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2.42 | 17 ratings | 4 reviews | 6% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. In Aeternum Veritas (2:07)
2. A Mio Figlio (4:46)
3. Il Lento Risveglio (4:58)
4. Chi Vola Vale (5:28)
5. Patetica (2:40)
6. Cielo E Terra (7:45)
7. N.a.n. (2:57)
8. Atleta (2:33)
9. Lettera D'amore No 7 (4:55)
10. Trombe, Scale (4:33)
11. Balera (4:33)
12. La Danza Del Velo (4:26)
13. Lucciole Per Lanterne (si Vendono) (8:58)

Total time 60:39

Line-up / Musicians

- Salvo Lazzara / electric guitar, vocals (9)
- Andrea Moretti / piano, Hammond, Mellotron, Mini-Moog, Strings
- Alessandro Toniolo / flute, vocals (2,6)
- Marco Masoni / bass, acoustic & Classical guitars, vocals (4,6,8,12)
- Matteo Amoroso / drums, percussion

- Petra Magoni / vocals (3,8,10)
- Hanno Rinne Di Rosa / guitar & voice (4), Classical guitar (6), shaker (3,12)
- Vesa Anttila / guitar (6)
- Silvia Azzarà / cello (3,12)
- Massimo Chimenti / reading voice

Releases information

CD Mellow Records ‎- MMP 406 (2001, Italy)

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GERMINALE Cielo E Terra ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (65%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by Sean Trane
2 stars Somewhat of a let-down compared with the previous - it is a concept album that I do not grasp the concept - sorry Boys. The story acompanying it is relatively hard to grasp (well my spoken Italian is hardy worth anything , but I can decipher written language) and the music is not up to par with their great second album.
Review by erik neuteboom
3 stars This is the third and until now latest CD from the Italian five piece band Germinale (with additional guest musicians). The 13 compositions sound pleasant and melodic with strong guitarwork that alternates from Fripperian (very biting in the titletrack) to Hackett-like in "Lettera d'amore no. 7" (also wonderful interplay with the organ). The varied instrumentation includes acoustic guitar, flute, violins, piano, female vocals and accordeon. The final song is the longest one and delivers Fripperian guitarplay ("Discipline-era"), a lush organ sound and beautiful piano, strings and flute. This CD is nothing special but it has a warm, typical Italian flavor.

1. In Aeternum veritas (2:07) 2. A mio figlio (4:46) 3. Il lento risveglio (4:58) 4. Chi vola vale (5:28) 5. Patetica (2:40) 6. Cielo e Terra (7:45) 7. N.a.n. (2:57) 8. Atleta (2:33) 9. Lettera d'amore no 7 (4:55) 10. Trombe, scale (4:33) 11. Balera (4:33) 12. La danza del velo (4:26) 13. Lucciole per lanterne (si vendono) (8:58)

Review by ZowieZiggy
1 stars I am a huge football fan.

So what, would you tell me. What's the point ? What's the relation between football and this "Germinale" album?

Well, for me there is one since tonight.

About two hours ago, I was attending the clash between my beloved club (Anderlecht) against my favourite English team (Tottenham). On the way to the game (which took me almost two hours to drive some twenty-five KM), I was listening to some music of course.

I listened for the third time in two days to this album. On the way back home, there were still some tracks to listen to (some seven or eight). My seventeen old years son was sitting on my side told me after ten minutes or so: "What's this c**p" ?

I was so surprised, and fully in accordance that I thought: "Listen son, your wasting time; there's a future for you in the fire escape trade. Come up to town!". I swear I thought of these words immediately and I promised him to mention this anecdote when posting my review of this album.

This is a pretty weak work. Nothing to remember in terms of melody, great instrumental part, beautiful Italian prog music, inventive or creative stuff.

No, nothing as such. Pure boredom. I have never been enthusiast with spoken lyrics (except in Jeff Wayne's "The War Of The Worlds"). This one is pitiful.

To avoid harsher words, I would just tell you : stay away from this one. Poor, poor, poor (instead of six, six, six . sweet rock'n'roll.). The worse of their career and one of the poorest Italian prog offering. And you know how much I praise this genre.

One star. Nothing more.

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4 stars The 3rd album has clearly a change in musical direction. I feel that Germinale have succeeded in their change rather well. This album might not be as good as their previous one but it is without a doubt more original. I respect when the bands try to bring something new instead of just repeating t ... (read more)

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