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IL FIUME

Le Orme

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.49 | 87 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars TWO PLUS ONE IS BETTER THAN FOUR.

This is my conclusion at least when listening to this album. Two original members of which the great Aldo Tagliapietra who is still in charge of the lead vocals and Michi Dei Rossi (drums) are joined by two new band members who are holding the keys.

Six years have passed between their last release and this one. There are of course no similarities between them. While "Orme" was a dreadful album, "Il Fiume" is some sort of a return to their roots.

Some beautiful vocals and great melodies are shining from this album. But don't expect anything la "Uomo Di Pezza". The compositions featured here just fall short when compared to this great album.

"Chiesa D'Asfalto" is probably the poorest song of this release. AOR oriented, it could have been avoided. While the band were seriously influenced by "ELP" during some of their early releases, I would say that this one is more "Genesis" oriented like the uninspired instrumental "Danza Dell'Acqua" or "Dove L'Acqua Si Riposa" (sounding like the intro from "Firth").

Good songs (not even talking of masterpieces) are not that many here. Still, this album is pleasant and some very good songs can be experienced like "Madre Mia", "Grande Acqua" and the beautiful closing number "Il Fiume (Parte Seconda)".

Five out of ten when available. For the time being three stars to salute this average come back.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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