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UNA GIORNATA UGGIOSA

Lucio Battisti

 

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2.27 | 11 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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2 stars Una Giornata Uggiosa (A Dreary Day) is the last Battisti's album to feature the collaboration with famous lyricist Mogol. It was recorded in London as the previous Una Donna per Amico.

It is certainly a product of its time (pop) but very well produced and plentiful (I said PLENTIFUL) arranged as it is clear for the memorable title track (wondeful guitar riff).

Battisti is helped by many valuable musicians; among others MEL COLLINS (obviously on sax), bassist John Giblin (BRAND X and SIMPLE MINDS), Frank Ricotti on percussions and Geoff Westley on keys. And keyboards are the cornestone of the record (to the detriment of typical acoustic guitar). They sound 80s even if neither cheesy nor impudent; fortunately elegant electric guitar riffs here and there are the saving grace of the album.

Other important hits are the fantastic closer "Con il Nastro Rosa" (With Pink Ribbon) with its relaxed electric piano base and rythm, and memorable melody (and lyrics) sung often in falsetto (as in other numbers) and the breezy an easy-going "arrivederci a Questa Sera" (with funny la-la-la-la-la singing and good sax' solo).

Andrea Cortese | 2/5 |

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