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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.83 | 61 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars Unfortunatly I have to agree too much to Clarke2001īs review. I know not all italian groups in the 70īs were great, but thatīs in theory. Because the high quality of that period is evident. Everything I hear from Italy at that period was from very good to brilliant, even if you donīt like the style you had to agree theyīre good somehow. So I was taken aback by the very bad sound of this album. Production, arrangements, playing and songwriting all seems to conspire against the final work. The bass sound is specially annoying, terrible.

There are some hints of good ideas here and there, and the general notion that the musicians might be good at their instruments. The main problem is that of the production: it is so bad is hard to tell whatīs realy wrong here. I heard this CD as many times I could stand, just to believe it was even released with such a poor sound. Hard to tell if they would come up with something really interesting had they got a better studio or producer or both, but certainly it could not be worse.

Iīll give it two stars because I still want to belive that the production ruined it all. Well, they DID release a couple of follow ups so they might have their qualities after all. whcih, by the way is not shown here at all. My first major italian prog rock disappointment, specially considering it was released in progīs prime time. Avoid this one.

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |


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