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Quella Vecchia Locanda - Il Tempo Della Gioia  CD (album) cover


Quella Vecchia Locanda


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.08 | 243 ratings

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5 stars 4.5/5.0

On my review of Quella Vecchia Locanda first album I said I considered the two albums to be of equal value and I even already said on the forum that I prefered the first one... bcause I listened to " Il Tempo Della Gioia" so many times... In fact, I bought both this album and Locanda delle Fate's masterpiece at the same time, and was completely blown away. Theoretically, this one should probably be 4.4/5.0, but what the heck, let's give it 5 stars because it changed my vision of progressive music and helped me to discover a new universe, which is the symphonic italian progressive music scene.

I agree with Hughes Chantraine on this one: this is far better than PFM or Le Orme, and I am a huge PFM fan. "Il Tempo Della Gioia" is a short album, yes, but it is intense, profound, allying classical music with impressive percussions and keyboards, along with the gentle touch of flute, violin or clarinet. In fact, this is not only a band, but it sounds like an orchestra.

If you like early PFM, Le Orme, Locanda delle Fate and the Italian symphonic progressive scene, this is a must-own album, and certainly a masterpiece!

belz | 5/5 |


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