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I Pooh


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2.41 | 12 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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2 stars ... and now, after my Poohlover review, a step back in the Pooh story.

Year was 1975, just 6 months after the interesting (from a prog point of view... ask the Mick if you don't trust me) UN PO' DEL NOSTRO TEMPO MIGLIORE album.

The latter didn't sell well, so the band (or the management...?) tried to balance with another record.

The result was around the same... not only they did not improve the sales but it also got worse musically.

Forget any long composition as in the previous work. Now the longest touches the 5 minutes' peak...

Forget any magniloquent sypmhonic arrengement.

Just think to something soft, intimate, romantic and bland, mainly based on piano, strings and (acoustic) guitars. Not bad, just too mellow ... too sweety, nocturnal at times.

Probably the most interesting piece is the shady instrumental QUINTA STAGIONE (Fifth Season) with its sparkling electric guitar and full classical symphonic movements in crescendo(bells included): the track is very well done and deserves to be listen to: thumbs up!

How about the rest... my God ... well ... nothing memorable; the other instrumental number, the closer FORSE ANCORA POESIA, has nothing in common with Quinta Stagione: it is only classical string based with soft piano and murmured vocalizings.

Perhaps something good can be found in ROCK'N'ROLL (no, don't think about the musical genre... eh ehe heh ): nice folky tune painted here and there by delicate piano and slide acoustic guitar.

To be mentioned, finally, the country-like WILD TRACK, sung in english.

All in all, I can't be as pungent as Pooh were at the time of this release: they said (and say) this was a completely "pointless" album; for me it's just a collectors only album, good to take a nap (or for a romantic dinner... it always depends on situation...).

Andrea Cortese | 2/5 |


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