Paolo Conte

Appunti di Viaggio

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Another stylish release from Paolo Conte, 1982's Appunti Di Viaggio offers little in the way of surprises, but more than compensates with Conte's customary class to spare. At this time in his career, Conte was an established star in Italy, both as a composer and a live performer, and was soon to achieve international renown touring in Europe. While Appunti Di Viaggio does not include any major hits such as "Via con Me" or "Bartali," most of the material on this album would become concert staples. Indeed, rather than concise pop songs, these eight pieces are freer, jazzy ruminations that would ultimately benefit from a looser, more energetic live approach. Still, even in the original form presented in this collection, Conte standards such as "Fuga All'inglese," "Hemingway," "Diavolo Rosso," or "Lo Zio" offer ample evidence of their creator's exquisite musical vision.

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