Fly (Zucchero album)

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Studio album by Zucchero
Released September 22, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, soul, blues
Length 41:35
Label Polydor/Universal Music Group
Producer Don Was
Zucchero chronology
Zu & Co.
All the Best
Singles from Fly
  1. "Bacco perbacco"
    Released: July 14, 2006 (2006-07-14)
  2. "Cuba libre"
    Released: July 14, 2006 (2006-07-14)
  3. "Occhi"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Un Kilo"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Fly is the 11th studio album by internationally acclaimed Italian artist Zucchero, released on 22 September 2006. The album was recorded in 2006 at the Henson Recording Studios in Hollywood with producer Don Was,[2] and previewed at the historic Ca' Vendramin Calergi in Venice, on 18 September 2006.[3]

Feeder cover[edit]

The track "L'Amore È Nell'Aria" is a cover of British band Feeder's song "Broken", a b-side taken from the single "Just the Way I'm Feeling". Upon release of Fly, there was some debate on Feeder fan forums and message boards regarding Zucchero's use of the track.[4] Zucchero's version features exactly the same instrumental sample originally written by Grant Nicholas. Nicholas, however, is credited on the album,[5] and permission to use the recording was given by the record company Echo nine months before Zucchero's cover was made.[4][6] Zucchero rearranged Feeder's recording rather than sampling it, and composed new lyrics in Italian for "L'Amore È Nell'Aria".


Four singles were released from the album in Italy. "Bacco Perbacco", "Cuba Libre" and "Occhi" in 2006, "Un Kilo" in 2007.

International editions[edit]

Different track listings appear in the three international versions of the album released worldwide. The English and Spanish editions have thirteen tracks instead of eleven. "E Di Grazia Plena" does not appear and there are three 'bonus tracks': "Nel Così Blu" (a cover of the Procol Harum hit "A Salty Dog" with new Italian lyrics written by Zucchero), "Flying Away" ("Occhi" with English lyrics) and "Shine" ("Let It Shine" with English lyrics). In addition, in the Spanish release, three of the original tracks in Italian are replaced by the same songs with Spanish lyrics: "Bacco Perbacco" is replaced by "Venus Y Bacco"; Cuba Libre" by "Cuba Libre (Mi Amor)"; and "Pronto" by "Pronto (Que Bueno Està). The South American version of Fly has eleven tracks like the original Italian edition, but includes the same three songs with Spanish lyrics, as released in the Spanish version.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Bacco Perbacco"   Adelmo Fornaciari, Roberto Zanetti Don Was 3:56
2. "Un Kilo"   Fornaciari Was 3:32
3. "Occhi"   Fornaciari Was 3:39
4. "Quanti Anni Ho"   Fornaciari Was 4:02
5. "Cuba Libre"   Fornaciari Was 3:33
6. "È Delicato"   Fornaciari, Ivano Fossati Was 3:32
7. "L'Amore È Nell'Aria"   Fornaciari Was 3:37
8. "Pronto"   Fornaciari Was 3:59
9. "Let It Shine"   Fornaciari, Zanetti Was 4:32
10. "Troppa Fedeltà"   Fornaciari, Jovanotti Was 4:01
11. "E Di Grazia Plena"   Fornaciari Was 3:14
Total length: