Friday 6 June 2008

Quella Vecchia Locanda - Same ( Italian Progressive 1972 )

QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA is a great Italian prog band of the historic scene, formed in Rome in the early seventies. QVL plays a complex music with a lot of instrumental combinations, beautiful melodies and a very high sophistication. Close to King Crimson.
QVL released two albums which are both considered essential releases from that particular scene. The first album is still regarded as a classic in its field, with an original fusion of classical influences and the use of flute and electric violin in evidence.

This excellent debut album has a strong PFM-like attitude with loads of violin and classical themes. Songs are delicate and exceptionally well performed with warm precision. Imagine great 70's sounding keyboard work layered with flute, violin and great guitar work and you have got QVL. This album has many standout tracks which combine the classical underground 70's Italian sound with a solid blend of tranquility and beauty. Vocals are very expressive and are full of harmonic textures.

Track Listings
1. Prologo (4:59)
2. Un Villaggio,Un'illsione (3:54)
3. Realta (4:13)
4. Immagini Sfuocate (2:59)
5. Il Cieco (4:11)
6. Dialogo (3:41)
7. Verso La Locanda (5:15)
8. Sogno, Risveglio E... (5:15)
Total Time: 34:17

Massimo Roselli / Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Moog, Electric Sitar, Cembalo, Vocals
Giorgio Giorgi / Lead Vocals, Flute, Piccolo
Patrik Traina / Drums
Romualdo Coletta / Bass, Frequency Generator
Raimondo Maria Cocco / Electric & Acoustic & 12 String Guitars, Vocals
Donald Lax / Electric & Acoustic Violin

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Another milestone in the history of Italian Prog !!!

1 comment:

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