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Album Review

Pitney's operatic voice and melodramatic material were natural fits for the Italian pop audience, and throughout his career he's recorded many of his hits (and non-hits) in Italian specifically for that market. This nifty 28-track compilation focuses on Italian-language cuts from the '60s, with Italian versions of hits like "Town Without Pity," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," and "I'm Gonna Be Strong," as well as several other songs that will only be known to Pitney diehards, whether in their English or foreign-language versions. Besides 18 Italian tracks, it also has four Spanish-language cuts, and six of his lesser-known quality English performances from the '60s. Certainly this is only for Pitney fans, but if you belong to that crowd, it's worth having, and much of the material and production is very good.


Born: February 17, 1941 in Hartford, CT

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the most interesting and difficult-to-categorize singers in '60s pop, Gene Pitney had a long run of hits distinguished by his pained, one-of-a-kind melodramatic wail. Pitney is sometimes characterized (or dismissed) as a shallow teen idol-type prone to operatic ballads. It's true that some of his biggest hits -- "Town Without Pity," "Only Love Can Break a Heart," "I'm Gonna Be Strong," "It Hurts to Be in Love," and "Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa" -- are archetypes of adolescent or just-post-adolescent...
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Italiano, Gene Pitney
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Pop/Rock
  • Released: Aug 1964

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