IT’S A PITY I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FLY

Massimo Granieri

IT’S A PITY I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FLY

Franco Battiato e io

1st edition October 2022
Series ATTUALITÀ E STORIA
Size 14 x 21 cm

Also available in eBook format

Number of pages 192
CDU 95A 250
ISBN/EAN 9788892229839

Massimo Granieri
IT’S A PITY I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FLY
Franco Battiato and Me
Foreword by Fr. Antonio Spadaro sj

The figure of Franco Battiato represented a unicum. There is no such precedent in the history of contemporary entertainment in Europe. The Sicilian singer-songwriter possessed and transmitted to the listeners “the perception of the divine and of the eternal absence of Him”. In these pages Massimo Granieri wants to remember his friend and above all the master of words and music. Battiato is an artist projected to the continuous search for the infinite. The song Centro di gravità permanente, for example, is perhaps one of the most profound experiences Battiato has given us, a lay prayer to be listened to while crouching in the silence of the evening. Through the rereading of his most famous songs, the memories of their friendship and the story of how Battiato’s music influenced his life, as well as that of millions of Italians, Granieri draws an all-round portrait of the great artist. The volume is enriched by interviews with artists and journalists who have had a special relationship with Battiato and his music.

Massimo Granieri, Passionist priest, is parish priest in Calabria in Laurignano (Cosenza) and responsible for the formation of Catholic religion teachers for the Archdiocese of Cosenza – Bisignano. Music critic of L’Osservatore Romano, he has published the book The Gospel According to Rock (Claudiana, 2018) and Rock’n’Roll With a Lot of Soul (Claudiana, 2020).

SELLING POINTS
• The first book that tells, through songs, the spirituality of Franco Battiato.


THE MUSIC, THE WORDS, AND THE SPIRITUALITY
 OF FRANCO BATTIATO.

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