La voce del padrone is an album by Italian singer-songwriter Franco Battiato, released by EMI Italian in 1981. The album followed L'era del cinghiale bianco (1979) and Patriots (1980), which signed a return by Battiato to a more pop-oriented style.
La voce del padrone, besides being Battiato's first pop success, was also the first Italian LP to sell more than one million copies.
Before L'era del cinghiale bianco Battiato had begun to collaborate with violinist and composer Giusto Pio. In La voce del padrone Battiato could rely on Pio's collaboration too, even if violin was never used in the scores.
The album is a mixture of Synthpop, Dance and Progressive. "Bandiera Bianca" quotes Mr. Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan. The more well known songs of this album are "Summer On a Solitary Beach", "Bandiera Bianca" (one of the more well known songs by Battiato) and "Centro Di Gravità Permanente"
"Summer On A Solitary Beach" was released as a single.
- "Summer on a solitary beach" - 4:34
- "Bandiera bianca" - 5:19
- "Gli uccelli" - 4:43
- "Cuccurucucù" - 4:09
- "Segnali di vita" - 3:37
- "Centro di gravità permanente" - 3:55
- "Sentimiento nuevo" - 4:18