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Splendido! Italian Singles Collection (CD) - Petula Clark

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Two CDs. It was regular practice in the 1960s for stars to record their hits in foreign languages, whether it was the Beatles trying their hand at German or Gene Pitney more successfully getting his head around Italian. The era's female singers seemed to be more adaptable - Sandie Shaw and Françoise Hardy, for example, had parallel careers with recordings in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian - and Petula Clark was probably the most prolific of all. This release is a two-CD anthology of Petula's complete Italian language singles. Among the tracks are five superb songs she rendered exclusively in that language - including 'Invece No', which she performed at the San Remo Song Festival in 1965, and 'Splendido', recorded for the TV mini-series Coralba in 1970 - plus a further five of which she recorded no English versions, notably 'Quelli Che Hanno Un Cuore', her particularly lovely cover of Bacharach & David's 'Anyone Who Had A Heart'. Many of the songs will be familiar to Petula's British fans in their English versions - among them 'Ciao Ciao' ('Downtown'), 'L'amore È Il Vento' ('My Love') and 'Cara Felicita' ('This Is My Song') - while others were first recorded by her in French or German, countries in which she scored many big hits. Rarely for a female artist of the time, Petula wrote or co-wrote many of her own songs - sometimes under the alias Al Grant - an impressive nine of which are featured here.

Track List

  1. Chariot (Sul Mio Carro)
  2. Darling Chéri
  3. Monsieur
  4. Se Mi Vuoi Amare
  5. La Nostra Storia
  6. Sto Volentieri Con Te
  7. Quelli Che Hanno Un Cuore
  8. È Finito Tutto
  9. Pagherai
  10. La Frontiera
  11. Invece No
  12. Non Mi Guardi Mai
  13. Ciao Ciao
  14. Se Te Ne Vai
  15. Io Resto Qui
  16. Ma
  17. Gocce Di Mare
  18. Un Giorno Mi Hai Sorriso
  19. L'amore È Il Vento
  20. Cara Felicità
  21. Cosa Cerchi Nel Mondo
  22. Kiss Me Good-Bye
  23. È Stato Il Vento
  24. Il Sole Nel Cuore
  25. LÀ Dove Muore Il Sole
  26. Splendido
  27. Piccolo Baby
  28. Melody Man
  29. Settembre Mi Riporterà
  30. È Una Canzone Cosi
  31. Amor