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CONCERTO GROSSO N. II

New Trolls

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.96 | 66 ratings

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3 stars Seems that at this point, NEW TROLLS, as it was prior to UT reunited, and recorded a sequel to "Concerto Grosso Per 1" in 1976. This album, like its predecessor, featured strings from Luis Enriquez Bacalov, incorporating classical in a prog rock context. However, the suite isn't as long, and the music in general tends to be mellower. The rest of the album is a confusing mixture of pop, prog, folk rock and R&B (they even do a cover of "Let It Be Me"). "Vent'Anni" is an interesting one because it sounds like an Italian CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG, singing in Italian, even one of the vocalists went as far as sounding like Stephen STILLS. This album ends up being eclectic at the expense of being consistent. The original "Concerto Grosso Per 1" is definately the better album, but the 1989 CD reissue of Fonit Cetra crams both that album and "Concerto Grosso Nr. 2" on one disc, which means you really get your money's worth (as you actually only pay for a single album's worth of material).
Proghead | 3/5 |

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