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MR. E. JONES

Nuova Idea

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.50 | 51 ratings

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progbaby
4 stars **** and a half... Really....

I don't really understand why I like this album so much. I just do.

It has a place with me along with the QVL albums, Locanda Della Fate's classic album, Felona E Sorona, Alusa Fallax, Delirium, etc.. Some of the spacy sureal passages here are reminscent of Eela Craig's "One Niter", etc...

To me the absolute 2 highlights are "Viaggio Nel Mondo Dei Sogni" and the closing track "Un Altro Giorno". Both of those songs are RPI classics. The rest of the album is fairly good too. Without these 2 songs though, the album gets a *** rating.

The other song that is a highlight for me is the soft folky accoustical ballad: "Fumo Di Una Sigaretta" which proves to me that simplicity can really translate into a great mellow melody that is highly memorable. Sort of reminds me of a cross between a melodic accoustical Beatles melody and something that Donovan may have done on his HMS Donovan album.

The remaining tracks have hints and twinges of things that groups like Jumbo and Delirium and Alluminogeni were doing around 72.

We have some spacy/melancholic emotional melodies and keyboard passages going on there. At times I am reminded of Reale Accademia Di Musica's first album.

This is probably a horrible review of the album as I'm not providing a great description of this album. For that, check out the other reviews as they do an excellent job of describing this album.

An excellent album. Unfortunately (IHMO) they were not able to top this album with their next (and last) endeavor "Clowns" (but that's still a decent album).

progbaby | 4/5 |

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