Lucio Battisti Rarities, comes out box with 16 gems – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – ROME, 24 SEPT – Friday 25 September Lucio Battisti – Rarities will be released, a collection of small great pearls by the extraordinary artist, distributed over the years in various media: singles, alternative versions, rarities and B sides.

Rarities will be available in two versions, CD and LP (exclusively for Record Store Day on Saturday 26 September), both accompanied by track-by-track commentary. Also from Friday it will also be possible to buy Rarities in CD format on newsstands, attached to TV Sorrisi e Canzoni and Donna Moderna.

Lucio Battisti, a musician of absolute genius, unknowingly proves to be once again a precursor of the times, because in a historical moment where the concept of single track is back in fashion, thanks to the streaming of music and is once again characterizing the record market. Italian and international, he would certainly have guessed it in advance, shortening the times and burning up the competition. After more than 50 years from the debut of this extraordinary artist, we can still today appreciate the whole range of his productions, which go beyond the most famous pieces. This collection contains songs such as the rare Extended Version of “Pensieri e Parole”, “Le aniche” which was written for Wilma Goich, “The crazy butterfly” brought to the 1968 Sanremo Festival by the unusual couple formed by Johnny Dorelli and Paul Anka and foreign language passages.

This is the complete tracklist of Rarieties: Thoughts and words (Extended Version), For a lira, I sell a house, The ants, The sword in the heart, The mad race, Why should I, The crazy butterfly, My baby, Les jardines de Septembre, Toujours plus belle, Ma Chanson de liberté, La Colina de las Cerezas, Una Muchacha por Amigo, To Feel in Love, Only. (HANDLE).