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CREUZA DE MÄ

Fabrizio De André

 

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4.67 | 21 ratings

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1967/ 1976
5 stars 'Cręuza de mä', and De André became Arabic.

'Creuza De Ma' is an album of De André published in 1984 written with Mauro Pagani and sung in Genoan dialect. This album represent the peak of De André/ Pagani collaboration and one of the greatest examples of World Music. Only 7 songs but 7 pieces of magic and feelings.

The music is a mix between Rock, Folk and Arabian music, extreme mediterranean and it is hot like the sun in the Mediterranean maquis. We have spent listening to a De Andrč so hot. But never have we heard a De André so natural. Certainly Mauro Pagani have great merit in this situation with his Arabic influences (not only in writing process). So 'Creuza De Ma' is a great example of Arabic Folk, sung in Genoan dialect.

Certainly 'Creuza De Ma' is not a difficult album, sure song for song it is a great example of description but for me the final result is the summary of all the songs and for this fact I will not describe 'Creuza De Ma' song for song.

In this case you forget Mauro Pagani's '2004 Creuza De Ma' (that have also other songs) but you think 'Creuza De Ma' as pure Faber album. Hmm... 'Creuza De Ma' is a pure De André album because it is Folk and present the typical De André musical experience but with Pagani's Arabic touch. I can not commit itself about the lyrics, since I do not know Genoan dialect but if Area had had a thorough useless technical preparation they have created 'Creuza De Ma'!

More of the songs in 'Creuza De Ma' have Dark atmospheres because written in reflective manner (helped by arabic melodies) and only 'A Dumenga' is a pure De André song (because without arabic elements). 'Creuza De Ma' is not, however, a dark and closed album (in this direction describe the version of Pagani). The guitar and the voice dominate this album that have only percussions as other instruments in first plan because keyboards are good only for a sound support.

Sure 'Creuza De Ma' is more close to a pure example of World Music that close to RPI. But if you love Italy and its Prog 'Creuza De Ma' is a pure experience with this magical music.

1967/ 1976 | 5/5 |

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