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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.14 | 73 ratings

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4 stars Banco was one of the first Classic Italian Prog bands I discovered, along with PFM, because in the late 70s their LP's were available in the Dutch record stores. Although I am very pleased with the studio-albums I consider Banco at their best on stage, especially this live CD (recorded in 1975) showcases the band in its full splendor. Their sound is based upon the magnificent, omnipresent dual-keyboardplay (organ, synthesizers, acoustic and electric piano, strings) by the Nocenzi brothers and the powerful voice from the late and great Francesco Di Giacomo, loaded with pathos.

R.I.P. : Beautiful interlude delivering moving piano, very compelling vocals and delicate acoustic guitar.

L'Alberto Del Pane : Splendid varied keyboards.

La Danza Dei Gandi Rettilli : A swinging blend of symphonic, blues and jazz, trademark Banco, eclectic, dynamic and varied.

Passagio : A very short interlude with the distinctive harpsichord.

Non Mi Rompete : Pleasant acoustic guitarplay.

Dopo ? Niente E Piu Lo Stesso : Wonderful sumptuous keyboards and great vocals, this is Banco and no other Italian band!

Traccia II : Fine acoustic pianoplay along trumpet and synthesizer.

Metamorfosi (an extended version, around 26 minutes) : Cascades of changing amtospheres, including a long and virtuosic piano solo, and lots of exciting keyboards.

If you want to discover the amazing Classic Italian Prog I highly recommend this one!

TenYearsAfter | 4/5 |


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