Alan Sorrenti

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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Alan Sorrenti Discography Tracks

Albums

Alan Sorrenti Aria (Album) Harvest Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Come Un Vecchio Incensiere All'alba Di Un Villaggio Deserto (Album) Harvest Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Alan Sorrenti (Album) Harvest Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Sienteme, It's Time To Land (Album) Harvest Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Figli Delle Stelle (Album) EMI Iceland 1977 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti L.A. & N.Y. (Album) EMI France 1979 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Di Notte (Album) CBO Records Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
CBLP 1006 Alan Sorrenti Angeli Di Strada(LP) Ricordi CBLP 1006 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Bonno Soku Bodai (Album) WEA Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Radici (Album) Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin Italy 1992 Sell This Version
MKM 512188 2 Alan Sorrenti Sottacqua(CD, Album) Sony Music MKM 512188 2 Italy 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Alan Sorrenti Vorrei Incontrarti / Un Fiume Tranquillo Harvest Italy 1972 Sell This Version
3C 006-17881 Alan Sorrenti Una Luce Si Accende / A Te Che Dormi (Dedicato A Roberta)(7", Single) Harvest 3C 006-17881 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
3C 000 70028 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, 3C 006-18017 Alan Sorrenti Dicitencello Vuje(7", Single) Harvest, EMI 3 C006-18017, 3C 006-18017 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
3C 006-17983 Alan Sorrenti Le Tue Radici(7") Harvest 3C 006-17983 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
3C 000 70052 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
Alan Sorrenti Sienteme Harvest Italy 1976 Sell This Version
The Sylvers / Alan Sorrenti The Sylvers / Alan Sorrenti - Hot Line / Try To Imagine Capitol Records, Harvest Italy 1976 Sell This Version
3C 000-70077 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 - 79009 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 / Don McLean Alan Sorrenti / Don McLean - Figli Delle Stelle / Prime Time(7", Jukebox) EMI 3C 000-79010 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
3C 000 70107 UX, Alan Sorrenti, Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble, La Bottega Dell'Arte UX, Alan Sorrenti, Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble, La Bottega Dell'Arte - Omaggio alle Orchestre - PROMO(7") Belriver S.R.L. 3C 000 70107 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
Alan Sorrenti Figli Delle Stelle (Single) EMI Italy 1978 Sell This Version
3C 000-79020 Alan Sorrenti / Fantasy (13) Alan Sorrenti / Fantasy (13) - Donna Luna / Cantando(7", Jukebox) EMI 3C 000-79020 Italy 1978 Sell This Version