Showing posts with label Alice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alice. Show all posts

Sunday, 16 August 2009

I treni di Tozeur - Alice e Battiato

Italian singers Alice Visconti and Franco Battiato represented Italy during the 1984 Eurovision song Contest with 'I treni di Tozeur'. It earned them a fifth place in the Contest and one of the biggest hits of a non-winning Eurovision entry - at least in the Netherlands, peaking at number 17 in the Dutch Top 40.

I don't usually do this, but the Wikipedia entry on this song is so extensive, that you really should read it. It gives more information about the lyric and the composition than this short description here could ever give you. What remains here, is the song - and it really is a beauty.

My collection: 7" single no. 1709
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, September 19, 1992
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'I treni di Tozeur' / 'Le bicicletti di Forli'

Friday, 16 January 2009

Visioni - Alice

Alice is an Italian singer, who rose to prominence in Europe in 1984 when she represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest together with Franco Battiato, singing 'I treni di Tozeur'. She has had a very successful solo career in her native Italy.

I bought this single, 'Visioni', at a time when I was always trying out new music. Sometimes it was based on nothing more than the sleeve, like in this instance. The style of music is obvious from the sleeve layout: I was expecting pop and that's what I got. It's a nice little song, although the B-side is actually stronger and more intriguing than the A-side.

My collection: 7" single no. 2437
Found: Concerto, Amsterdam, August 19, 1995
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Visioni' / 'Il sole nella pioggia'
Download: here
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