German sleeve for a single by Italian singer and songwriter Donatella Rettore (b. 1955), released in 1976.
The typeface is a phototype version of an Art Nouveau sans that probably originated at the Leipzig-based punchcutting firm Riegerl & Weißenborn around 1900. The Bauer and Klinkhardt foundries offered this design as Sezessions-Grotesk. In Britain, it was available from Stephenson Blake as Arabian. In Rettore’s home country, it went under the names Melpomene (by Società Augusta), Como (by Fondografica), and D’Annunzio (by Reggiani).
The version used here is probably Photoscript’s adaptation, issued between 1968 and 1970 in three styles, as Arabian with Arabian Outline and Arabian Variegated (open top, solid bottom halves). In Germany, these fonts were available from Typeshop.