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Alex Baroni

Alex Baroni
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Website www.alexbaroni.it (Italian)

Alex Baroni, born Alessandro (December 22, 1966 – April 13, 2002) was an Italian white soul / pop commercial singer, active between 2001 and 2002. He released 4 albums during his lifetime. A fifth posthumous record, a tribute album, and two more collections (one of which double, both of them containing previously unreleased material, and his greatest songs) were out after his death, which happened in a car accident, while he was driving his motorbike, not far from the centre of Rome. The legal action which subsequently took place ended in 2007, when the accused, who pleaded not guilty, was declared to be innocent, because, as it seems, the singer was driving too fast in the traffic of the capital.

Early career
Born in Milan, Baroni began his career singing in Milan clubs, during the 1990s, after getting his chemistry degree at the university, and while still working as a teacher. He sang the backing vocals for many famous artists, including Eros Ramazzotti, Spagna and Rossana Casale, before forming his own group, called Metrica, and releasing an album with them. His very first album was called Fuorimetrica, its title, which played with the name of the band, hinted at freedom of expression, irrespective of metrics. Though the record was produced by international star Eros Ramazzotti, and released on the latter's own label, in 1994, it didn't trouble the charts.

In 1997, he was critically acclaimed, winning two prizes, as a newcomer, at the popular Festival di Sanremo, the Festival of the Italian Song, for both best arrangement and his amazing vocal performance (Pavarotti Award), with the self-penned track "Cambiare". He was soon hailed as the "Italian Stevie Wonder", due to a very high range, and a black-like soulful voice. His second self-titled album, Alex Baroni, which produced many promotional single tracks (including the song presented at the Festival, and a cover version of The Beatles' classic "In My Life"), entered the Italian Top 50, peaking at Number 38, and was classified at Number 138 in the final annual chart, making him one of the best newcomers of the year, which was spent by the singer in performing an uncountable number of duets with too many artists to mention.

Later in 1997, he sang for the Italian version of Walt Disney's Hercules soundtrack, giving teenage Hercules his voice, on the song called "Posso farcela" - the English version, entitled "Go the Distance", was performed by Michael Bolton, while the Spanish rendition was "No importa la distancia", by Latin American singer Ricky Martin.

In 1998, Alex again took part to the Sanremo Festival, this time in a higher category (either called 'Big' or 'Champions'), because of his million-selling 1997 album, but he wasn't able to duplicate the success of the previous year. His new song, "Sei tu o lei (Quello che voglio)", rather different from the heartfelt ballad (seemingly dedicated to his father), which had won him so much acclaim, twelve months before, was a high-spirited uptempo, which suggested a sexually confused reality, and wasn't appreciated by the critics, who started accusing him of breathless singing 'above the lines'. However, his third album, titled after the sub-title of the song, Quello che voglio, again entered the Top 50, peaking at Number 42, four positions lower than his predecessor, but it went no further than the very last position in the Top 200 of the final yearly chart, also getting out of the charts some weeks earlier than Alex Baroni, though hard promotion and a videoclip which got high rotation on MTV Europe for the tune ambiguously called "Dimmi che ci sei" - its title being indeed general, the track was labelled by some as a gay love song, only adding up to the confusion of the Festival song. The album, though, did produce a smash hit, the summer anthem called "Onde", his most famous song internationally, and probably the best known in Italy too, second only to "Cambiare": "Onde" has a killing hook showing Alex at his best vocally, and a videoclip where the singer displays his skills as a diver, as well as a finely built musclebound. The song also gives its title to Baroni's 1998 international album, Onde, exclusively composed of songs taken from Alex Baroni and Quello che Voglio, and distributed in many European countries, including The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.

While touring for his 1998 album, Baroni participated in the Sopot Festival in Poland, which he won. After a triumphant return back home, he left again for Africa, along with the Italian songstress Giorgia, who had become his girlfriend, in the meantime. The two shot the videoclip for Alex's next single, an interesting pop soul upbeat song, poeticly called "Pavimento liquido" (meaning "liquid floor"), with dreamy lyrics and soaring vocals. The tune didn't get the usual publicity coming from Sanremo, and, though it did get much airplay, with Alex appearing on almost each and every channel on the TV (he even performed on children afternoon programmes), it wasn't a big commercial success, this time due to another accusation, which saw in the song lyrics an invitation or a praise to drug.

Later career
The single did far better than his fourth album, released in the Fall of 1999, called Ultimamente, which bombed totally. The record contained 13 songs, including the single as its opening track, a cover version of another classic by The Beatles, "Mother Nature's Son", and a disco favourite, totally sung in English, entitled "Everything" (later translated into Italian, due to a lack of interest from his label in having him sing original songs in foreign languages). Ultimamente was promoted for two years, instead of the usual eight months, and the related tour also lasted longer than the ones for the two previous records, but, Alex Baroni's success was beginning to pay its toll: the album was indeed "cloned" illegally in million copies, so, though it did reach in fact large audiences, it didn't succeed in officially entering the charts, and it never cracked into the Top 200! The disc produced a couple of promo videos, and many well known songs, but though its wide bootleg distribution, it didn't get that love and attention that Alex Baroni and Quello che voglio had instead received from fans and critics, respectively.

After the two-year long promotion and tour, which left the artist exhausted and disillusioned, but eager to start anew, Alex Baroni decided to make a little break, during which he wrote and recorded many tracks, a number of which with different producers than the trio he had always been working with until 1999 ("I Piloti", for Italian historical label, Ricordi). Unfortunately, he would never be able to present his loyal fan-base and adult audience with his new compositions, since he died from a street accident in Rome, while he was driving his motorbike, apparently too fast, as it seems from the latest legal investigations. He got involved in the accident on March 19, 2002, and after three weeks in a coma, he finally died on April 13, 2002 in Rome.

Posthumous recognition
In the fall of that same year, a compilation album was released, called Semplicemente ("Simply"), but also known as Semplicemente Alex Baroni, including three new songs Alex was working on at the time of his death, and 11 of his biggest hits, chosen by fans themselves through a radio survey, including "Cambiare", "Onde", "Pavimento liquido" (the only song taken from Ultimamente), "Sei tu o lei (Quello che voglio)", "Dimmi che ci sei", and other stand-out tracks from Alex Baroni and Quello che voglio. The collection got straight to Number 2, and reached Number 27 in the final yearly chart (his best achievement ever, though unfortunately posthumous).

Promoted during late 2002 and most of 2003, the album became indeed hugely successful, especially thanks to one of the three previously unreleased tracks, the opening song called "La distanza di un amore" (literally meaning "The distance of a love", probably describing his love story with his girlfriend), which was airplayed as a single, but the singer wasn't there to witness it; even fans couldn't express any joy or satisfaction for such a huge hit, finally achieved, but, unluckily, come too late. At the same time, his former girlfriend and singing colleague, Giorgia, released her own greatest hits compilation, dedicated in its entirety to his ex boyfriend, and appropriately titled Le cose non vanno mai come credi (literally: "Things never happen as you think they will"). Her record included a heartfelt song, called "Marzo" ("March"), describing the mood of that strange month, when the guy (who was barely 35 at the time) got caught in the mortal accident, and was complimented by a suggestive videoclip, all in black and dark hues, where the girl appears in all her pale and sad beauty.

A whole posthumous new album, the fifth, entitled C'è di più, was released in 2004, containing songs recorded during the 1998–2002 period, and never before released, including the title-track of this record, "C'è di più", a live medley of the Beatles' "Yesterday" and John Lennon's "Imagine", and another title-track, this time to his 1999 last album, Ultimamente, which, in perfect Culture Club style, was left out of the final track listing, and never featured there. The song "Ultimamente" was proposed for one more "Festival di Sanremo" by Alex himself, when he was still alive, but had been refused; it was used instead, as a single, to promote this second posthumous work. The album peaked at Number 17, and was classified at Number 186 in 2004 annual chart (his second best achievement ever, again, unfortunately, posthumous).

Besides the many no profit live concerts, theatre plays and various kinds of shows, regularly performed, around the towns of Italy, by friends and colleagues, playing, singing, interpreting and re-elaborating Baroni's repertoire, three more recording works were subsequently released to keep the memory of Alex alive. First of all, the 2002 CD compilation Semplicemente was re-released, in 2006, as a dual disc, including that same greatest hits collection plus a DVD side, with all his videoclips, and a beautiful photo gallery. Secondly, a tribute came out, simply called Alex, realized by peer musicians and friends, covering some of his songs from all his albums, chosen following the artists' personal feelings, that's why not all tracks on the tribute are well known. This was also released in 2006. Finally, in 2007, a double collection was out, simply called Alex Baroni Collection, totally containing 24 songs, with three previously unreleased tracks, "Sei la sola che vorrei" (Italian adaptation of Stevie Wonder's "Another Star", translated and adapted by Alex himself), "La vita è un dado" and "Vorrei", plus a very hard to find tune from Metrica album Fuorimetrica, entitled "La lettera".

Alex Baroni's official website is maintained by his brother, Guido, who also founded the Comitato Alex Baroni (Alex Baroni Committee), to preserve his brother's artistic legacy and to raise funds for charity.

Fuorimetrica (1994 - DDD)
1.Rumore e musica
3.Un grande cielo
4.Sogni a mezzogiorno
5.Non dimenticare Disneyland
8.L'amore ha sempre fame
11.Sosia (Reprise)
[edit] Alex Baroni (1997 - Ricordi)
1.Dentro di te - 3:38 (Baroni/Lauria - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
2.Cambiare - 4:13 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
3.Non vivo - 3:48 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
4.La voce della luna - 4:07 (Marino - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
5.Bersaglio mobile - 3:30 (P.Calabrese - Baroni/Fragile)
6.Scrivi qualcosa per me - 3:26 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
7.Ce la faro' - 4:32 (Baroni/Lauria - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
8.Male che fa male - 5:05 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Madonia/Zuppini)
9.Io ci saro' - 4:07 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
10.Parlo di te e di me - 4:42 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
11.In My Life - 2:39 (Lennon-McCartney)
[edit] Disney's Hercules - Italian Original Soundtrack (1997 - Wonderland Music Company)
Italian lyrics: Michele Centonze - Music: Alan Menken - Original lyrics: David Zippel

1.Ti vada o no (Single Version) - 3:16 - Paola & Chiara
2.Shooting Star - 4:11 - Boyzone
3.Go the Distance - 4:40 - Michael Bolton
4.A Star Is Born - 2:03 - Jocelyn Brown
5.The Gospel Truth - 4:26 - Jocelyn Brown
6.I Won't Say (I'm in Love) - 3:16 - Belinda Carlisle
7.No importa la distancia - 4:51 - Ricky Martin
8.Zero to Hero - 3:57 - Sounds of Blackness
9.Tempo Fa - 0:30 - Oreste Rizzini
10.Questa è la realtà (Parte 1) - 2:24 - E.Cortesi/L.Francia/L.Feghaly/P.Repele/P.Folli
11.Questa è la realtà (Parte 2) - 0:57 - E.Cortesi/L.Francia/L.Feghaly/P.Repele/P.Folli
12.Questa è la realtà (Parte 3) - 1:04 - E.Cortesi/L.Francia/L.Feghaly/P.Folli
13.Posso farcela - 3:13 - Alex Baroni
14.Oh, possente Zeus (Posso Farcela Orchestra Only) - 0:45 - Instrumental
15.Posso farcela (Reprise) - 0:56 - Alex Baroni
16.L'ultima speranza - 3:00 - Giancarlo Magalli
17.Ieri era zero - 2:19 - E.Cortesi/L.Francia/L.Feghaly/P.Repele/P.Folli/M.Ferrara/V.Draghi
18.Ti vada o no - 2:19 - Barbara Cola & Coro
19.È nata una star - 2:03 - E.Cortesi/L.Francia/L.Feghaly/P.Repele/P.Folli
20.La grande oliva - 1:05 - Instrumental
21.La profezia - 0:53 - Instrumental
22.La distruzione di Agorà - 2:06 - Instrumental
23.L'isola di Fil - 2:22 - Instrumental
24.Rodeo - 0:39 - Instrumental
25.Si parlava di disastri - 1:30 - Instrumental
26.La battaglia con l'idra - 3:28 - Instrumental
27.Il giardino di Meg - 1:14 - Instrumental
28.La villa di Hercules - 0:36 - Instrumental
29.Il più grande fra i tonti - 0:37 - Instrumental
30.Un vero eroe/È nata una star (Cast Version) - 5:33 - Instrumental
[edit] Quello che voglio (1998 - Ricordi)
1.Non ho bisogno - 4:18 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
2.Sei tu o lei (Quello che voglio) - 4:22 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
3.Onde - 4:15 (Baroni/Galli-Ravasini)
4.Dimmi che ci sei - 4:24 (Marino-M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
5.Chi mi aiuterà (You Keep Me Hanging On) - 3:48 (Italian lyrics: Gianco - Original lyrics and music: Mize/Allan)
6.Ora lo so - 4:28 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/P.Calabrese)
7.Dedicato a te - 4:11 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
8.Non vedi? - 4:10 (Baroni - Baroni/Fragile/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
9.Come sei (E quello che non sei) - 3:55 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
10.Signora Fantasia - 5:01 (Galli - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
11.Dimmi cos'è (Hip to Be Square) 3:45 (Italian lyrics: Baroni - Original lyrics and music: Gibson/Hopper/H. Lewis)
12.Le cose che vorrei (Quello che voglio reprise) 3:02 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
Onde - International Album (1998 - Ricordi)
Compilation album for export abroad only, including tracks taken from the albums Alex Baroni and Quello Che Voglio.

Ultimamente (1999)
1.Pavimento liquido - 4:04 (Baroni - Bertotti)
2.Quando l'amore se ne va - 3:57 (Migliacci - Mattone)
3.Perché - 3:44 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
4.Sail On - 3:37 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
5.Viaggio - 3:49 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
6.Fuori di qua - 3:30 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
7.Solo per te - 4:39 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
8.Fuori dalla mia finestra - 3:57 (Giorgia/Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
9.Non ci pensare - 3:36(Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
10.Voci di notte - 3:33 (Baroni/Tizianablu - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
11.Everything - 4:02 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
12.E il cielo mi prese con sé - 3:29 (Renato Zero - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
13.Mother Nature's Son - 2:27 (Lennon/McCartney)
[edit] Semplicemente - Dual Disc: CD/DVD (CD 2002 - CD/DVD 2006 - Ricordi)
[edit] CD Audio Side
1.La distanza di un amore - 3:56 (Baroni/Laurex) [previously unreleased]
2.Binario 4 - 3:42 (Nocera/Torre/Guidetti) [previously unreleased]
3.Speriamo - 4:02 (Galli/Baroni/Cosma) [previously unreleased]
4.Onde - 4:15 (Baroni/Galli-Ravasini)
5.Dimmi che ci sei - 4:24 (Marino-M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
6.Pavimento liquido - 4:07 (Baroni - Bertotti)
7.Cambiare - 4:13 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
8.Sei tu o lei (Quello che voglio) - 4:22 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
9.Ce la farò - 4:32 (Baroni/Lauria - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
10.Scrivi qualcosa per me - 3:26 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
11.Male che fa male - 5:05 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Madonia/Zuppini)
12.Signora Fantasia - 5:01 (Galli - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
13.La voce della luna - 4:07 (Marino - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
14.Dedicato a te - 4:11 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
DVD Video Side
1.Scrivi qualcosa per me
2.Onde (videomix)
3.Dimmi che ci sei
4.Pavimento liquido
5.Fuori di qua
6.Galleria fotografica
C'è di più (2004 - Ricordi)
1.Libero - 4:05 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
2.Ultimamente - 4:29 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
3.Sei la mia canzone - 3:49 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
4.C'è di più - 3:24 (P.Calabrese - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
5.Giorno dopo giorno - 3:31 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
6.Un anno fa - 4:13 (Salerno - Guidetti/Caravano)
7.Come te - 4:01 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
8.Sei dentro di me - 4:07 (P.Calabrese - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo)
9.Maria - 3:14 (Roversi/Ravasini)
10.Rain - 2:09 (Morgan/Pastorius)
11.E ti farò volare - 3:45 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi)
12.Non mi fermo mai - 4:03 (Baroni - Ravasini)
13.Medley: Yesterday/Imagine - 6:30 (Lennon - McCartney / Lennon - Lennon)
[edit] Alex (Tributo ad Alex Baroni) (2006 - Azzurra Music)
1.Cambiare - (original version on "Alex Baroni", 1997)
2.Male che fa male - (original version on "Quello che voglio", 1998)
3.Onde - (original version on "Quello che voglio", 1998)
4.Scrivi qualcosa per me - (original version on "Alex Baroni", 1997)
5.La voce della luna - (original version on "Alex Baroni", 1997)
6.Pavimento liquido - (original version on "Ultimamente", 1999)
7.Sail On - (original version on "Ultimamente", 1999)
8.Speriamo - (original version on "Semplicemente", 2002)
9.Un grande cielo - (original version on "Fuorimetrica", 1994)
10.Sei tu o lei (Quello che voglio) - (original version on "Quello che voglio", 1998)
11.Signora Fantasia - (original version on "Quello che voglio", 1998)
12.Non vedi - (original version on "Quello che voglio", 1998)
13.L'amore ha sempre fame - (original version on "Fuorimetrica", 1994)
[edit] Alex Baroni Collection (2007 - Ricordi / Sony Music / BMG)
CD 1
1.Sei la sola che vorrei - 5:17 (S. Wonder/Italian lyrics: Baroni) [previously unreleased, 2007]
2.La vita è un dado - 4:01 (Baroni) [previously unreleased, 2007]
3.La distanza di un amore - 3:56 (Baroni/Laurex) [from "Semplicemente", 1999]
4.Dimmi che ci sei - 4:23 (Marino-M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "Quello che voglio", 1998]
5.Sei tu o lei (Quello che voglio) - 4:19 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "Quello che voglio", 1998]
6.Signora Fantasia - 4:58 (Galli - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi) [from "Quello che voglio", 1998]
7.Male che fa male - 5:07 (Baroni/P.Calabrese - Madonia/Zuppini) [from "Alex Baroni", 1997]
8.Un anno fa - 4:14 (Salerno - Guidetti/Caravano) [from "C'è di più", 2004]
9.Onde - 4:14 (Baroni/Galli-Ravasini) [from "Quello che voglio", 1998]
10.La voce della luna - 4:09 (Marino - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "Alex Baroni", 1997]
11.Scrivi qualcosa per me - 3:28 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "Alex Baroni", 1997]
12.Ultimamente - 4:30 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "C'è di più", 2004]
CD 2
1.Vorrei - 3:52 (Baroni/Ravasini) [previously unreleased, 2007]
2.La lettera - 4:24 (Baroni/Zuppini) [from "Fuorimetrica" by Metrica, 2007]
3.Cambiare - 4:13 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "Alex Baroni", 1997]
4.Pavimento liquido - 4:04 (Baroni - Bertotti) [from "Ultimamente", 1999]
5.Io ci sarò - 4:08 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "Alex Baroni", 1997]
6.Dimmi cos'è (Hip to Be Square) - 3:42 (Italian lyrics: Baroni - Original lyrics and music: Gibson/Hopper/H. Lewis) [from "Quello che voglio", 1999]
7.Fuori di qua - 3:29 (Baroni - Baroni/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi) [from "Ultimamente", 1999]
8.Binario 4 - 3:44 (Nocera/Torre/Guidetti) [from "Semplicemente", 2002]
9.Libero - 4:06 (Baroni - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "C'è di più", 2004]
10.Ce la farò - 4:34 (Baroni/Lauria - M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi/D'Angelo) [from "Alex Baroni", 1997]
11.Non vedi? - 4:07 (Baroni - Baroni/Fragile/M.Calabrese/Rinalduzzi) [from "Quello che voglio", 1998]
12.Chi mi aiuterà? (You Keep Me Hanging On) - 3:48 (Italian lyrics: Gianco - Original lyrics and music: Mize/Allan) [from "Quello che voglio", 1998]

Quando il Sole Brilla (2009 - Ricordi / Sony Music / BMG)
1.Il mio amore - 2:57
2.Sono morto - 4:02
3.Il bello della vita - 5:12
4.La storia - 3:58
5.La fiaba - 1:02
6.Luna e mare - 3:15
7.Quando il sole brilla - 4:05
Bonus Track

1.Elettrizzante (Written after his death) - 7:21
Lists of miscellaneous information should be avoided. Please relocate any relevant information into appropriate sections or articles. (November 2009)

His very first album with band Metrica and his first solo album were both entitled Fuorimetrica, and they must not be confused.
His girlfriend, the Italian singer Giorgia, features incognito on two videoclips by Alex: "Pavimento liquido", where she hides under a black veil, while Alex walks in the desert with his typical boots, and "Onde", in which she can be seen swimming underwater, next to Alex, who performs a daring dive, in a succinct swimming-costume (by the way, since he was an excellent swimmer, he did dive himself, and no double was used for shooting the video).
Four of his albums made the Italian charts: Alex Baroni, peaking at Number 38 (Number 176 in the general yearly chart of 1997), Quello che voglio, peaking at Number 42 (Number 200 in the 1998 annual chart), the posthumous collection entitled Semplicemente, peaking at Number 2 (Number 27 in the final chart in 2002), and the fifth posthumous album, C'è di più, at Number 17 (Number 186 in 2004 general chart).
The album called Ultimamente (1999) gets its title from a song, "Ultimamente", that did not feature there, but was included on the following 2002 posthumous collection entitled Semplicemente, and used to promote the compilation (the track was proposed for participation in Sanremo Festival, but was refused). The Ultimamente album, the very last album realized by Alex Baroni in his lifetime, didn't succeed in entering the Top 200, due to an excessive number of bootleg copies, though a long promotion, which went on for almost three years (instead of the typical eight months which make up the so-called "promotional year"), in fact from the data of its release (September 1999) until the singer's death, in April 2002.
External links
[1] Alex Baroni's Official Website (Italian)


[2] MySpace: Alex Baroni's Page


[3] Official Tribute Album Website (Italian)
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Baroni"
Categories: Sopot International Song Festival winners | 1966 births

Testo Sei Tu O Lei (Quello Che Voglio)

Tu mi sorridi e so che sei, quello che voglio
all'improvviso penso a lei, quello che voglio
voglio salire un po' di piu', voglio cadere un po' piu' giu'
quello che voglio da lei e da te.
Un po' di sesso senza amore, quello che voglio
forse l'affetto ed il calore, quello che voglio,
lei mi sorprende, tu pero', sei cosi' bella che non so
quello che voglio, e quello che non vorrei, da lei e da te.
Sei tu o lei? Ma tutt'e due vorrei
sei tu o lei? Adesso non saprei
quello che voglio, ma non rinuncerei, a lei, o a te.
E non c'e' niente da capire, in quello che voglio
e non c'e' niente da buttare, in quello che voglio
il Paradiso insieme a te oppure all'Inferno qui con me.
Quello che voglio, quello che non vorrei, da lei e da te.
Sei tu o lei? Ma tutt'e due vorrei
sei tu o lei? Adesso non saprei
quello che voglio, ma non rinuncerei, a lei o a te.
Sei tu o lei? Adesso non saprei
quello che voglio, ma non rinuncerei, a lei o a te.
Tu mi sorridi e so che sei quello che voglio
all'improvviso penso a lei
un po' di sesso senza amore
forse l'affetto ed il calore

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