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ALDEBARAN

New Trolls

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

1.70 | 18 ratings

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andrea
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2 stars This album was recorded in France, at the Château d'Herouville studios (the same studios of Elton John's "Honky Château") with a new label (the major Warner). The band put great accuracy in the sound quality and was clearly influenced by pop and disco-music in fashion in that period.

"Here is the wall / Standing high and your way / And here is the hammer to take it down.". The opener "Suite disco" (sung in English) seem to come out from "Saturday's Night Fever" OST and New Trolls seem to have become an Italian version of Bee Gees, quite puzzling and disappointing indeed. Nevertheless "Aldebaran" is not exactly an album of disco music.

The second track "Quella carezza della sera" is an amazing pop song with great harmony vocals and dreamy lyrics. It is probably the most famous New Trolls' song and as a single it was rather successful (the band released also a Spanish version of this song). "Musica insieme" (with autobiographical lyrics about the band greeting Nico Di Palo after a running out period), "Lei se vuoi" and the title track are nice pop songs while "Espanolada" (sung in Spanish) is just another weak disco track.

The only track with some reminiscences of progressive is the final "Dancing" (sung in English), a kind of reprise of "Le Roi Soleil" from "Concerto Grosso 2", that reminds of Queen and where the band try to develop some vocal experiments. "Dancing, everybody wants to se me dancing / Just all the time all my muscles shout and cry / They will lead my dance until I die / Dancing, everybody wants to se me dancing."

Well, the progressive vein here seem just to melt into disco music... "Aldebaran" is definitely not a progressive album, though it could be of some interest for New Trolls' fans and for collectors.

andrea | 2/5 |

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