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Canzoniere Del Lazio


Prog Folk

1.37 | 8 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
1 stars If you've only heard this album from CDL (and to my knowledge, this is the only one re-issued on CD), you'll be wondering what this group is doing in our PA. Yours truly fell into that trap and I thank the three Andreas to have convinced me to look further and find the album in vinyl that came after this one. Canzionere Del Lazio (singers of Latium) is not exactly a cool prog or even a rock name and their names fit quite well this album's music, but not at all with their further albums such as Miradas or Spirito Bono.

An all-acoustic quintet, these musicians pulled out from some long forgotten chests in old attics, some songs purely traditional, sometimes folk, but most likely songs that were sung in taverns around the Italian provinces of yesteryears. Unless you are really into the Italian traditional music and have a good mastery of the language, these songs are of limited interest (or none at all, depending) for progheads. Just simple uncomplicated songs with guitars or mandolin accompaniment singing La Dolce Vita, but also some historical political subjects, sometimes approaching tarantella, or at least hinting at it. In some ways this is folk, but nothing even remotely rock or folk rock.

If CDL is to interest you, it's most likely with their later albums, rather than this first collection of songs, which are too similar sounding to even bring one standing out of the bunch. Best Stayed away from, but this is not the case of other albums of theirs.

Sean Trane | 1/5 |


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