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CORTE DEI MIRACOLI

Corte Dei Miracoli

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.65 | 142 ratings

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1967/ 1976
5 stars From Aldo and Vittorio de Scalzi's Grog Record (I.e. from their Studio G) another Italian gem!

Corte Dei Miracoli (from Savona) is the last (but in improper way) the last incarnation of Il Giro strano and published thei only true album in 1976 (that is strange with this high standard) and this 'Corte Dei Miracoli' (eng: 'Miracles' Court') is a concept album based on Victor Hugo's 'Notre Dame De Paris'.

As album finally result 'Corte Dei Miracoli' is a good album that have the roots is a Rock and not Folk version of Fabrizio De André if you speack about lyrics. I think that, in general, the final result is an album a la De André in Rock field. Certainly the baroque parts are good but is the power that win in this album. The songs have heavy melody and arrangements but the sound is extreme melodic. The complexity of Corte's music is all in the writing style because the arrangements are consequence of writing style. The vocal parts (i.e. lyrics) are not forced in music and this is not normal in all RPI. Certainly Graziano Zippo is not a powerful vocalist but his style is similar to Greg Lake style mixed with a voice a la Peter Gabriel. This fact is perfect with the baroque piano's parts and this fact makes perfect the final result of the compositions.

The records are not perfect (but typical of RPI) and also the sound production and mixing are pasty (also this is typical of RPI) but in this case this defect is a honor: the music is helped from these facts... The musical power, feelings and magic bursting with colors of a color difficult to imagine without a careful listening of the album.

Probably yes, Corte Dei Miracoli, since recorded this album in 1976, manages to transform the flaws of RPI in merits.

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |

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