Ho bisogno di vederti

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"Ho bisogno di vederti"
Single by Connie Francis
B-side "Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight"
Released 1965
Format 7" single
Length A-side: 3:30
B-side: 2:25
Label MGM Records K 2102
Writer(s) Ramsete, Roberto Ciampi
Connie Francis
Italian singles chronology
"Una notte cosi'"/
"Il primo bacio e l'ultimo"
(1964)
"Ho bisogno di vederti"/
"Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight"
(1965)
"C'e una cosa che non sai"/
"Forget Domani"
(1965)
"Ho bisogno di vederti"
Single by Connie Francis
B-side "C'e una cosa che non sai"
Released 1965
Format 7" single
Length A-side: 3:30
B-side: 2:46
Label MGM Records K 2109
Writer(s) Ramsete, Roberto Ciampi
Connie Francis
Italian singles chronology
"C'e una cosa che non sai"/
"Forget Domani"
(1965)
"Ho Bisogno Di Vederti"/
"C'è una cosa che non sai"
(1965)
"Misteriosamente"/
"For Mama (La Mamma)"
(1963)
"Ho bisogno di vederti"
Single by Gigliola Cinquetti
B-side "Grazie amore"
Released 1965
Format 7" single
Label Compagnia Generale del Dischi (CGD) N9532
Writer(s) Ramsete, Roberto Ciampi

Ho bisogno di vederti is the title of a song which became an entry in the 1965 edition of the annual San Remo Festival. It was presented there and also recorded for release by Connie Francis and by Gigliola Cinquetti.

Background[edit]

In accordance to the then-applying rules after which each entry had to be presented by two different artists using individual orchestra arrangements to emphasize the contest's meaning as a competition for composers, both Connie Francis and Gigliola Cinquetti were invited to perform Ho bisogno di vederti at the 1965 edition of the San Remo Festival.

The song passed the semifinals, and after the final evening of the festival on January 30, 1965, it finished on # 5 of the ranking.[1]

Connie Francis recording[edit]

First Release: MGM Records Single K 2102[edit]

Connie Francis' recording of Ho bisogno di vederti was released for the first time prior to the San Remo Festival. To make sure that the San Remo entry would gain the bigger attention, an English number was chosen for the B-side: Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight, a song by Ted Murry and Benny Davis which had been a # 43 on Billboard's Hot 100 and a # 7 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Charts for Francis in the United States.

Second Release: MGM Records Single K 2109[edit]

The second release of Ho bisogno di vederti came after the success at the festival. This time, a second Italian song was chosen for the B-side: C'è una cosa che non sai, a cover version of No better off, which had been released in the U. S. on the Album Connie Francis sings "For Mama". Interestingly enough, C'è una cosa che non sai had also been the A-side of the single which had been released between both releases of Ho bisogno di vederti. On that occasion, C'è una cosa chen non sai had been coupled with Francis' Italian version of Forget Domani.

English version[edit]

On March 24, 1965,[2] Francis recorded an English version entitled You're Mine (Just When You're Lonely). While one chorus of the original Italian lyrics was kept, an entire verse was omitted, hence the English version had a running time of only 2:56 minutes as opposed to the running time of 3:30 minutes of the original all-Italian version.

You're Mine (Just When You're Lonely) was released as the B-side of Francis' single Wishing It Was You. While the latter song peaked at # 57 of Billboard's Hot 100 and at # 14 on the Adult Contemporary Charts, You're Mine (Just When You're Lonely failed to chart.[3]

Unrecorded German version[edit]

A German version entitled Ich muss immer an dich denken was scheduled to be recorded on May 26, 1965 at Philips Studios in London, where Francis recorded several other German songs as well as a set of four English-language songs arranged by Tony Hatch. However, Ich muss immer an dich denken was not recorded because of delays in the busy recording schedule.[4][5]

Gigliola Cinquetti recording[edit]

Italian version[edit]

Gigliola Cinquetti's version of Ho bisogno di vederti was released in Italy on Cinquetti's label Compagnia Generale del Disco.

German version[edit]

Unlike Connie Francis, Gigliola Cinquetti did indeed record Ich muss immer an dich denken, the German version of Ich muss immer an dich denken. It was released in Germany on Italia Records Single # 2031.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Italian Wikipedia article on the 1965 edition of the San Remo Festival
  2. ^ Ron Roberts: Connie Francis Discography 1955 – 1975
  3. ^ Connie Francis: Souvenirs, Booklet of 4-CD-Box, Polydor 1996, Cat.-No. 314 533 382-2
  4. ^ Richard Weize: Connie Francis, companion book to 8-LP-Boxed Boxed Set Connie Francis in Deutschland, Bear Family Records BFX 15 305, Hambergen/Vollersode (Germany) 1988
  5. ^ Jan Feddersen: Connie Francis, supplement to 5 CD Boxed Set Lass mir die bunten Träume, Bear Family Records BCD 15 786 AH, Hambergen (Germany) 1994