Personnel: Eros Ramazzotti (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Jon Spencer (vocals, guitar, synthesizer); Chris Maxwell (vocals, baritone guitar, bajo sexto, organ, bass guitar); Phil Hernandez (vocals, banjo, bass guitar, drums, percussion); Claudio Guidetti (guitar, guitars, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, piano, electric piano, keyboards, drums, background vocals); Mike Landau (guitar, guitars, electric guitar, nylon-string guitar); Paolo Gianolio (guitar, guitars, bajo sexto, bass guitar, drums, keyboard programming); Giorgio Secco, Massimo Varini, Carlos Santana (guitar, guitars); John Shanks (guitar, bajo sexto, keyboards, bass guitar); Michael Landau, Michael Thompson , Rusty Anderson (guitar); Jorge Luis Valds Chicoy, Dan Warner, Giorgio Cocilovo, Phil Palmer, Tim Pierce (guitars); Fabrizio Leo, Luke Potashnick, Bicio (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jesse E. String, Paul Stanborough, Lyle Workman (electric guitar); Patrick Leonard (lap steel guitar, keyboards, drum programming); Melvin Duffy (pedal steel guitar); Ramn Stagnaro (Spanish guitar); James Blennerhassett (bajo sexto, double bass, bass guitar); Frank Rubio, John Giblin, Sal Cuevas, Tony Franklin, Paolo Costa (bajo sexto, bass guitar); Sebastian Petiet (mandolin); Sen Keane (violin, fiddle); Neil Martin (cello); Paddy Moloney (flute, gaita, tin whistle); Matt Molloy (flute); Juan Jose Restrepo (accordion); Rudy Trevisi (saxophone); Alfredo Thompson (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Juan Manuel "Palmiche" Jimnez (trumpet); Carlos Alvarez Guerra (trombone); Jamie Muhoberac, Celso Valli (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards); Maurizio Bassi (piano, keyboards, programming); Harold Lopez, Gian Piero Reverberi, Mark Harris (piano); Charles Judge (electric piano, keyboards, drum machine, programming); Ron Taylor , Davide Rossi (Hammond b-3 organ); Guy Chambers (keyboards, bass guitar, background vocals); Arden "Keyz" Altino, Peter Fitzpatrick , Pat Fitzpatrick, Chester Thompson (keyboards); Dino D'Autorio, Matteo Bassi, Leland Sklar, Nathan East, Paul Bushnell , Tony Levin , Bryan Beller (bass guitar); Keith Prior, Emiliano Bassi, Jeremy Colson, Abe Laboriel, Jr. , Lee Levin , Charlie Morgan , Lele Melotti, Steve Ferrone, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Lloyd Birne (drum set, percussion); Luca Bignardi (drum machine, programming, sound effects); Kevin Connell (bodhran, tambour); Amadito Valds (timbales); Larcio Da Costa, Julio Guena, Karl Perazzo, Lenny Castro, Luis Conte (percussion); Jeff Rotschild (programming); Michele Canova (keyboard programming, drum programming); Gaetano Leandro (keyboard programming); Doug Yowell (drum programming); A. Baroni, B. Staunton, L. Jurman, S. Pozzoli, P. Ingram, G. Pozzoli, E. Cortesi, A. Pepe, J. Gilstrap, M. Ferrara, M. Bassi, N. Hackett, A. Brown, Michael Holbrook Penniman , L. Davis (background vocals); Barbarito Torres (sound effects); Serse Mai, Triona Marshall.
Additional personnel: Rhythms del Mundo, Amaia, Ricky Martin, Take 6, The Chieftains, London Session Orchestra.
Audio Mixers: John Paterno; Luca Bignardi; Javier Garza; Marcelo Pennell; Pino Pischetola ; Billy Bush.
Audio Remixers: John Paterno; Pino Pischetola .
Recording information: Angel Studios, Islington, London, England; Arju Productions; El In The House Studio, Woodland Hills, CA; El Johnny Yuma Recording, Hollywood, CA; El Studio 1, Abbey Road Studio, London, England; Fonoprint Studios, Bologna, Italy; Hed Studio, NY; La Bussola, Motta Visconti, Milan, Italy; L'Isola-Meda Studios, Milan, Italy; Logic Studios, Milan, Italy; Los Abdala Studios, La Havana, Cuba; Los Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Los Tarpan Studios, San Rafael, CA; Los Vertical Sound Studios, Nashville, TN; Los Windmill Studios, Dublin, Ireland; Massive Arts, Milan, Italy; Picks & Hammers; Sage Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Sleeper Recording Studios, London, England; Studio Impatto, Bologna, Italy; The Hit Factory, Criteria; The Tiki Room.
The fact that Eros Ramazzotti was born in Italy doesn't keep him from being one of the world's biggest Latin pop stars. The album E2 (2007) is a culmination of Ramazzotti's achievements, summing up 18 of his greatest hits (alternating between original versions and updated remakes) and also featuring a bonus disc of remixes and duets. E2 includes the full range of Ramazzotti's music -- ranging across rock, pop, balladry, songs in both Spanish and Italian (depending on which edition you buy), and duets with Carlos Santana, Tina Turner, and Ricky Martin. ~ Anthony Tognazzini