Released in 2004, The Platinum Collection
gathers 53 of the most popular tracks from the illustrious career of Italian singer/songwriter and composer Franco Battiato. Ignoring his '70s experimental prog rock days, the three-CD compilation instead focuses on his more commercial EMI recordings, and includes the hit singles "Centro di Gravita Permanente," "Bandiera Bianca," and "Povera Patria," alongside a solo version of his 1984 Eurovision Song Contest duet with Alice
, "I Treni di Tozeur," and material co-written with Sicilian philosopher Manlio Sgalambro
("L'Ombrello e la Macchina du Cucire").