We spent the winter of
1971-1972 at my country home in Orvieto where we locked ourselves
away to prepare the album which was to become Reale Accademia
Di Musica. I had some tracks and we began working on these,
and then Federico began to write. Il Mattino (The Morning)
and Lavoro in città (I work in the city) were born.
The other four tracks on the album were my music – with lyrics
penned by Enzo De Luca, who as well as being a
close friend, was a true artist!
But as the music grew, relationships became more
complicated and I decided to leave. With the album finished, there
was meeting with the label manager, artistic director and our producer
Maurizio Vandelli. Everyone was happy with the
work we’d just completed, but I raised my hand and said, “I'm
leaving.” I remember that Vandelli literally jumped out of
his chair. A month later I left for India and it was there that
I stayed for almost ten years, despite some trips back home.
The album is a varied work: a fairytale - Favola (Fairytale),
the bitter separation of childhood - Il Mattino (The Morning),
the gift of life and love - Ognuono sa (Everyone knows),
an appeal to the father - Padre (Father), the alienation
created by technology and the rhythm of work - Lavoro in città
(I work in the City), and the hallucination - Vertigine