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2.77 | 11 ratings | 4 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. La cometa (6:08)
2. Nenae (3:32)
3. Quando morir? (3:28)
4. Aereoporto (4:34)
5. Makumba Hotel (4:48)
6. Oratorio (3:04)
7. Una canzone (3:17)
8. Uomo rosa (2:54)
9. Topolino topel (2:01)

Total time 33:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Henryk Topel Cabanes / vocals, composer & producer
- Gianfranco Coletta / guitar
- Federico Troiani / keyboards, vocals
- Dino Cappa / bass
- Roberto Senzasono / drums

Note: The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Second unreleased album by the original band, recorded in 1974 and remastered in 2012

Digital download - Pinball Music (2010)

LP Poliedizioni ‎- MPE184 (2013, Italy)

CD Poliedizioni ‎- MPE211 (2013, Italy)

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REALE ACCADEMIA DI MUSICA La Cometa ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(10%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (20%)


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Review by Mellotron Storm
2 stars Well we have three (vocals, keyboards & drums) of the original members of that classic 1972 lineup on here. That's where the similarities end though. Mind you were talking almost 40 years later with this 2010 release so expectations shouldn't be too high. I must admit that I found this a tough one to get into at all.

"La Cometa" is a lightweight tune really with piano and vocals standing out. It does get fuller at times but I don't like this at all. "Nenae" is mellow with fragile vocals. I like it better late with those vocal melodies and that breezy sound. "Quando Moriro" is catchy and mid-paced with vocals. Not a fan (haha). Some violin as this has a Counrty flavour. "Aereoporto" has a reserved sound with vocals. It does pick up 1 1/2 minutes in. Best song so far.

"Makumba Hotel" doesn't even sound like the same band. Soft vocals, percussion and piano lead. It does get fuller and we get some guitar after 3 minutes. Easily my favourite tune on here. "Oratorio" is a Folk song while "Una Canzone" features what sounds like harmonica along with piano and violin. Vocals too but i'm not a fan. "Uomo Rosa" is like a Ragtime track. Yikes ! "Topolino Topel" is a short instrumental to end the record. An electronic flavour to this one.

I feel bad giving this once classic band 2 stars but I can't get into this one apart from one track. Fans only.

Latest members reviews

4 stars An astonishing release of important archival recordings by the masters of melodic Italian folk rock; Reale Accademia Di Musica. If you "get" these guys, this is going to be one of the best finds you'll ever encounter. Imagine that their 1974 album with Adriano Monteduro was a double album an ... (read more)

Report this review (#1090632) | Posted by Jeff Carney | Sunday, December 15, 2013 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Ok I felt like I needed to do a 3 star review to hopefully bump up the dreadful 2.29 score that this album has. Why? In my humble opinion, I felt that 2.29 is not justified. This album is actually "good". Not great. Not a classic by any means and most certainly not in the same league as ... (read more)

Report this review (#1087663) | Posted by progbaby | Sunday, December 8, 2013 | Review Permanlink

3 stars La Cometa was supposed to be Reale Accademia Di Musica's second album - it was shelved for unknown reasons and remained unreleased until 2010. Composed exclusively by Henryk Topel, La Cometa was recorded in 1974 by a transitional formation of the band; core members Topel and Frederico Troiani ... (read more)

Report this review (#919939) | Posted by coasterzombie | Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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