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THE TRIP

The Trip

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

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RisingForce
4 stars THE TRIP (1970) is a Progressive album that crosses in the acid psychedelic rock or an album of psychedelic acid band that travels in the progressive rock.

I believe that the truth lies somewhere in between.

Definitely is a very original album and full of stylistic surprises.

Also the Italian music critics of those years defined this album as ''impressionistic music'' (Musica Impressionistica) printed on the back cover of the album.

It means the music based on impressions and the feeling that your mind will give you, it will suggest in listening to the album, it means, the trip.

This definition of (Musica Impressionistica) is very interesting and this is a great and proper credit for the band (The Trip) because in those years the Italian musical critics used the definition '' BEAT or POP '' to label all sorts of new rock music.

THE TRIP (1970) definitely is a Progressive rock album even if the band remains influenced by acid Psychedelic of the late sixties like also many British bands like for example '' Pink Floyd '' King Crimson '' YES, and many other bands that they released an album in 1970 following this style of music and switching between the sixties to the early seventies.

The album ranges with hypnotic introductions created by Leslie organ and lysergic moments, classical pieces and baroquisms with Progressive sound by acid vibe in the groove with some moments mixed in the rock blues and the gospel with use of choral and falsetto voices.

This is heard in songs like Prologo, Incubi, Visioni del'aldila, Riflessioni and ''Una Pietra Colorata'' which is a short Psychedelic track that closes the album which initially the song was not part of the album and also which it was originally in English previously entitled "Take Me" and transformed with Italian lyric penned by the drummer 'Pino Sinnone' and add to the album for contractual reasons of the RCA records because being an album released in Italy and there had to be at least one song in Italian and short song for single promotional of the album and radio.

The album The Trip (1970) is like a visionary journey of a impressionistic collage of musical styles in key Progressive rock of the early seventies led by the organist ''Joe Vescovi'' inspired by the paintings of ''Hieronymus Bosch'' saying in an interview.

The Trip is an important band and album how important are their albums that predecessor their debut like , Caronte (1971), Atlantide (1972), Time Of Change (1973 ) albums that are always in a stylistic evolution.

The Trip was initially one of many English bands coming to Italy in search of success during the beat-era and psychedelic movement in the mid-sixties with Ritchie Blackmore in the line up before forming the Deep Purple in 1968.

line-up, along with founder members ''Arvid 'Wegg' Andersen'' Bass, vocals, ''Ritchie Blackmore'' lead guitar ''Billy Gray'' Guitar, vocals and drummer ''Ian Broad'', a line-up change in 1969 brought two Italians in, first the keyboard player ''Joe Vescovi'' (later the leading figure in the band) and after the drummer ''Pino Sinnone''.

The Trip they were present at several Italian major rock festivals new trends as for example the historical festival of Caracalla 1970 (dubbed the Woodstock of Italy) and peak band at the historic Piper Club of Rome undisputed temple of many Italian and abroad psychedelic and progressive bands of the sixties and seventies.

The trip, also were protagonists of a Psychedelic rock film "TERZO CANALE, avventura a Montecarlo" was released in theaters in 1970 and the final scenes of the film were filmed during the ''1st Caracalla Pop Festival'' which took place in the ''Terme di Caracalla'' (Baths of Caracalla) in Rome from 10 to 11 October 1970.

The Trip 1970 It was undoubtedly the first Progressive rock album that comes out in Italy and the band that active all roads in the Italian Progressive rock along with the''New Trolls''.

(The Trip) 1970, for this pioneering outstanding debut album and its peculiar originality of style and the historical importance in the progressive scene, definitely four stars.****

RisingForce | 4/5 |

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