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PARSIFAL

I Pooh

 

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2.91 | 17 ratings

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NotAProghead
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3 stars I was quite surprised when saw this band on PA. But why not?

It's always funny to play this album, because it never stays unnoticed by my wife. ''Is it Riccardo Fogli record? I didn't know you are a fan of him,'' - she asked when I was listening to ''Parsifal'' for the first time. ''You almost guessed, - I answered, - he played with this band for some time, though not on this album''. Today, when I listened to ''Parsifal'' CD, she said that some tracks sound like Pupo.

If seriously, ''Parsifal'' has its moments. The album starts promisingly with almost 7-minute ''L'Anno, Il Posto, L'Ora'' - delicate song with good vocal harmonies and interesting orchestrations. But then things get worse - tracks 2 - 8 are songs, rather typical for San Remo festivals, pleasant but forgettable. No doubt, I POOH are good singers, their voices are sweet. Sometimes too sweet - too much sugar and no spice.

Fortunately the title track, ''Parsifal'', saves the whole album. It is 10-minute long epic, beautifully composed, orchestrated and sung.

I think ''Parsifal'' represents well the sound of I POOH and is a good starting point if you never heard the band. I don't recommend this album to those who prefer complex forms of prog. But fans of softer side of rock (for example, early BEE GEES) can give this album a try.

NotAProghead | 3/5 |

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