Fabrizio De André
Gian Piero Reverberi
Folk music, Chanson
| La buona novella
Fabrizio De André albums, Folk music albums
Volume 3 (Vol. 3°) is the third album released by Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio De André. It was first issued in 1968 on Bluebell Records and is De André's last studio release on Bluebell. Of the songs contained in the album, only four were previously unreleased; the other ones are re-recordings of Karim period songs.
All tracks written by Fabrizio De André, except where noted."Il gorilla" is a translated version of the Georges Brassens' song "Le Gorille". It is about a gorilla which, escaped from its cage, loses his virginity after deciding to rape a judge instead of an old woman. The story is ultimately used to convey a message against death penalty.
"S'i' fosse foco" is based on the LXXXVI satirical sonnet of the Rime (Rhymes), written by Italian medieval poet Cecco Angiolieri.
"Nell'acqua della chiara fontana" is a translated version of the Georges Brassens' song "Dans l'eau de la claire fontaine".
"Il re fa rullare i tamburi" is a translated version of the French traditional song of the 14th century, "Le roi a fait battre tambour", which had been recorded in its native language by Yves Montand in 1959.
1La canzone di Marinella3:16Volume 3 (Fabrizio De André album) Wikipedia
3La ballata dell'eroe2:33