Inedito (English: All New or Unpublished) is the eleventh studio album by Italian singer Laura Pausini, issued by Atlantic Records in November 2011. This is Pausini's comeback album, after two years of silence. The name of the album was confirmed on the dawn of 10 September 2011. The album was previewed with the release of the single "Benvenuto", which debuted at number one on the Italian Singles Chart. The second single from the album was "Non ho mai smesso", followed by "Bastava", released on 20 January 2012.
The Spanish-language version of the album, titled Inédito, was released on 11 November 2011 as a digital download in Spain, and on 15 November 2011 as a Compact Disc both in Spain and in Latin America.
In December 2011, Pausini embarked on the Inedito World Tour to promote the album, first in Italy, then coming to Latin America. In March 2012 Pausini returned to Italy, then she continued with a European leg until August 2012. A return to Latin America, North America and Australia was planned and the tour was originally going to end in December 2012 with a new set of concerts in Italy, but on 15 September 2012 Pausini announced her pregnancy and cancelled the remaining shows of the tour. The album has sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide.
After announcing in late 2009 that she would have been out of the spotlight for two years, Pausini broke her silence in early January 2011, when her website reported that Pausini's eleventh studio album would be released in late 2011.
Starting from 11 January 2011, Pausini's website was monthly renewed, adding information about her new studio album and the Inedito World Tour. On 10 September 2011, Pausini revealed the artwork and the track list of her album. The following day, the first single from Inedito, "Benvenuto", was made available in streaming through Pausini's official website. The song was officially released on 12 September 2011.
On 9 November 2011, via her official Facebook page, Pausini confirmed "Non ho mai smesso", released in Italy on 11 November, as the second single from the album.
On March 2012, Pausini announced that the title song, "Inedito", would not be ever released as a single, since the co-singer of that song, Gianna Nannini, was currently on vacation and did not promote it. Thus, "Mi tengo" was released as the fourth single, on 23 March 2012.
On May 2012, Pausini announced that the fifth single from the album would be "Le cose che non-mi aspetto", which was released on 25 May 2012.
The last single from the album is going to be "Celeste" (in Italy) and "Las cosas que no me espero" (in Spain and Latin America, featuring Carlos Baute), both to be released on 5 November 2012. Originally, "Troppo tempo" was going to be chosen as the last single (with its music video already been recorded), but when Pausini discovered she was pregnant she changed her mind and chose such song.
In October 2011, during a promotional tour in Mexico, Pausini explained that the title Inedito refers to the creative process of the album, described as very different from the one that led to her previous studio sets, because for the first time she conceived and wrote the whole album without any pressure, in the privacy of her home, instead of working on it in airports and hotel rooms.
Describing the musical style of the album, Pausini claimed that it will include songs with a wide range of influences:
"It's a complete album from the musical point of view, because there are a lot of differences between each song. It is influenced by rock, but it also features ballads and melodies with music by Italian and English orchestras."
The album features guest appearances by Italian singer-songwriters Gianna Nannini, with whom Pausini duets in the title-track, and Ivano Fossati, who performs a guitar solo in "Troppo tempo" / "Hace tiempo".
The track "Tutto non-fa te" / "Lo que tú me das" is dedicated to Pausini's mother, while "Nel primo sguardo" / "A simple vista" was written by Pausini thinking about her younger sister, Silvia, with whom she duets in the Italian version of the song.
"Nel primo sguardo" is by far the only song ever released and recorded by Pausini in four different languages: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. A 10-second snippet of an English version of the song was sung live by Pausini during a press conference. Also, after the album was released, during a radio broadcast, Pausini sang a snippet of an English version of "Celeste". Later it was confirmed that "Nel primo sguardo" was first written in English, under the name Beautiful, but Pausini did not find words for the chorus at first. Then, when her friend Carolina Leal translated the original version into Portuguese, Pausini knew the song would be good.
The track "Ti dico ciao" / "Te digo adiós" is dedicated to Pausini's late friend, Giuseppe. Indeed, she planted a tree in front of her house, alluding to the lyrics of the song.
The track "Celeste" / "Así Celeste" was written by Pausini after, on many occasions, the media constantly said she was pregnant, when indeed she was not. As declared by herself, the song's lyrics is exactly what she would say to her baby when she actually has one.
On 11 November 2011, Pausini promoted her album appearing on the first episode of the new TV show by Italian presenter Piero Chiambretti, the Chiambretti Muzic Show, during which she sang a few tracks from Inedito.
The tour to promote the album started on 22 December 2011 from Milan. The Inedito World Tour will reach Latin America in January and February 2012. In March 2012, Pausini will be back in Italy for a second Italian leg of the tour, while in April and May she will give concerts throughout the rest of Europe.
The deluxe edition of Inedito includes both the Italian-language and the Spanish-language versions of the album, and also features 5 additional tracks:
The special editions of Inedito and Inédito contain the two original CDs plus a live bonus track recorded on December 31, 2011 and a live DVD of the Inedito World Tour.
Credits adapted from Inedito's linear notes.