Not so bad: out of twenty songs reported to us by Luca Sofri, 13 are available in the Italian version of the digital music store and only seven are not. It could have been worse, according to the criticisms of many (including Sofri himself) who have repeatedly noticed that months after the opening of the Italian edition, the Apple catalog does not shine for completeness or originality.
There are so many artists who would deserve a spot on the iTunes Music Store, surely, and that still aren't there. We remind readers that if some important Italian group is missing and you want to report it to us, we will be making ourselves present to Apple Europe as a masterpiece of contemporary pop music that risks getting lost.
To be noted that, despite our friend, a passionate journalist of Mac and a few days ago he experimented with Internet radio (with programming and broadcasting schedules that are rather runaway: starting from Sofri's blog you can find when active) he has very varied and particular tastes, the result of all relief. For those who want to experiment, the Luca Sofri playlist link directly to the relative album on the iTunes Music Store. Enjoy yourselves…
Like A Hurricane by Jay Farrar from the album Stone, Steel & Bright Lights (not available on the iTunes Music Store)
Thinking Of You by Paul Weller from the Studio 15 album (not available on the iTunes Music Store)
Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes of Beck from the soundtrack Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (not available on the Italian iTunes Music Store)
First Of The Gang To Die by Morrissey from the album You Are The Quarry
Sunday Morning by Maroon 5 from the album Songs About Jane
California by Josh Ritter from the album Hello Starling
Our Mutual Friend of the Divine Comedy from the album Absent Friends
Somewhere Only We Know (live) of Keane from AOL special sessions
Not For Sale by Coco Rosie from the La Maison De Mon Reve album (not available on the Italian iTunes Music Store)
Yesterday's mistakes from Oi goes you from the single album of the same name (not available on the Italian iTunes Music Store)
The Futurist by Robert Downey Jr. from the album The Futurist
Because Of Toledo by The Blue Nile from the High album
It Hasn’t Happened Yet by William Shatner from the album Has Been (not available on the Italian iTunes Music Store)
I sell a house by Lucio Battisti from the album The Collection
Not Going Anywhere by Keren Ann from the album Not Going Anywhere (single only).
Leaving New York of R.E.M. from the album Around The Sun
I Do Not Know It Explain by Tiziano Ferro from the album 111 Ciento Once – Us Version
Book of Love by Peter Gabriel from the album Shall We Dance (not available on the Italian iTunes Music Store)
Imagine by A Perfect Circle from the album eMOTIVe
A sense by Vasco Rossi from the album Good or bad