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L'UOVO DI COLOMBO

L' Uovo di Colombo

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.67 | 63 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars "I won't save you, you only can. I always listen to you and know you never pray, so now what do you want from me?"

L'Uovo di Colombo's unique release has his own place in the Olympus of the classic italian prog. As usual in the seventies, there were hundreds of talentuous bands. Only the best or the most lucky managed to survive after the decline of the first great prog wave. Meanwhile, many bands graced us with excellent albums, often inspired by ELP, as the one I'm reviewing. The main national references are Metamorfosi and Rustichelli e Bordini, in my opinion, even if L'Uovo are different for the addition of (very good) electric and acoustic guitar.

Lead vocalis is Toni Gionta, next to be Cherry Five's singer Tony Tartarini.

The songs' structure and arrangements are a little bit less complex than those of the other italian bands above mentioned but all the instruments are played powerfully. The result is so great that deserves to be remembered. This band's debut was very promising, imagine what they could have create if they continued to exist. A modern italian band that clearly took ispiration from them is Nuova Era. The references are evident in all the titles here, most evident in the track "Consiglio". No epic, though, neither longer song. All the eight tunes are under the 5 minutes. Their success could have been solid...

I strongly recommend this album to all the symphonic prog lovers.

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |

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