Garbo (singer)

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Renato Abate (born 25 April 1958), best known as Garbo, is an Italian singer-songwriter and record producer. He is considered as one of the most important exponents of Italian new wave music.[1]

Background[edit]

Born in Milan, Garbo made his debut in 1981 with A Berlino... Va Bene, an album clearly influenced by the David Bowie's Berlin Trilogy that, pushed by the eponymous title-track, raised some attention from critics and public.[1] Even the two subsequent albums had some success,[1] but the peak of his career came in 1984 with the song "Radioclima" that he presented at the Sanremo Music Festival winning the Critics Jury Award.[1][2] He came back in Sanremo Festival the following year, with the song "Cose veloci".[2] In 1993 Garbo founded his own record label, Discipline, with which he published his later works.[1]

In 2006 Garbo was honored by a tribute album, ConGarbo, in which his most famous songs were covered by some of the most important personalities of Italian independent music such as Baustelle, Delta-V, Krisma, Zu and Meg (former members of 99 Posse), Soerba, Andy (member of Bluvertigo) and Boosta (member of Subsonica).[3]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1981 - A Berlino... Va Bene
  • 1982 - Scortati
  • 1984 - Fotografie
  • 1986 - Il Fiume
  • 1988 - Manifesti
  • 1990 - 1.6.2
  • 1993 - Macchine Nei Fiori / Cosa Rimane... Rivisitazioni (81-91)
  • 1995 - Fuori Per Sempre
  • 1997 - Up The Line
  • 1998 - Grandi Giorni
  • 2002 - Blu
  • 2005 - Gialloelettrico
  • 2008 - Come Il Vetro
  • 2012 - La Moda

Live albums[edit]

  • 1995 - Garbo e Il Presidente Live

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2007 - The Best - Platinum Collection

Singles[edit]

  • 1981 A Berlino...Va Bene
  • 1982 Vorrei Regnare
  • 1983 Generazione
  • 1983 Quanti Anni Hai?
  • 1984 Radioclima
  • 1985 Cose Veloci
  • 1986 Il Fiume
  • 1986 Per Te
  • 1987 Extragarbo
  • 1988 Dal Silenzio
  • 1990 Domani
  • 1993 Ciao/Ciao 31
  • 1998 Grandi Giorni
  • 1998 Un Bacio
  • 2002 Un Bacio Falso
  • 2003 Migliaia Di Rose
  • 2004 Radioclima (Electroclima Mix)
  • 2005 Onda Elettrica
  • 2006 Forse
  • 2006 Giallo
  • 2007 Grandi Giorni
  • 2008 Voglio Morire Giovane

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Enrico Deregibus. Dizionario completo della Canzone Italiana. Giunti Editore, 2010. ISBN 8809756258. 
  2. ^ a b Marcello Giannotti. L'enciclopedia di Sanremo. Gremese Editore, 2005. ISBN 8884403790. 
  3. ^ Giancarlo Passarella (July 11, 2007). "Auguri di pronta guarigione a Garbo, colpito nei giorni scorsi da ischemia". MusicalNews. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 

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