’80s Italian Singer/Songwriter Essentials

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’80s Italian Singer/Songwriter Essentials

This was the decade when the big leagues of Italian singer/songwriters were joined by two of the country’s most enduring rock voices: enfant terrible Vasco Rossi, delivering here simmering power ballad “Va bene, va bene cosi'”, and the fearless Gianna Nannini, serving up grainy crescendos in “Bello E Impossibile”. Alongside them are Fabrizio De André, whose baritone and string-laden folk sets a more pensive tone, plus jazzy gentleman Paolo Conte and his hopping boogie-woogie, Skiantos’ ‘60s-oriented garage and the contagious electric balladry that led Eros Ramazzotti to global superstardom.