Larry Paul Emmett ‎– Evita

Gei-Ar Productions ‎– EV/1
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Evita 6:08
B Evita (Instrumental) 6:08

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Produced for Gei-Ar Productions
Mixed at "Studio LA NAVE"
Thanks to: Apple computer Italy; bit relations - P. Kalin
℗ 1984 - © copyright by ed. Dischi Cipria srl / Equipe Ed. Mus.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout Groove): EV1-1L
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout Groove): EV1-2L
  • Other (Date Etched Both Sides): 16-3-84
  • Rights Society: SIAE

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SB 1845 Larry Paul Emmett Evita(7", Single) Bernett Records SB 1845 France 1985 Sell This Version
SB 19045 Larry Paul Emmett Evita(12", Maxi) Bernett Records SB 19045 France 1985 Sell This Version
JRX 102 Larry Paul Emmett Evita(12") Joy Records JRX 102 Greece 1984 Sell This Version


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June 30, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
YouTube comment that explains the 2 different versions:

"Larry Paul Emmett passed away December 2012. He was arrested in Italy on a bogus charge of hashish possession a few days before the song Evita was released. Several months later he was expedited back to the US and wasnt allowed to return to Italy. The sad thing is he never really knew Evita was a hit. The record company didnt want the public to know that their singer was in jail for hash so they released another version as quickly as they could.. My name is Mike Parker and i was Larrys husband of twenty years until his death. Larry used to tell me he had a record in Italy and he often wondered if anybody ever listened to it.He would be proud to that it was heard and enjoyed by so many. Larry continued with many styles of music over the years of including pop,rock, and blues but his biggest passion was for gospel.He also became a very successful restaurantaur as he and i started and own the Pizza Shack restaurants in Jackson, Mississippi. I am writing this on the first anniversary of his death but it fills my heart with joy that he is remembered.I know nobody knows what happened to him but your simple and kind comment motivated me to share this tidbit of info with you. feel free to pass it along if anybody is curious and you are welcome to contact me if you have any questions. Sincerely, Michael Parker"


July 5, 2008

One of the finest and most accessible examples of the Italo-disco genre; this great record can be enjoyed equally by the most cynical Italo nerd and the average listener alike.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the subject matter relates to a warning about advent of technology (maybe) and contains an unfortunate spelling mistake: “A-V-I-O-D the confusion” indeed.
Adding somewhat to the mystery of this song is that two very similar versions of the same track were released at around the same time, by the same producers and on the same label. It’s bizarre that such a tiny label would bother to release the same song twice, but of course these unusual elements all add to the appeal of Italo-disco as a genre.
The other version, by Coco Bill, is somewhat rarer and more desired by collectors, but for me this one, by Larry Paul Emmet is by far superior.
The main difference between the two is that the Coco Bill version is generally more subdued and the drums slightly too heavy and muffled, whereas the Larry Paul Emmet recording is held together by a cracking electro beat, clearer sound and an addictive synth line which should get all would-be Italo b-boys on the floor.