared to "Some Experiments". First of all it is mixed, meaning that each track fades into another not giving us independent tracks. Second and worst of all the CD media is really squeezed to its limits with 34 tracks on one CD. With 34 tracks on one CD a quick calculation leaves us with around 2 minutes and 30 seconds for each track, "Compilation - Benessere 1" from 2004 at least gave us sort of independent tracks . The least thing he could do after such a long dry period was to release in a proper format. A cheap cardboard sleeve for the CD does not make it much better.

That said Gigi D'Agostino really still is in his own league musically, after all the format and length of tracks are only criticized because of his lovely enchanting music. We wanted more and it could have been so much more. Musically it is 5-6 stars but the limitations make it 4 stars.

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Great review CFE, and I agree on points Smile

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Quote:
... why keep releasing new versions of old hits when you have plenty of potential in fresh tracks?

I totally agree Smile

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Nice Review...

well.. i like he made new versions of his old hits.. they get a new and NICE sound...

hope the 2 next are UNMIXED... if they come of course xD

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ZYX will be released this compilation too ! ZYX release isn't cardboard sleeve Wink

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Are Vol 2 etc confirmed? I remember Il Grande Viaggio was also "Vol. 1".

I agree with pretty much everything about the review, especially the track length. Farfuglia in particular annoys me because the version he played on QCMP had an awesome melody that here is nowhere to be found. Buzzica is also far, far too short and the full impact of the track gets lost with the elements from the other 2 tracks in the mix.

(Also, why "Buzzica (Luca Trip)" instead of "Coca E Avana (Luca Trip)"?)

A lot of tracks missing that I would have expected to see on his first album since 2008, but i hope for Vol 2 / 3!

I should also point out that I love this CD Smile

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Vol. 2 & 3 is not confirmed jet...

why Buzzica (Luca Noise Trip)?... only Gigi know Wink

their will always be some tracks that miss Wink but maybe in the future...

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A fan of Gigi wrote: "Maybe he wrote Vol. 1 (on Il Grande Viaggio Di Gigi d'Agostino) because he liked it"

muahahahahahahahahahahaha Laughing out loud :D Laughing out loud

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Maybe Laughing out loud Because we have Benssere 1 Laughing out loud
But I really hope Ieri e Oggi Mix V 2 & 3 comes soon Tongue

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it can first be in september, because all the companies in italy have vacation whole august..

and if they come.. i hope they are UNMIXED

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I hope they are mixed Laughing out loud Just like Vol. 1
BUT I hope Mondo reale will be released in winter or something like this time...and this double album should be UNMIXED and contains Il Cammino and IQCMP hits...this is my vision

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every people have their vision Wink

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Yeah !
But what is most important, we all need more Gigi releases Tongue

More Ieri e Oggi'es
Mondo Reale
and more Gigi albums/compilations/singles Smile

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What we need is a CD Box with 5 CDs > 3 with Gigi Tanz and 2 with Lento

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well.. why not say 6 cds.. 3 with Gigi Tanz and 3 with Lento..

then everyone is happy xD

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Hey guys, we all need Gigi DVD + CDs which contains lento violento and Gigi Tanz Smile
What more is better for Us !

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i don't want dvd xD

only cds Tongue

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Dj-Laeske wrote:
i don't want dvd xD

only cds Tongue

I agree Tongue

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Grrrrrr...I stay quiet now ! Laughing out loud

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hahaha.. xD why you want DVD anyway?

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Lauri wrote:
Grrrrrr...I stay quiet now ! Laughing out loud

i just say i don't want a dvd.. but you can always wish for it Laughing out loud

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Why I wish it ? The reason is simply, I'd like to put DVD in player and watched all Gigi official videos + live sets....I'm DVD freak because I am fan of Lexy & K-Paul and theur DVD is awesome, just like Members Of Mayday DVD
They contains:
Music videos
Live clips
Interviews
Making Of

So. my collection need more DVDs Laughing out loud

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I think the only chance we have of a DVD is if ZYX makes one...It would be awesome though, I have some music videos in "ok" quality but nothing in HQ.

I have a feeling that I.E.O. Vol 1 will be the only release from Gigi this year, but I hope to be surprised!

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Hopefully when Gigi retires he releases a 20 CD box with all his music Tongue

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Yeeeeeees Laughing out loud hahaha minimum!!!

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CFE wrote:
Hopefully when Gigi retires he releases a 20 CD box with all his music Tongue

You want to say unreleased tracks ? Laughing out loud

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Box with 20 CD of unreleased and some release (from Ieri e Oggi mix) and EXTENDED & NON MIXED! Wink

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Now I really hope he drops by IDP Laughing out loud

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Lauri wrote:
You want to say unreleased tracks ? Laughing out loud

All of it... Let's add a zero and make it a 200CD box Laughing out loud

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CFE wrote:
All of it... Let's add a zero and make it a 200CD box Laughing out loud

Haha! Yeah, there should be enough songs to make a 200 CD box Smile
I'm still waiting for both versions of L'Attimo by Industria Sonica. I don't even know who's behind the name.

About the track "Farfuglia" (track 2), it's like the "text" goes like this:

Forward, in penis
I give all oil to the penis
Forward, in penis
I'm giving all oil to the pe-pe-penis

Go to 4:20 in the video:

Particularly unlucky... I feel I can't play the song loud. What would other people think? Am I crazy, or are you guys also hearing this strange text?

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i guess it go like that... is a rap song.. so i am not surprise Tongue