22/11/2011 12:35 GMT

Silvio Berlusconi Releases New Album Of Ballads: 'True Love' (Video)

Silvio Berlusconi has released an album of love songs just in time for Christmas. The former prime minister, and cruise ship crooner, has penned a numer of ballad singles for Mariana Apicella who is now considered by many as Berlusconi's personal song-bird.

Titled 'True Love' the billionaire businessman, turned football club owner, turned media mogul, recently left his latest role as disgraced politician.

Italy's economic woes had previously forced him to delay its release and despite his legendary singing not featuring in any of the tracks, they are likely to be a Youtube sensation. To get a flavour of what to expect, listen to this catchy number, released in 2008.