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Biglietto Per L'Inferno


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.83 | 34 ratings

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4 stars A collection of old songs which is in essence brand new songs.

Nightfly has already done a thorough review of this album and I refer to his review for more info. My review is more my own opinion of this radical album.

Don't be fooled about this "a collection of old songs" tag on this album. This album is essential a brand new album. The old songs has been stripped bare and an acoustic folk rock sound has replaced the old songs. It is what Bruce Springsteen did with his classic song Born To Run when he stripped the song bare and did it acoustic. The result was a brand new song which still retained the majestic greatness of the old Born To Run.

That's too is exactly the case with Tra L'assurdo E La Ragione too. Great songs like Una Strana Regina and Confessione from their first two albums has been stripped bare and acoustic instruments and some excellent female vocals has been added. Which proves that great songs never dies. In particular Una Strana Regina is excellent in it's new version. It was also an excellent song in it's electric version from 1974.

Throughout this album, Biglietto Per L'Inferno's identity is never in doubt. You can hear their DNA throughout their very radical adaptations of their old material. I am not the biggest fan of this band. But their sound is not possible to mistake for another band. Electric or acoustic. With or without a .folk appendix at the end of their name; Biglietto Per L'Inferno makes a lot of noise with their album. Accordion, female vocals, flute, bagpipes and violin has replaced the electric guitars. But this is still the same noisy band.

I was not the greatest ever fan of their first two albums, I have to admit. I am not the biggest fan of Tra L'assurdo E La Ragione either. But I really admire Biglietto Per L'Inferno's guts and willingness to take their great old songs, rip them to pieces and then put them together again with acoustic instruments. Biglietto Per L'Inferno has rightfully earned both my attention and admiration for Tra L'assurdo E La Ragione.

All those who liked their first two albums is really in for a big treat with this album. Don't regard it as a cheap re-recording of their old stuff. Tra L'assurdo E La Ragione is indeed a brand new album which will make your jaw drop to the floor. Just like my experience when I was listening to it for the first time.

I am not able to decide which version of this band I like best. Biglietto Per L'Inferno from the 1970s or Biglietto Per L'Inferno.folk. I have decided to enjoy their music and that's all.

Three or four stars ? Three and a half stars for the music and one star for their bravery. I also suspect this is an album I will listen to a lot during the next forty years of my life. Goodness me, this is a radical album !

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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