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Mondi Lontanissimi (Italian: "Very Distant Worlds") is an album by Italian singer-songwriter Franco Battiato, released by EMI Italiana in 1985.
The central theme of most of the songs on the album is travelling, either on Earth or in space; for example "Via Lattea", "No Time No Space" and "I treni di Tozeur" speak of astronauts, telescopes and spaceships. "Temporary Road" is a song about drivers who sit in their cars in traffic jams every day, a slow first part in English and a second part in Italian. "Il Re del Mondo" is an older song, inspired by René Guenon's theories, released again in a re-arranged version,.
Also in 1985, Battiato re-recorded the songs "No Time No Space", "Temporary Road", "Il Re del Mondo", "Chan-son Egocentrique" (first recorded by Alice on her 1982 album Azimut), "I treni di Tozeur" and "L'animale", translated into English on his album Echoes of Sufi Dances and into Spanish on Ecos de Danzas Sufi.
"I treni di Tozeur" was originally performed by Battiato and his female colleague Alice in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, gaining the 5th place in a field of 19. On Mondi lontanissimi Battiato sings this song by himself.
- "Via Lattea" (Franco Battiato) - 4:50
- "Risveglio di Primavera" (Battiato, Giusto Pio) - 3:29
- "No Time No Space" (Battiato, Pio, Saro Cosentino) - 3:25
- "Personal computer" (Battiato, Cosentino) - 2:38
Filippo Destrieri - Keyboards
Gianfrando D'Adda - Drums
Alberto Radius - Guitars
Alfredo Riccardi - Cello
Marilyn Turner - Lyric voice
Lino Vaccina - Tabla
- "Temporary Road" (Battiato, Pio) - 2:47
- "Il Re del Mondo" (Battiato) - 3:26
- "Chan-son Egocentrique" (Francesco Messina, Battiato, Tommaso Tramonti) - 4:12
- "I treni di Tozeur" (Battiato, Pio, Cosentino) - 3:07
- "L'animale" (Battiato) - 3:18
1Via Lattea4:53Mondi lontanissimi Wikipedia
2Risveglio di primavera3:32
3No Time No Space3:28