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Locanda Delle Fate


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.10 | 371 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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5 stars Ahh! what a great album!

I was so surprised when I've listened to such an album for the first time! An outstanding musicianship, based on a twin guitar and twin keyboards line-up. Great vocals provided by the duo Ezio Verey and Alberto Gaviglio. What a pity the band arrived too late, on a declining progressive scene (1977).they should have been great! It seems to me to hear to some refences of Genesis and Jethro Tull, a mixture I've always thought it would have been fantastic to reproduce! Locanda delle Fate did it, building up one of the most beautiful efforts in all the Italian prog-rock history! A melodic one, as the italian tradition, but brilliant, fresh and (somehow) powerful!

A Volte un'Istante di Quiete (Sometimes a moment of quiet) is an impressive instrumental opener with catchy melody, sweetness and great contribution from all the band. Pure piano and dreaming keyboards in a dominant position, both well interlaced!

The title track (Perhaps fireflies don't love each other nevermore) is my favourite of the album: another interesting piano intro with a softer first part.then starts all its progressiveness 10 minutes long! They've tried to captivate audience with the delicacy of their well refine lyrics.

Profumo di Colla Bianca (white glue's parfume) is more melodic and introvert than the previous one. But doesn't lack in mordant!

Cercando un Nuovo Confine (Searching for a new border) is an intense soft one with some highlights of poetry! ".You've remained here just a moment, silently watching. and the stars will love you without asking who you are.".

Sogno di Estunno (Estunno's Dream) is a great highlight of the album, soft and powerful at the same time (as all the album indeed!) with some references from Jethro Tull: ".it's strange, you know, the summer with thousands of colours but I cannot see them!...".

Non Chiudere a Chiave le Stelle (Do not key-locked the stars) is another astonishing soft piece, shorter than all the previous (it was the album' single published in 1977).

Vendesi Saggezza (Wisdom On Sale) is the album closer: 9,30 mns of pure great melodic prog: ".I wonder if when the rope will press my neck, mouth wouldn't cry.".

"New York" is a bonus tracks of the omonimous single released in 1977. You can find it on the 1994 digitally remastered cd! This one has good and polite melody, but it's not at the same level of the previous stunning pieces!

This album is great, I recommend to all you out there, Italian-prog-lovers!

Andrea Cortese | 5/5 |


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