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IL 13

Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.28 | 29 ratings

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2 stars Actually this is not a prog-album, although every now and again you can find here some echoes of the early 70's "BMS sound"...

"Sirene" is a pop-rock song with an instrumental intro ("Dove non arrivano gli occhi") and a short instrumental "proggy" outro ("Sirene - parte II") but in the whole nothing special... "Brivido" is another good pop-rock song but nothing more. "Guardami le spalle" is a good pop-ballad with Vittorio Nocenzi on lead vocals. "Anche Dio" is a little bit more in the "prog vein" with a good keyboards work, but it's not at the same levels of the early 70's albums... The poppish "Spudorata", with uninspired lyrics in my opinion is the weakest moment of this album. "Bambino" is good pop song with some echoes from the past where you can appreciate the performance of Francesco Di Giacomo on lead vocals. The bleak pop-rock "Tremila (rock prove)" and the ballad "Rimani fuori", both with lead vocals by Vittorio Nocenzi are absolutely nothing special and so "Mister Rabbit" and "Magari che (gargarismo)". "Emiliano", instead, is a little pearl that seem to be dropped out from the past. The acoustic ballad "Tirami una rete" and the instrumental for piano "Bisbigli" are quite good too.

"Il 13" is album very far from essential indeed, but it could be of some interest for collectors and fans.

andrea | 2/5 |


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