Masterpiece
In those early days I had just turned twenty years old and I was still immersed in my studies at the conservatory, but it was the demo of "Masterpiece", recorded on a teac reel-to-reel 4 track that led me to interrupt my studies temporarily and inspired me to search for a record company to release it.
All of the Italian record company people told me that a song like "Masterpiece" sung in English by an unknown artist could not possibly compete with the great international pop artists of the time.
They insisted that I should stop writing my music and focus on becoming an arranger for the Italian-Music singers of the time but I replied that I would rather commit suicide than to help produce what I felt was little more doggerel.
I was in a state of despair when an roman D.J. found me, and proposed first to record the song in a small studio, then sell the master not to a record company but a record broker in Milan!
At the time I was doubtful but given the circumstances I accepted.
I recorded the arrangement in two days in a broken-down small studio that was equipped with a tascam 1" 16 track tape recorder and a couple of external effects…
Not withstanding I was able to create an uncommon technological-sounding recording, partly because of the mix between the cheap out-of-tune vertical piano that was present in the studio and the synthesisers.
All of this cheapness added a romantic quality to the track. The record came out as a misterious white-label mix with only the title and the two writer's aliases of "Taheri" for the music, and "Pomerol" for the lyrics (myself and Gazebo respectively).
Incredibly without any promotion the record began to capture the attention of deejays and club-goers, and subsequently exploded when "Baby Records" aquired the record and began to market it.
This was the beginning of my producing and compositional career, and the beginning of the "Gazebo" project.
"Masterpiece" was the first in a series of international hits that, with modesty, helped to establish the "dance made in Italy" in the 80's.

Lyrics of song Masterpiece

What a wonderful day
Everything is OK
Not a problem in mind
Leaving worries behind
 
Except for that little doubt you have
Concerning your dress tonight
So you take a bottle of French wine
And then you say you don't live twice
You cast the dice
 
Masterpiece, you should have seen it
That rainbow in the moonglow
Masterpiece, you've got to live it
That new dawn tomorrow
 
Driving down through Beverly Hills
You feel the breeze of the past in your lungs
 
What an elegant place
You walk with elephant grace
All Sunset Boulevard
Has been waiting the star
 
They all gather to celebrate
"Happy birthday my honey dear"
What a joy to see your old mates
In this Hollywood atmosphere
With us at last!
 
Masterpiece, you should have seen it
That rainbow in the moonglow
Masterpiece, you've got to live it
That new dawn tomorrow
 
Masterpiece, you never act it
But life is a movie
Masterpiece, you've got to try it
We're sure you'd be moving
 
You've had a tango too much
You say you'll keep in touch
Back home in your Rolls Royce
You smile and think of the boys
 
All of a sudden your sight obscures
And your memories drift the air
And you finally feel secure
You're another star up there
A star up there
 
Masterpiece, you should have seen it
That rainbow in the moonglow
Masterpiece, you've got to live it
That new dawn tomorrow
 
Masterpiece, you never act it
But life is a movie
Masterpiece, you've got to try it
We're sure you'd be moving