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Celeste - Celeste [Aka: Principe Di Un Giorno] CD (album) cover




Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.19 | 295 ratings

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4 stars My, my, my...if you are a lover of the mighty Mellotron, then I have news for you....this album is loaded with it. In fact, it begins with a beautiful burst of Mellotron ala PFM. Heck, the whole freakin' album is a homage to the great Italian band PFM, especially the second track, "Favole Antiche". In the song there is a Melotron melody practically ripped right from a certain track from the first King Crimson album, (check it out, its a beaut!). All throughout the album you'll hear incredible flute that takes the lead, with wonderful acoustic guitar, subdued bass and nimble drumming. There is not one bit of electric guitar to be found. And that's okay! The album is floral, pastoral and downright gorgeous with subtle singing in the, again, PFM vain. Occasionally, you'll hear a sax color a few songs. It's the only time you'll get a taste of Jazz on the album, otherwise it's a folky/prog/symphonic sound all over. My only gripe, the absolutely bland, plain white cover. Couldn't they come up with something else? Oh well, what it lacks in color on the outside it makes up with in spades on the inside. A four-star laidback gem in an over-crowded Italian Symphonic genre. Sit back and relax folks....
NJprogfan | 4/5 |


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