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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - In Concerto: Cio' Che Si Vede  CD (album) cover


Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.32 | 25 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars This is a concert from a BANCO-reunion tour in '92, the line-up includes four original members. The crowd is very enthousiastic, now wonder because BANCO plays an inspired set, featuring lots of 'classics'. This DVD is not a pure concert because at some moments black-and-white images are shown (from nature to short early Seventies live footage). On one hand hand this creates a special atmosphere, on the other hand it's sometimes a bit disturbing.

The first track "Il Volo" contains black-and-white images from the soundcheck. Then, in color, we can enjoy the song "R.I.P.", singer Francesco Di Giacomo still has an impressive, very warm voice and the crowd goes wild. The second part evokes goose bumps when Francesco sings a bit melancholic, supported by compelling piano. The next composition "L'Evoluzione" starts with sumptuous keyboards, followed by a swinging rhythm, delivering swirling keyboards in the vein of Keith EMERSON ("Works-era"). "Moby Dick" is a ultra-sweet ballad from the later, more commercial period. The long and alternating track "Il Giardino Del Mago" includes virtuosic interplay, vocal harmonies, a wonderful intermezzo with classical piano and often Keith EMERSON-like keyboards, amazing! Next is "750.00 Anni Fa ... L'Amore, a captivating composition featuring sparkling keyboards, a warm piece with warm vocals and piano, again goose bumps. The final song is the catchy "Non Mi Rompete", it contains virtuosic interplay, this time with acoustic guitar and electric piano. In the end all kinds of figures from the famous Venetian carnaval enters the stage, what a splendid and spectacular conclusion from a magnificent performance by these skillful veterans from BANCO. A monumental DVD!!

erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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