Mina is Italy's most successful female recording artist of all time, with chart-topping albums in the 1960s and every decade since. A vocalist of great versatility, power, sophistication and drama, but not without a playful side - think Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand all rolled into one quintessentially Italian singing sensation - Mina's first recordings were issued in 1958. Since then, she has released over 70 singles and as many albums, the most recent of which reached #1 in 2019: a total of more than 1,500 songs, with worldwide sales in excess of 150 million. Her recordings for the Ri-Fi label - featuring spectacular singing, superb songs and stunning orchestrations - are among the finest to come out of Italy in the mid-60s. Following her initial Italian hits, she enjoyed tremendous success all around the world, but never in English-speaking countries, where very few of her recordings were made available and she remains unknown to all but a small number of hardcore aficionados. This cherry-picked selection of highlights from her matchless Ri-Fi catalogue is designed to remedy that situation. Standouts include 'Se Telefonando... ', a sophisticated opus composed and orchestrated by the great maestro Ennio Morricone; 'E L'Uomo Per Me', Mina's chart-topping cover of Jodie Miller's 'He Walks Like A Man'; the intense and dramatic 'L'Immensità' with it's breathtaking long notes; the super-fast and playful 'Brava', a song custom-written to show off her great vocal technique; and her gorgeous rendition of Jobim's 'Insensatez'
Mina is Italy's most successful female recording artist of all time, with chart-topping albums in the 1960s and every decade since. A vocalist of great versatility, power, sophistication and drama, but not without a playful side - think Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand all rolled into one quintessentially Italian singing sensation - Mina's first recordings were issued in 1958. Since then, she has released over 70 singles and as many albums, the most recent of which reached #1 in 2019: a total of more than 1,500 songs, with worldwide sales in excess of 150 million. Her recordings for the Ri-Fi label - featuring spectacular singing, superb songs and stunning orchestrations - are among the finest to come out of Italy in the mid-60s. Following her initial Italian hits, she enjoyed tremendous success all around the world, but never in English-speaking countries, where very few of her recordings were made available and she remains unknown to all but a small number of hardcore aficionados. This cherry-picked selection of highlights from her matchless Ri-Fi catalogue is designed to remedy that situation. Standouts include 'Se Telefonando... ', a sophisticated opus composed and orchestrated by the great maestro Ennio Morricone; 'E L'Uomo Per Me', Mina's chart-topping cover of Jodie Miller's 'He Walks Like A Man'; the intense and dramatic 'L'Immensità' with it's breathtaking long notes; the super-fast and playful 'Brava', a song custom-written to show off her great vocal technique; and her gorgeous rendition of Jobim's 'Insensatez'
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Queen Of Italian Pop: Classic Ri-Fi Recordings
Artist: Mina
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DISC: 1

1. Se C'E Una Cosa Che Mi Fa Impazzire
2. Ta-Ra-Ta-Ta (Try Your Luck)
3. Conversazione
4. Se Telefonando
5. E L'uomo Per Me (He Walks Like a Man)
6. Io Sono Quel Che Sono
7. No
8. Città Vuota (It's a Lonely Town)
9. Invitation 1
10. Insensatez 1
11. Addio 1
12. Breve Amore (You Never Told Me) 1
13. Tu Farai 1
14. So Che Mi Vuoi (It's for You) 1
15. Brava 1
16. Angustia 1
17. L'ultima Occasione (Uno Come Te) 1
18. Più Di Te (I Won't Tell) 1
19. Cartoline 2
20. Sono Come Tu Mi Vuoi 2
21. Un Buco Nella Sabbia 2
22. L'immensità 2
23. Sabati E Domeniche 2
24. La Banda (A Banda)

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Mina is Italy's most successful female recording artist of all time, with chart-topping albums in the 1960s and every decade since. A vocalist of great versatility, power, sophistication and drama, but not without a playful side - think Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand all rolled into one quintessentially Italian singing sensation - Mina's first recordings were issued in 1958. Since then, she has released over 70 singles and as many albums, the most recent of which reached #1 in 2019: a total of more than 1,500 songs, with worldwide sales in excess of 150 million. Her recordings for the Ri-Fi label - featuring spectacular singing, superb songs and stunning orchestrations - are among the finest to come out of Italy in the mid-60s. Following her initial Italian hits, she enjoyed tremendous success all around the world, but never in English-speaking countries, where very few of her recordings were made available and she remains unknown to all but a small number of hardcore aficionados. This cherry-picked selection of highlights from her matchless Ri-Fi catalogue is designed to remedy that situation. Standouts include 'Se Telefonando... ', a sophisticated opus composed and orchestrated by the great maestro Ennio Morricone; 'E L'Uomo Per Me', Mina's chart-topping cover of Jodie Miller's 'He Walks Like A Man'; the intense and dramatic 'L'Immensità' with it's breathtaking long notes; the super-fast and playful 'Brava', a song custom-written to show off her great vocal technique; and her gorgeous rendition of Jobim's 'Insensatez'