CULTURE

ADRIANO CELENTANO

‘Unicamente’ Commonly referred to as «Mr Unique,» the Italian singer Adriano Celentano certainly deserves the lofty title. At the advancing age of 69, he remains an authentic hero of European musical history, a figure endowed with a voice whose qualities remain untouched by time. To his credit, Celentano is fueled by an unwaning desire to engage himself with new types of material. Besides his artistic talent, the Italian performer also carries a weightier side: His firm political convictions have often put him at odds with the his country’s powerful and elite. This triple-CD release compiles 42 of Celentano’s most renowned tracks, as well as a new recording of the legendary «Oh Diana,» for which he shares the vocal duties with another golden oldie, Paul Anka.