Thursday, April 28, 2011
Nilsson - Per Chi/Leggenda 7" (1972)
A few weeks back my friend Robbie (an infinite source of rare vinyl I can't afford!) found this rare Nilsson single on Italian Ebay. Side A contains an Italian language version of his smash hit "Without You". At the end of the song, he does switch back to English on the last chorus. A powerful song, now available in Italian. But the real winner here is side B, from what I can tell is an old Italian folk song called "Leggenda", which lyrically has something to do with trying to catch a butterfly (and I believe killing it in the process). The moral of the story is that we cannot catch our dreams. Anyway, the song is really catchy and kind of dark aside from the really uplifting bouncy baroque chorus. A rare gem in the vast catalogue of a musical genius! Give it a try. Ripped from vinyl, at 320 Kbps with cover scan included. I would have included the back too, but it was the same as the front...
A: Per Chi (Without You)