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Lucio Battisti - Umanamente Uomo: Il Sogno CD (album) cover


Lucio Battisti


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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars In 1972 with the wonderful hit single "I giardini di Marzo"/"Comunque Bella" it was quite clear that Battisti was at the top of the glory.

It was then when he start to distrust of music press after he was victim of unpleasant incursions by unscrupolous reporters. So it happened that he began to refuse interviews and live exhibitions.

This album includes immortal classics of italian "canzoni": first of all the above mentioned "I Giardini di Marzo" (memorable acoustic guitar and melody), "E Penso a Te" (piano and romantic soft vocals), "Innocenti Evasioni" (nice electric guitar solo) and "Comunque Bella" (hammond organ).

There is also a humoresque piece, "IL Leone e la Gallina" where love between man and woman is compared to a lion hunting a hen.

Title track is a whole instrumental piece where melody is only whistled and there's room for some ocrhestral movements.

The two songs of some interest for a RPI lover are "Sognando e Risognando" that many know well already, being the theme upon which FORMULA TRE based their magnum opus that very same year (1972). Battisti's original version is softer and shorter.

The album's closer is another instrumetal track: "Il Fuoco", the most innovative Lucio had ever crafted until then (guitar's noises, obscure and creepy vocalizings, crackling fires...). I don't know exactly what Battisti was looking for... different from all the other numbers. Many reviewers have pointed out some krautrock influence.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |


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