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Il Rovescio Della Medaglia


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.18 | 288 ratings

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4 stars Didn't know what to expect when I bought this album other than it was highly rated Italian prog. Then BAM, that orchestra! I'll say right off the bat that this album is the best melding of classical orchestra and bluesy prog/rock ever, or at least, what I've heard so far. It may sound like a combinding of styles that could lead to disaster, but don't be afraid. It's done so well, you forget the strings, piano/harpsicord, horns/flutes were not played by the band themselves. The vocals are done very nicely, almost choir-like, very echoey. All songs are short but are melded together to tell the story, (A man's obsession with the music of Bach). If not for the drag in the middle of the album, it would garner a no-brainer five star rating. But thankfully, it picks up towards the end with an orchestral flourish. Another Italian prog gem that lovers of the style must own.
NJprogfan | 4/5 |


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