Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

LUCIO BATTISTI

Lucio Battisti

Prog Related


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Lucio Battisti Lucio Battisti album cover
3.39 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 11% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy LUCIO BATTISTI Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1969

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Un'avventura - 3:10
2. 29 settembre - 3:29
3. La mia canzone per Maria - 3:10
4. Nel sole, nel vento, nel sorriso e nel pianto - 2:45
5. Uno in più - 3:43
6. Non è Francesca - 3:55
7. Balla Linda - 3:06
8. Per una lira - 2:27
9. Prigioniero del mondo - 3:26
10. Io vivrò (senza te) - 3:56
11. Nel cuore, nell'anima - 2:21
12. Il vento - 3:31


Line-up / Musicians

Lucio Battisti / vocal, guitar, piano
Giovanni Tommaso / bass
Angel Salvador / bass
Damiano Dattoli / bass
Gianni Dall'Aglio / drums
Franz Di Cioccio / drums
Giorgio Benacchio / guitar
Dave Summer / guitar
Natale Massara / Sassofono
Demetrio Stratos / organ
Maurizio Vandelli / guitar, vocal
Vince Tempera / piano

Releases information

Ricordi CDMRL 6482

Thanks to finnforest for the addition
Edit this entry

Buy LUCIO BATTISTI Lucio Battisti Music


Lucio BattistiLucio Battisti
Sony/Bmg Italy 1998
$12.98
Le Avventure Di Lucio BattistiLe Avventure Di Lucio Battisti
Rca Italy 2011
$24.06
$18.00 (used)
Lucio BattistiLucio Battisti
SONY IMPORT 2012
$20.77
$23.81 (used)
Lucio Battisti - La Batteria, Il Contrabasso, Eccetera - Numero Uno - PL 31276Lucio Battisti - La Batteria, Il Contrabasso, Eccetera - Numero Uno - PL 31276
Numero Uno
$26.35 (used)
Amore e Non Amore by LUCIO BATTISTI (2006-05-09)Amore e Non Amore by LUCIO BATTISTI (2006-05-09)
Water
$19.84
$15.89 (used)
Pensieri, Emozioni 1 by Lucio BattistiPensieri, Emozioni 1 by Lucio Battisti
Ricordi
$263.79 (used)
Lucio Battisti by Lucio Battisti (2007-10-03)Lucio Battisti by Lucio Battisti (2007-10-03)
Dbs
$45.56
Hegel by Lucio Battisti (2012-10-18)Hegel by Lucio Battisti (2012-10-18)
Numerica
$47.40
$63.05 (used)
Cosa Succedera' Al by Lucio Battisti (2010-11-23)Cosa Succedera' Al by Lucio Battisti (2010-11-23)
Sony Bmg Music Italy
$48.70
Il Mio Canto Libero by Lucio BattistiIl Mio Canto Libero by Lucio Battisti
Sony Import
$128.50 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Lucio Battisti - Una Donna Per Amico (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.15 Buy It Now 3h 16m
LUCIO BATTISTI: Una Donna Per Amico 78 GERMANY NUMERO UNO ITALY PROG PSYCH ROCK USD $39.00 Buy It Now 4h 38m
LUCIO BATTISTI: Images english sung LP ED GERMANY RCA 77 ITALY PROG PSYCH ROCK USD $39.00 Buy It Now 4h 54m
LUCIO BATTISTI - HEGEL NEW CD USD $19.48 Buy It Now 9h 47m
LUCIO BATTISTI - HEGEL USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $14.93 Buy It Now 10h 2m
LUCIO BATTISTI IL MIO CANTO LIBERO org 1972 NUMERO UNO italy NM pop psych USD $29.99 [0 bids]
16h 12m
LUCIO BATTISTI IL NOSTRO CARO ANGELO org 1973 NUMERO UNO italy NM pop psych USD $29.99 [0 bids]
16h 13m
LUCIO BATTISTI ANIMA LATINA org 1974 NUMERO UNO italy NM pop psych USD $29.99 [0 bids]
16h 14m
LUCIO BATTISTI LA BATTERIA IL CONTRABBASSO ECCETERA org 1976 NUMERO UNO italy NM USD $29.99 [0 bids]
16h 15m
Beppe Crovella : Hammond Homage Lucio Battisti CD USD $3.99 Buy It Now 20h 53m
LUCIO BATTISTI IL VELIERO, ANCORA TU 45 RPM 7" FROM 1976 PB-50270 USD $15.46 Buy It Now 1 day
Lucio Battisti CD Umanamente Uomo Il Sogno / Numero Uno Bonus Track Sigillato USD $34.90 Buy It Now 1 day
Lucio Battisti CD Love And Not love + Bonus Track / Ricordi Sealed USD $22.06 Buy It Now 1 day
Lucio Battisti - Umanamente Uomo: Il Sogno (CD Used Like New) USD $13.39 Buy It Now 1 day
LUCIO BATTISTI To Feel In Love 7" VINYL UK Rca 1977 Demo B/W Only (Pb6129) USD $42.04 Buy It Now 1 day
Lucio Battisti - Giornata Uggiosa [New CD] USD $15.38 Buy It Now 1 day
Lucio Battisti - Don Giovanni 889854430917 (Vinyl Used Like New) USD $25.32 Buy It Now 1 day
Battisti, Lucio-Umanamente Uomo:Il Sogno CD NEW USD $23.54 Buy It Now 1 day
Lucio Battisti : Gli Anni 70 CD USD $3.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Lucio Battisti - Il Mio Canto Libero BRAZIL ONLY PS 7" Single 1973 RCA USD $49.99 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI*TO FEEL IN LOVE*AMARSI UN PO'*UK PRESSING*LOVELY COPY USD $111.69 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI: La Batteria, Il Contrabbasso, Eccetera LP (Italy, inner, sl cw) USD $75.00 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI Io Tu Noi Tutti LP NUMERO UNO Italian Import RARE USD $59.99 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI E Gia LP NUMERO UNO German Import USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI La Batteria, Il Contrabbasso, Eccetera NUMERO UNO ORIGINAL IMP USD $19.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Battisti, Lucio-Il Nostro Caro Angelo CD NEW USD $24.15 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - ANCORA TU: GREATEST HITS NEW CD USD $10.73 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - Amore e Non Amore, 180 Gram BLACK VINYL LP Gatefold NEW! USD $17.99 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - UNA DONNA PER AMICO NEW CD USD $24.08 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - AMORE E NON AMORE NEW CD USD $16.68 Buy It Now 2 days
Lucio Battisti MC7? Anima Latina / Nuova Sigillata / Numero Uno ?0035625567546 USD $20.89 Buy It Now 2 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - Il Meglio Di .. Volume 3 - LP USD $12.93 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti - L'apparenza [New CD] USD $9.48 Buy It Now 3 days
LUCIO BATTISTI "Ten Girls + 2 tracks" USSR BLUE FLEXI EP USD $30.00 Buy It Now 3 days
LUCIO BATTISTI **Esencial - Grandes Exitos** RARE 1999 Spain CD USD $79.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti - Emozioni (CD Album) Italian Import USD $21.00 Buy It Now 3 days
New Music CD Liquidation Sale ** Artists: V-V #178 ** Buy 1 Get 1 flat ship fee USD $20.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti - Una Giornata Uggiosa (CD Used Like New) USD $13.38 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti ?- Don Giovanni PL 70991 Made In Italy NM LP USD $15.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti ?- Una Giornata Uggiosa ZPLN 34084 Made In Italy NM LP USD $16.00 Buy It Now 3 days
BATTISTI,LUCIO-BATTERIA,CONTRABASSO ECC CD NEW USD $24.15 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti Vinile 45 giri Il Mio Canto Libero Nuovo Numero Uno ?ZN 50267 USD $18.56 Buy It Now 3 days
Lucio Battisti CD E Gia' / PD 75371 Sigillato 0035627537127 USD $18.56 Buy It Now 3 days
LUCIO BATTISTI NEW CD USD $31.73 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI A Song To Feel Alive / Only Scarce PROMO 45 NM w/ RCA Sleeve DJ USD $13.49 Buy It Now 4 days
LE AVVENTURE DI LUCIO BATTISTI E MOGOL V USD $19.87 Buy It Now 4 days
Emozioni by Lucio Battisti (CD, Jul-1998, Bmg) - LOC A64 USD $4.99 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI Una Donna Per Amico Orig 1978 Italian Gatefold Cover LP + Insert USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
MASSIEL 7" Only Forever Will Do 1969 LUCIO BATTISTI Prigioniero Del Mondo USD $19.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Lucio Battisti CD Hegel / Number One Sealed 0743212291629 USD $13.42 Buy It Now 4 days
Lucio Battisti ?MC7?? Le Canzoni D'amore / Nuova Sigillata / ?BMG 0743217822040 USD $12.72 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp CARA MIA mexico ID# 52025 GIANNI MORANDI-MODUGNO-GAGLIARDI RCA USD $17.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp IL MIO CANTO LIBERO argentina ID# 23436 ORIGINAL RCA 4190 EX a USD $22.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp LA BATERIA EL CONTRABAJO argentina ID# 50904 "DE NUEVO TU" CA USD $26.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp LA BATERIA EL CONTRABAJO.. chile ID# 23445 ALL SUNG IN SPANISH USD $67.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp LA NOCHE LA MUSICA Y VOS argentina ID# 23432 ORNELLA VANONI-RO USD $19.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp PRIMAVERA EN MARTE argentina ID# 52563 VA-LOS IRACUNDOS-DRUPI USD $19.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp TEATRO 10 argentina ID# 23435 AZNAVOUR-MORANDI-ZANICCHI-PAVONE USD $26.00 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI lp UNA TRISTE JORNADA argentina ID# 23442 1980 RCA 4831 EX NM aut USD $37.00 Buy It Now 4 days
THE GRASSROOTS STATESIDE 7 * BELLA LINDA ( LUCIO BATTISTI) * USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Lucio Battisti - Amore E Non Amore LP NEW USD $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Avventure Di Lucio Battisti E Mogol (3-CD Set) - Lucio Battisti - Audio CD USD $29.73 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - Il Nostro Caro Angelo(Italy) korea vinyl lp unique NM-/EX+toNM- USD $18.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Lucio Battisti - Il Mio Canto Libero (CD Used Very Good) USD $8.54 Buy It Now 4 days
Lucio Battisti ?MC7?? Amore E Non Amore / Nuova Sigillata / ?Ricordi ORK 78030 USD $17.39 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - LUIGI TENCO Canzone Best Library LP Vinyl JAPAN GXC-120 OBI / USD $99.99 Buy It Now 4 days
ITALIAN ROCK SPECIAL 7" JAPAN DJ PROMO CATERINA CASELLI LUCIO BATTISTI I DIK / USD $69.99 Buy It Now 4 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - Pensieri - Emozioni - 2 CD USD $17.49 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI LP LOT E GIA LA SPOSA OCCIDENTALE USD $22.00 Buy It Now 5 days
CHARLIE LEROY 7" LUCIO BATTISTI Rare SUNG IN SPANISH COVER La Canzone Del Sole USD $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
BARBARA Y DICK LUCIO BATTISTI Un An Deja SUNG IN SPANISH Cover 1972 URUGUAY 7" USD $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
FRIGERIO 45 LUCIO BATTISTI Rare SUNG IN SPANISH COVER La Canzone Del Sole USD $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
LOS Z-66 7" Half as Nice SUNG IN SPANISH Lucio BATTISTI Amen CORNER '70 Top RARE USD $29.99 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI LP LOT IL MEGLIO DI BATTISTI VOL. 2 VOL. 3 UNA DONNA PER AMICO USD $25.00 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI 2 I MITI MUSICA ITALY IMPORT 10-TRACK CD USD $9.80 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - UNA GIORNATA UGGIOSA - 1980 ORIG. ITALIAN PRESS N/M VINYL USD $10.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Ancora Tu: Greatest Hits by Lucio Battisti (CD, 1993, BMG) MADE IN GERMANY USD $15.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Hegel by Lucio Battisti (CD, 1994, BMG) MADE IN ITALY USD $37.50 Buy It Now 5 days
Lucio Battisti - Nostro Caro Angelo [New CD] USD $15.39 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI Amore e Non Amore CD 1970s Italian Rock - Remastered USD $7.99 [0 bids]
5 days
MUSIC CASSETTE LUCIO BATTISTI - LUCIO DALLA n. 1 selection SONGWRITERS NO CASE USD $30.85 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - IL NOSTRO CARO ANGELO NEW CD USD $15.38 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - E GIA' NEW CD USD $15.40 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - EMOZIONI USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $10.30 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - EMOZIONI NEW CD USD $13.64 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - LA SPOSA OCCIDENTALE NEW CD USD $19.21 Buy It Now 5 days
Battisti, Lucio : Avventure Di Lucio Battisti E Mogol Vol CD USD $8.99 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - LUCIO BATTISTI [SONY] NEW CD USD $23.51 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - LE AVVENTURE DI LUCIO BATTISTI E MOGOL, VOL. 2 NEW CD USD $19.86 Buy It Now 5 days
Lucio Battisti - Giornata Uggiosa [New CD] USD $13.20 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO BATTISTI - AMORE E NON AMORE (VINILE) NEW VINYL RECORD USD $29.35 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO ARACRI - CANTA BATTISTI USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $10.63 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO ARACRI - CANTA LE BELLE DI BATTISTI NEW CD USD $12.52 Buy It Now 5 days
I RIBELLI/PAPPALARDO/FORMULA 3 - LE BELLE DI LUCIO BATTISTI NEW CD USD $12.40 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO ARACRI - CANTA LE BELLE DI BATTISTI NEW CD USD $12.52 Buy It Now 5 days
LUCIO ARACRI - CANTA BATTISTI NEW CD USD $13.97 Buy It Now 5 days
Lucio Battisti - Amore E Non Amore [New CD] USD $15.26 Buy It Now 5 days
LP Lucio Battisti ?- E Gia 1982 German Press USD $17.00 Buy It Now 5 days
Lucio Battisti, Vol. 4 by Lucio Battisti mint italian music USD $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Lucio Battisti, Vol. 4 by Lucio Battisti (CD, Jul-1998, Bmg) USD $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days

More places to buy LUCIO BATTISTI music online Buy LUCIO BATTISTI & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

LUCIO BATTISTI Lucio Battisti ratings distribution


3.39
(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(26%)
26%
Good, but non-essential (37%)
37%
Collectors/fans only (21%)
21%
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)
5%

LUCIO BATTISTI Lucio Battisti reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Finnforest
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars A delightful beginning to a legendary career

Lucio Battisti is one of the great legends in Italian musical history and during our research for inclusion, we noted that someone dubbed him "the Italian John Lennon." While he was never as popular as the Beatle legend on the worldwide stage, he was as prolific and as important to the Italian people who express great pride in his work and influence. As noted in our Bio, Battisti is not a progressive rock artist in the way most fans think of "prog", but he was influenced by the scene and also an influence on others, thus fitting perfectly the spirit and definition of the site's "prog-related" category. While only a small percentage of his life's work mingles with the RPI scene as typically considered, he also left us with a great wealth of quality singer/songwriter material, melodic Italian beat rock, sophisticated pop, and what could be described as avant-electronic pop. His collaborations with Mogol and Pasquale Panella gave his work a much broader lyrical depth. Even down to the choices he made for some very striking album covers along the way, every piece of the puzzle added up to a great artist.

But his debut, released in the Spring of 1969, was a humble and lovable batch of quality songwriting that is impossible not to enjoy. The album makes me think of the early Cat Stevens' album called "Mona Bone Jakon." There is a track there called "Lady D'Arbanville" and if you've heard it, you'll have an idea what beauties like "La mia canzone per Maria" sound like. Another example would be to imagine the song "Trouble" with Italian vocals! Even overall the album is a fair comparison with crisply employed acoustic guitars and occasional rocking electric leads, punchy drumming, great control, and vocals which can turn both confident and frail. "29 Settembre" includes some light touches of flute to perfect effect. Beautiful string arrangements cover the lonely guitar playing on "Non è Francesca" which must have been huge on Italian radio....a great track. The organ of "Per una lira" will briefly remind listeners of early Procol Harum. Horns enter the picture as well, and while not as daring as they would become later on "Anima Latina" they are welcome coloring indeed. Besides just being a monster song writer, Battisti's second amazing skill is his adept touch at coloring the songs with the wide variety of instrumentation. Each little nugget of sound feels truly the product of great consideration and lifts the album from more pedestrian 60s rock to something more timeless. It still has to be considered fairly tame at this point, especially compared to what was happening elsewhere by '69, but who cares? It's so enjoyable.

The early work is only of limited interest to "prog rock" fans interested in the music of Italy, but it requires an extra star for the simple quality of the music. Anyone who enjoys the softer and more romantic side of early Beatles albums or 60s rock will find music of a similar spirit and quality here, though with the warm Italian touch only Battisti could provide.

Review by VanVanVan
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars The Italian prog scene has always fascinated me. Something about the sound of Italian lyrics combined with the folk sensibilities that tend to be prominent in the scene has always appealed to me quite a bit. Upon hearing that Lucio Battisti was considered a huge influence on the scene and furthermore that he had been called "The Italian John Lennon" I figured that I needed to check him out. So here's the first review in what will hopefully be a series.

I will preface this review by noting that this is not, by any stretch of the imagination, actual prog, in keeping with its "related" categorization. What we have here is lushly orchestrated Italian Pop, with audible influences from the crooners of the past, folk music and definite touches of the "britpop" sound that dominated the 60s.

"Un'avventura" starts the album off with an extremely catchy acoustic guitar lick before launching into a very nice theme that reminds me a little of the zombies. However, the song really kicks into high gear once some horns are added, and the track takes on a new life. We get some orchestration as well, and overall this is a stellar pop offering and an excellent opener.

"29 Septembre" is a more mellow affair. With a more minimal (but no less effective) arrangement featuring what sounds like a harpsichord (maybe? I'm not great at identifying sounds) and an acoustic guitar, Battisti's voice features prominently and of course it's up to the task. There's some very nice flute work as well.

"La mia canzone per Maria" feels very much like an uptempo folk number, but I can hear a lot of influence from the britpop scene here as well. Of course, Battisti switches it up by featuring a very nicely orchestrally backed chorus, and it's not hard to hear how this track could have influenced some of the RPI groups that were yet to come.

"Nel sole, nel vento, nel sorriso e nel pianto" features organ quite prominently, and because of this I think it sounds at least a little bit similar to some early Procol Harum. Very nice use here as well of string and horn sections.

"Uno in più" is another great track making use of organ, and has one of the best vocal performances on the album, which is really saying something given Battisti's general excellence in that area.

"Non e Francesca" is another downtempo song, and the thing I really notice about this one is the bass work. To be honest, the second half of this song is one of the proggier sections on the album, featuring what sound like manipulated loops and a great solo from what is perhaps a violin.

"Balla Linda" immediately begins with an extremely happy sounding chorus before delving into a slightly more melancholy sounding verse. I can hear a lot here that might have influenced later RPI bands, and this is personally one of my favorite tracks on the album.

"Per una Lira" sees yet another return to the organ as primary instrument, with some more horn work that I think really makes the track. Another really great vocal melody here as well that sticks out even in an album full of them.

"Prigioniero del mondo" sees Battisti pulling back a little bit from the belting of the last two tracks and singing in a little bit of a lower register, even going into some very raw sounding vocals in the second half.

"Io vivrò ( senza te )" I think probably sounds the most like RPI proper on the disk. With a very "symphonic prog" sounding chorus, Battisti turns in what may be his most emotional performance on the album.

"Nel cuore, nell'anima" is another song that starts off slow before picking up. Quite a few different melodies are used here, and there's some vocal harmonization near the end that works very well.

Finally, "Il Vento" closes the album off on a strong note, featuring very minimalistic verses consisting of little more than a high tone and some half-sung half-talked lyrics. However, there's also some very brief use of distorted guitar and towards the end the song really kicks up in intensity, nearly becoming hard rock.

Overall, this is an excellent pop album that features no filler and a lot of great songs besides. Though this is not strictly prog, I feel secure saying that this album would still be an excellent addition to a prog music collection, as it is of exceedingly high quality and no doubt great historical importance as well.

3.5/5, rounded up

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of LUCIO BATTISTI "Lucio Battisti"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives