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The success of the first volume of this compilation (it occupied the top of the charts on its release) prompted a second installment a year later. These three new CDs include everything not present on the first volume. Both compilations put together amount for the entire De André output, but the original albums are split into several discs. This is extremely annoying, for De André was quintessentially an album artist. While the complete De André discography is highly recommended, this is simply not the right way to listen to it. Casual listeners are better served with a single-disc compilation, while fans should get the original albums and hear these songs in their proper sequence.


Born: 18 February 1940 in Genoa, Italy

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

With the death of Fabrizio De André from cancer on January 11, 1999, Italy lost one of its most modern singer/songwriters. Inspired by the songwriting of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, De André's songs encompassed Genoese folk songs, French protest/social commentary, beatnik "stream of consciousness" poetry, and the soundtracks of Italian film Westerns. A native of the Genoese province of Liguria, De André was born into a wealthy family. His father's criticism of the fascists who controlled Italy caused...
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