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PASSO DOPO PASSO

Il Castello Di Atlante

Rock Progressivo Italiano


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Live, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Overture per un concerto (4:10)
2. Cavalcando tra le nuvole (5:07)
3. Danza sulla 5° strada (11:12)
4. Alice (6:14)
5. Omer (4:46)
6. Epiciclo (4:48)
7. L'ombra (5:03)
8. Il cortile (2:34)
9. Passaggio (2:52)
10. La guerra dei topi (7:20)
11. Babele (13:22)
12. Chorale (5:49)

Total Time: 73:17

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Line-up / Musicians

- Roberto Giordano / keyboards, vocals
- Dino Fiore / bass
- Aldo Bergamini / guitars, vocals
- Paolo Ferrarotti / drums, vocals
- Massimo Di Lauro / violin

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Review by loserboy
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3 stars Magnificent 5 piece symphonic prog band with influences such as QUELLA VECCHIA LOCANDA and PFM. "Passo Doppo Passo" contains live material from the late '70s and early '80s work filled with loads of analogue synth-driven passages wonderfully written and choreographed songs... IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE blend excellent vocal harmonies (vocals in Italian) with grand symphonic landscapes played with delicate romantic - influences. I actually do not know all that much about this album in terms of its origin, but think it is a great live album with a few breathtaking moments. This album offers a nice warm feel with loads of acoustic guitar and analog synth work. Lovers of 70's Italian Prog will certainly enjoy this album. This is one of those albums that all prog lovers live to find and will most certainly be a prized addition to the ol' collection my friends.
Review by apps79
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3 stars After the succesful first official album of the band,''Sono io il signore delle terre a nord'' from 1992,which sold over 3000 copies,Beppe Corvella of Vinyl Magic insisted on an immediate second album by IL CASTELLO DI ATLANTE. Material wasn't ready so the members decided to collect some of their old tapes, recorded both live and in studio between 1974 and 1984, and release them as a tribute to their early years under the title ''Passo dopo passo''.

Dropping an eye on the band's past (this record) and future (the first official release),I can't detect any significant changes to their delicate musical approach over the years.''Passo dopo passo'' runs at over 70 minutes with 12 tasteful compositions,where IL CASTELO DI ATLANTE insist on playing melodic Symphonic Rock with some Italian Ethnic tendenciies,maybe a liitle bit more complicated and adventuruous compared to their debut.Vocals are very warm with a romantic feeling,guitars continue on the previous album's sensitive lines and the moog synth passages is met all along the album.Some melodies in here are definitely of first class,showing the band's talent in songwriting,while a fair amount of acoustic guitars makes this an even more interesting experience...and CASTELLO's big weapon,the driving violins are in here too,though a bit less used than on ''Io sono il signore...''. Negative points:Certainly the bad sound quality,as most of the compositions seem to be headed for demo tapes and not for a professional recording,along with the somewhat weak mix of the instrumental parts.

However the excellent quality of the compositions will satisfy every sympho-maniac out there,waiting for some old and good Italian Prog.3.5stars,followed by a strong recommendation!

Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
4 stars You'd have to be a hardhearted soul indeed to fail to be moved by the story of this RPI band. To recap briefly, they formed in 1974 and never really disbanded between then and their 1992 debut on Vinyl Magic. They claim that they were united more as friends than musicians during that period. That may be so but the strength of their friendship is the current that powers their music, an enchanting and lovable blend of 1970s RPI and British symphonic prog. In 1993, when informed that their debut had surpassed the lofty sales peak of 3000 units, they were asked, nay commanded, to dispatch a second album pronto. What to do? They had yet to fully tap their significant repertoire amassed during 18 years sans record deal, but they had no time to lavish the same loving kindness on the other chestnuts as they had on "Sono Io Il Signore Delle Terre A Nord". So they made the only logical choice - they raided the vaults and the result is "Passo dopo Passo", a mostly live compilation of hitherto unreleased bootleg quality material from the 1974-1984 period, much of it live.

The result is bittersweet. If the band had been given sufficient time, many of these pieces could have found their way onto subsequent studio efforts, edited and produced in a manner that does justice to their underlying strengths. As far as I can tell, only one, "Cavalcando tra le nuvole" has been resuscitated in the intervening 22 years, and this is a minor tragedy. The lengthier tracks are just a few washed out bridges from being up to the level of subsequent recordings, while the mid length songs could have graced the debut album and not been out of place with minor cleanup. In particular, the ballad "Alice" (pronounced appropriately as ah-lee-chay), "Omer", the masterful mini epic "La Guerra del Topi", and the dazzling instrumental, "Chorale" (which reminds me oddly of the title cut to CAMEL's "Rain Dances") outshine their skimpy treatment. But honestly, nothing here is weak, particularly given the context. I especially enjoy the prominence of violin and flute as well as the washes of string synthesizer throughout, and the rhythm section is stalwart and accomplished.

The positive aspect to wasting these compositions in this manner is that the band could no longer depend primarily on archive material from then on. After "L'Ippogrifo", released fairly quickly the following year, they became very much a going concern in terms of songwriting, production and performance, and have released several high quality disks over the last couple of decades, including a new one this year.

My own tastes ally most with the band as they were in the early 1990s, so even though this isn't much better than the old teenage trick of putting a mike to the clock radio speaker - actually, that's probably pretty much what it is - to me the spirit shines through and handily overcomes any obstacles, generously offering, warts and all, the definitive, versions of these low hanging fruit. Step by step indeed.

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