It must be because I love you...
Ricchi & Poveri is an Italian group formed in 1967 and originally composed of Franco Gatti, Angela Brambati, Angelo Sotgiu and Marina Occhiena, a group which can boast of having sold no less than 20 million records to date.
Group that will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s thanks to the enormous single "Sarà perché ti amo", single which was released in 1981 and which will remain as one of the most emblematic titles of the decade on the Italian side.
As such alone, we had to devote this article to them.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
L'ultimo amore 1968
L'amore è una cosa meravigliosa 1970
Che sarà 1971
Una musica 1973
Coriandoli si di noi 1975
Il mio canto 1976
Ma se ghe pensu 1977
Questo amore 1978
E no, e no 1980
Sara perche ti amo 1981
M'innamoro di te 1981
Made in Italy 1982
Mamma Maria 1982
Cosa sei 1983
Voulez-vous danser ? 1983
Se m’innamoro 1985
Dimmi quando 1985
Nascerà Gesù 1988
Chi voglio sei tu 1989
Buona giornata 1990
1968 ... the very first title of a small group whose saga will span over thirty years, just that. And what better way to start than this luxury cover of one of Robert Knight's flagship titles from 1967
1970 ... in a style so typical of the early 1970s, the group displays possibilities that suggest a continuation of the most interesting ...
1971 ... the 1970s saw the group operate at 4, which was not the case for the next. But whether they work at 3 or 4, the result will be the same, especially on this title which propels them to the front of the stage in a shattering way. The same title which will be repeated the following year by a certain Mike Brant under the title 'Qui Saura'. And yes, it is indeed the same song ...
1973 ... the rise in power is inexorable and the group begins to establish himself as one of the phenomena of the moment. Especially when he delivers copies of this style ...
1975 ... in a fresh and airy style, their style is mainly based on ballads and it works perfectly during this decade
1976 ... they confirm an obvious talent for the Intimist, in particular through titles like this one. A title which literally floats in the air and which simply feels good. MA-GIC !
1977 ... a new proof with this sumptuous title. A title which allows the group to mix its different voices in an optimal way. Once again MA-GIC !
1978 ... the group impresses with its plethora of titles. Each year, it is a minimum of 2, 3 or even 4 minimum titles. An inspiration in perpetual boiling and which is surely one of the most prolific of the moment
1980 ... a change of decade which rhymes with acceleration of the tempo and change of tone. A shift that will pay off given what is looming on the horizon ...
1981 ... then comes THIS title. The title which establishes them definitively and indisputably as one of the flagship groups of the moment. Here they are quite simply signing one of the biggest Dance hits of the decade, a mega hit which makes them enter once and for all in the musical legends of the 80s. MAS-TER-FUL !
1981 ... after the Dance gem, here comes almost the equivalent in the Intimist register. The group is in incredible Olympic form which literally makes them walk on water. MA-GIC !
1982 ... the Dance dynamic does not weaken by an Iota and allows them to produce this kind of song, rhythmic while being particularly light and airy. Typical of Made in Italy at the start of the decade
1982 ... in the same vein. Their good humor is communicative and indisputably brings a breath of fresh air that is really good. The joy of living will forever remain one of the essential qualities of this decidedly extraordinary group !
1983 ... one of the most prolific inspiration of the past 15 years. And almost every time titles of very high caliber, even anthology. Who says better ?
1983 ... one of the rare groups to have been able to cross the 1960s, then the 1970s, then the 1980s. A longevity reserved for the best and only for those who have been able to adapt and stick to the times, necessarily !
1985 ... year after year, title after title, the Success Story continues. And even if the group will never be able to match the success of 'Sarà perché ti amo', everything they have offered alongside is of high quality, it is clear !
1985 ... an Italian sound typical of this mid-decade. A unique know-how that allows them to stand out from the crowd, even if the time for planetary mega hits is over
1988 ... already 20 years of existence on the clock and the trio is in good shape, to say the least. Will he pass the course of the next decade ? Good question...
1989 ... how did they get through the decades with such ease ? Simply by constantly adapting. A new proof with this title perfectly in tune with the times
1990 ... we wondered if they would move on to the next decade. The proof is here. Fourth decade crossed and few wrinkles on the clock. A longevity worthy of the greatest !
1994 ... well, this time, we are well and truly at the end of the adventure. Because there, the gap becomes really too obvious with the competition. But what a great adventure in the end with a plethora of titles including several anthology. Forza Italia !
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