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PALEPOLI

Osanna

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.23 | 240 ratings

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darius
5 stars I think that "Palepoli" can be universally considered Osanna's masterpiece. If the first album "L'Uomo" offers to us very good examples of Prog Folk, like Ian Anderson's Jethro Tull, this is sure The Example of Italian Prog, an artistic evolution of the band that it will carry to the mix of already cited rock elements, with the Progressive Music of "Milano Calibro 9". "Palepoli" is a concept album that is divided into three long actions, all dedicates to Naples, a Naples between truth and the oniric dimension, between past and present, emphasized by Mediterranean melodies with the adding of breaths, guitars, and also of typical Crimsons' mellotron and vibrated sung parts. The first song "Oro Caldo" starts as an Ancient Naples typicall song, with verses in their own dialect (..."Fugghi'e chistý paise"---Trsl: "Out of this town"), a new vision of Prog Music, nobody will try the some work in the future, and this renders Osanna's works unique and in a way strange (for the period). An explotion of sonorities that contribute to render this album one of the most important works of Italian Prog. This album is difficult to find, because Osanna never had the same interntional success as band, such as PFM or Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, so you can consider yourself very luky if you have this LP at home. I raccomend this album to all people, both connoisieurs and people who heard them for the first time. Good Listening...
darius | 5/5 |

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