Love, Italian Style

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Love, Italian Style
Studio album by Connie Francis
Released January 1967
Recorded October 12, 1966 - October 14, 1966
Genre Pop
Label MGM
E-4448 (mono)/SE-4448 (stereo)
Producer Pete Spargo
Connie Francis chronology
Connie Francis and The Kids Next Door
(1966)
Love, Italian Style
(1967)
Happiness - Connie Francis On Broadway Today
(1967)

Love, Italian Style is a studio album recorded by American pop singer Connie Francis.

During October 1966, Francis recorded several Italian language tracks at Milan Ricordi Studios in Rome, Italy. Some tracks were Italian language cover versions of her current US hits, such as Spanish Nights and You, while others were of Italian origin, such as "Regent's Park" (the theme song for an Italian television mini series, Melissa, based on a Francis Durbridge's story, starring Rossano Brazzi, Laura Adani, Aroldo Tieri, Turi Ferro, Luisella Boni, Esmeralda Ruspoli and directed by Daniele D'Anza) and "Canta ragazzina", her entry for the 1967 edition of the Sanremo Festival.

The album was produced by Pete Spargo, the orchestra being conducted by Iller Pattacini. The album consists of traditional Italian songs brought up to date with combined arrangements of traditional Italian instruments (e.g. mandolins) and modern instruments (e.g. electric guitars).

Francis sings all songs either entirely in Neapolitan or bilingually in Neapolitan and English.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Souvenir d'Italie" L. Luttazzi, S. Tambusi, Carl Sigman 2.38
2. "Chella llá" S. Taccani, U. Bertini, A. Hoffman, D. Manning 1.45
3. "I' te vurria vasà" V. Russo, E. Di Capua 3.31
4. "La Violetera" Traditional 1.37
5. "Passione" Traditional 2.42
6. "Tango delle Rosa" Albert Gamse, Schreier-Bottero 2.00

Side B[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length
1. "Statte vicino a 'mme" E. Barrata, A. Ciervo, A. Delle Grotte 2.57
2. "Piscatore 'e Pusilleco" E. Marolo, E. Tagliaferri, O. Paul 2.20
3. "Tarantella" M. Berle, B. Arnold 1.45
4. "'Na voce, 'na chitarra e' 'o poco 'e luna" C. A. Rossi, U. Calise, A. Stillmann 2.05
5. "Scalinatella" G. Cioffi, S. Bonagura, A. A. Beach 2.39
6. "Terra straniera" Traditional 3.08