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  • February 18, 2010

    Vinicio Capossela, one of Italy’s most celebrated and best-selling artists, releases his latest album, The Story-Faced Man, now available digitally from the Nonesuch Store. This compendium offers American audiences an introduction to the music of the man described by the Sunday Times as "Italy’s greatest rock star" and by Mojo as "Italy’s most intriguing musical traveler." Renowned for concerts that fuse rock, theatre, and performance art, Capossela brings the show to North America for one week in March.

  • about Vinicio Capossela

    Nonesuch Records releases Vinicio Capossela’s The Story-Faced Man in the UK and Ireland on January 25, 2010. For the first time, this 17-track compendium offers audiences in the UK and Ireland an introduction to the music of one of Italy’s most celebrated and best-selling artists. Described by the Sunday Times as "Italy’s greatest rock star" and by Mojo as "Italy’s most intriguing musical traveler," Capossela has navigated a inimitable musical path to consistent acclaim during his 20-year career, drawing on a diverse range of influences, from Italian folk to Americana and burlesque.

    Born in 1965, Vinicio Capossela released his debut album, All’una e trentacinque circa, in 1990, which earned him Italy’s prestigious Tenco award. To date he has released 11 albums, including Il ballo di San Vito (1996), which began his continuing collaboration with guitarist Marc Ribot, the Tenco award-winning Canzoni a manovella (2000), Ovunque Proteggi (2006), which debuted at No. 1 on the Italian charts and won him another Tenco, and the platinum-certified Da Solo (2008). Caposella’s last three releases have all been included in Mojo’s albums of the year round-ups. In 2004, he published his first novel, the best-seller Non si muore tutte le mattine, and in 2009 he scripted the film La faccia della terra, which was directed by Gianfranco Firriolo and premiered at the Milan Film Festival.

on October 23, 2009 - 4:21pm

Nonesuch Records releases Vinicio Capossela’s The Story-Faced Man in the UK and Ireland on January 25, 2010. For the first time, this 17-track compendium offers audiences in the UK and Ireland an introduction to the music of one of Italy’s most celebrated and best-selling artists. Described by the Sunday Times as "Italy’s greatest rock star" and by Mojo as "Italy’s most intriguing musical traveler," Capossela has navigated a inimitable musical path to consistent acclaim during his 20-year career, drawing on a diverse range of influences, from Italian folk to Americana and burlesque.

Born in 1965, Vinicio Capossela released his debut album, All’una e trentacinque circa, in 1990, which earned him Italy’s prestigious Tenco award. To date he has released 11 albums, including Il ballo di San Vito (1996), which began his continuing collaboration with guitarist Marc Ribot, the Tenco award-winning Canzoni a manovella (2000), Ovunque Proteggi (2006), which debuted at No. 1 on the Italian charts and won him another Tenco, and the platinum-certified Da Solo (2008). Caposella’s last three releases have all been included in Mojo’s albums of the year round-ups. In 2004, he published his first novel, the best-seller Non si muore tutte le mattine, and in 2009 he scripted the film La faccia della terra, which was directed by Gianfranco Firriolo and premiered at the Milan Film Festival.

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Nonesuch Records releases Vinicio Capossela’s The Story-Faced Man in the UK and Ireland on January 25, 2010. For the first time, this 17-track compendium offers audiences in the UK and Ireland an introduction to the music of one of Italy’s most celebrated and best-selling artists. Described by the Sunday Times as "Italy’s greatest rock star" and by Mojo as "Italy’s most intriguing musical traveler," Capossela has navigated a inimitable musical path to consistent acclaim during his 20-year career, drawing on a diverse range of influences, from Italian folk to Americana and burlesque.

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