V/ABellissima! 1960s She-Pop From Italy

Genre: Beat
Label: Ace
  • LP
    Includes 19% MwSt.
SKU: 015890 Release Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019


Comprising soaring big beat ballads, the occasional guitar-driven nugget and other feminine pop gems of the stylish Italian variety, this much-anticipated follow-up to “Ciao Bella!” (one of Ace Records’ best sellers of 2015) offers further proof that there is musical life beyond the shores of English-speaking countries.

“Bellissima! More 1960s She-Pop From Italy” comprises an equal mix of superstars and obscure artists, performing songs of both Italian and overseas origin. Living legend Mina sings ‘Cartoline’, one of several numbers custom-composed by maestro Bruno Canfora to show off her fantastic vocal technique, and her arch rival Milva delivers the stomping ‘Tamburino, Ciao…’, another top-tier Italian original, while highlights of the selections by lesser-known vocalists include ‘È Proprio Inutile’ by Meri Marabini and ‘Il Beat… Cos’è?’ by La Ragazza 77, groovy covers of the Hollies’ ‘You Know He Did’ and Sonny & Cher’s ‘The Beat Goes On’ respectively.


01. Orietta Berti - Le Ragazze Semplici
02. Mina - Cartoline
03. Caterina Caselli - Il Volto della Vita
04. Patty Pravo - Il Paradiso
05. Gigliola Cinquetti - Zero In Amore
06. Lisa Gastoni - Una Stanza Vuota
07. Milva - Tamburino, ciao
08. Meri Marabini - E' Proprio Inutile
09. La Ragazza 77 - Il Beat...Cos'è?
10. Ornella Vanoni - Il Coccodrillo
11. Catherine Spaak - Se Mi Vuoi, Mi Vuoi
12. Rita Pavone - Il Treno
13. Vibeke - A Me Piace Lui
14. Iva Zanicchi - Come Ti Vorrei