Enzo Jannacci – Quelli che…


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The first CD release of  "Quelli che..." by Enzo Jannacci, published in 2011 by Ala Bianca with the help of Enzo's son, Paolo Jannacci.
This CD version has a significant improvement in audio quality due to the intervention of Paolo Jannacci that cleaned, edited, remastered and adjusted the original masters.
The CD has a better sound that gives an infinitely improved listening experience and perception in quality.

Enzo Jannacci recorded the album in January 1975 at Regson Studios in Milan.
The sound engineer is Gianluigi Pezzera and the album cover is by Cesare Montalbetti.
"Quelli che..." is Jannacci's first record to contain short monologues, including one with sports commentator Beppe Viola.

"Quelli che..." by Enzo Jannacci includes some of the great singer-songwriter's most beautiful songs and is part of his greatest hits along with "Foto ricordo", "Secondo te che gusto c'è" and "O vivere o ridere", also released by Ala Bianca in CD format.

Enzo Jannacci: the songs

Many of the tracks on the album had been previously released in different versions.
Vincenzina e la fabbrica, for example, was released a few months earlier in a different format, but had a totally different arrangement than the one on the album.
Dario Fo had already recorded Il bonzo in 1968, under the title Ora importa anche a me della mia libertà.
The song, taken from the show directed by Fo, La passeggiata della domenica, is inspired by the death of Thích Quảng Đức.
Cochi and Renato (a comedians duo) had already recorded L'arcobaleno in 1969 with a different lyrics under the title La domenica.
Nove di sera is a translation by Sergio Bardotti of a song by Chico Buarque, A televisão.
The song Il monumento is signed for music and lyrics by Jannacci but in a note within the booklet, Jannacci claims that the lyric, which is anti-militarist, is from a poster found during the inauguration of a monument. Actually,the lyric is taken from a poem by Bertolt Brecht (published and translated in Italian in september 1965 for the magazine Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano).
La televisiun is introduced by a short reflection telling Jaques Prevert's point of views about television.

Quelli che...

The title song of the album is almost nine minutes long: there is a blues base accompanied by a saxophone, and the phrases all start with the two words of the title.
Each verse end with an "oh, yeah", underscoring its humor.
The peculiarity of the song will serve Jannacci to modify as he wishes the lyrics of the song during his performances and re-recordings. This will allow him to adapt it to the sign of the times.


  1. La Televisiun 0’19”
  2. Quelli che… 8’13”
  3. El me Indiriss 5’48”
  4. Il Monumento 3’03”
  5. Borsa Valori 1’50”
  6. L’arcobaleno 3’38”
  7. Vincenzina e la Fabbrica 4’06”
  8. Dottore… 0’48”
  9. Viva la Galera 0’21”
  10. Il Bonzo 5‘35”
  11. 9 di Sera 3’50”
  12. Il Karate 1’05”
  13. El Marognero 5’15”
  14. Il Kenia 1’05”