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QUEL GIORNO DI UVE ROSSE

Quel Giorno Di Uve Rosse

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.42 | 10 ratings

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Finnforest
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3 stars Melodic Christian-themed concept album

In the late 1960s and 1970s it was not uncommon for religious labels to release beat and soft RPI albums with Christian themes. One of the better ones from an RPI perspective is the delightful QUEL GIORNO DI UVE ROSSE, which Croce's site says was not a proper band but a collection of musicians assigned to recording the project. The heavily religious lyrics were put to "music by Giuseppe Cappelletti with orchestral arrangements by Giacomo Dell'Orso."

Frequently orchestral and only lightly progressive, with beat and Italian pop influences, the album features male and female vocals, spoken word narration, and choir vocals. The melodies are easily enjoyed and despite some luke warm rock instrumentation, there is little for fans of aggressive or complex music. But fans of orchestral music and "pretty" Italian prog on the lighter side should enjoy this album very much. There's also a bit of brass, strings, acoustic guitar, lush keyboards, harpsichord, and generally very good performances throughout. I'm impressed with the great care taken in the arrangements and it sounds well recorded despite my review being taken from a sound clip rather than the album. I like the feel of the long suites and the warm if economical orchestration, working well with the classical influences, Ital-pop, and occasional Italian folk sounds. Some mention Latte Miele but I would describe them closer to a Genfuoco sound with the vocals of a reserved musical/rock opera. In any case, I enjoyed this rarity very much and find it to be another Italian obscurity worth checking out. Sadly there is no CD reissue to date and you will likely not find the album. If you wish to hear this relic, click the video sample on our artist page.

Finnforest | 3/5 |

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