Love, Italian Style
|Love, Italian Style|
|Studio album by Connie Francis|
|Recorded||October 12, 1966 - October 14, 1966|
E-4448 (mono)/SE-4448 (stereo)
|Connie Francis chronology|
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.
|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|
|6.||"Tango delle Rosa"||Albert Gamse, Schreier-Bottero||2.00|
|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|