Italy - Full Moon 33 - 06/28/99
El Bandolero Stanco
Roberto Vecchioni has been a favourite of mine since I heard a sort of
Greatest Hits CD a couple of years ago. I then found some of his early works
(such as, Elisir and Ipertensione) and I was stunned by the
beauty of his words and the harmonic marriage of the words and the music. I was
The other day I came across his recent CD, El Bandolero Stanco.
Mamma mia, che musica ... che poesia. The music is set in a bit of a melancholic
climate - a somewhat retrospective review of the past and a rather cynical
aspect of the now. But then again, it is in this fin-de-siecle negativity
that the Symbolist painters of the 1890's found beauty and elegance. Another
CD that easily transcends language and culture to enhance our lives.
Copyright © 1999 Stavros Moschopoulos