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GUERCIA FIGURA GOFFA

Guercia

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.60 | 11 ratings

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geezer
3 stars ***1/2

Guercia was a seventies Italian group that recorded this album back then but it was never released at the time. I'm surprised because this album is solid. The album was only later released in the eighties but you can easily hear that it's a much earlier work despite the fact that the tracks are supposedly re-recorded. The keyboard and guitar work in this album is very good. The piano playing of Vittorio Bonetti deserves to be mentioned. It is also his nice piano runs that create some jazziness and classical feel to the music. The vocals of the drummer Daniele Ferretti sound somewhat dated and could be better even though he isn't bad.

The album starts with the title track, which is fantastic. The rest of the album doesn't quite reach the heights of this song but the quality is rather good throughout anyways. Some songs like "Tigna", "Viaggio" and "Fine Settecento" are almost as good as the title cut.

It seems that this album is very little known even though the music is competent with many of the better known Italian 2nd category groups. I believe this is mostly due to the late release of this album.

Conclusion: This is a very good and rather obscure album.

geezer | 3/5 |

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