Perry Como In Italy - 1966

Arrivederci Roma ( Goodbye to Rome )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

~ featured in the 1958 Hollywood musical "Seven Hills of Rome"
Music by Renato Ranucci with Italian lyrics by Pietro Garinei and Sandro Giovannini
English lyrics by Carl Sigman
Arranged and Conducted by Nick Perito,
With The Allesandro Allessandroni Singers under the direction of Ray Charles
Produced on location by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in the RCA Italiana Studios, Rome, Italy
Recording Engineer: Pino Mastroianni
Final Recording Time 3:30
Recorded May 13th, 1966  ~ Matrix No.  TPA6-4206 Take 1 +
Recorded May 18th, 1966  ~ Matrix No.  TPA6-4206 Take 12
Perry Como In Italy ~ original RCA Victor album 1966
Notes: ~ From the Mario Lanza film 'The Seven Hills of Rome', this lovely song was written by actor Renato Rascel, who played Mario's cousin in the film. The American words were penned by Carl Sigman, writer of Perry's theme, 'Dream Along with Me'. Perry, the Italian chorus, and the large string orchestra, featuring two mandolins for Italian flavour, make this a recording to remember. It's a performance as Italian as the seven hills of that ancient city.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 ) 

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