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Hotel Saint George - This Is My Life



 

Genre: Italo
Label: Do It Yourself
Type of media: CDA
Bought at: AmericanDisco.net
Reviewed by: Janik Frithioff
[rating]6[/rating]
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Hotel Saint George is perhaps a bit of a strange name for a dance group, nonetheless the Hotel has made some of the best Italian dance since 2002 where Welcome To My Life, their first single, was released.
Now the long anticipated album is finally out, which besides their previous 6 singles: Welcome To My Life, Never Say Never, Lost In You, Looking 4 A Good Time, Figli Delle Tenebre and You Can Trust In Me includes 6 all new tracks. 6 new tracks on a 12-track album is without doubt an approved effort and it shows that the three producers Vanni Giorgilli (Vanni G), Roby Santini (RSDJ) and Davide Pignataro (David Bacon) definitely have put a lot of work in this album.
Hotel Saint George is known for their unmistakable italo pop-dance sound, the beautiful vocal, melodious refrains, well-written lyrics and energetic bass lines – the exact ingredients in every single track on this album!

Track list:
1. I Don’t Know Why 4.49
2. When The Rain Begins To Fall (Feat. Marta T) 5.19
3. Looking 4 A Good Time 3.42
4. Sometimes You… 4.57
5. Lost In You 3.05
6. Figli Delle Tenebre 3.46
7. Take You Love 3.44
8. Never Say Never 3.56
9. Naked On The Sand (Feat. Marta T) 3.57
10. Un Angelo Blu 3.23
11. Welcome To My Life 5.02
12. You Can Trust In Me (Feat. Tiffany) 3.03

The album begins with a nice little intro after which I Don’t Know Why starts.
I will not describe each of the 12 tracks because they actually remind a lot of each other. All dominated by the unique Hotel Saint George Sound in a very positive manor.
Some of the tracks differ a bit from the concept though. When The Rain Begins To Fall, Naked On The Sand and You Can Trust In Me all got a female voice to support the male voice, a combination that functions really well actually. Moreover You Can Trust In Me which is the 6th Hotel Saint George single is presented in a special pop mix.
Most of the tracks are with English lyrics but two of them are with Italian. It is the 5th single Figli Delle Tenebre and the new addition Un Angelo Blue. Italian is actually quite a beautiful language when sung and it fits surprisingly well with the gentle male vocal.
Also worth mentioning is that all songs are written and performed by Hotel Saint George themselves, except When The Rain Begins To Fall none are cover versions.

All in all an album where it is incredibly hard to make a top10 for the track list. When put in the CD player the album just offers pure pleasure from A to Z. I really cannot praise this album enough. Are you moved just the slightest by their perfectionist sound will you without doubt love this album - it is melodious Italian dance when it is best!

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Everytime I play this album i'm thinking '"hmm..what song should I choose?..." So I put the 1st one..and I let the music play and the songs keep playing..well, as the review say, this is THE PERFECT italo-dance album !

No-one actually did a sound perfect as HSG one ! I mean, the synth, the lyrics.. it makes me remember of a perfect summer you know.
When i'm listening to HSG sound, it's like a drug! I just imagine i'm on a beach, @ sunset around 22h in summer, when the sky goes orange then rose and the lights around the beach starts..

I mean, I sounds like a crazy addict fan, but seriously, this is sooo perfect, I couldtalk about it hundreds of hours..

anyway, thanks for posting this review !

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I like Figli Delle Tenebre and Un Angelo Blue the most , but yes , a fantastic album .

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Great review Janik... I am totally agree with the rate.. this is one of the best album from one of the best italo project ever... Hotel Saint George sound is so great, if you play this album on a cold winterday, it will be a summerday as long you play it... THIS IS MY DREAM, THIS IS MY LIFE, THE WORLD, OF HOTEL SAINT GEORGE!!! Laughing out loud

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Welcome To My Life is the best Hotel Saint George's song in my opinion.
I have it on vynil and i remember, when i played it, people literally screaming!!! Wink
Great Hotel Saint George...

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CFE wrote:
2. When The Rain Begins To Fall (Feat. Marta T) 5.19
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsN5kZIsleo[/YOUTUBE] THIS is what I see every time I hear that song. I liked the song before I totally destroyed it by watching this... xD.
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I love it!!!! 80's rox!! Oh Really!

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yeah..the 80 version SUX so much ! Laughing out loud

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Lucky65 wrote:
yeah..the 80 version SUX so much ! Laughing out loud

and the Age Pee version sucks even more Laughing out loud

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F e M has also done a version...

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Alessio wrote:
I like Figli Delle Tenebre and Un Angelo Blue the most , but yes , a fantastic album .

I agree!!! so wonderRoX!

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I don't like the FeM version.. but hope the 08 version will be fantastic ! Laughing out loud

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I love this cd.. I listen it often Smile

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wow... i didn't even know i reviewed it here.. but quite some years ago i "wrote" this..
..but... this is in my eys still the best italodance album ever made.. simply fantastic..

thanks for posting and translating CFE Smile

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I recall the date you reviewed it to be October 2004 so yes.. it is a bit old but who cares Laughing out loud
Will translate more of your reviews in the future - oh.. and thanks for letting me Wink

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First of all I would like to say hey to everyone in here.. Smile

Second..Do any of you know where I can get this version of "Hotel Saint George - This Is My Life"
[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0VzGMGkmY[/YOUTUBE]
It's a Dj Pancho Remix and I can't seem to find it anywhere?

And yes...Yet another danish guy joins IDP.. Wink

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Welcome to IDP N-SaNe, great to see another Dane Smile

The mix in the video is not made by some guy called Dj Pancho as the video says.. it is the radio version from the "Welcome To My Life" single. The track is called Welcome To My Life (Liferoom 306). The version on the HSG album is similar since it is the Extended version.

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CFE wrote:
Welcome to IDP N-SaNe, great to see another Dane Smile

Haha, yeah! It's like theres only danish people here...
You guys should change the site name to "Danish Dance Portal"... Laughing out loud
Or wait... Italo... Dan..
..."Dano Dance Portal"! xD

& Btw, welcome N-SaNe! (:

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Yes we all know that you are a wannabe danish
dano Wink

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CFE wrote:
Yes we all know that you are a wannabe danish dano Wink

You have red sausages and cities of lego, hell yeah I wanna be danish!

& HSG rox & stuff! Smitten

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loooooool xD ...again more Danish than italians now? Laughing out loud

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We are DWO.... Danish World Order Laughing out loud

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I love this album. Nice review btw. IMHO, the best tracks are: I Don’t Know Why, When The Rain Begins To Fall, Looking 4 A Good Time, Naked On The Sand, and Welcome To My Life. Though I like them all with the expection of the last one. Sounds too R&B.

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oooohhhhhyyyeeeaaahhh!

I listened to this album two days in a train. I cannot even compare it to something. IT's IRREPROACHABLE!

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Figli Delle Tenebre is my personal favorite Wink

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dano wrote:
Figli Delle Tenebre is my personal favorite Wink

Quote! together with Angelo Blu! Smile

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The whole album is a masterpiece, there are no tracks better than others, it's just simply pure dance.

End of discussion. Laughing out loud

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Lucky65 wrote:
End of discussion

+1 quoted!

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McWaust wrote:
Quote! together with Angelo Blu! Smile

QUOTE;)

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Lucky65 wrote:
The whole album is a masterpiece, there are no tracks better than others, it's just simply pure dance.

End of discussion. Laughing out loud


Sound about right to me. (Except for the last track)

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Lucky65 wrote:
Everytime I play this album i'm thinking '"hmm..what song should I choose?..." So I put the 1st one..and I let the music play and the songs keep playing..well, as the review say, this is THE PERFECT italo-dance album !

No-one actually did a sound perfect as HSG one ! I mean, the synth, the lyrics.. it makes me remember of a perfect summer you know.
When i'm listening to HSG sound, it's like a drug! I just imagine i'm on a beach, @ sunset around 22h in summer, when the sky goes orange then rose and the lights around the beach starts..

I mean, I sounds like a crazy addict fan, but seriously, this is sooo perfect, I couldtalk about it hundreds of hours..

anyway, thanks for posting this review !

I simply have to agree with you.. HSG .. just perfect !

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