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Arti E Mestieri

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Arti E Mestieri Quinto Stato album cover
2.96 | 36 ratings | 4 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Quinto Stato (emarginato) (4:35)
2. Vicolo (3:20)
3. Arterio (sclerosi) (3:08)
4. Torino Nella Mente (4:55)
5. Mercato (5:25)
6. D'essay (3:15)
7. Arti (2:25)
8. Sui Tetti (6:05)

Total Time: 33:08

Line-up / Musicians

- Claudio Montafia / guitar (1,3,4,6,7), flute (2,4)
- Marco Cimino / electric piano, synthesizers (ARP Odyssey/2600, Moog), clavinet, fretted & fretless basses (4), vocals (4,7), producer
- Arturo Vitale / soprano (4,8) & alto (5,8) saxes, piano (5), vocals (5)
- Marco Gallesi / fretted & fretless basses

- Gigi Fregapane / backing vocals (5,8)
- Gino Torni / backing vocals (5,8)
- Luigi "Gigi" Venegoni / electric guitar (1)
- Flavio Boltro / trumpet (6)
- Rudi Passuello / vocals (1,3,6), bassoon (2)
- Furio Chirico / drums

Releases information

Artwork: Gianni Sassi with Aldo Bonasia (photo)

LP Cramps Records ‎- 5205 505 (1979, Italy)

CD Cramps Records ‎- CRSCD 014 (1995, Italy)
CD Cramps Records ‎- 0138672CRA (2002, Germany) Remastered by Alessio Croci and Stefano Carpani

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ARTI E MESTIERI Quinto Stato ratings distribution

(36 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (19%)
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)

ARTI E MESTIERI Quinto Stato reviews

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Review by hdfisch
2 stars Actually I don't mind that much the rough vocals, although I've to admit they don't fit very well to the music which I can't get crazy about in some way. Well it's a nice jazz/funk-album more or less, but in no way comparable with the stuff they made on their first two releases which were much more progressive. This one here can't give me much I've to say. It's not the type of jazz-fusion I'm fascinated about.I would say this album is just interesting for die- hard fans or lovers of funky more commercial type of jazz-fusion.

Latest members reviews

4 stars The third work released after it forms again "Quinto Stato". First of all, I was surprised for vocal. The sound followed the fusion route of the former work, and became atmosphere relaxed in addition. ARTI was transfigured to the fusion group that was the technique and balanced. The energy of ... (read more)

Report this review (#72391) | Posted by braindamage | Monday, March 20, 2006 | Review Permanlink

3 stars I wasn't very shure about the stars... there is a matter of taste here... personally I don't like the rough vocals and the lyrics of this album. I prefer a soft and a melodic voice. musically the album is good, perhaps not so good as the previous. it is more jazzy, more funk-like... very good ... (read more)

Report this review (#1111) | Posted by | Wednesday, September 22, 2004 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Very nice and fluid fusion music from this very known italian band. This album is not as strong as "Tilt" or "Giro di Valzer", but offers us some very nice songs, with very good playing from all the band members. Furio Chirico is less remarkable, but he is still a reference in this album. Very ... (read more)

Report this review (#1110) | Posted by Melos | Tuesday, August 24, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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