Anima latina

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Anima latina
Lucio Battisti - Anima latina.jpg
Studio album by Lucio Battisti
Released December 1974
Genre Progressive rock, pop rock, psychedelic rock
Length 47:59
Label Numero Uno
Producer Lucio Battisti, Mogol
Lucio Battisti chronology
Il nostro caro angelo
(1973)
Anima latina
(1974)
Lucio Battisti, la batteria, il contrabbasso, eccetera
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Ondarock 8/10 stars – milestone[2][3]

Anima latina (Latin soul) is an album by the Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti. It was released in December 1974 by Numero Uno. The album was arranged and produced by the lyricist Mogol and Battisti in its entirety, with performances by various semi-unknown musicians. It is considered one of Battisti's masterpieces for signalling a significant departure from his previous records. Anima latina was Italy's eighth best-selling album of 1975.[4]

The album[edit]

Anima latina was meant by Battisti as an experiment, "the exact point of rupture between [his] yesterday and [his] tomorrow".[5] It is conceived as a return to basics, to the "Mediterranean creative spirit" that Battisti had concealed being heavily influenced by English and American artists. The album features Latin-oriented rhythms and instruments.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mogol], all music composed by Battisti.

  1. "Abbracciala abbracciali abbracciati" (Embrace Her, Embrace Them, Embrace Yourself) – 7:04
  2. "Due mondi" (Two Worlds) – 5:13
  3. "Anonimo" (Anonymous) – 7:03
  4. "Gli uomini celesti" (The Celestial Men) – 5:06
  5. "Gli uomini celesti (ripresa)" (The Celestial Men (reprise)) – 0:52
  6. "Due mondi (ripresa)" (Two Worlds (reprise)) – 1:10
  7. "Anima latina" (Latin Soul) – 6:37
  8. "Il salame" (The Salami) – 3:38
  9. "La nuova America" (The New America) – 2:49
  10. "Macchina del tempo" (Time Machine) – 6:59
  11. "Separazione naturale" (Natural Separation) – 1:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Alberto Radius - voices
  • Gianni Bogliano - trombone
  • Lucio Battisti - arranger, theorbo, composer, guitar, keyboards, piano, primary artist, vocals
  • Fabio Berruti - artwork, graphic design
  • Piero Bravin - sound technician
  • Pippo Colucci - trumpet
  • Mara Cubbedu - vocals
  • Gianni Dall'Aglio - drums
  • La Rosa, Antonio - remastering
  • Massimo Luca - guitar
  • Claudio Maioli - keyboards
  • Mogol - composer
  • Caesar Monti - photography
  • Gigi Mucciolo - trumpet
  • Dodo Nileb (Franco Loprevite) - percussion
  • Claudio Pascoli - drums, flute
  • Gneo Pompeo - sintetizador,[clarification needed] strings, synthesizer
  • Bob Wayne (Bob Callero) - bass,[ambiguous] basso continuo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anima Latina". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Francesco Buffoli. "Lucio Battisti. Un'emozione italiana" (in Italian). Ondarock. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Salvatore Setola. "Lucio Battisti - Anima latina" (in Italian). Ondarock. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Classifica degli album più venduti del 1975" (in Italian). www.hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  5. ^ (Italian) Rolling Stone Italia, No. 93, pp. 77-81

External links[edit]

Lucio Battisti, Anima Latina at www.allmusic.com