Battiato* ‎– Pollution

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BBXL 10002 Battiato* Pollution(LP, Album) Bla Bla BBXL 10002 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
BBXL 10002 Franco Battiato Pollution(Acetate, LP, Album) Not On Label BBXL 10002 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
BBXL 10002 Battiato* Pollution(Cass, Album) Bla Bla BBXL 10002 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
ARCD 026 Battiato* Pollution(CD, Album) ARTIS Records ARCD 026 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
ARCD 026 Battiato* Pollution(CD, Album, RE) ARTIS Records ARCD 026 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
ARCD 026 Battiato* Pollution(CD, Album, RE) ARTIS Records ARCD 026 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
74321585542 Battiato* Pollution(CD, Album, RE) Ricordi 74321585542 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
water174 Battiato* Pollution(CD, Album, RE, RM) Water water174 US 2006 Sell This Version
88697608991 Battiato* Pollution(LP, Album, RE) Sony Music 88697608991 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
SICP 2593 Battiato* Pollution(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Sony Records Int'l SICP 2593 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
88985479851 Franco Battiato Pollution(LP, Album, RE) RCA 88985479851 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
SV132 Battiato* Pollution(LP, Album, RE) Superior Viaduct SV132 US 2017 Sell This Version
BBXL 10002 Battiato* Pollution(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bla Bla BBXL 10002 Italy 2017 Sell This Version
74321585542 Battiato* Pollution(CD, Album, RE) Ricordi 74321585542 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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ZippyZoppy

ZippyZoppy

March 13, 2018
referencing Pollution, CD, Album, RE, RM, water174
I found a used copy of this amazing release at Permanent Records in Highland Park, California. What a find...for only $3.99! I had never heard of this artist before, but the label (Water) and the packaging strongly suggested it might be interesting. Wow, what an understatement! After two spins...it's fantastic. Pink Floyd influences...sure, I get it. But, Battiato are risk-takers, and what a pay-off. The second listen struck me: could this artist be on Steven Stapleton's legendary Nurse With Wound list? Not surprisingly, they are! Highly recommended.
Israelibeats

Israelibeats

March 1, 2018
referencing Pollution, LP, Album, BBXL 10002

A true legend LP for all Franco Battiato music lovers
hhjack

hhjack

November 29, 2017
referencing Pollution, LP, Album, RE, SV132
A very unusual release from a very unique artist. I also own Battiato's previous album, Fetus, which is an interesting album of electronic, avantgarde pop. Pollution is a worthy follow up that exceeds the debut in many ways. The albums progresses in a montage of musical cues that go from synths awash with chaotic bursts immediately followed by melodically folky moments. And then suddenly, there is a classical break intermixed with field recordings that soon lead their way into a jam that rocks around for awhile.

Battiato is a bit hard to pinpoint musically but he's a treat to listen to and this release from Superior Viaduct does him a great service. The packing is of high quality with hard stock, complete with an impressive gatefold and trippy inner sleeve notes. Most importantly, the mix is carefully done and plays dead quiet. Highly recommended.
F.C.N.

F.C.N.

October 3, 2017
referencing Pollution, CD, Album, RE, ARCD 026
Taken from vinyl. You can hear a clic or two too.
ladrodipolli

ladrodipolli

October 23, 2014
referencing Pollution, LP, Album, RE, 88697608991
Second album Pollution followed the same route of Fetus with a minimalist sound mainly based on the use of a VCS3 synth, unusual lyrics, complex arrangements. Anyway the sound was a bit richer with a larger use of traditional rock instruments. Fetus and Pollution are considered Battiato best records for prog fans.