Ciao Bella! Italian Girl Singers of the 60s 180g LP (White Vinyl)
180g White Vinyl LP!
Connoisseurs of 1960s girl-pop have been well served in today's market,
particularly those with a preference for American or British singers. Good
music, of course, is not exclusive to the English-speaking world. Collections
devoted to the female vocalists of France, Japan, Spain, and Germany are also
available, but to the best of Ace Records' knowledge, their Italian counterparts
have not been anthologized. If “Ciao Bella!,” released as a 12-track white vinyl
LP in gatefold sleeve is the first of its kind, let’s hope it’s not the last.
In a country known for its song festivals, most notably the prestigious event
held annually in Sanremo, lushly orchestrated ballads have always been
especially popular, and a few exceptional examples are featured here. The album
opens, however, with a selection of uptempo titles.
The 12-track vinyl LP opens with Brunetta's prized dance floor-filler 'Baluba
Shake' and closes with 'Pà Diglielo A Mà', a dramatic ballad by big-voiced Nada.
The prolific Mina - queen bee of Italy's female singers - gets two tracks: folk
rock nugget 'No' and 'Se Telefonando,' a sophisto-pop epic courtesy of maestro
Other highlights include the sitar-embellished ‘Il Mio Posto Qual’è’ by Ornella
Vanoni, a convincing cover of ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ by beat girl Caterina
Caselli, Gigliola Cinquetti’s superbly orchestrated Eurovision-winner ‘Non Ho
L’età (Per Amarti)’ and breathy-voiced actress Catherine Spaak’s bossa-flavored
‘La Notte È Fatta Per Rubare.'
• 180g Vinyl
• White Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
1. Baluba Shake - Brunette & Her Balubas
2. No - Mina
3. Il Mio Posto Quale - Ornella Vanoni
4. Sono Qui Con Vol - Caterina Caselli & Friends
5. Un Amore Inutile - Isabella Iannetti
6. La Notte E Fatta Per Rubare - Catherine Spaak
1. Il Geghege - Rita Pavone
2. Questa Sinfonia - Carmen Villani
3. Ragazzo Triste - Patty Pravo
4. Non E Mal Tardi - Rita Monico
5. Se Telefonando - Mina
6. Pa Diglielo A Ma - Nada