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Cittą Frontale


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.13 | 49 ratings

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3 stars This is the realm of Classic Italian Prog: Citta Ftontale was founded in 1975 by two members of the legendary Osanna (famous for their 1972 Palepoli album), in the same year the band released their debut LP entitled El Tor, on the Fonit Cetra label, this was in 2010 re-released as CD on the Vinyl Magic label. Citta Frontale their sound is a captivating blend of varied styles, from folk and jazz to classical and 'flower power'.

The album opens with the instrumental Alba Di Una Citta, the folky climate reminds me of early Mike Olfdield, due to the twanging acoustic guitars, flute and percussion. Also the jazzy track Mutatione is instrumental, here we can enjoy sparkling Fender Rhodes electric piano and strong interplay between the guitar and saxophone.

The other six songs deliver a lot of variety and feature that distinctive late Sixties/early Seventies climate: between dreamy with warm classical guitar and flute, and bluesy with mouth organ to powerful with fiery guitars and jazz with swinging saxophone.

Strong elements in Citta Frontale their music are the flowing shifting moods and accellarations, the Italian vocals and the soli on a wide range of instruments.

This is a delicate example of the eclectic approach and adventurous mind of the Classic Italian prog.

My rating: 3,5 star.

P.s.: Thanks that you really Liked my reviews, especially to the incredible amount of Heepsters. And thumbs up to my PA friend Tarcisio, PA member Cindy, my Dutch PA friends Wilco and Paul and band members from Flamborough Head, Museo Rosenbach and Twelfth Night for their kind 'social comments' on my PA reviews.

TenYearsAfter | 3/5 |


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