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2.13 | 62 ratings | 4 reviews | 3% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Taxi (4:48)
2. Canzone D'amore (5:13)
3. Si, Ma Si (4:37)
4. Buonanotte, Sogni D'oro (5:11)
5. Baciami Alfredo (5:18)
6. Michele E Il Treno (6:02)
7. AM/FM (2:35)
8. Buone Notizie (4:40)

Total time 38:24

Bonus tracks on CD re-issue:
9. Notte Kamikaze (4:19)
10. Mexico City (4:00)

Total Time: 46:43

Line-up / Musicians

- Francesco Di Giacomo / lead vocals
- Vittorio Nocenzi / piano Yamaha CP 80, grand piano, Synth. Jupiter Roland, vocoder, vocals
- Gianni Nocenzi / Synth. Jupiter 4 Roland - Promars Roland, piano Yamaha CS 80
- Rodolfo Maltese / guitars Ibanez and EKO M 24, trumpet, vocals
- Pierluigi Calderoni / Premier drums
- Gianni Colaiacomo / bass EKO

Guest musicians:
- Karl Potter / percussion
- Gigi Tonet / computer microcomposer Roland

Releases information

LP CBS-85415 (1981 Italy)

CD MHCP 1317 Remastered by Sony Music Direct (Japan) Inc. in 2007
This Japanese CD reissue contains 8 tracks, like original LP.

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BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Buone Notizie ratings distribution

(62 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(3%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(5%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (48%)
Poor. Only for completionists (27%)

BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Buone Notizie reviews

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Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars "Banco" must have a pretty good sense of humour. To call this album "Buone Notizie" (good news !) is rather hilarous.

This is the second "Banco" masquerade of the eighties. Same poor stuff than in "Urgentissimo". A mix of disco and poor pop music (most of it). Dear Francesco still has a nice voice but these compositions just stink.

If you are able to bear it, have an ear for "S, Ma S". It is one of the many very poor songs of this record. Electro-pop (another great influence of "Urgentissimo"). This song reminds me "Gruppo Sportivo" (a ...Dutch new wave band from the late seventies). But when "Gruppo" was a very funny band fully credible in this style, "Banco" is absolutely not of course.

I'm trying desperately to find one number that could be of interest. It's really difficult, believe me. Maybe "Baciami Alfredo", a fully rock'n'roll (almost revival at times). Nothing to do with their great and symphonic repertoire (but don't expect anything as such during the eighties). But even this pleasant rock song is ruined at times with the same killing disco beat.

When you listen to "Michele E Il Treno", you think : "that's the one". Finally a good "Banco" song. Well, actually half of it might be considered as such; not more. You will agree I guess that it is totally insufficient to make this album somewhat interesting.

One star.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Another mainly pop effort by Banco with some echoes of mild radio-friendly progressive rock. Vocals seem to be more in the foreground to me than on the previous album. Array of electronic keyboards including Yamahas Cx 80 sounds promising, however they are only used to accompany music. Melodi ... (read more)

Report this review (#2272833) | Posted by sgtpepper | Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Review Permanlink

3 stars That album this Buone Notizie for Banco. Ok, Buone Notizie is only a POP album but... Extreme consistent. And with 5 80's Banco ecergreen Taxi, Si, Ma Si, Buonanotte, Sogni D'Oro, Baciami Alfredo and Buone Notizie. Extreme good the production and song writing and inspired francesco Di Giacomo. T ... (read more)

Report this review (#156571) | Posted by Stige | Tuesday, December 25, 2007 | Review Permanlink

2 stars As the previous "Urgentissimo" this album has nothing to say: it's only a pop album: predictable short songs with predictable melodies played with a wide use of electronic instruments. It includes only one valid track ("Michele e il treno") for the fans and one pop hit ("Baciami Alfredo") for ... (read more)

Report this review (#12598) | Posted by | Friday, December 3, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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