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ROTOLANDO RESPIRANDO

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Andrea Cortese
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3 stars Rotolando Respirando IS the Pooh's album of the late seventies.

Orchestra is now gone and the 4 members play all the instruments. They focus on piano a la Supertramp (a little bit). The music is still italian pop but less mellow than usual, less predictable; more sparkling and fresh. Obviously, they did not change the direction and so it is still (as always) an album of romantic italian pop. But since it was 1977 we can find interesting things to listen to.

The album sold out very well thanks also to the world hit DAMMI SOLO UN MINUTO which is one of their most famous track from their entire catalogue: a nice electric guitar riff by Dodi Battaglia opens and fades out giving gran piano the main scene. The chorus is energetic and has an excellent melody.

What about the other tracks... well, I'd start with the closer ANCORA TRA UN ANNO which takes off with the opening theme of the album and expands it in a spacey atmosphere... this will be their the closer of all the concerts (as Cherio was for Jethro Tull). Excellent. The song was also a real goodbye of the band to their italian fans before the 1978 world tour. To be heard.

The title track is probably the most exciting song of the album and is based upon the biting riff of Dodi Battaglia on electric guitar. Yes, it could be certainly aprreciated by fan of Supertramp.

The fourth track that deserves special mention is IL SUO TEMPO E NOI, a wonderful folky tender jewel about a son who is about to born and the hopes of his parents. Very calm with catchy violin, acoustic guitar, piano and delicate vocals by the bass player RED CANZIAN (former member of RPI band CAPSICUM RED). It gives shiver on your spine (but you have also to know italian and understand the lyrics).

In conclusion: despite its pop structure, there's high quality all along the whole record. There are also, at least, three or four numbers that could be of a certain interest. It is enough (IMHO) for a full 3 stars rating.

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