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Franco Battiato

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Biography

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Longtime Italian superstar Franco Battiato developed from a prog-psych singer/songwriter of the early '70s to one of the biggest pop stars in Europe, even as he pursued his recording interests in a variety of genres.

Born in 1945 in the village of Jonio, Battiato's initial stabs into musical work in the 1960s didn't go anywhere beyond a single or two, leaving his first real break to occur in the early '70s when he began recording a series of albums for the underground label Bla Bla. Starting with Fetus in 1971 and concluding with L'Egitto Prima Delle Sabbie (Egypt Before the Sands) in 1978, he staked out his own claim in the high-ferment world of Italian prog rock. Musically accomplished if sometimes poorly recorded, and unafraid to indulge in more than a little whimsy, these records covered the gamut from extreme experimentalism to more song-focused efforts, the two most notable of which would be 1972's Pollution and 1973's Sulle Corde Di Aries (On the Ropes of Aries). Compared to other bands like Area and PFM, however, Battiato and his band were cult figures more loved abroad than at home; performances in France and Germany as the opening act for Brian Eno and Nico give a sense as to his appeal elsewhere. Battiato's often extravagant appearance at this time make him something of an Italian Peter Gabriel, while his lyrics eschewed then-fashionable Maoist/terrorist posing in favor of a deep but humorous combination of Asian philosophies and literary reflection.

Switching labels to EMI's Italian branch, his fortunes in the Italian popular eye turned (also in an uncanny parallel with Gabriel) in the '80s, specifically with 1981's La Voce del Padrone (The Voice of the Master). Embracing a more direct, synth-pop style — not too surprising given that keyboards were always his primary musical instrument — Battiato found himself rewarded with an Italian smash, enabling his star to rise both at home and elsewhere in Europe. Since then, while he has not specifically revisited his earlier style in full, Battiato has continued to explore any number of musical styles and approaches in the present day. This includes a number of collaborations with orchestras and multimedia touring, notably including a visit with Virtuosi Italiani in 1993 to Baghdad to collaborate with Iraq's national orchestra, as well as works commissioned by his native Sicily to celebrate that island's rich history. Something of an elder statesman of Italian popular music as of the turn of the millennium, Battiato continues to record and perform, following his muse wherever it leads him.

Title: Fetus

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre: Electronica, Rock

Title: Fleurs

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre: New Age, World Music, Pop

Title: Telesio

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre: Rock, World Music, Opera

Title: Fisiognomica

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop

Title: Inneres Auge

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre:

Title: Live In Roma

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre: Pop

Title: Gli Anni 70

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre: Rock

Title: Apriti Sesamo

Artist: Franco Battiato

Genre: Rock, Pop

Collections

Title: Io Ci Sono (CD3)

Genre: Pop

Featuring albums

Title: Foetus

Artist: Battiato

Genre: New Age, Rock, World Music, Pop

Title: Q. P. G. A. 2CD

Artist: Claudio Baglioni

Genre: Pop

Title: The Platinum Collection Cd2

Artist: Alice

Genre: Pop

Title: Recidivo

Artist: Mario Venuti

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Fiorella (CD2)

Artist: Fiorella Mannoia

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Anni Luce 2017 (CD3)

Artist: Subsonica

Genre: Pop

Genres