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New Trolls New Trolls [Aka: La Barchetta] album cover
2.29 | 17 ratings | 2 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Fuoco (4:30)
2. Che Idea (4:36)
3. Domenica Di Napoli (5:35)
4. Immaginare (4:35)
5. Ok (Fiamme Sul Pacifico) (6:09)
6. In Paradiso (4:34)
7. Volo (4:35)
8. Accendi La Tua Luce (3:48)

Total time 38:22

Bonus tracks on 2005 CD release:
9. Musica
10. Poster

Line-up / Musicians

- Vittorio De Scalzi / vocals, Yamaha CS80 synth, Yamaha CP70 piano, harmonica
- Nico Di Palo / guitar, vocals
- Ricky Belloni / acoustic & electric guitar, Roland guitar synth, vocals
- Giorgio Usai / Farfisa Syntorchestra, Korg Polisynth, vocals
- Giorgio D'Adamo / bass
- Gianni Belleno / drums, percussion, vocals

- Gianfranco Lombardi / arrangements
- Claudio Mattone / grand piano (8)
- Mario Scotti / Alembic bass (8)

Releases information

Artwork: Giuseppe Serpi

LP Warner Bros. Records ‎- T 56761 (1979, Italy)

CD Arcāngelo ‎- ARC-7139 (2005, Japan) Remastered (?) with 2 bonus tracks

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NEW TROLLS New Trolls [Aka: La Barchetta] ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(13%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (40%)
Poor. Only for completionists (20%)

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Review by andrea
2 stars In 1978, with their previous album "Aldebaran", New Trolls gave up almost completely progressive rock turning to a more commercial kind of music. The album released in 1979, bearing the same name of the band, is another good pop work in the same mood of "Aldebaran" and here you can find only two interesting songs with clear hints of progressive.

The opener "Fuoco" features a good guitar work but it is definitively more close to Earth Wind & Fire style than to prog rock. The following "Che idea" (chosen as single) reminds me more than vaguely of Bee Gees' "Too Much Heaven". "Immaginare", "In paradiso" and "Volo" are other disco pop tracks in Bee Gees style featuring pleasant harmony vocals and weak lyrics. "Accendi la tua luce" features harmonica, piano and gospel harmony vocals but it is not convincing at all.

The only two remarkable tracks are "Domenica di Napoli" and "OK (fiamme sul pacifico)". The first one was co-written in collaboration with the singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla, it's introduced by a classical guitar and blends some folkloric elements from Naples with hints of prog and great harmony vocals. "Ok (fiamme sul Pacifico)" is by far my favourite song on this album, it's a kind of parody of the American films about the war in the Southern Pacific Ocean and lyrics are built like an ironic trailer for an imaginary film with John Wayne; Gregory Peck and Montgomery Cliff while the music is complex and almost crazy, well performed, with many changes of rhythm and excellent and varied melodic lines: a little hidden pearl in New Trolls discography!

In the whole this is an album very far from essential in a prog collection, but with some good moments and that could be interesting for fans and collectors.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Where is the Prog of new trolls? In every case like a POP album isn't bad. The cover didn't leave to foresee nothing of good. But... And the music? Not bad if you think that this album is a POP album but worst if you think that this album is a Prog album. Good the falsetto voice but the bitter i ... (read more)

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