Showing posts with label Paolo Conte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paolo Conte. Show all posts

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Gli impermeabili - Paolo Conte

Italian singer Paolo Conte had his first Dutch chart success in 1987 with 'Gli impermeabili', a beautiful melodic piece of work. It peaked at number 30 in the Dutch Top 40. His biggest hit 'Max' followed six months later.

I didn't catch this song as it was in the charts, but got to know it later through a Paolo Conte compilation album. I bought the single some time after that, having already forgotten what the song sounded like, but remembering that I liked it. Sometimes all you need is a title.

My collection: 7" single no. 2273
Found: Record fair, April 23, 1995
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Gli impermeabili' / 'Simpati-Simpatia'

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Aguaplano - Paolo Conte

I feel a bit like an Alzheimer patient in reverse: I remember things I wrote but Blogger keeps taking them away. Like the entry about Paolo Conte's 'Max': I'm sure it was on this site, but it's gone and I don't even have a notification from Blogger that they stole my entry. For some reason they don't like me to write about the records I bought. Copyright gone mad, eh?

Paolo Conte was born on January 6, 1937. His performing career began as a vibraphone player in local and touring bands. In 1974 he started a solo career, which was very successful in Italy and later in Europe as well. 'Max' was a big European hit, and the record company tried to cash in on that success by releasing a compilation album and another single: 'Aguaplano'. Predictably, the single didn't become a hit. But it is a nice song - so I bought it.

My collection: 7" single no. 615
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, 1988
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Aguaplano' / 'Come di'

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