IT: Francesco Guccini’s Note Di Viaggio Capitolo 1 turns Gold in Italy
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Francesco Guccini's Note di Viaggio – Capitolo 1: Venite Avanti has reached Gold certification in Italy. Guccini is one of Italy’s most important and admired “cantautori”. Released in November 2019 via BMG, the album debuted number three on the official FIMI Album Chart and Number One on the vinyl charts.
Note di Viaggio – Capitolo 1 is the first part of the long-awaited collection of the most beautiful and unforgettable songs written by Guccini, produced and arranged by Mauro Pagani and interpreted by some of Italy’s biggest artists including Manuel Agnelli, Malika Ayane, Samuele Bersani, Brunori Sas, Luca Carboni, Carmen Consoli, Elisa, Francesco Gabbani, Ligabue, Mauro Pagani, Giuliano Sangiorgi, Margherita Vicario, and Nina Zilli.
The second part of the collection was released in October 2020 just in time for Guccini's 80th birthday.
Said Dino Stewart, General Manager BMG Italy, “This album is not only a tribute to a musical genius and our culture but a unique project because it was realized with the precious intervention of the ‘autore’ Francesco Guccini. I am convinced that, with this added value, the album can be appreciated even more, both by his fans and by all those who will newly discover Guccini’s work. We are very proud of this ambitious project.”
Beside his well-known songs including ‘Auschwitz’ performed by singer-songwriter Elisa, the album also includes the new Christmas song ‘Natale a Pavana’. It's the first time for Francesco Guccini to sing a new song, written by himself, after he decided to retire in 2012.
As part of a generation that changed the face and principles of Italian popular music in the 1970s, Francesco Guccini has recorded 20 studio albums and collections, and eight live albums during the five decades of his music career. Multi-talented Guccini has also worked as a book author, actor, and soundtrack composer.
December 2, 2020 4:00am ET by Pressparty