Mauro Scocco

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Swedish star with west coast touch…

Mauro Scocco first reached fame in the ’80s as a member of the pop group Ratata. In the ’90, he went solo and repeatedly scored radio and chart hits with his romantic and slick ballads. Just as important was his work as a songwriter for, among others, soul and pop singer Lisa Nilsson and as record company owner and producer. Scocco’s mainstream pop appeal lessened slightly in the late ’90s, but he was still a major artist on the Swedish adult contemporary scene.

At the age of ten, Mauro Scocco moved with his parents to Stockholm from the small town of Fristad. Eight years later, still attending school, he formed the band Ratata with Anders Skog, Johan Kling, Heinz Liljedahl, and Johan Ekelund. In 1981, they released their debut single and soon also a full-length album. Due to internal conflicts, the band soon broke up but was re-formed as a duo, now only featuring Scocco and Ekelund. It was with this setting, and romantic mainstream pop, that Ratata became one of the more important Swedish pop groups during the ’80s. In 1988, they took a break and Scocco released his self-titled solo debut. His even more radio-friendly solo material matched the success of Ratata very well and the song “Sarah” was the big hit in Sweden in 1988.

Ratata reunited for Människor Under Molnen and an arena tour, but, in 1991, Scocco had gone solo again and released Dr. Space Dagbok. The big hit from this album was, not unexpectedly, another soft ballad: “Till de Ensamma.” The same year, he released another, more obscure album: Det Sjungande Trädet. Containing only instrumental piano music, the rather unknown effort is an interesting contrast to the radio pop that Scocco is usually associated with. During the ’90s, his sound changed to become even more polished and sophisticated, leaving most traces of ’80s pop behind. The result is often described as pop-soul, very slick and radio friendly. 28 Grader i Skuggan from 1994 is considered the record where this change was first fully realized. Meanwhile, Scocco was just as successful as a songwriter. Among the hits he has written is Lisa Nilsson’s “Himlen Runt Hörnet,” released on Scocco’s own Diesel.

The album Godmorgon Sverige followed the same slick pop-soul formula as the prior album and featured the big hit “Om Det Är O.K.,” but on Tillbaks till Världen, Scocco released a somewhat more earthy album, even considered by some as a singer/songwriter.

In 2003 two albums has been released. The “Beat Hotel” album featuring Michael McDonald and “La Dolce Vita”, a greatest hits of Mauro Scocco´s work from 1982 until 2003.

Since then Mauro Scocco has released several albums and in 2013 a tribute album featuring top swedish musicians singing their version of a Scocco song.
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Albums

STATMC 9 Mauro Scocco - Mauro Scocco album art Mauro Scocco Mauro Scocco (Album) The Record Station STATMC 9 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
Diesel M-3 Mauro Scocco - Dr Space Dagbok album art Mauro Scocco Dr Space Dagbok (Album) Diesel Music Diesel M-3 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Diesel C-5 Mauro Scocco - Det Sjungande Trädet - Tio Pianostycken album art Mauro Scocco Det Sjungande Trädet - Tio Pianostycken(CD, Album) Diesel Music Diesel C-5 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Diesel M-8 Mauro Scocco - Ciao! album art Mauro Scocco Ciao! (Album) Diesel Music Diesel M-8 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
Diesel C-15, C-15 Mauro Scocco - 28 Grader I Skuggan album art Mauro Scocco 28 Grader I Skuggan (Album) Diesel Music, Diesel Music Diesel C-15, C-15 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
DIESEL C-19 Mauro Scocco - Godmorgon Sverige album art Mauro Scocco Godmorgon Sverige (Album) Diesel Music DIESEL C-19 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
none Mauro Scocco - Tillbaks Till Världen album art Mauro Scocco Tillbaks Till Världen (Album) Diesel Music none Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
Diesel C-29 Mauro Scocco - Beat Hotel album art Mauro Scocco Beat Hotel (Album) Diesel Music Diesel C-29 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
Diesel C-34 Mauro Scocco - Herr Jimsons Äventyr album art Mauro Scocco Herr Jimsons Äventyr (Album) Diesel Music Diesel C-34 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
DIESEL C-36 Mauro Scocco - Ljudet Av Tiden Som Går album art Mauro Scocco Ljudet Av Tiden Som Går(CD, Album) Diesel Music DIESEL C-36 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
50999 028286 2 6 Mauro Scocco - Musik För Nyskilda album art Mauro Scocco Musik För Nyskilda(CD, Album) Capitol Records 50999 028286 2 6 Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
50999 015533 2 1 Mauro Scocco - Årets Julklapp! Från Mauro Scocco album art Mauro Scocco Årets Julklapp! Från Mauro Scocco (Album) Capitol Records 50999 015533 2 1 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version
5054196078218 Mauro Scocco - Mauros & Pluras Tågluff album art Mauro* & Plura* Mauro* & Plura* - Mauros & Pluras Tågluff (Album) Parlophone 5054196078218 Sweden 2014 Sell This Version
MAURSCO1LP Mauro Scocco - Den Stora Glömskan album art Mauro Scocco Den Stora Glömskan (Album) AWAL Recordings MAURSCO1LP Sweden 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TATI CD 20 Mauro Scocco - Vem Är Han album art Mauro Scocco Vem Är Han (Single, Maxi) The Record Station TATI CD 20 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
TATI 14 Mauro Scocco - Sarah album art Mauro Scocco Sarah The Record Station TATI 14 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
T10-29 Mauro Scocco - Äventyr album art Passagerarna Med Mauro Scocco Passagerarna Med Mauro Scocco - Äventyr(7") Slick Records T10-29 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
Diesel D-7 Mauro Scocco - Till Dom Ensamma album art Mauro Scocco Till Dom Ensamma (Single, Maxi) Diesel Music Diesel D-7 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Diesel T- 5 Mauro Scocco - Ingen Vinner album art Mauro Scocco Ingen Vinner (Single, Maxi) Diesel Music Diesel T- 5 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Diesel T- 4 Mauro Scocco - Det Finns album art Mauro Scocco Det Finns Diesel Music Diesel T- 4 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Diesel T- 6 Mauro Scocco - Någon Som Du album art Mauro Scocco Någon Som Du (Maxi, Single) Diesel Music Diesel T- 6 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Diesel D-14 Mauro Scocco - Nelly album art Scocco* Nelly (Maxi) Diesel Music Diesel D-14 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
Diesel T-13, Diesel P-14 Mauro Scocco - Om Du Var Min album art Scocco* Om Du Var Min (Single) Diesel Music Diesel T-13, Diesel P-14 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
Diesel S-15 Mauro Scocco - Mitt Liv album art Mauro Scocco Mitt Liv (Single) Diesel Music Diesel S-15 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
DIESEL U-1 Mauro Scocco - Heaven Sent album art Mauro Scocco Heaven Sent(CD, EP) Diesel Music DIESEL U-1 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version