Showing posts with label Al Bano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Al Bano. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 May 2017

We'll live it all again - Al Bano & Romina Power

Those Spanish singles can be treacherous sometimes. When you buy a single like this, with the title 'Viviremos todo de nuevo' prominently on the front sleeve and on the label, you'd think there was a Spanish version of this 1976 Eurovision song. Even Wikipedia fell for it. But nothing could be further from the truth: this single simply features the English/Italian version as sung during the festival, as you can hear below.

Al Bano and Romina Power reached 7th place in a field of 18 competitors in 1976, making it a quite successful entry for Italy. They would actually return in 1985 with Magic oh Magic.

My collection: 7" single no. 5817
Found:, received April 25, 2017
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'We'll live it all again' / 'Na na na'

Listen to the song

Sunday, 10 April 2011

T'aimer encore une fois - Romina Power and Al Bano

'We'll live it all again' (Italian title: 'Noi lo rivivremo di nuovo') was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, performed in Italian and English by Al Bano & Romina Power. So far, this the country's only ever entry not to be sung entirely in Italian (although this year's entry will also be in English, I understand).

Bano and Power also recorded the song in French, entitled 'T'aimer encore une fois'. This single contains the original English/Italian version and the French version. At the close of voting, the duo's song had received 69 points, placing 7th in a field of 18 contenders.

My collection: 7" single no. 5050
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 9, 2011
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'T'aimer encore une fois' / 'We'll live it all again'

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Magic oh magic - Al Bano and Romina Power

Al Bano and Romina Power represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest twice. Their first attempt was in 1976 with the song 'We'll live it all again'. They returned in 1985 with 'Magic oh magic', which contrary to their previous entry was sung almost entirely in Italian - with the exception of the title of course.

At the close of voting, 'Magic oh magic' finished seventh in a field of 19 competitors. Although Al Bano and Romina Power had some hits outside of Italy in the early Eighties, this single did not give them any chart success outside of Italy.

My collection: 7" single no. 4467
Found: Fun Records, Berlin, received January 28, 2010
Cost: 3,5 euro
Tracks: 'Magic oh magic' / 'It's forever'

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Felicita - Al Bano e Romina Power

Albano Carrisi was born on May 20, 1943. Romina Power was born October 2, 1951 in Los Angeles. They met during the filming of the movie 'Nel Sole', named after one of his songs, in 1967. The two married on July 26, 1970 in Cellino San Marco. Together, the couple shot seven films, based on their songs, between 1967 and 1983.

The duo broke a record in Italy in 1982 with four songs being the Italian hit parade at the same time. In the same year they participated in the San Remo Music Festival with the song 'Felicità' and came in second place. They sold 6 million copies of the song in Germany and also reached number 10 in the Netherlands with the single.

My collection: 7" single no. 2966
Found: Record fair, February 9, 1998
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Felicita' / 'Arrivederci a Bahia'

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