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Il Volo


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.87 | 115 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars Il Volo's first album is generally regarded as a good one, far from their (instrumental) second one, yet, which was released in 1975 "Essere o Non Essere?" (To Be or Not To Be?). It had to be not a traumatic split that of Formula 3, since two of their three members continued to work together in this new "supergroup". The same went for the Mogol's collaboration (and production).

I largely agree with other reviewers and listeners, even though I never thought instrumental tracks are better than the sung ones itselves. The fact is that the music on this self-titled album appears truly to be a little bit weaker than the 1975's work.

Two only exceptions: the opener track "Come una Zanzara" (Like a Mosquito) with a strong bass guitar provided by the obscure "Olov" (maybe Bob Callero, bass guitarist on the second album); "La Canzone del Nostro Tempo" (Our Time's Song) is arguably the other highlight of the album.or, at last, just another favourite of mine: ".It is not true you haven't can let you die right now, if you want!". Great keyboards' work, a sort of battle between two "eminent sirs" Vince Tempera and Gabriele Lorenzi.

The remaining six tracks of the album aren't at the same level, in my honest opinion. Good anyway the vocals provided by Alberto Radius, always enjoyable (in fact I usually enjoy it!) his well known acoustic guitar, in the vein of the Formula 3's previous album "La Grande Casa".

A moderate recommendable album. Good to understand their musical direction which came to maturity with the excellent album Essere o Non Essere.

Andrea Cortese | 3/5 |


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