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1977 – "U" Part 1 & 2 (Chrisma)

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

The song "U", interpreted by the Italian duo Chrisma in 1977, is a beautiful and dreamy Balearic tune. Let's find out more about its history in this article!

Most of the time, the Web is a lovely place to be. Especially when you're searching for information about songs you love. I did all the research for you on that one!

Initially, the track "Who" was issued as a 45 rpm record in 1974 with Lyrics written by Richelle Dassin and music composed by Robert Fitoussi (who also did the vocals). The first hint comes when you look at the producer: Vangelis Papathanassiou. The second one comes when you look at the band credited on the record: "Odyssey" is Vangelis' middle name! Various sources on the internet indicate that the two songs issued on this 45rpm record are leftovers from Vangelis' "Earth" studio album from 1973 (in which both Richelle Dassin and Robert Fitoussi took part).

Then, in 1977, the song has been covered not two but three times: firstly by Demis Roussos on his superb album "The Demis Roussos Magic", then a second time, still in 1977, by the Italian duo Chrisma (a contraction of Christina Moser and Maurizio Arcieri) Vangelis was involved both times and one last time by the female singer Marion Rung (a Finnish singer whose songs are wonderful!) under the title "Syy Täysikuun".

Before I go, the song "U" has been included in the "BALEARIC MIKE`S MUSICAL DIETS" (you can access it here), in the 100 most underrated songs of the 1970s (, and is also featured on Leo Mas' "Leo Mas presents Mediterraneo" issued in 2016.

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