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Paola Turci

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In 1990 Turci graced for the fifth time the Festival of Sanremo stage, with the song Ringrazio Dio (I thank God); meanwhile she issued the album Ritorno al presente (Back to the present) which included the song Frontiera (Frontier), that she promote during the summer music competition Festivalbar. In 1991 Turci promoted Candido (Candide), as for Voltaire’s 1759 novel, and, in the same year, Turci won the Cantagiro, a music competition. A few weeks later, her song E mi arriva il mare (And the sea comes to me) performed with Riccardo Cocciante, hit the Italian playlists. In 1993 the artist participated for the sixth time in the Festival of Sanremo, with the song Stato di calma apparente (State of apparent calm) Stato di calma apparente is an autobiographic song, where, for the first time, Paola Turci emerges as author. In 1993 the album Ragazze (Girls) was published. On 15 August 1993 Paola Turci, whilst touring, was involved in a terrible car accident that has changed forever her life, marking her career and private life. Despite the traumatic consequences of the accident, a few weeks later Turci decides to fulfil her professional commitments, continuing exhibiting in numerous concerts. In autumn 1993 Turci sings Io e Maria (Maria and me) written by Luca Carboni, a song that approaches, for the first time in Italy, the theme of a sapphic liaison. During the same period, she participates with other artists to a collective experience called Innocenti evasioni (Innocent escapism), a Lucio Battisti tribute where she re-interpreted the song Ancora tu (You again). In 1995 Turci returns with a new album Una sgommata e via (A screech of tyres and go). which is also the name of her new single written by Vasco Rossi. This album is characterized by ‘90s acoustic background and rock-pop sounds. This album also included a cover of Luigi Tenco's, E se ci diranno (And if they tell us), re-arranged to empathize a rock character. With this album she started cooperation with R. Casini (previously - Steve Rogers Band), cooperation ending in 2000. 1996 saw the issue of the anthology Volo cosí (I fly like this) 1986-1996, the name coming from the successful song presented in the Festival of Sanremo in 1996. The same year Turci participated in Festivalbar with La felicitá (The happiness), another unreleased track recorded for the anthology. In 1997 was published Oltre le nuvole (Beyond the clouds), this is the only Turci’s album entirely compounded by covers. The album is characterized by Anglo-Saxon sounds winking at ‘80-‘90 rock-pop international scenario. Tracks of the likes of: Missing You by John Waite, You Don't Understand Me by Roxette and I'll Stand by You by Pretenders. The aim of the album was to experiment translating into Italian the most captivating sounds of the Anglo-Saxon world. The album first single was Sai che è un attimo, a Jude Cole cover of Time for Letting Go. It is a success achieving over 150,000 copies; the album went platinum. In 1998 the album was reissued adding 2 more songs and one of the two, Solo come me (Alone like me), an unpublished work was presented in Festival of Sanremo 48th edition.