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4.19 | 28 ratings | 4 reviews | 39% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 - ''B.M.S'' 1991 version
1. In volo (2:17)
2. R.I.P. (Requiescant in pace) (9:09)
3. Passaggio (4:06)
4. Metamorfosi (13:01)
5. Il Giardino del mago (19:09)
... Passo dopo passo ...
... Chi ride e chi geme ...
... Coi capelli sciolti al vento ...
6. Traccia (2:08)

Total time 49:52

CD 2 - ''Darwin'' 1991 version
1. L'evoluzione (16:46)
2. La conquista della posizione eretta (9:59)
3. Danza dei grandi rettili (4:15)
4. Cento mani e cento occhi (6:03)
5. 750.000 anni fa ... l'amore? (7:53)
6. Miserere alla storia (6:18)
7. Ed ora io domando tempo al tempo (3:23)

Total time 54:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Francesco Di Giacomo / lead vocals
- Vittorio Nocenzi / piano, Hammond organ, minimoog, synthesizers, keyboards, drum programming, synth bass, accordion, clarinet, recorder, vocals, backing vocals
- Rodolfo Maltese / electric guitar, mandolin, sitar, backing vocals
- Pierluigi Calderoni / drums, percussion

Guest musicians:
- Piercarlo Penta / Hammond organ, keyboards, drum programming
- Tiziano Ricci, Fabrizio Faderighi, Claudio Rego / backing vocals

Releases information

Virgin (BMSX 1/2/3) (1991)

Both albums are also available as separate CDs

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BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Da qui messere si domina la valle ratings distribution

(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(39%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
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Review by NotAProghead
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors & Omissions Team
4 stars Francesco Di Giacomo writes in CD booklet that he does not like remakes and BANCO decided to re-record their two first albums because fans asked them ''to do it today''. It seems the easiest way was to play both albums live and make a record, but the band did it in studio. I guess musicians had their reasons for this.

I'm not a big fan of remakes too, but I like new versions of both albums. There are lots of new colours in familiar tunes, first of all due to Vittorio Nocenzi's excellent keyboard work. Rodolfo Maltese is more than competent guitarist, and Francesco Di Giacomo is, as usual, in good vocal form. It became a common place in prog circles to consider him an opera-trained vocalist, but I've read somewhere that he is a self-taught singer. Don't know where the truth is, but anyway he is one of the greatest rock singers of all time. The low point for me is the absence of bass guitar player on the whole record and the use of programmed drums on many tracks. But great music is great music. I love original ''BMS'' and ''Darwin!'' albums to bits, but quite often listen to these new versions.

Highly recommended, but get 1972 originals first.

Latest members reviews

5 stars I discover Banco working on a smal music store in 1973 In 1991 i got Darwin remaster Witch is 1 cd of this albumThe refresh stof was astonishing to me in 2002 i fund this on ebay Wow a real master piece (not remouving any of the mind blowing music of the first 3 Bancos) This is very hard to fi ... (read more)

Report this review (#232630) | Posted by Pieromcdo | Wednesday, August 19, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars After 19 years Banco's four survivings (Di Giacomo, Nocenzi, Calderoni and Maltese) decided to rerecord their first two albums in modern key. In spite of the word of Di Giacomo "non ho mai amato troppo i rifacimenti" ("I've never loved a lot the remakes") this Banco's album is a perfect exampl ... (read more)

Report this review (#12607) | Posted by dodaro | Monday, March 21, 2005 | Review Permanlink

4 stars In 1991 the group decided to re-record the first two albums ("Banco del Mutuo Soccorso" and "Darwin") with new arrangements and new instruments. The line-up is reduced (only four elements) but the final result is extremely good. All the tracks are expanded in comparison with the original ones, ... (read more)

Report this review (#12606) | Posted by | Thursday, December 2, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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