Sunday, 22 February 2015

Nel blu dipinto di blu - Domenico Modugno

The Eurovision Song Contest has a rich history of famous winners, but there are a few songs that have become classics without even winning. The best example of this comes from the first few years of the contest: Italian singer Domenico Modugno performed the song 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' in 1958 during the third edition of Eurovision after winning the San Remo festival with the same song. At the close of voting, it got 13 point and became 3rd out of 10 competitors.

Following commercial success in Italy, where it sold almost a million copies, the song was also released in the United States and in the rest of Europe. In the United Kingdom, Modugno's single was released on 23 August 1958, together with eight other versions recorded by international artists. The single obtained global acclaim, becoming an international hit. However, somewhere along the line the song became better knows as... 'Volare'.

This single is an Italian pressing, presumably from 1958, on blue vinyl. I don't know, but it might be a real collector's item.

My collection: 7" single no. 561
Found:, received February 14, 2015
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' / 'Lazzarella'


  1. hi there! found your blog really coincidental. for your words: "I don't know, but it might be a real collector's item." Yes it is an collectors item. the first press was released on 1st February 1958 on blue Vinyl. the second press on blue Vinyl was released on 1st September 1958 after he won the San Remo Festival. the 1st press is worth 380 Euro´s and the second one 320 Euro both in very good/ good conditions. hope this answers your thoughts and questions about it. with friendly regards from vienna. yours

  2. you can find my comment on my g+ account too +the pic from your blog. yours


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