P. Lion

P. Lion

Real Name:
Pietro Paolo Pelandi
P. Lion – P. LION Project

P. Lion (Pietro Paolo Pelandi, born on 29/06/1959 in Alzano Lombardo - Italy) is a composer and author launched in dance music market during the Eighties.
The stage name P. Lion comes from the lion who is the family crest .
He began playing and studying piano since the tender age of 5 years and slowly discovered his artistic talent as a composer rather than a virtuoso instrumentalist, attracted by the great emotional and communicative power of music.
The experience in the band DREAM, founded in Alzano Lombardo in the early 70's, along with drummer/percussionist and composer/author Noberto Mosconi, drummer Giovanni Marcassoli, guitarist Giorgio Pelliccioli, bassist Stefano Colombelli, keyboardist Massimo Berti (hereinafter WishKey) will convince him more and more to focus on writing songs and deepening of technologies, wearing audio recording .
In 1980 passed his exams as a composer and author and entered as registered in SIAE, in which became as Associated in 1990 with the nomination of the President Roman Vlad .
From 1981 to 1983 had been working as a textile chemist at the MCS Urgnano which gave him the opportunity to travel, especially across Europe and the USA and by these experiences grew the desire to publish some of the many songs that recorded in his small studio.
In 1983, in the wake of the newly Italo Dance, released his first single "Happy children" produced by David Zambelli (DJ and owner of the record store American Disco in Bergamo) to whom he submitted a "cassette tape" with 3 demo including the harmonic basis of Happy Children.
The record had been realized with Marco Gotti (sax) and Bruno Bergonzi (Simmons drum) at Regson Studio in Milan with the engineer Enzo Maffione. Mixed by Massimo Noé at Baby Studio.
Distributed in Italy by Discomagic, within a few months became one of the unforgettable "Evergreen" dance of the Eighties and was bought by Carrere France at MIDEM 1984 for worldwide distribution.
In 1984 he leaved his job as a textile technician and repeated the success with the second single "Dream", especially in the French market, where his two hits remained for years the soundtrack of the two most important TV musical shows TOP30 and TOP50 .
He lived in France from 1984 to 1986, based in Provence, promoting Radio/TV throughout Europe and performing the songs of the first LP “Springtime”.
After the success of the first album and with the end of the collaboration with the team of David Zambelli, he also became producer of himself and recorded several discomixes as "Believe Me", "Under The Moon" and "You'll never break my heart" with the historic Italian label Durium.
The early Nineties saw P. Lion active and focused on the recording technology and deepening of digital audio in the personal studio of Alzano Lombardo as well as in the one situated in the School of Music CDPM of which he became Vice President.
In 1995 he released his second album, titled "A Step In The Right Way", devoted to his son Edoardo, born in '94, published by FMA and its original publisher Italo Allione.
He has also worked as composer, arranger and producer for several artists including Betty Villani (De nuevo tu) and Tony Sheridan (Colors) as well as consultant of the jazz label “CDPM/Lion”.
The last decade also saw the creation of the label and music publishing Faier Entertainment and DiPaiTon together members Tullio Lanfranchi and Davide Sapienza.
At the end of 2007 he started the design and construction, with the invaluable help and advice of friends and fellow musicians Ugo Passera, Lucio Bianchetti and Roger Rota, the new professional recording studio P. LION Studios in Ranica combining the best of the analog and digital audio technologies.
Precious to the achievement of a unparalleled quality listening the contribution of Maestro Bruno Santori which provides the main monitors and 2 studio recorders from ex DbOne Recording Studio.
Unfortunately on 2012 the “big” studio based on SSL 4000 G Plus was closed due to the general economic and music production crisis.

On February 2014 start with a single for the new LP of P. LION Project with the main vocalist Paola Parisi and backing vocal Carlo Baggi.

New single MONeY released on 2015 May, 10 is the first song from the upcoming album.



• Springtime (Discomagic - Carrere Records, 1984)
• A step in the right way (FMA Records, 1995)

Singles/Maxi 45:

• Happy Children (Discomagic - Carrere Records, 1983)
• Dream (Discomagic - Carrere Records, 1984)
• Reggae radio (Discomagic - Carrere Records, 1984)
• Believe me (Durium Records, 1985)
• Under the moon (Durium Records, 1986)
• You'll never break my heart (Durium Records, 1987)
• Burn In His Hands (P.Lion Production, 1991)
• A Salty Dog/Sea So Blue (<plp> Records, 2014)
• MONeY (<plp> Records, 2015)
• Remember (<plp> Records, 2015)
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P. Lion Discography Tracks


P. Lion Springtime (Album) Discomagic Records Greece 1984 Sell This Version
P. Lion A Step In The Right Way... (Album) F.M.A. Italy 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

P. Lion Happy Children (Single, Maxi) American Disco UK 1983 Sell This Version
JB 102 P. Lion / Stylóo P. Lion / Stylóo - Happy Children (Vocal) / Pretty Face(7", Jukebox) Discomagic Records JB 102 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
P. Lion Dream (Maxi, Single) American Disco France 1984 Sell This Version
JB 218 Savage / P. Lion Savage / P. Lion - Only you / Reggae Radio(7", Jukebox) Discomagic Records JB 218 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
JB 104 P. Lion / Federico L'Olandese Volante P. Lion / Federico L'Olandese Volante - Dream / Just Another Love Song(7", Jukebox) Discomagic Records JB 104 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
P. Lion Believe Me (Maxi) Durium Italy 1985 Sell This Version
P. Lion Reggae Radio / Springtime (Maxi) Discomagic Records Italy 1985 Sell This Version
P. Lion Under The Moon (Single, Maxi) Durium Germany 1986 Sell This Version
P. Lion You'll Never Break My Heart / Game Of Life Durium Italy 1987 Sell This Version
P. Lion Happy Children / Dream Discomagic Oldies, Discomagic Oldies Italy 1991 Sell This Version
P. Lion Burn In His Hands (Single, Maxi) P.Lion Production Italy 1991 Sell This Version
GDC 2059-8 P. Lion / 49ers P. Lion / 49ers - Happy Children / Touch Me(CD, Single) ZYX Music GDC 2059-8 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
ZYX 0010-12 P. Lion / Lee Marrow P. Lion / Lee Marrow - Happy Children / Shanghai(12") ZYX Music ZYX 0010-12 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
P. Lion / Miko Mission P. Lion / Miko Mission - Happy Children / How Old Are You (Single) 12 Inch Stars, Dig It International Italy 1999 Sell This Version
ZYX 9398-8 E-Raser Feat. P. Lion E-Raser Feat. P. Lion - Happy Children 2001(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 9398-8 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NC 22567-0171/0 Supaled Feat. P. Lion Supaled Feat. P. Lion - Happy Children(12") No Colors NC 22567-0171/0 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
3133322 P. Lion / Ryan Paris P. Lion / Ryan Paris - Happy Children / Dolce Vita(CDr, Single, Car) Wagram Music 3133322 France 2008 Sell This Version
plp15002 P. Lion Remember(File, Single) PLP Records (2) plp15002 Italy 2015
473 433-3 P. Lion Dream / Happy Children(7", Single, Pic) PolyGram Collections 473 433-3 France 2015 Sell This Version
plp15001 P. Lion MONeY(File, ALAC, Single) PLP Records (2) plp15001 Italy 2015
DCS 31691 P. Lion / Tom Hooker / Kano P. Lion / Tom Hooker / Kano - Happy Children / Only One / Queen Of Witches(12") Dance Classics (2) DCS 31691 Italy Unknown Sell This Version