Eros is the first greatest hits album by Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti from 1997, including the duet Cose Della Vita (Can’t Stop Thinking Of You) with Tina Turner. Eros re-recorded this song from 1993 especially for this album with his part in Italian and Tina’s self-written part in English. A live version was released one year later on the album Eros Live, recorded at his Eros & Friends Tour, where Tina was a guest vocalist at some concerts.
Written by Eros Ramazzotti, A. Cogliati, James Ralston, Tina Turner ● Produced by Eros Ramazzotti ● Arranged by: Celso Valli ● Recorded by Luca Bignardi (Assistant: Marco Borsatti) at Studio Fonoprint, Bologna
★ Single release in 1998
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta ● Drums programming: Celso Valli and Luca Bignardi ● Bass: Neil Stubenhaus ● Acoustic guitar: Mike Landau ● Hammond Organ and keyboard: Celso Valli ● Programming: Luca Bignardi ● Background vocals: Jim Gilstrap, Lynn Davis, Alex Brown, Phillip Ingram
Already a mega-star in most non-English speaking markets, Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti has his best chance so far of breaking beyond his U.S. Hispanic stronghold and into other Anglophone territories with his current single. “Cose Della Vita,” one of his biggest hits, has been remade as a duet with Tina Turner. The raunchy but melodic rock number was selected for a duet with Turner after she met Ramazzotti at her birthday party last year in her Swiss home. The meeting was nurtured by Heinz Henn, BMG Entertainment International senior VP of international A&R and marketing, who believed the pairing was potentially explosive. The track is featured on Ramazzotti’s latest album, “Eros,” featuring remixes and remakes of his career hits since his debut 15 years ago. The album, which BMG says has already sold 3.5 million copies worldwide, also features a duet with another Italian global phenomenon, tenor Andrea Bocelli. After top 20 success in Italy, the duet with Turner is currently No. 4 in the Netherlands and No. 13 in Germany. MARK DEZZANI