To celebrate her 20th anniversary as a recording artist, Italian pop singer Laura Pausini has taken a different approach to the greatest-hits record. While most of these songs are indeed bona fide hits, they have been either completely re-recorded with new arrangements, or offered in live versions. Even the album tracks have been fully remastered. Highlights of the set include a duet readings of "Se Fue," with Marc Anthony, "Le Cose Che Vivi/Tudo o Que eu Vivo," with Ivete Sangalo, "Víveme," with Alejandro Sanz, and a Spanglish version of "Limpio," with Kylie Minogue, as well as a fully orchestrated "La Solitudine," arranged by Ennio Morricone, Also included are a few new songs. There are three distinct versions of the recording available: 20: The Greatest Hits is for the English and Italian markets while 20: Grandes Exitos is geared toward Spanish-speaking audiences. There is also a deluxe edition which contains 39 cuts in all.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek