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Franco Battiato

Franco Battiato
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Francesco "Franco" Battiato (born 23 March 1945, Riposto, Sicily) is an Italian singer-songwriter, composer, filmmaker and, under the pseudonym Süphan Barzani, also a painter. Battiato's songs contain esoteric, philosophical and religious themes. He is and has been for decades one of the most popular pop singer-songwriters in Italy. His unique sound, song-crafting and especially his lyrics, often containing philosophical, religious, and culturally exotic references, as well as tackling or painting universal themes about the human condition - unusual subjects for pop songs - earned him a unique spot on Italy's music scene, and the nickname of "Il Maestro" ("The Master" or "The Teacher"). He is best known in progressive rock circles for his experimental recordings of the 70s, releasing a number of albums on the Bla Bla and Dischi Ricordi labels which are now highly regarded, though they did not sell well at the time. By the end of the 70s, he moved on to more mainstream sounds, and his popularity increased.
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Releases on file (11)
Various Artists — The Different You - Robert Wyatt e Noi Various Artists — The Different You - Robert Wyatt e Noi
(300 496-2, 1998, CD)
Franco Battiato — Caffé de la Paix Franco Battiato — Caffé de la Paix
(EMI 7243 8 27482 1 2, 1993, CD / LP)
Franco Battiato — L'Egitto Prima delle Sabbie Franco Battiato — L'Egitto Prima delle Sabbie
(BMG 74321 58557 2, 1978/1998, CD)
Franco Battiato — Juke Box Franco Battiato — Juke Box
(BMG 74321585582, 1978/1998, CD)
Franco Battiato — Franco Battiato Franco Battiato — Franco Battiato
(BMG 74321 58556 2, 1977/1998, CD)
Franco Battiato — M.elle le Franco Battiato — M.elle le "Gladiator"
(BMG 74321 58553 2, 1975/1998, CD)
Franco Battiato — Clic Franco Battiato — Clic
(Ricordi 74321 58551 2, 1974/1998, CD)
Battiato — Sulle Corde di Aries Battiato — Sulle Corde di Aries
(BMG 74321 58555 2, 1973/2000, CD)
Jumbo — Vietato Ai Minori di 18 Anni? Jumbo — Vietato Ai Minori di 18 Anni?
(Philips 846 462-2, 1973/1990, CD)
Battiato — Pollution Battiato — Pollution
(Water 174, 1972/2006, CD)
Battiato — Fetus Battiato — Fetus
(Water 168, 1971/2006, CD)

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