Made in the Sixties

Written alongside legendary songwriter, Pete Brown, the record, which is also being released on vinyl, is the Italian bluesman’s personal tribute to the sixties. In ten tracks, one for each year of the decade, Mike Sponza and Pete Brown recount the brightest and darkest moments of the historic period from the Cold War to the Cuban missile crisis, the murder of John F. Kennedy, the artistic turning point of Bob Dylan and the student movement of '68 among others.

 “An album dedicated to the '60s,” says Mike Sponza, “a decade that fascinates me in so many ways. There is so much to say about it ... I was also born in that period. I had been thinking about writing an album about that decade for a long time. Ten songs, one for each year. Ten stories inspired by events, facts, people, cultures and  ideas that intertwine to look at the Sixties from a double perspective: on one hand the glamor and swing, and on the other, the dark and problematic side. Those ten controversial years, filtered through different musical languages: rock to Latin, pop to acoustic, soul to rock'n'roll, changed youth culture forever. The collaboration with Pete Brown was essential for expressing this.”

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