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For a company, see Radici Group. For the alpine skier, see Fausto Radici.
Studio album by Francesco Guccini
Released 1972
Genre Italian singer-songwriters
Length 40 min. 44 sec.
Label EMI
Producer Pier Farri
Francesco Guccini chronology
L'isola non trovata
Opera buffa

Radici is an album of Italian singer-songwriter Francesco Guccini. It was released in 1972 by EMI.

The album[edit]

Radici ("Roots") deals mainly with Guccini's rediscover of his youth, symbolized by the cover's picture, portraying his grandparents and family. The family's house in Pavana, on the Tuscan Apennines, is in fact the theme of the title-track. "Il vecchio e il bambino", the last track, is one of the most famous Guccini's ballads, as well "La locomotiva", describing a failed suicide attack by a 19th-century Bolognese anarchist against a luxury train; the latter song has since then ended all singer's concertoes. "Piccola città" is about Guccini's youth in Modena, where his parents had moved after World War II.

A notable poetical effort is present in songs such as "Canzone della bambina portoghese" and "Canzone dei dodici mesi", while "Incontro" deals with the melancholy of a late rendez-vous between Guccini and an old friend.


Track listing[edit]

  • "Radici" (7:12)
  • "La locomotiva" (8:17)
  • "Piccola città" (4:38)
  • "Incontro" (3:37)
  • "Canzone dei dodici mesi" (5:33)
  • "Canzone della bambina portoghese" (7:03)
  • "Il vecchio e il bambino" (4:19)

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