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Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso Donna Plautilla album cover
2.29 | 49 ratings | 3 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ed Io Canto (4:40)
2. Cantico (2:07)
3. Piazza Dell'oro (eh, Eh) (3:30)
4. Mille Poesie (3:37)
5. Un Giorno Di Sole (2:36)
6. Un Uomo Solo (3:26)
7. Bla, Bla, Bla (5:27)
8. E Luce F (6:57)
9. Mille Poesie (Seconda Versione) (4:07)
10. Donna Plautilla (3:41)

Total time 40:13

Line-up / Musicians

- Vittorio Nocenzi / lead vocals, Hammond organ
- Claudio Falco / guitar, backing vocals
- Gianni Nocenzi / piano
- Fabrizio Falco / bass guitar, backing vocals
- Franco Pontecorvi / drums

Releases information

Recordings made in 1969

Artwork: Roberta Grasso from painting by Daniela Romano "La lettura del rituale amoroso"

LP Raro! - NL 74215 (1989, Italy)

CD BMG Ricordi - 82876628522 (2004, Italy)
CD BMG ‎- BVCM-37959 (2007, Japan) Remastered by Koji Tanaka & Mario Meuti

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BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Donna Plautilla ratings distribution

(49 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(10%)
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Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars Very old "Banco" stuff. Pre "Banco" should I say.

Maybe that it was a good moment to release such a compilation since the band produced some extremely poor albums during this decade (the eighties). But these songs really sound outdated and little interesting. Just old Italian rock music.

The poorest ("Piazza Dell'Otro") will be mixed with the best ("Ed Io Canto") which is a fully psychedelic track and very much early Floyd oriented.

If you feel that there is something weird with this release, don't look further : the lead vocalist is not yet the great Francesco. So don't expect any great and passionate vocals on this album. Just average ones. Like the music featured.

It is superior to any "Banco" album of the eighties (but doesn't actually have nothing to do with them; only the release date). This sounds as a childish late sixties / early seventies album. Anecdotal. If it weren't referenced as a "Banco" album, I guess that no interest would raise (and even as such, there are extremely few reviews for this release. And when you would listen to it, you might understand why.

"E Luce F" is probably the best song from this release. The most "Banco" one. Complex structure, jazzy parts, beautiful vocals (probably the only song featuring such ones). I would have liked to get more of this type. "Mille Poesie" starts on a jazzy mood for a minute but shifts to a really beautiful and melodic song. Keyboards sounds really old but it is another of the good song. The childish chorus is also typical of these psychedelic years. Pleasant. These are the two best songs from "Donna Plautilla"

This album is more a curiosity than anthing else (but there are apparently very few curious guys when I count the "many" reviews for this album : three (including this one). This is a collector item. Very little inspired songs and almost no premonitory signs of what will come next. Two stars.

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2 stars This is a very late 60's sounding music with some traces of British psychedelia. Arrangements are stripped down, quite lively and playing is mature but not virtuoso, so typical for late 60's rock, or let's call all ambitious British psychedelia. Hammond organ and piano are the prominent key-base ... (read more)

Report this review (#2272847) | Posted by sgtpepper | Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Review Permanlink

3 stars The first thing that must be said about this album is that, despite of the release date, it is a collection of previously unreleased songs by the very first line-up of the band, which didn't include the wonderful voice of Francesco Di Giacomo. The lyrics are quite simple and so it's better to ... (read more)

Report this review (#12605) | Posted by | Friday, November 26, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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