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2.97 | 49 ratings | 4 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Prologo (8:09)
2. Incubi (8:23)
3. Visioni Dell'aldilą (8:50)
4. Riflessioni (5:46)
5. Una Pietra Colorata (2:26)

Total time 33:34

Line-up / Musicians

- Billy Gray / guitar, vocals
- Joe Vescovi / organ, vocals, arrangements
- Arvid "Wegg" Andersen / bass, vocals
- Pino Sinnone / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Up & Down Studio

LP RCA Italiana ‎- PSL 10460 (1970, Italy)

CD RCA ‎- ND 74111 (1989, Italy)
CD RCA ‎- 82876630312 (2004, Italy) Remastered (?)
CD RCA ‎- 88697976972 (2011, Italy) Remastered (?)

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THE TRIP The Trip ratings distribution

(49 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by lor68
2 stars Well honestly I don't like this stuff very much, except on a few breaks through in the vein of bands such as ELP and Le ORME. However they will do a bit better in the future, thanks to the following 2nd issue "Caronte", a concept album. Not essential!
Review by ZowieZiggy
3 stars With such a name and such a title, you can easily imagine which type of music this Italian band is playing. Pure psychedelic glory of course!

And I have to say that it is quite enjoyable to the ears of yours faithfully. Totally early Floyd oriented, this album is sung in English (when vocals apply) and can't be really be considered to belong to the Italian genre IMHHO.

The opening number, which is an instrumental, is a highlight of this album. More ASOS oriented I would say: it is demoniac psychedelia from the good old days. With "Incubi", the band gets back a bit more in time, and the sound is more "Piper" oriented. Instrumental passages are quite well performed but the vocal parts are not that great (but this is general remark as far as I'm concerned).

"Visioni dell'Aldilą" is a weird track in its early stages (but Roger said about ASOS that it couldn't be called a "song"; so?). Vocals are better than usual; but there is no structure in this song. Themes are changing all the time: so be prepared for quite an experience! What a ride!

At a certain moment ("Rifflessioni"), the band doesn't seem to know in which direction they want to go. This song is a pitiful melting pot of several influences (mainly pop, boogie, AND decadent music).

The closing number is a childish pop/psyche song which sounds quite outdated (but hey! This was released in 70). All in all, I quite like this album. Three stars is accurate for this work.

I am looking forward to discover more from this band.

Latest members reviews

4 stars THE TRIP (1970) is a Progressive album that crosses in the acid psychedelic rock or an album of psychedelic acid band that travels in the progressive rock. I believe that the truth lies somewhere in between. Definitely is a very original album and full of stylistic surprises. Also the Itali ... (read more)

Report this review (#1399366) | Posted by RisingForce | Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Review Permanlink

3 stars The first work released in 1970 "The Trip". Organ rock with psychedelic sound of chorus and guitar. The group that made an original album several years later release a psychedelic work in around 1970,was so many. This group is also so. It is a collage album that composes again by daring to div ... (read more)

Report this review (#75105) | Posted by braindamage | Sunday, April 16, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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