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TUTTO DEVE FINIRE

La Seconda Genesi

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.24 | 19 ratings

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Nightfly
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Rock Progressivo Italiano Team
3 stars La Seconda Genesi came from Rome and released just one album in 1972. Tutto Deve Finire whilst not being an RPI classic is nevertheless an enjoyable listen and deserves more attention than it gets. By the time of the album's release the band were already experienced (and good) players having been active in various formations since the early sixties. Tutto Deve Finire has a varied sound combining elements of prog, hard rock, jazz and a few classical influences as on closing instrumental Un' Infanzia Mai Vissuta. Sax and flute are an important element of the band's sound, Sax well to the fore on the spacey jam of opener Ascoltarsi Nascere which from a random start gradually locks into a solid groove from what proves to be tight rhythm section as the album progresses. A highlight is L'urlo for some wild sax playing and the overall feel of the instrumental reminds me of a simplified cross between Egg and Soft Machine.

Vocals are present courtesy of keyboard player Alberto Rocchetti and pretty good they are too, though it has to be said that they don't play a key role in the album as a whole, relying more on the instrumental work. Vedo Un Altro Mondo is a hard rocking track with a bit of a Jethro Tull feel as does the more diverse follower Dimmi Padre, at least to begin with, which also features some pleasing organ work and a fine closing guitar solo; perhaps the albums highpoint.

Not an easy album to come by these days as far as I'm aware, even on Cd and whilst I wouldn't break the bank to acquire a copy it's well worth picking up if you've already explored the more obvious RPI choices and looking to get in a bit deeper. By the way, if you happen to come across one of the original vinyl copies (unlikely) then grab it! There were only 200 and each had an individually painted sleeve.

Nightfly | 3/5 |

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