Longest Pop Song-Apparente LibertÓ by Giancarlo
Ferrari sets world record
MILAN, Italy -- Giancarlo Ferrari, 37, composed
and published a CD with a 76 minutes and 44 seconds long pop
song called Apparente LibertÓ-setting the world record
for the Longest
Giancarlo Ferrari wrote both
lyrics (in Italian language) and music for the song Apparente
Pop Song. The song was registered with the Italiy's
national copyright office-SIAE.
The previous world record for the Longest
Pop Song was set by the 69 minutes long song "The Devil
Glitch" by Chris Butler.
The song 'Apparente LibertÓ' has
a very interesting-but sad- story behind it.
...In late 90s, in the north west of Italy, there
was an alternative/gothic rock band named 'Some Sad Clowns'.
They were different from any other new
Italian band. Other bands liked to perform live on stage having
success playing hundreds of covers.
'Some Sad Clowns' liked to spend
the most of their time in studio composing original songs
instead. And they never played any cover. Their singer and
main composer was a quite handsome young man named Giancarlo
Thanks to his voice he was called the Italian
Ian Curtis and the Italian Jim Morrison. Probably he never
thought his life was going to end so soon like the life of
those two rockstars.
Agognate (Italy). September 28th 1998.
Few minutes before 3 pm. Giancarlo is driving his FIAT Tipo.
A truck doesn't give him his right of way. A motorcrash. He's
still alive, but... he will never be the same. On that day
the life he had ended...
was badly injuried and his face was damaged. His right eye
exploded. Luckily doctors were able to save him. Inside his
face and his left leg there are pieces of metal to keep the
They told him his leg is shorter now, so he can't
run or jump. They saved his right eye too: it's still there,
but... it's blind and it can't bear the light. He has to live
like a vampire now. His girlfriend left him. And the band
too... It was the end of the short history of 'Some Sad
Some years later he met a girl. She tried
to make the vampire go out from his tomb. So Giancarlo began
to compose a song to make the world talk about him again.
This time he wrote the lyrics in Italian language (before
he always wrote in English) because he was worried about his
country and wanted to make the Italian people wake up.
On the 5th of October 2005 he copyrighted
"Apparente LibertÓ", the longest
song in the world (76 minutes and 44 seconds).
On the 23rd of March 2008 he released the
CD: it was his 36th birthday and it was also Easter and for
him it was like to live again. On the same
year the soccer team he coached (he is also a UEFA B coach)
won the Italian Female Soccer Serie C League.
But not all the things are going so well...
After more than 10 years since his motorcrash Giancarlo
Ferrari didn't receive any money from the insurance
company (Winterthur before and Aurora now) yet
and his health is going worse each day.
Giancarlo plans a new CD soon and looks
He says:"if there is someone who wants to
contact me to be my sponsor to help me to produce a new CD,
or a record company, or some rockstar who wants to play or
record my songs, I would be very happy and grateful. "
You can write him at this address:
Via Casorati 50
or email him: dcrfe[at]tin.it ; replace[at]
Ferrari on Myspace
June 2, 2009
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