Veteran Italian singer/songwriter Paolo Conte unveils his new album tomorrow after changing record labels at the age of 71 to join Universal Music Italy.

The veteran artist, who had been with CGD/ Warner Music Italy for most of his recording career, unveils his first album with his new label, "Psiche," at a live show at the Salle de Peyel in Paris tomorrow (Sept. 5). The album is scheduled for European release Sept. 19; Universal Music Italy says it is currently looking at licensing deals for North America.

Conte, who started out as a small-town lawyer in Asti (northern Italy), penned hits for Italian actor/singer Adriano Celentano and singer Patty Pravo during the 1960s and 1970s before making his recording debut in 1974.

He released five albums with RCA between 1974 to 1982, before signing with CGD in 1984. CGD had been an independent Italian label since the late 1950s before it was sold to Warner in 1988.

Pianist Conte's jazzy musical stylings and debonair stage personality have won him a considerable following in France and other European territories. U.S., movie fans would have come across his hits in soundtracks for Hollywood films "Mickey Blue Eyes," "Welcome to Collingwood" (itself a remake of 1958 Italian movie "Il Soliti Ignoti"), and the 2007 Catherine Zeta-Jones vehicle "No Reservations."

Long a top-selling act in his homeland, Conte's debut release in the United States came in 1998 with a self-titled compilation album released through Warner Music.

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