Simon Luca

Simon Luca

Real Name:
Alberto Favata
Profile:
A singer songwriter from Piacenza, Alberto Favata started his career in the late 60's with some singles in a beat style under the name of Alberto Oro.
At the turn of the seventies, now based and well known in Milan, he took the name of Simon Luca and recorded his first album, Da tremila anni, and some singles on the Victory label. An orchestrated pop album, this went unnoticed despite the help of some name musicians, among which members of Stormy Six and drummer Tullio De Piscopo.
Second album was released with his backing band, L'Enorme Maria, a sort of supergroup including some of the best musicians from Milan like Alberto Camerini, Fabio Treves, brothers Ricky (later with Nuova Idea and New Trolls) and Gigi Belloni, Eugenio Finardi, Donatella Bardi.
Entitled Per proteggere l'enorme Maria, the album had good sales success and Simon Luca appeared in some open air festivals of the time. The album is slightly more rock-oriented, though not entirely convincing, the singer had an original harsh voice but the arrangements are not particularly effective.
Third and last album, E la mia mente? is probably his best. Again with help from L'Enorme Maria (now with Claudio Bazzari on guitar, Gigi Belloni on bass, Flaviano Cuffari on drums, Ronnie Jackson and Claudio Ciampini on guitars and singer Flavia Baldassarri), the album has very good guitar-led parts, though some male-female vocal passages can sound dated at times.
A rock album rather than a prog one, and including 16 tracks all connected to form two long suites, this can be an interesting listen to many.
Simon Luca ended his career as solo artist after some late singles in the second half of the 70's. He's remained in the showbiz since then, both in the advertising world and as composer of TV and movie soundtracks.
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Simon Luca Discography

Albums

VY. 100050, LP/VY 100050 Simonluca* Da Tremila Anni(LP, Album) Victory Records (10), Victory Records (10) VY. 100050, LP/VY 100050 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
Simon Luca Per Proteggere L'Enorme Maria (Album) Ariston Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Simon Luca E La Mia Mente? (Album) Ariston, Ariston Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Simon Luca Pugni Di Rabbia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Carosello Italy 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AR/0528, VY/050 Ornella Vanoni / Simon Luca Ornella Vanoni / Simon Luca - Il Tempo D'Impazzire / Spegni La Luce(7", Jukebox) Ariston Records, Victory Records (10) AR/0528, VY/050 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
VY 050 Simon Luca Spegni La Luce(7", Single) Victory Records (10) VY 050 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
OPL-1-1 Simon Luca Como Toda La Vida / Mujer(7", Single) Opalo OPL-1-1 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
Simon Luca Ridammi La Mia Anima / Cuore Nero (Single) Ariston Progressive, Ariston Progressive Italy 1972 Sell This Version
AR/ 0556 Simon Luca Ridammi La Mia Anima / Mangia Con Me Il Tuo Pane(7", Jukebox) Ariston AR/ 0556 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
AR/EP/1028 Simon Luca Untitled(7", EP, Promo) Ariston AR/EP/1028 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
AR/0594 Simon Luca Io Credo In Te(7", Single) Ariston AR/0594 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
AR/0594, A/PT/401 A Simon Luca / Air Fiesta* Simon Luca / Air Fiesta* - Come E' Fatto Il Viso Di Una Donna / Wanna Do My Thing(7", Jukebox) Ariston, President Records AR/0594, A/PT/401 A Italy 1973 Sell This Version
BL 11241 Simon Luca Und Morgen Bin Ich Wieder Da(7", Single) Bellaphon BL 11241 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
J.B. 58 Drupi (2) / Simon Luca Drupi (2) / Simon Luca - Sereno È... / Pazzia (Parlez-moi De Lui)(7", Promo) Ricordi J.B. 58 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
SRL 10727 Simon Luca Un'Età / Pazzia(7") Ricordi SRL 10727 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
J.B. 67 Mia Martini / Simon Luca Mia Martini / Simon Luca - Donna Con Te / Per Favore Basta(7", Promo) Ricordi J.B. 67 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
SRL 10762 Simon Luca Per Favore, Basta(7") Ricordi SRL 10762 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
SRL 10800 Simon Luca Bang Bang (7") Ricordi SRL 10800 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
J.B. 92 Simon Luca / El Tigre (2) Simon Luca / El Tigre (2) - Bang Bang / Op Eh Op(7", Jukebox) Ricordi J.B. 92 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
ZBSR 7107 Simonluca* E La Luna(7") Spaghetti Records ZBSR 7107 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
ZBSR 7107 Simonluca* E La Luna(7") Spaghetti Records ZBSR 7107 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
NR 7702 Simon Luca Bang-Bang(7") Nerucci NR 7702 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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