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3.09 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Acquario (6:27)
2. Funghi (6:12)
3. Mescalito (4:18)
4. Tiroxina (4:46)
5. Rama (4:38)
6. Muscle (3:58)
7. Stagno E Debiti (2:05)
8. Romantik Bidone (5:01)
9. Bobinga (2:04)
10. Containers (2:58)

Total Time: 42:32

Line-up / Musicians

- Luigi Tessarollo / guitars
- Antonino Salerno / Yamaha electric grand piano, Fender Rhodes
- Siro Merlo / tenor & baritone saxes, winds arrangements (2,4,10)
- Guido Scategni / contralto sax, concert flute
- Umberto Mari / fretted & fretless basses
- Furio Chirico / drums

- Willy Fugazza / guitar (1)
- Flavio Boltro / trumpet (2,4,10)
- Mauro Brignolo / trombone (2,4,10)

Releases information

Recorded "Live" in studio

Artwork: Furio Chirico

LP Studio Records ‎- MS 1002 (1983, Italy)

CD Electromantic Music ‎- TJRS1961 (2004, Italy) Remastered by Beppe Crovella

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ARTI E MESTIERI Acquario ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(16%)
Good, but non-essential (42%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
Poor. Only for completionists (16%)

ARTI E MESTIERI Acquario reviews

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Review by lor68
3 stars Well first of all you should have to add another half star at least;secondly as this work represents their comeback also on stage (dated 1983) but with a different line-up (except on the original member-Mr Chirico), I think that A&M showed a diverse clever approach and a great versatility too, in the early nineties, which is very interesting. The re-printed version by Electromantic makes me feel so good, cause of its live recording without any "post-production", as well as of its pretty jazz mood, being never banal. Antonino Salerno is a remarkable composer, involved with a difficult role: He had to replace Mr Rovella, the keyboardist, and this "event" is regarded as a remarkable effort still today, if you listen to some music critics.anyway actually- at that time- He was even helped by U. Mari on bass guitar and other important session men, playing the wind instruments in a noteworthy manner, which made his job easier.but as it's a bit lacking the reference to their past, above all talking about their recent music project, you can remain unprepared at the end: you're in front of a completely restructured ensemble; otherwise you could appreciate the piano solo (K. Emerson-oriented) in "Stagno e debiti", even though sometimes the instrumental section, being without any vocal parts , creates a "tiring" mood, especially for their new listeners.

However, apart from a few "scholastic" executions, by completing your collection concerning A&M, this work is worth checking out and quite pleasant too!!

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4 stars I don't like very much the 80's prog scene, not even Marillion and his equals or even the 80's albuns from the "big ones" like Genesis, Yes or Camel, but I usually dig some records from my favourite bands, I mean, the italian or the eastern Europe scenes, and, because, fortunately we can frequ ... (read more)

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