Dancing (album)

Dancing (album)
Compilation album by Elisa
Released July 15, 2008 (US)
August 25, 2008 (Canada)
Recorded 2001-2004
Genre Alternative rock
Label Sugar, Universal Records
Producer Elisa, Glen Ballard, Corrado Rustici
Elisa chronology
Singles from Dancing
  1. "Dancing e.p.[1]"
    Released: 2007
  2. "Rainbow"
    Released: July 2008
  3. "Rock Your Soul"
    Released: May 2009

Dancing is a compilation album by Italian singer Elisa that was released on July 15, 2008 in CD format in the United States and Canada. A digital version on iTunes was released on June 17, 2008 in the United States and on August 25, 2008 in Canada.

The album, released as part of an effort to introduce Elisa to North American audiences, is a compilation of recordings (some remixed) from previously released albums dating back to 2000.

Released of the full album was preceded by the released of an EP featuring the song "Dancing" which was released in December 2007. Beside the title track, the EP includes "Rock Your Soul" (also included on the Dancing album), along with a live version of '"Dancing'" recorded at the iTunes Festival in London.

The first single from the album is Rainbow[2] in a new remix edition by Glen Ballard.


Track origins

The songs on the album were chosen by Elisa and are culled from most of her albums, with the exception of her first, Pipes & Flowers.

There is only one song from her second album Asile's World (2000): "A Little Over Zero." However this is a remixed version of the original.

From the album Then Comes the Sun (2001) comes "Dancing", "Stranger", "Rainbow" and "Rock Your Soul".

The songs from Lotus (2003) are: "Broken", "Electricity"; "Yashal" and the much-covered Leonard Cohen song, "Hallelujah".

The songs from Pearl Days (2004) are: "The Waves", "City Lights" and "Life Goes On".

Three additional tracks (sources unknown) are included as bonus tracks on the Canadian CD issue: "Stay", "Una Poesia Anche Per Te" (Italian version of "Life Goes On") and "Qualcosa che non c'è". Another track, "Wild Horses", was available only in the US through iTunes.


To support the album, Elisa toured the United States and Canada between October 29 and November 24, 2008.

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "The Waves"   4:10
2. "Dancing"   5:36
3. "Stranger"   3:54
4. "Broken"   4:20
5. "A Little Over Zero"   5:30
6. "City Lights"   3:53
7. "Rainbow"   4:59
8. "Rock Your Soul"   5:01
9. "Life Goes On"   5:15
10. "Electricity"   4:10
11. "Yashal"   5:28
12. "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen's cover) 7:26
13. "Dancing (edit)"   3:36
US iTunes Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
14. "Wild Horses" (Rolling Stones's cover) 5:40
Canadian Bonus Tracks
No. Title Length
15. "Stay"   3:59
16. "Una Poesia Anche Per Te"   5:14
17. "Qualcosa Che Non C'è"   3:59

Release dates

Country Date Label Format
United States July 15, 2008[3] Universal/Sugar CD, Digital download
Canada August 25, 2008[4] Universal/Sugar CD , Digital download
UK December 18, 2008 Universal/Sugar Digital download


  • Andrea Fontana - Arranger, Drums, Percussion
  • Andrew Duckles - Viola
  • Benmont Tench - Chamberlin, Organ, Piano
  • Christian Rigano - Arranger, Organ (Hammond), Piano
  • Corrado Rustici - Arranger, Editing, Guitar, Keyboards, Producer, Programming, Treatments
  • David Frazer - Mixing
  • Donald Ferrone - Bass
  • Emanuele Donnini - Mixing
  • Enrique Gonzalez Müller - Assistant, Cuatro
  • Glen Ballard - Guitar, Keyboards, Producer
  • Guido Andreani - Arranger, Engineer
  • Jimmy Johnson - Bass
  • John Cuniberti - Mastering
  • Josephina Vergara - Violin
  • Kevin Mills - Assistant Engineer
  • Lance Morrison - Bass
  • Mark Valentine - Assistant Engineer
  • Matt Chamberlain - Drums, Percussion
  • Matt Read - Artwork
  • Maurice Grants - Celli
  • Max Gelsi - Arranger, Bass (Electric)
  • Michael Landau - Guitar
  • Michele Richards - Violin
  • Pasquale Minieri - Arranger, Mixing, Producer
  • Paula Hochhalter - Celli
  • Randy Kerber - Keyboards, Piano
  • Scott Campbell - Engineer
  • Sean Hurley - Bass
  • Stephen Marcussen - Mastering
  • Stewart Whitmore - Digital Editing
  • Suzie Katayama - String Arrangements, String Conductor
  • Tim Pierce - Guitar
  • Turtle Island String Quartet - Strings
  • Veronique Vial - Photography
  • William Malina - Engineer, Mixing


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