1983 Riccardo Cocciante – Sincerità

Sincerity is the 11th studio album by Riccardo Cocciante .

The texts are by Etienne Roda-Gil and Riccardo Cocciante, who also edited the music. Keyboardist and composer James Newton Howard is a co-producer, arranger and orchestrator.

Riccardo Cocciante , (born 20 February 1946), is an Italian singer, composer, theatre man and musician. His oeuvre includes recordings in Italian, French, English, and Spanish; he has recorded some of his songs in all four languages.

He was born in Saigon, French Indochina, now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to an Italian father and a French mother. He moved to Rome, Italy at the age of 11 where he attended school and started his career as musician coming to success around 1972. He also lived in the USA and Ireland. In 1976, Cocciante covered the Beatles song “Michelle” for the musical documentary All This and World War II, as well as releasing his sole English album in the US.


1  Sincerità (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 3:26
2  Stesso Treno (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 4:20
3  Sulla Tua Pelle (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 3:46
4  Via (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 3:56
5  Sally (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 3:33
6  Sulla Terra Io E Lei (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 4:20
7  Di Notte (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 4:32
8  Parole Della Vita (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 3:09
9  Cercasi Paradiso (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 4:02
10  Bel Tempo Alla Radio (Riccardo Cocciante, Étienne Roda-Gil ) 3:58



BassMike Porcaro
BassDavid Hungate
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarRichie Zito
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
HornsJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Elliot Scheiner, James Newton Howard
Arranged By – James Newton Howard
Conductor, Arranged By (Strings) – Marty Paich (Track 5)
Conductor, Arranged By (Strings) – James Newton Howard (Track 6)
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mixed By – Elliot Scheiner
Programmed By (Sinclair II) – Steve DeFuria
Recorded By – Elliot Scheiner

Photography By – Moshe Brakha

Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Boventoon B.V.
Copyright (c) – Boventoon B.V.