Founder member of Formula Tre and well respected session guitarist, Alberto Radius also had a good solo career following his band's split.
His first solo album, regarded as one of the Italian prog rarest though not particularly representative of the genre, was issued in 1972 when Formula Tre were still active, and was a sort of jam session with important Italian musicians of the time, including Franz Di Cioccio from Premiata Forneria Marconi and Area's Demetrio Stratos and Giulio Capiozzo along with Gianni Dall'Aglio and Vince Tempera that were later with him in Il Volo. The album was produced by Lucio Battisti under the fantasy name of Lo Abracek
Later works were halfway between pop and rock, with Nel ghetto from 1977 being a successful single.
|LP (up to 1980)|
|Radius||Numero Uno (ZSLN 55153)||1972||single cover|
|BMG (88697 36958 1)||2008||reissue in limited numbered series|
|Sony Music/De Agostini (54)||2019||single cover with 8-page insert - no.54 in the De Agostini "Prog Rock Italiano" series|
|Numero Uno/Sony Music (19439 85676 17)||2021||numbered issue - red vinyl - issued for Record Store Day 2021|
|Che cosa sei?||CBS (81476)||1975||gatefold cover with inner|
|Carta straccia||CGD (20008)||1976||single cover with inner|
|America goodbye||CGD (20122)||1979||gatefold plastic window cover with and inner|
|Leggende||CGD (20236)||1980||single cover with inner|
|Carta straccia||CGD (9031 77232-2)||1990||reissue of 1976 album|
|BTF/Vinyl Magic (VM 152CD)||2011||new reissue with mini-LP cover|
|Che cosa sei?||CBS ()||90's||reissue of 1975 album|
|America goodbye||CGD (8573 80700-2)||90's||reissue of 1979 album|
|Leggende||CGD ( )||90's||reissue of 1980 album|
|Radius||BMG/Vinyl Magic (74321-26545-2)||1995||reissue of 1972 album|
|BMG (74321-98506-2)||2003||as above with mini LP cover - now deleted|
|BMG (88697-85361-2)||2011||as above with mini LP cover|
|Numero Uno/Mondadori (19)||2019||mini-LP gatefold cover with booklet - no.19 in the Mondadori "Prog Italia" series|
VARIOUS ARTISTS COMPILATION ALBUMS
(with Rock 1°)
|Numero Uno (2G2KY 19279)||1972||compilation, also featuring Demetrio Stratos, Premiata Forneria Marconi, Formula 3, Adriano Pappalardo|
|Quelli della Numero Uno
(with Il mio cane si chiama Zenone)
|Numero Uno (CFD 01080-10)||1999||10 CD - box set with tracks from singles|
SINGLES (with picture sleeve - up to 1977)
|Che cosa sei?
Il respiro di Laura
The first solo album by Alberto Radius is very rare and
in many collectors' wantlists. Strange, because Numero Uno releases were
never very limited, but probably this sold poorly at the time.
The album has been reissued on CD in March 2003 by BMG with mini-LP cover and obi, as part of their "Dei di un perduto rock" series, and later repressed in October of the same year when a second batch of those CD's came out.
The CD was announced by BMG as being also available with standard jewel case (cat.no. 74321-98505-2) but was probably never issued in this form.
The first Italian vinyl reissue was released in 2008 by BMG, in a limited numbered series.
The following Radius production is all easy to find in
Che cosa sei? and Carta straccia were issued in Japan, both on LP (King K22P-224 and K22P-367) and CD (Arcangelo ARC-7094 and ARC-7142).
No counterfeits exist.
Radius - LP
Thanks to Giorgio Meloni, Marcelo Bacha and Antonio Calcagno for information