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BUON VECCHIO CHARLIE

Buon Vecchio Charlie

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.74 | 119 ratings

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sgtpepper
3 stars I had quite high expectations for this album based on the ratings on Progarchives and looking at 6-band members and song lenghts. The reality was a bit different.

The album is a mixed bag of classically influenced and typical Progressive Rock Italiano inspired music.

It starts weakly but peaks towards the end of the album.

The first composition sounds starts like a cheap rip-off of one of the most famous classical music motives, something that one would hope would disappear after a few seconds to be replaced by original composition. "Venite Gił Al Fiume" indeed takes "In the hall of the mountain king" to convert the composition into progressive rock, add a few typical prog- rock hooks and pack it into 12 minutes. I don't have issue with unoriginal bands that copy musical approach but I have an issue if classical music is copied without bringing new dimension to it. Two stars for the first track.

The second composition is laid back and more original. 3 stars

The third track, the epic "All'Uomo Che Raccoglie I Cartoni" is worth of acquiring this album as the band shows the ability to set different moods, switch from rock to jazz and be original.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |

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