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Eurozone crisis forces Berlusconi to put love song album on hold

The Italian Prime Minister is renowned for his crooning talents but we’ll have to wait until later this month to hear his latest release…

Mariano Apicella with Silvio Berlusconi in 2003.
Mariano Apicella with Silvio Berlusconi in 2003.
Image: Screengrab via YouTube.

THE DEBT CRISIS worrying world leaders is having all sorts of consequences from market jitters to political turmoil in Greece, but it is also causing havoc for Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi’s musical ambitions.

The former cruise ship crooner has been forced to put the release of his latest album of love songs on hold as he deals with the economic crisis in Italy it is reported.

The Guardian cites a report in La Stampa which says that True Love – a collaboration of Berlusconi’s words and the music of Mariano Apicella – has been delayed for release until later this month have originally been scheduled to hit the shops in September.

Its launch was expected to be celebrated, perhaps predictably, with a huge launch party.

It is the fifth collaboration between Berlusconi and Apicella according to the Telegraph with the Italian premier well known for his crooning talent which can be heard regularly at his infamous mansion parties.

The paper quotes the lyrics of one song ‘Music’ which includes the line: “Listen to these songs, they are for you/Listen to them when you need caressing/Sing them when you are hungry for tenderness …”.

Is it any good? Well we won’t find out until 22 November.

In the meantime check out Berlusconi in collaboration with Apicella at a private function in Sardinia in 2003:

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