On 21 September 2021 the Verona Arena was the setting for “Invitation to travel – Concert for Franco Battiato”. A show that now becomes a live album available in a double special version: double CD and box with 4 vinyls (label: International Music and Arts – distribution: Universal Music Italia) and on all digital platforms.
The most surprising thing about the performance that is presented in this live album, and which also stood out in its purely visual, emotional, physical part, is the embrace with which Franco Battiato went through his artistic experience: embracing electronics, experimentation, orchestral music and the more pop and melodious music not anticipating the times, as is sometimes written about great personalities, but rather bringing them closer together, prefiguring them, making them all incredibly contemporary.
The many inclinations of Battiato, his many voices, supported by an orchestra such as the one formed by the Filarmonica dell’Opera Italiana Bruno Bartoletti conducted by Carlo Guaitoli and the musicians who accompanied Battiato on the last tour were represented at the Arena di Verona: Angelo Privitera on keyboards and programming, Osvaldo Di Dio and Antonello D’Urso on guitars, Andrea Torresani on bass, Giordano Colombo on drums. The rest is the story of the music that has accompanied us in Italy for decades and that finds itself on a prestigious stage to tell its best, an uninterrupted flow of music, capable of crossing decades with the gift of continuous relaunch, of the ever-present challenge.
It is not a tribute to Franco Battiato, but a meeting between one of the most important composers of the last 50 years and many artists who have come looking for him.
Here is the tracklist
1. SONIA BERGAMASCO AND CRISTINA BAGGIO – Invitation to travel
2. ARISA – Come away death
3. MORGAN – Like a camel in a gutter
4. ANGELO BRANDUARDI – The king of the world
5. GIANNI MORANDI – What will remain of me (Mesopotamia)
6. MAX GAZZE ‘- Another life
7. CARMEN CONSOLI – The whole universe obeys love
8. MAHMOOD – No time no space
9. CRISTINA SCABBIA AND DAVIDE FERRARIO – Strange days
10. CARLO GUAITOLI – Indian moon
11. EMMA – The animal.
12. PAOLA TURCI – Poor country
13. FIORELLA MANNOIA – The season of love
14. GIANNI MAROCCOLO, ANDREA CHIMENTI, ANTONIO AIAZZI, BEPPE BROTTO – Air of revolution / From East to West
15. SUBSONICA – Up patriots to arms
16. BLUVERTIGO – Shock in my town
17. VINICIO CAPOSSELA – The tower
18. EXTRALISCIO – I want to see you dance
1. ALICE – Who am I?
2. JURI CAMISASCA – Attende Domine (original title The existence of God)
3. JURI CAMISASCA AND NABIL BEY – The shadow of light
4. EUGENIO FINARDI AND CRISTINA BAGGIO – The ocean of silence
5. SIMONE CRISTICCHI – Praise to the inviolate
6. ALICE – The cure
7. BAUSTELLE – The trains of Tozeur
8. JOVANOTTI – The era of the white boar
9. LUCA MADONIA – Summer on a solitary beach
10. GIOVANNI CACCAMO – The birds
11. MORGAN AND FABIO CINTI – Signs of life
12. COLAPESCE DIMARTINO – Bandiera bianca / New feeling
13. CARMEN CONSOLI, COLAPESCE DIMARTINO, GIOVANNI CACCAMO, LUCA MADONIA, MARIO INCUDINE – Permanent center of gravity
14. GIANNA NANNINI – Cuccurucucù
15. VASCO BRONDI – Magic shop
16. ENZO AVITABILE AND MARIO INCUDINE – Strangeness of love
17. DIODATO – And I come to look for you
The same tracks are contained in the 4 vinyl box version.
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Franco Battiato, the Verona tribute concert becomes a double cd