Alex Valentini ‎– Beautiful Life

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International RAI Records ‎– NP 2001
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Vinyl, 7"
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARFON 09 Alex Valentini Beautiful Life(12", Ltd, Num, 180) Archivio Fonografico Moderno ARFON 09 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
ARFON 09 Alex Valentini Beautiful Life(12", Ltd) Archivio Fonografico Moderno ARFON 09 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
ARFON 09, NP 2001 Alex Valentini Beautiful Life(12", Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Gol + 7") Archivio Fonografico Moderno, International RAI Records ARFON 09, NP 2001 Italy 2015 Sell This Version
ARFON 09 Alex Valentini Beautiful Life (12", Ltd, Num, S/Edition, 180) Archivio Fonografico Moderno ARFON 09 Italy 2015 Sell This Version

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lt_J

lt_J

October 10, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

According to Mr. Valentini philosophy, gays are not men! (If you are man or gay). But still, outstanding record. 5/5
lt_J

lt_J

October 10, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

Please delete this comment, was posted twice
Lordtiton

Lordtiton

November 17, 2014
One of the best italo 7inches ever made. Captures the spirit of italo disco.
Backstock_Warehouse

Backstock_Warehouse

April 10, 2014
Yes, after all the recent 7-inch discoveries, this one still remains in my top-5!
maxhim

maxhim

January 5, 2014

Yeah, as far as i know the best 7"
Far away from chanson and pop as the latest discoveries are, after all is discovered ?
Music and voice totally in un-balance . but who can brew this this tunes ??
Italians do it better
MyMine

MyMine

June 20, 2012
Awesome! probably the best 7" ( Italo ) I ever heard!
he indeed looks sleepy like hysteric said and sounds like he just woke up from sleep. funny english and unlike what hysteric said, imo it doesn't ( synth ) sound pure italo at all, drumbeat ( which is fabulous ) is also not that typically, mostly the snare he choosed.

This record should be getting sold in 500, minimum, not 20!!! so grab it now before someone will change his mind
hysteric

hysteric

September 28, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

Somewhat legendary italo 7”, the only recording by DJ Alex Valentini (AKA Guido Marchi), almost as famous for the cover photograph as for the music itself... behind his tinted specs, an unlikely looking DJ seems to be having some trouble staying awake.

The song itself is classic, strongly-accented alternating male (verse) and female (chorus) vocals with pure italo-disco synth action.
By no means an obscurity, but until recently one of the lesser-known diamonds.

It appears Mr. Valentini was something of a celebrity in Italy, from checking the photobook section of his website (which I also recommend for a taste of pure 80's nostalgia), you can see him hanging out with a veritable who’s who of the Italian music scene of the era.

The only shame of this record is that it’s far too short, one of the mysteries of the Italo-disco world is why no 12” exists for such a fantastic song, recorded by a DJ no less, who would surely prefer to mix it from 12 inch.
Luckily in the digital age we have some talented guys to make extended versions for us!