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LA COMETA

Reale Accademia Di Musica

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.77 | 6 ratings

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Jeff Carney
4 stars An astonishing release of important archival recordings by the masters of melodic Italian folk rock; Reale Accademia Di Musica.

If you "get" these guys, this is going to be one of the best finds you'll ever encounter. Imagine that their 1974 album with Adriano Monteduro was a double album and that's about what you're in for here.

There are some certified classics amidst this lost collection. "Aeroporto" has that perfect blend of symphonic and folk that made the second album so brilliant. And "Una Canzone" is actually an alternate version of the track that appears on that same album, but here violin takes a prominent role.

While it might not reach the consistent heights of the second album, this archive release is essential for any committed fan. As usual, the musicianship is stellar. And by that I don't mean that players are spinning virtuoso solos left and right. I mean that the collective goal of the melodic content attaining its desired dynamics and emotional depth is brilliantly served.

"Uomo Rosa" is a bit of a departure with its "old-time" flare and "Topolino Topel" is different than anything they ever did on the first two albums. The latter almost sounds like music for a quirky commercial. Entertaining, but it's the first seven tracks here that will really warm your heart if you can't get enough of the melodic brilliance that these guys brought to the table

Criminally underrated, much of the music from Reale Accademia Di Musica is timeless. That quality is evident on the best material here.

Jeff Carney | 4/5 |

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