Anima Latina by Lucio Battisti


Released December 1974, 2017 Reissue


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Recommended as “the classic” by Marek, the promoter of Nervus and Kamikaze Girls show at a pizza restaurant in Bergamo, Italy.  Spellbinding.

Anima latina (Latin soul) is an album by the Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti. It was released in December 1974 by Numero Uno. The album was arranged and produced by the lyricist Mogol and Battisti in its entirety, with performances by various semi-unknown musicians. It is considered one of Battisti’s masterpieces for signalling a significant departure from his previous records. Anima latina was Italy’s eighth best-selling album of 1975.

Anima latina was meant by Battisti as an experiment, “the exact point of rupture between yesterday and tomorrow”. It is conceived as a return to basics, to the “Mediterranean creative spirit” that Battisti had concealed being heavily influenced by English and American artists. The album features Latin-oriented rhythms and instruments.


  1. “Abbracciala abbracciali abbracciati” (Embrace Her, Embrace Them, Embrace Yourself) – 7:04
  2. “Due mondi” (Two Worlds) – 5:13
  3. “Anonimo” (Anonymous) – 7:03
  4. “Gli uomini celesti” (The Celestial Men) – 5:06
  5. “Gli uomini celesti (ripresa)” (The Celestial Men (reprise)) – 0:52
  6. “Due mondi (ripresa)” (Two Worlds (reprise)) – 1:10
  7. “Anima latina” (Latin Soul) – 6:37
  8. “Il salame” (The Salami) – 3:38
  9. “La nuova America” (The New America) – 2:49
  10. “Macchina del tempo” (Time Machine) – 6:59
  11. “Separazione naturale” (Natural Separation) – 1:28