Adriano Celentano ‎– Prisencólinensináinciúsol

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Clan Celentano ‎– BF 70026
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
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A Prisencólinensináinciúsol
Music By, Words By – Adriano Celentano
B Disc Jockey
Written-By – Adriano Celentano, Luciano Beretta, M. Del Prete*

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℗ 1972
Made in Italy

Stereo on sleeve
Stereomono on labels

1° in tutto il Mondo.
Dati forniti dal Centro Elettronico del futuro 1978.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side A, variant 1): 16 BF 60026 ◊ A cgd 12/10/72
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side B, variant 1): 16 BF 60026 ◊ B cgd 12/10/72
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side A, variant 2): S 16 BF 70026◊1N/3 [cgd logo] 11/11/72 III
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout area side B, variant 2): 16 BF 70026◊B [cgd logo] 12/10/72 III
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): 16 M 70026-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): 16 M 70026-B
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
12 471 AT Adriano Celentano Prisencolinensinainciusol / Disc Jockey(7", Single) Ariola 12 471 AT Germany 1973 Sell This Version
RTS.46 Adriano Celentano Prisencólinensináinciúsol(7", RE) R & T RTS.46 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
S EPC 1886 Adriano Celentano Prisencolinensinainciusol(7", Pus) Epic S EPC 1886 UK 1973 Sell This Version
EPC S 1886, EPC 1886 Adriano Celentano Prisencólinensináinciúsol(7", Single, Lar) Epic, Epic EPC S 1886, EPC 1886 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
600.102, 600102 Celentano* Prisencólinensináinciúsol(7", Single) Galloway Records, Galloway Records 600.102, 600102 France 1973 Sell This Version

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January 17, 2021
Is this the first rap record? Could be.

Adriano Celentano probably never would have imagined the impact of this single. "Prisencolinensinainciusol" was written in some kind of fantasy language that only resembled some American English. By making the title almost unpronounceable and setting himself as a school teacher, it is as if a class of school children is learning the language.
Of course, Adriano had to explain what kind of language this was, as no-one seemed to understand the lyrics.
"So you do not understand? Congratulations! You got the message!
Because it does not matter in what language you are talking; all that matters is that you speak up!"

And then there is the backing track.
The groove and the recurring horn melody are catchy as ... (fill in yourself).