Header

CRYSTALS

Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Crystals picture
Crystals biography
Crystals is a sort of supergroup composed in the 1973 year by experienced and famous musicians, former members of name bands like PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (Giorgio Piazza), BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO (Marcello Todaro), RACCOMANDATA RICEVUTA DI RITORNO and SAMADHI (Nanni Civitenga), ALPHATAURUS (Giorgio Santandrea), and under the guidance of Paolo Tofani (AREA and ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN) that composed all of their tracks.

They recorded an album that was intended for release on Cramps label, but for mysterious reasons, it never appeared, and has only seen the light on CD in the early 90's.
The record shows an excellent musicianship. The lyrics are sung in english and the album has long instrumental parts. A Led Zeppelin influence is evident even if two guitarists make the sound original.
[Italianprog.com]


Crystals official website

CRYSTALS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

CRYSTALS forum topics / tours, shows & news


CRYSTALS forum topics Create a topic now
CRYSTALS tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "crystals"
Post an entries now

CRYSTALS Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to CRYSTALS

Buy CRYSTALS Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
VINYL 7" SINGLE - THEN HE KISSED ME - THE CRYSTALS - HLU9773 US $11.61 Buy It Now 2h 26m
BADGEMAN crystals 7" b/w p.a.f. (paper002) uk paperhouse 1990 US $8.29 Buy It Now 4h 35m
THE CRYSTALS ~ THEN HE KISSED ME b/w BROTHER JULIUS ~ UK LONDON 7" SINGLE US $19.94 Buy It Now 5h 31m
Crystals 45 There's No Other (Like My Baby) / Oh Yeah, Maybe (Soul) Listen VG+ US $5.00 Buy It Now 5h 59m
THE CRYSTALS ~ I WONDER b/w LITTLE BOY ~ UK LONDON 7" SINGLE US $58.15 Buy It Now 6h 38m
CRYSTALS, 60s TEEN GIRL GROUP 45, PHILLES LABEL US $1.50 Buy It Now 6h 44m
CRYSTALS Da Do Ron Ron 45 UK London HLU 9732 1963 EX+ soul r&b US $10.28 [5 bids]
7h 42m
THE CRYSTALS ~ HE'S A REBEL b/w I LOVE YOU EDDIE ~ UK LONDON 7" SINGLE US $24.92 Buy It Now 8h 5m
DARELENE LOVE Best of CD Phil Spector Ronettes Crystals WALL GIRL GROUP SOUND US $5.00 [0 bids]
8h 21m
THE CRYSTALS ~ DA DOO RON RON b/w GIT IT ~ UK LONDON 7" SINGLE US $19.94 Buy It Now 8h 28m
Crystals 45 He's Sure The Boy I Love 1962 NM Quality 1499 BB # 11 Darlene Love US $29.50 Buy It Now 8h 54m
HARLEY SIMMS & THE CRYSTALS~SELF TITLED~PRIVATE PRESS CALYPSO 12" LP CLOSE TO NM US $3.99 [0 bids]
9h 30m
Crystals 45 Da Doo Ron Ron 1963 NM Canada Philles 112 Billboard # 3 Phil Spector US $35.00 Buy It Now 10h
Crystals 45 Then He Kissed Me 1963 NM Canada Philles 115 BB # 6 Phil Spector US $35.00 Buy It Now 10h 51m
THE CRYSTALS - I WONDER - ORIGINAL 1964 7" VINYL SINGLE - VG US $59.15 Buy It Now 11h 5m
THE CRYSTALS - UPTOWN - ORIGINAL 1962 USA 7" VINYL SINGLE - EX US $18.77 Buy It Now 11h 9m
THE CRYSTALS Not To Young/There's No Other Baby 7" 45 Collectables COL 3204 VG+ US $4.49 Buy It Now 11h 19m
THE CRYSTALS -Platinum Disc&Songsheet-THEN HE KISSED ME US $141.22 Buy It Now 12h 19m
CRYSTALS-UPTOWN/WHAT A NICE WAY TO TURN SEVENTEEN-45rpm US $10.00 [0 bids]
12h 52m
CRYSTALS-DA DOO RON RON(When He Walked Me Home)/GIT' IT-45rpm US $10.00 [0 bids]
13h
LIFESTYLE: WELLBEING - CRYSTALS / VARIOUS NEW CD US $20.45 Buy It Now 13h 19m
6 CD Phil Spector Crystals Bob-B-Soxx Lot 6 Of 7 Discs Spector Box Set US $4.99 [1 bids]
14h
DOOWOP HE'S A REBEL-CRYSTALS PHILLES 1962 VG+ US $19.99 Buy It Now 16h 19m
The Crystals 45 LP There's No Other US $10.00 [0 bids]
16h 37m
PHIL SPECTOR'S CHRISTMAS ALBUM-CRYSTALS-RONETTES-DARLENE LOVE-BOB B SOXX-LP US $30.00 Buy It Now 16h 39m
AUTOGRAPHED DARLENE LOVE / CRYSTALS HITS CD US $50.00 [0 bids]
16h 57m
SAM RIVERS Crystals Richard Williams Warren Smith LP US $34.97 Buy It Now 16h 59m
THE CRYSTALS He's a Rebel/I Love You Eddie 45 Philles promo US $6.49 Buy It Now 17h 40m
Crystals-Uptown b/w What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen 45 US $16.95 Buy It Now 17h 54m
The Crystals; He's A Rebel on 45 US $23.99 Buy It Now 17h 59m
1961 The Crystals 45 - There's No Other Philles Girl Group Phil Spector US $5.00 [0 bids]
18h 13m
CHARLES CHRISTY & THE CRYSTALS Cherry Pie + Will I Find Her 45 US 1965 orig US $18.98 Buy It Now 18h 18m
THE CRYSTALS - HE'S A REBEL // LOVE YOU EDDIE - ORIGINAL PHILLIES VG+VG+++ US $3.50 [0 bids]
18h 25m
(DS854) Sparrow & The Workshop, Crystals Fall - 2008 DJ CD US $5.15 Buy It Now 18h 33m
The Crystals "Uptown" / "What A Nice Way" Philles 102 Phil Spector VG+ '62 US $5.99 [0 bids]
19h 14m
Soul 45 The Crystals - There'S No Other Like My Baby / He'S A Rebel On Forever US $5.00 Buy It Now 20h 32m
Soul 45 The Crystals - Uptown / He'S Sure The Boy I Love On Philles US $5.00 Buy It Now 20h 32m
Crystals - Da Doo Ron Ron & Other Favorites CD-R [CD New] US $12.98 Buy It Now 20h 42m
THE CRYSTALS - HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE // WALKING ALONG LA-LA-LA - PHILLIES VG US $3.75 [0 bids]
21h 6m
45 CRYSTALS ~ THERE'S NO OTHER / NOT TOO YOUNG -- (RED VINYL) -- '61 / '63 US $15.95 Buy It Now 21h 7m
CRYSTALS, THE--THERE'S NO OTHER (Like My Baby) (Doo-Wop) US $30.00 Buy It Now 21h 28m
45 RPM RECORD / THE CRYSTALS / DA DOO RON RON & GIT IT / 1963 / ROCK / 112 US $4.99 Buy It Now 22h 41m
The Crystals Sing Their Greatest Hits-PhilSpector WallofSoundVol.3-Import VG+ LP US $18.99 [0 bids]
US $24.99 Buy It Now
1 day
THE CRYSTALS - DA DOO RON RON - U.S. IMPORT 'BEST OF'/18 TRX/DIG REM/8p BKLT/NEW US $9.29 Buy It Now 1 day
CRYSTALS RONETTES great hits EP Da Do Ron Ron 45 AUSSIE London 1964 Phil Spector US $7.94 [4 bids]
1 day
HE'S A REBEL - THE GIRL GROUPS OF THE 60'S - RONETTES, CRYSTALS US $11.55 Buy It Now 1 day
MAN IN FORMALDEHYDE Copper Sulphate Crystals (RARE UK CD ALBUM 2003) Electronica US $11.61 Buy It Now 1 day
1962 The Crystals 45 He's A Rebel & I love You Eddie on Philles 106 L@@K US $1.25 [0 bids]
US $1.95 Buy It Now
1 day
Diana Ross & the Supremes Christmas album Ronettes Crystals DarleneLove Motown US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $19.99 Buy It Now
1 day
Crystals Then He Kissed Me / Brother Julius 1963 7" Vinyl Single Record US $16.56 Buy It Now 1 day
45 RPM - Philles 115 - The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me / Brother Julius US $2.00 [0 bids]
1 day
PHIL SPECTOR CHRISTMAS ALBUM RONETTES CRYSTALS DARLENE LOVE MORE SHRINK LP US $9.95 Buy It Now 1 day
CRYSTALS "THEN HE KISSED ME c/w BROTHER JULIUS" KILLER 60's LISTEN! US $11.61 Buy It Now 1 day
LIFESTYLE: WELLBEING - CRYSTALS [CD NEW] US $14.72 Buy It Now 1 day
THE CRYSTALS 'UPTOWN" 45 RPM US $5.99 [0 bids]
1 day
THE CRYSTALS - THEN HE KISSED ME 7" VINYL US $12.44 Buy It Now 1 day
The Crystals - Uptown / What a Nice Way to Turn Seventeen 7" PHILLES 102 Rare US $4.99 [0 bids]
US $9.99 Buy It Now
1 day
1962 UPTOWN - THE CRYSTALS US $4.00 [0 bids]
1 day
VOCAL GROUP ~ THE CRYSTALS ~ PR PHILLES RECORDS 106 "HE'S A REBEL" 1962 US $4.25 Buy It Now 1 day
Crystals - He's A Rebel VG++ 1962 US $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
JUKEBOX CLASSICS (CRYSTALS, MARCELS, PLATTERS, LITTLE RICHARD, ARCHIE BELL) US $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
45 RPM - Philles 112 - The Crystals - Da Doo Run Run / Git' It US $2.00 [0 bids]
1 day
DARLINE LOVE-IT'S CHRISTMAS OF COURSE/ MINT COND !!/CRYSTALS/RONETTES/DIANA ROSS US $15.04 [0 bids]
1 day
THE CRYSTALS He's sure the boy I love 7" Vinyl Single LONDON 45-HLU9661 US $19.92 Buy It Now 1 day
HEAR Crystals 45 Uptown/What A Nice Way To Turn 17 PHILLES 102 soul girl group US $4.00 [0 bids]
1 day
V/A LA LA BROOKS/ PIGGIES 7" VINYL 45 NEW VARIOUS NORTON CRYSTALS ROLLING STONES US $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Crystals "Nice Way Turn Seventeen" 7" Phil Spector US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE CRYSTALS - DA DOO RON RON: THE VERY BEST OF THE CRY - 2011 CD NEW US $5.50 Buy It Now 1 day
NEAR #1 HITS: I FEEL GOOD CD! W/ JAMES BROWN BEN E KING CRYSTALS US $6.47 Buy It Now 1 day
20 ORIGINAL WINNERS Vol. 4 (1963) Mono ROULETTE LP w/The Crystals/Lee Dorsey US $6.65 Buy It Now 1 day
Come to me darling / Squeeze me Baby The Opals / Crystals on LUNA 1954 78! US $19.95 [0 bids]
1 day
THE CRYSTALS HES A REBEL 180GM LP VINYL RECORD NEW US $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Da Doo Ron Ron & All Grown Up - The Crystals - 45 - Reissue - Philles Records: US $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
The CRYSTALS 45 Come To Me Darling LUNA 101 1954 Doo Wop R&B US $8.89 [6 bids]
1 day
Radio Show: GOODTIME OLDIES! #92-08 LESLIE GORE, BEATLES, CRYSTALS, JOHN LENNON US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron / All Grown Up 45 Phil Spector Girl Group 60's pop US $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
The Crystals He's a Rebel / He Hit Me (and it felt like a kiss) 45 Phil Spector US $0.99 [0 bids]
1 day
1978 VARIOUS ORIGINAL ARTISTS LP YOUNG LOVE CRYSTALS FLEETWOODS VOGUES US $16.25 Buy It Now 2 days
THE CRYSTALS | PHIL SPECTOR . TWIST UPTOWN . 1962 DG LP PHILLES PHLP 4000 US $152.50 [10 bids]
2 days
45 RPM Record The Blue Crystals Queen of the the Girls with Broke Up US $3.99 [0 bids]
2 days
45 RPM Record - The Crystals He's Sure the Boy I Love & Uptown - NM US $14.99 [0 bids]
2 days
CRYSTALS All Grown Up PHIL SPECTOR 45 Darlene Love Ronettes Bob B Soxx 7" VINYL US $19.94 Buy It Now 2 days
DARLENE LOVE Wait Til Bobby Gets Home LONDON 45 Crystals Phil Spector 7" VINYL US $38.20 Buy It Now 2 days
45 CRYSTALS - HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE (PHILES 109X) USA ORIGINAL SINGLE EX US $6.23 Buy It Now 2 days
CRYSTALS~"HE'S A REBEL"~ VG/VG ~ ORIGINAL PHILLES 45!!! US $4.99 [0 bids]
2 days
CRYSTALS~"HES SURE THE BOY I LOVE"~ VG/VG ~ ORIGINAL PHILLES 45!!! US $4.99 [0 bids]
2 days
the CRYSTALS sing the Greatest Hits volume 1 girl group 1965 Philles LP-4003 T US $95.00 [0 bids]
2 days
PHIL SPECTOR WALL OF SOUND VOLUME 3 - THE CRYSTALS - LP - ENGLAND US $29.95 [0 bids]
2 days
Pure Paul McCartney- Tim Christensen & The Damn Crystals 2-LP (2013 Vinyl) RARE US $59.45 Buy It Now 2 days
THE CRYSTALS Then He Kissed Me / Brother Julius * Philles 115 *1963* Excellent US $30.00 [0 bids]
2 days
CRYSTALS girl group HE'S A REBEL phil spector PHILLES rare NM- TOP COPY! US $20.00 Buy It Now 2 days
45 rpm record, THE CRYSTALS,'WHAT A NICE WAY TO TURN SEVENTEE on Philles records US $11.00 [0 bids]
2 days
45 RPM The Crystals, He's a Rebel &I Love You Eddie US $0.99 [0 bids]
2 days
CRYSTALS / SING THEIR GREATEST HITS ~ Phil Spector Mono UK Album ~ NEAR MINT US $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Crystals, The He's A Rebel / I Love You Eddie 106 Philles Records (VG) US $0.99 [0 bids]
2 days
45 The Crystals: Uptown / What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen; Orig Philles; MINT- US $19.99 [0 bids]
2 days
45 The Crystals He's Sure the Boy I Love / Walkin' Along; Philles 109; EX+ to M- US $9.99 [0 bids]
2 days
**SALE! RARE CRYSTALS UPTOWN/HE'S THE BOY: LIMITED UNPLAYED MINT RED VINYL 45!** US $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
RONETTES I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / CRYSTALS Rudolph 45 rpm VG++ US $9.97 Buy It Now 2 days
5034504245129 The Best Of by Crystals (2008) - MINT - FAST POST CD US $13.27 Buy It Now 2 days

More places to buy CRYSTALS music online Buy CRYSTALS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for CRYSTALS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

CRYSTALS shows & tickets


CRYSTALS has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

CRYSTALS discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

CRYSTALS top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.18 | 19 ratings
Crystals
1992

CRYSTALS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CRYSTALS Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

CRYSTALS Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

CRYSTALS Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

CRYSTALS Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Crystals by CRYSTALS album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.18 | 19 ratings

BUY
Crystals
Crystals Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Ivan_Melgar_M
Special Collaborator Symphonic Prog Specialist

4 stars Sometimes too many chefs in the kitchen don't ruin the soup

Contrary to what anybody can expect, supergroups almost never work, sometimes the music is inferior to what fans expect from many great musicians grouped together like in the case of GTR (Hackett and Howe together was not a dream but a nightmare). In most of the cases, the group works, but they split soon due to other obligations or simply because too many egos can work together.

CRYSTALS is a special case, their only self titled album was recorded in 1974 but only released in 1992 (Only God knows why), the band was for,med by Giorgio Piazza (PFM), Giorgio Piazza (ALPHATAURUS), Marcello Todaro (BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO), Nanni Chivitenga (RACCOMANDATA CON RICEVUTA DI RITORNO & SAMADHI) plus a relatively unknown Hard Rock vocalist named Carlo Degani, and if this wasn't enough Paolo Tofani (Area) who wrote all the songs.

Looking at the list of musicians and bands involved, specially Tofano, I expected some sort of Symphonic oriented Jazz, but surprisingly their only release Crystals is closer to Blues based Heavy Prog in the style of LED ZEPPELIN than to a classical Italian Prog band from the 70's, probably that's why they went for Carlo Degani in the vocals (who has a pretty decent English accent), instead of a well known singer like Mussida, Di Cioccio or Di GIacomo, who would had been out of their natural environment.

My favourite tracks are the opener "Wrought Iron" with an outstanding bass performance by Giorgio Piazza, making it sound somehow reminiscent of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD; the soft and acoustic "Feeling" (Somebody said Stairways to Heaven?); "Is She Still Mine"" full of bluesy distorted guitar by Todaro and Chivitenga and of course "Sad Story" due to the fantastic guitar solos . But in general terms there are no weak moments or bad tracks.

Many diehard Progheads will probably rate this album lower than most Italian bands because of their relatively lack of "progressiveness", but this would be unfair, the album is a good example of what Heavy Prog would had sounded if embraced by more Italian bands and deserves no less than 4 solid stars.

It's true that we are not talking about revolutionary or extremely complex music, but the the songs and performances are delightful.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Crystals by CRYSTALS album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.18 | 19 ratings

BUY
Crystals
Crystals Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by snobb
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Very unusual album placed under RPI tag. It was recorded in 1974, but released in 1992 for the first time. I believe this one-shot project's line up can attract many RPI fans: guitarist Nanni Civitenga ( SAMADHI ), another guitarist Marcello Todaro (Banco...),bassist Giorgio Piazza (PFM),drummer Giorgio Santandrea (ALPHATAURUS) play songs ,composed by Paolo Tofani (Area)!

But... First of all music there is hard rock with bluesy roots. Or let say - music that Led Zeppelin played at their early albums. Second - vocalist Carlo Degany is absolute Robert Plant clone, he even sings in English. Third, all the music, both together with vocal, is just not too much original version of Led Zeppelin.

OK, there are some small traces of "Italian origin" - comparing with the original (Led Zeppelin) compositions there are softer, better polished, more melodic and with more complex arrangements. In fact it gives to all music slight prog feeling. Unhappily, all music is so similar to original, that can not be accepted as independent album in similar style. I believe, it was the reason why this album wasn't released in 1974, but spend almost two decades in archives.

Then, who is this work listener now? I think it could be really interesting for die hard RPI maniacs, whenever they will find well-known genre musicians playing unusual alternative project. Who else? To be honest, I don't know. Don't really think someone with love to early bluesy hard-rock will be attracted by not too original Led Zeppelin clone.

Whenever all musicians are really competent, music if not too original is played at the professional level, though. I can rate this album as almost good ( = 2,75).

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Crystals by CRYSTALS album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.18 | 19 ratings

BUY
Crystals
Crystals Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Recorded in 1974 this album was never released until it saw the light of day in the nineties. I'm not sure why that happened, it's just that the label decided not to release it. Other than the vocalist the other members were from well known bands.They got together to record a Hard Rock album basically. Paolo Tofani from AREA composed all the music but didn't play on it. Two guitarists on here, Nanni from SAMADHI and RRR and the other Marcello from BANCO. The bass player (Giorgio) is from PFM and the drummer (also Giorgio) is from the great ALPHATAURUS.

"Wrought Iron" is the opening instrumental where drums and bass lead the way. It's like an uptempo warm-up track. "Time Out" sounds so good to open with that bass, drums and guitar standing out. Vocals join in. Check out the drumming though. Guitar solo 1 1/2 minutes in. One of the best tracks on here. "Feeling" opens with acoustic guitars with reserved vocals arriving before a minute. A melancholic and reflective tune. "If She's Still Mine" is an instrumental but better than the opener. Strummed guitar, bass and drums to open. It kicks in heavier before 1 1/2 minutes as contrasts continue.

"Sad Story" is melancholic with reserved vocals. It's laid back until after 1 1/2 minutes when it kicks in. These contrasts continue. Good song. "Persian Carpet" has an aggressive intro. When it settles the vocals join in. Nice bass. I like the sections when he's not singing 'cause they're more dynamic. "Policeman" opens with what sounds like mandolin and it continues throughout. Electric guitar, bass and drums fill out the sound. Vocals after 1 1/2 minutes. He sounds like Plant here at times.Nice guitar 4 minutes in. "Woman Under Water" is the closing instrumental. Some intricate playing here that is impressive. Check it out 3 minutes in as it gets a little crazy. The best part of the album.

The sound quality is just ok, the vocalsist is also just ok. I'd love to give this 4 stars but in my heart I feel it's just not that good to warrant that rating. It's also interesting that the vocals are in English instead of Italian.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Crystals by CRYSTALS album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.18 | 19 ratings

BUY
Crystals
Crystals Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

2 stars Paolo Tofani of Area was responsible for this unknown supergroup,including Giorgio Piazza of PFM, Giorgio Santandrea of Alphataurus,Carlo Degani on vocals,Nanni Civitenga of Samadhi and Raccomandata Ricevuto di Ritorno and Marcello Todaro of Banco del mutuo Soccorso.Tofani composed all tracks of the album,which was recorded in 1974 and headed for release on Cramps label.For unknown reasons the album saw the light 18 years later on Mellow Records and succeded another re-issue on Akarma in 2003 with a different cover.

Despite the presence of some giant names of the Italian prog rock scene,this is album has nothing to do with classic Italian prog sound.Firstly all tracks contain only English lyrics.Secondly CRYSTALS draw their influences from the US hard/blues scene,especially some instrumental parts with some double guitar attacks are very close to LED ZEPPELIN's sound and even a few mellow parts come close to WISHBONE ASH.Another name that comes to mind in terms of comparison are early RUSH (first three albums).Nice bass work by Todaro and a couple of good guitar passages along with the non-accented vocals of Degani are worth mentioning.However prog addicts will meet almost nothing of significant interest in here...

A good album overall,but with a very unoriginal sound.2.5 stars for a lost release,which could have been easily part of a classic rock site.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

 Crystals by CRYSTALS album cover Studio Album, 1992
3.18 | 19 ratings

BUY
Crystals
Crystals Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Lady In Black

5 stars TIME OUT...

Recorded in 1974 and published for the first time in 1992 "Crystals" is a true missing masterpiece of Italian Prog. This band is a sort of studio supergroup that plays a Prog version of Led Zepelin. I note that the music of "Crystals" are extreme melodic Heavy Prog. But the guitars are extreme energic. Ok, Carlo Degany is a photocopy of Robert Plant and the music are 100% Led Zeppelin. But correctly or not "Crystals" is a great album. Not for involved musicians (too simply) but because is the true demonstration that when there it is the passion a clone album like this isn't a clone album. Sure. Probably "Crystals" sound in our ears like a Rock album clone of Led Zeppelin. But, in general opinion, you will not say that "Crystals" isn't a great album.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to andrea cortese for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.16 seconds