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Rock Progressivo Italiano

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1967/ 1976
5 stars Great live album... This is a ventilation of magical ideas in a small Area!!!

Yes, my intro sentende is a true truth! And if you listen to in attentive manner this album I think that you are all right with me. Certainly Area are one of the best live bands because the magic of their live album are too better that the magic of their studio album.

In this case 'Are(A)zione' (the title is a game between Area, ventilation and action) is a sort of the best of. The power is cloearly Rock with tons of arrangements, heavy arrangements, also if not invadents. It is sure that the Prog elements are not simple to describe because the Rock part dominates the rest of musical elements. But the particular voice of Demetrio Stratos and the particular melodic/ writing structure of the songs is typical of Prog. And the communist ideology is present in all of the songs of this album (and not for this in this live is present the Rock version of the communist hymn 'L'Internazionale'). If you listen to 'Luglio, Agosto, Settembre' (eng: 'July, August, September') you listen to a great Rock song with heavy atmospheres but in 'La Mela Di Odessa' (eng: 'Odessa's Apple') (P.s.: the story narrated in this story is true) you see a good Rock Jazz song with a long improvvisation (an apple is eaten live).

The true power of Area is not in the ideology narrated in the song but it is a strange magic that is not describable in words. This magic abducts but you're unable to feel; you perceive this magic but you do not understand this magic! The music, in fact, is not particular or complex but is the particular magic that it gives off that makes the difference.

Today Area is a myth. Also for me!

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |


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