Attila (album)

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For the self-titled album by the band Attila, see Attila (rock band).
Attila Mina 1979.jpg
Studio album by Mina
Released 1979
Recorded at GSU studios in Lugano
Label PDU
Producer Massimiliano Pani

The album[edit]

Attila is an album by Italian singer Mina, issued in 1979.

Released as a double album in the winter of 1979, Attila was an immediate success and is one of the top 3 best-selling albums of the singer's career.[1] At just sixteen years old, Mina’s son Massimiliano Pani made his debut as a songwriter with two tracks entitled: Sensazioni and Il vento.

Anche un uomo was the ending theme of the TV quiz show Lascia o raddoppia? [2] written by Mike Bongiorno, Anselmo Genovese and the famous "Mr. No" Ludovico Peregrini.[3]

Don’t take your love away is a cover of a song written by Isaac Hayes. The song is also the longest track recorded by Mina.

The track Un po' di più 'was originally sung by Patty Pravo and included on her album Sì... incoerenza in 1972.

The song Rock and roll star and Anche tu were also recorded by Mina is Spanish under the titles Estrella del rock e También tù , respectively. These two songs were included on the Spanish version of '‘Attila'’.

The album cover is signed by Luciano Tallarini, on photographs of Mauro Ballets reworked with the airbrush by Gianni Ronco. The album cover won the prize for best cover of the year and is displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.,[4][5]

Track listing[edit]


No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tiger Bay" Julie Scott, Beppe Cantarelli 6:51
2. "Ma ci pensi" Nino Romano, Federico Monti Arduini 4:15
3. "Se il mio canto sei tu" Paola Blandi, Beppe Cantarelli 4:24
4. "Non tornerò" Paola Blandi, Beppe Cantarelli 6:31
5. "Che novità" Firmo Rizzini, Danidy 4:54
6. "Bonne nuit" Andrea Lo Vecchio , Shel Shapiro 3:12
7. "Sensazioni" Valentino Alfano, Massimiliano Pani 4:47
8. "Un po' di più" Sergio Bardotti, Shel Shapiro 3:56
9. "Il vento" Massimiliano Pani, Valentino Alfano 4:56

CD. 2[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Take Your Love Away" Lee Hatim, Isaac Hayes 9:08
2. "Rock and Roll Star" Andrea Lo Vecchio, Shel Shapiro 3:32
3. "Fiore amaro" Enrico Riccardi 4:06
4. "Sei metà ft. Beppe Cantarelli" Paola Blandi, Beppe Cantarelli 5:21
5. "Anche tu" Cristiano Minellono, Beppe Cantarelli 4:59
6. "Street Angel" Bobby Hart, Bobby Weinstein, Teddy Randazzo 4:47
7. "Che volgarità" Cristiano Malgioglio, Corrado Castellari 3:44
8. "Anche un uomo" Mike Bongiorno, Ludovico Peregrini, Alberto Testa, Anselmo Genovese 4:51
9. "Shadow of My Old Road" Firmo Rizzini, Danidy 4:06


  • Rudy Brass – track 5 (disc 1) / track 9 (disc 1)
  • Beppe Cantarelli – tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 9 (disc 1) / tracks 4, 5 (disc 2)
  • Giulio Libano – track 2 (disc 1)
  • Mike Logan – track 3 (disc 2)
  • Massimo Salerno – track 6 (disc 2)
  • Shel Shapiro – tracks 6, 8 (disc 1) / tracks 1, 2 (disc 2)
  • Celso Vallitrack 8 (disc 2)