Alan Sorrenti

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Alan Sorrenti
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Italian singer and composer, born 9 December 1950 in Naples, Italy.
Brother of Jenny Sorrenti
Of Welsh origin, he spent most of his childhood in Aberystwyth. His musical debut dates back to 1972, when Alan released on Harvest the prog-rock album "Aria", a brilliant experimental effort, also featuring such famed artists as jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty - whose consistent contribution is fully enjoyable especially in the A-sidelong title-track suite.

Alan's second full-length album "Come un vecchio incensiere all'alba di un villaggio deserto" - which followed in 1973 - was more or less along the same lines as the former, but it lacked its freshness and originality.

The third, self-titled LP - including a new version of the Neapolitan classic "Dicitencello vuje", previously released as a single - was the most controversial of Alan's early production: While leaving somehow disappointed his traditional fans, nevertheless gave him a new popularity among a larger - and maybe, but not necessarily, less demanding - public.

In 1976, Alan came back with the disco-oriented album "Sienteme, It's Time to Land", including seven out of nine tracks sung in English, but hit it really big two years later, with the greatly successful release of "Figli delle stelle" (1978), a positively disco-oriented album which resulted in one of that year's best-selling LPs.

The following releases of "L.A. & N.Y." (1979) and "Di notte" (1980) - including the hit singles "Tu sei l'unica donna per me" and "Non so che darei" respectively - were equally successful, and helped Alan establish himself as a legitimate mainstream music star.

In 1981, Alan once again astonished his fans with the gritty rock single "La strada brucia", a solid but rather overlooked attempt to break new ground in his personal musical evolution.
Unfortunately, the two following albums "Angeli della strada" (1983) and, above all, the Buddhist-inspired "Bonno Soku Bodai" (1987) weren't up to both artistic and commercial expectations, marking a kind of impasse in Alan's career.

"Radici" - a compilation of hits including two new tracks, among which the outstanding "Vola" - was released in 1992, while a new collection of old hits, "Miami", came out in 1997, this time including three new tracks: The catchy dance tune "Kyoko Mon Amour", the romantic "Una come te", and "Torna a Surriento".

In 2003, Alan finally released a whole new album, "Sottacqua", launched by the hit single "Paradiso Beach", which was performed in duet with vocalist Jenny B..
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3C 064-17836 Alan Sorrenti - Aria album art Alan Sorrenti Aria (Album) Harvest 3C 064-17836 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
3C 064-17878 Alan Sorrenti - Come Un Vecchio Incensiere All'Alba Di Un Villaggio Deserto album art Alan Sorrenti Come Un Vecchio Incensiere All'Alba Di Un Villaggio Deserto (Album) Harvest 3C 064-17878 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
3C 244 18059, 3C 064 18059 Alan Sorrenti - Alan Sorrenti album art Alan Sorrenti Alan Sorrenti (Album) Harvest 3C 244 18059, 3C 064 18059 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 064 - 18206 Alan Sorrenti - Sienteme, It's Time To Land album art Alan Sorrenti Sienteme, It's Time To Land (Album) Harvest 3C 064 - 18206 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 364-18312 Alan Sorrenti - Figli Delle Stelle album art Alan Sorrenti Figli Delle Stelle (Album) EMI 3C 364-18312 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
70.358, 70. 358 Alan Sorrenti - L.A. & N.Y. album art Alan Sorrenti L.A. & N.Y. (Album) EMI 70.358, 70. 358 France 1979 Sell This Version
SLP-3065 Alan Sorrenti - Di Notte album art Alan Sorrenti Di Notte (Album) CBO Records SLP-3065 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
CBK 71006 Alan Sorrenti - Angeli Di Strada album art Alan Sorrenti Angeli Di Strada (Album) CBO Records CBK 71006 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
242 228-2 Alan Sorrenti - Bonno Soku Bodai album art Alan Sorrenti Bonno Soku Bodai (Album) WEA 242 228-2 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
TDSBL 152 Alan Sorrenti - Radici album art Alan Sorrenti Radici (Album) Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin TDSBL 152 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
MKM 512188 2 Alan Sorrenti - Sottacqua album art Alan Sorrenti Sottacqua(CD, Album) Sony Music MKM 512188 2 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
094634812924 Alan Sorrenti - Le Più Belle Canzoni Di Alan Sorrenti  album art Alan Sorrenti Le Più Belle Canzoni Di Alan Sorrenti (CD, Emi) EMI 094634812924 Italy 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

3 C006-17 852 Alan Sorrenti - Vorrei Incontrarti / Un Fiume Tranquillo album art Alan Sorrenti Vorrei Incontrarti / Un Fiume Tranquillo Harvest 3 C006-17 852 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
3C 000 70028 Alan Sorrenti - Dicitencello Vuje / Stardust album art Alan Sorrenti / Alexander (19) Alan Sorrenti / Alexander (19) - Dicitencello Vuje / Stardust(7", Jukebox) Harvest, Parlophone 3C 000 70028 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3 C006-18017 Alan Sorrenti - Dicitencello Vuje album art Alan Sorrenti Dicitencello Vuje(7", Single) Harvest 3 C006-18017 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 006-17983 Alan Sorrenti - Le Tue Radici album art Alan Sorrenti Le Tue Radici(7") Harvest 3C 006-17983 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 000 70052 Alan Sorrenti - Le Tue Radici (Parte I) / My Eyes Adored You  album art Alan Sorrenti / Frankie Valli Alan Sorrenti / Frankie Valli - Le Tue Radici (Parte I) / My Eyes Adored You (7", Jukebox) Harvest, Private Stock 3C 000 70052 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 006-18210 Alan Sorrenti - Sienteme  album art Alan Sorrenti Sienteme Harvest 3C 006-18210 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 000-70077 Alan Sorrenti - Nice And Slow (Instrumental) / Sienteme album art Jesse Green / Alan Sorrenti Jesse Green / Alan Sorrenti - Nice And Slow (Instrumental) / Sienteme(7", Jukebox) EMI, Harvest 3C 000-70077 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 000 70089, 3C 000 - 70089 Alan Sorrenti - Hot Line / Try To Imagine album art The Sylvers / Alan Sorrenti The Sylvers / Alan Sorrenti - Hot Line / Try To Imagine(7", Promo) Capitol Records, Harvest 3C 000 70089, 3C 000 - 70089 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 000 - 79009 Alan Sorrenti - Figli Delle Stelle /  'Na Tazzulella 'E Cafè album art Alan Sorrenti / Pino Daniele Alan Sorrenti / Pino Daniele - Figli Delle Stelle / 'Na Tazzulella 'E Cafè(7", Jukebox) EMI 3C 000 - 79009 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
3C 000-79010 Alan Sorrenti - Figli Delle Stelle /  Prime Time album art Alan Sorrenti / Don McLean Alan Sorrenti / Don McLean - Figli Delle Stelle / Prime Time(7", Jukebox) EMI 3C 000-79010 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
31C 006 18307 Alan Sorrenti - Figli Delle Stelle album art Alan Sorrenti Figli Delle Stelle (Single) EMI 31C 006 18307 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
3C 000 - 79020 Alan Sorrenti - Donna Luna / Cantando album art Alan Sorrenti / Fantasy (13) Alan Sorrenti / Fantasy (13) - Donna Luna / Cantando(7", Jukebox) EMI 3C 000 - 79020 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
3C 006 -18340 Alan Sorrenti - Donna Luna album art Alan Sorrenti Donna Luna(7") EMI 3C 006 -18340 Italy 1978 Sell This Version