Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

TOWER

Neo-Prog • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Tower picture
Tower biography
Tower are a trio formed by Beppe Crovella, singer Paola Mei and drummer Elio Rivagli. The idea behind this album is to expand song ideas into progressive
compositions, like for example Yes did with Simon and Garfunkel's America, that in fact was a kind of folk song, that they re-arranged to make a complete prog compositions.
Sometimes songs comes out naturally into a prog composition, other times they are or can be the starting point to build a new composition around this
main song, other examples in this sense were 'Take a Pebble' or ' Lucky man'.
So, focusing this relationship between song and prog composition was the main idea with lot of variations, that's the basic starting point for this project.
[Beppe Crovella website]

Tower official website

TOWER MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

TOWER forum topics / tours, shows & news


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

TOWER Videos (YouTube and more)


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

Buy TOWER Music


TOWERTOWER
The End Records 2016
Audio CD$8.72
$6.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Chilly Gonzales - Ivory Tower [CD New] USD $13.29 Buy It Now 2h 44m
Veins - Glass Tower [CD New] USD $10.13 Buy It Now 2h 44m
Tower Of Power - T.O.P. - CD (1993) Soul Funk USD $9.97 Buy It Now 3h
Gene McDaniels - One Hundred Pounds Of Clay/Tower Of Strength CD R USD $12.31 Buy It Now 3h 2m
Dexter Gordon Tower of Power Prestige/OJC 7623 MINT postage to USA 9.00$! USD $9.00 [0 bids]
3h 40m
THE MISSION GRAINS OF SAND 12 TRACK CD FREE POSTAGE TOWER WHEEL KINGDOM FALL USD $36.95 [0 bids]
3h 41m
THE MISSION TOWER OF STRENGTH 3 TRACK CD RARE FREE POSTAGE USD $36.95 [0 bids]
3h 41m
THE MISSION TOWER OF STRENGTH NUMBERED CD USD $36.95 [0 bids]
3h 44m
JAKE HOLMES A Letter To Katherine December FOLK/PSYCH '68 2nd Lp US TOWER RARE!! USD $149.99 Buy It Now 4h 7m
The Mission ?- Tower Of Strength 12" Single Vinyl Record MYTHX4 1987 UK USD $6.15 Buy It Now 4h 8m
IVANHOE Polarized + 2 JAPAN CD Winters Bane Powergod Lanfear Spiral Tower Charis USD $29.50 Buy It Now 4h 10m
Tower Brass - Die Erste CD (DJB 91343) Markus Wiesheu- Meixner/Susato/Handel USD $12.31 Buy It Now 4h 17m
CAPITOL TOWER RECORDS Large press clipping 1978 approx30x40cm (4/11/78) USD $4.92 Buy It Now 4h 33m
TOWER OF POWER - ORIGINAL ALBUM SERIES (URBAN RENEWAL/BUMP CITY/+) 5 CD NEW+ USD $24.04 Buy It Now 5h 4m
Theatrical Naruto Shippuden The Lost Tower OST MICA-1149 (FREE SHIPPING) USD $12.99 Buy It Now 5h 9m
ABC - Ocean Blue/Tower of London - 1985 7" Vinyl Single Record USD $0.62 [0 bids]
5h 32m
7" Vinyl Record - TOWER OF LONDON: I'M A RAT * STYLE 1 * USD $4.92 Buy It Now 5h 51m
7" Vinyl Record - TOWER OF LONDON: I'M A RAT * STYLE 2 * USD $4.92 Buy It Now 5h 52m
DAVID BOWIE David Live At The Tower Phildelphia (1990, Rykodisc) 2-CD Set USD $13.99 [0 bids]
USD $18.99 Buy It Now
6h 17m
Gene McDaniels: Tower Of Strength / A Hundred Pounds Of Clay 45 - Soul USD $5.00 Buy It Now 6h 29m
NEW The Tower Of Light [2/4] by The Tower Of Light CD (CD) Free P USD $20.55 Buy It Now 6h 35m
TOWER OF POWER - LOVIN' YOU IS GONNA SEE ME THRU - 7" VINYL SINGLE USD $1.23 [0 bids]
7h 29m
Europe 45 w/ps OPEN YOUR HEART / TOWER'S CALLIN' ~ Epic VG++ USD $2.80 Buy It Now 8h 10m
Bruce Lee - Tower Of Death LP Japan Obi Kung-Fu Rare ! USD $22.50 Buy It Now 8h 11m
TOWER OF POWER URBAN RENEWAL USA ORIG. 1974 SOUL LP12 USD $14.77 [0 bids]
8h 18m
Tower of Power, Rhythm & Business Audio CD USD $7.00 Buy It Now 8h 52m
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH-WARDENCYFFE TOWER +3-JAPAN MINI LP CD Gi50 USD $28.99 Buy It Now 9h 15m
Manhattan Tower and California Gordon Jenkins and Orchestra DLP 8011 USD $9.99 [0 bids]
9h 25m
Otis Williams And His Charms 45 Ivory Tower 1956 Deluxe R&B Doo Wop VG+ USD $5.50 Buy It Now 10h 4m
ANGEL (ROCK GROUP) Tower 7" VINYL B/w Angel (vip7809) Pic Sleeve Has Small Pun USD $19.41 Buy It Now 10h 7m
Little Feat Tower Of Power 1977 Programme USD $27.71 Buy It Now 10h 12m
Ancient Tower by Robert Benford Lepley - Poetry of Rilke (CD, 1996, EarthBeat) USD $3.00 Buy It Now 10h 27m
NEW Strong Tower (Audio CD) USD $12.04 Buy It Now 10h 37m
JAZZ LP TOWER OF POWER AIN'T NOTHIN' STOPPIN' US NOW USD $7.99 Buy It Now 10h 43m
The Tower of Light by The Tower of Light (Vinyl, Nov-2013, Felte) USD $21.08 Buy It Now 10h 52m
EBONY TOWER, WHITE RABBIT, EX/EX, 3 Track, Promotional CD Single, Card Sleeve, USD $1.22 [0 bids]
11h 16m
The Standells - Dirty Water LP, Original, Tower Records, T-5027 USD $16.50 [12 bids]
11h 20m
John Southworth - Small Town Water Tower [CD New] USD $13.69 Buy It Now 11h 44m
NEW SEALED: U2 LIVE FROM US TO U LONDON 82 PHILA 83 TOWER THEATRE ~RECORD LP USD $55.95 Buy It Now 11h 47m
ROCK 'N' ROLL 78: RUFUS GORDON Long Tall Sally/EILEEN SCOTT Ivory Tower GATEWAY USD $9.99 Buy It Now 11h 49m
TOM JONES "LITTLE LONELY ONE/That's What We'll All Do" TOWER 126 (1965) 45 RPM USD $3.70 Buy It Now 11h 58m
Tower Of Power - Original Album Series: Back To Oakland / Bump Ci NEW CD USD $14.69 Buy It Now 12h 8m
THE MAGICAL WURLITZER Cd ALBUM used VOL 2 FROM BLACKPOOL TOWER'S BALLROOM USD $6.15 Buy It Now 12h 17m
CD Storage Rack Elephant Carved Dark Wood 18x17x23cms Music Tower USD $6.15 [1 bids]
12h 27m
JOHN SOUTHWORTH - SMALL TOWN WATER TOWER - CD USD $16.94 Buy It Now 12h 27m
Spaced Out - A UFO Tribute CD Reverend / Twisted Tower Dire / Agent Steel NEW USD $13.95 Buy It Now 12h 29m
LOVELY PREVIN From A To B 7" Ps, B/W Tower Of Strength, Shh 114 USD $7.38 Buy It Now 12h 43m
LOT OF 2 60's ROCK 45 RPM - IAN WHITCOMB - TOWER 120 & 134 - "YOU TURN ME ON" USD $10.00 Buy It Now 12h 51m
MISSION Tower Of Strength 7" Dutch Issue In Textured Paper Sleeve, 3 Tracks Inc USD $7.38 Buy It Now 12h 53m
MISSION Tower Of Strength 7" Ps, 3 Tracks Inc Fabienne+Breathe-Vocal, Myth 4 USD $6.15 Buy It Now 12h 53m
MISSION Tower Of Strength 7" Textured Sleeve, Orig Uk Ltd Edition USD $8.61 Buy It Now 12h 53m
Small Town Water Tower - John Southworth (2016, CD New) USD $11.08 Buy It Now 12h 56m
What Is Hip? The Tower of Power Anthology Music Cd Album Brand New. Sealed. USD $100.00 Buy It Now 12h 56m
GORDON JENKINS complete MANHATTAN TOWER LP, Shrink, NM/NM, Duophonic, 1961 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 12h 58m
60's ROCK 45 RPM - CARLO'S CROWN JEWEL - TOWER 497 - "SHOO-FLY PIE USD $6.50 Buy It Now 12h 59m
David Live (CD 1998) David Bowie At The Tower Philadelphia Fat Case CD USD $18.47 Buy It Now 13h 5m
Greg Adams TOWER OF POWER Ultra Rare 1991 SAMPLER 4TRX PROMO Radio DJ CD Single USD $23.74 Buy It Now 13h 7m
ROADHOUSE Tower Of Love 7" Ps, B/W Can'T Take The Credit For It, Ver 55 USD $6.15 Buy It Now 13h 13m
1964 ROCK 45 RPM - FREDDIE & DREAMERS - TOWER 125 - "I'M TELLING YOU NOW" USD $5.00 Buy It Now 13h 16m
LATIN SOUL BOOGALOO POPCORN RAY TERRACE ON TOWER ORIGINAL'US USD $39.90 [0 bids]
13h 18m
Tower Of Power Rare CD Monster On A Leash (USA Import-Mint!) USD $5.85 Buy It Now 13h 29m
PHIL MOORE III Afro Brazil Oba TOWER ST 5085 original LP VG++ USD $26.00 Buy It Now 13h 31m
Gordon Jenkins Orchestra Manhattan Tower 45 RPM Vinyl Record Set (2 Disks) USD $3.99 [0 bids]
13h 33m
TOWER OF POWER - YOU OUGHT TO BE HAVING FUN / WHILE WE WENT TO THE MOON HEAR IT USD $17.24 [0 bids]
13h 37m
Ivory Tower by Chilly Gonzales [France Import - Wagram - 3222432 - 2010] - NM/M USD $12.71 Buy It Now 13h 43m
Tower of Power You ought to be havin fun US Columbia promo (rare soul vinyl 45) USD $8.61 Buy It Now 13h 47m
The mission tower of strength CD indie USD $1.22 [0 bids]
13h 56m
John Cougar Mellencamp Bid Daddy Lp Tower Records Mint To Excellent Condition USD $20.00 [0 bids]
14h 31m
CAPITOL sleeve - Capitol Tower graphic; "California" not abbreviated - 7" USD $5.00 Buy It Now 14h 33m
Bon Iver Tower 12" Vinyl USD $24.03 [0 bids]
14h 33m
THE SUNRAYS "I Live For The Sun" Tower 148 USD $1.07 [3 bids]
14h 39m
OST THE WILD ANGELS VOL. I SOUNDTRACK 1966 USA MONO LP TOWER T-5043 THE ARROWS USD $18.74 Buy It Now 14h 41m
OST THE WILD ANGELS VOL. II SOUNDTRACK 1967 USA MONO LP TOWER T-5056 THE ARROWS USD $22.49 Buy It Now 14h 41m
Tower Of Power [CD New] 4943674207008 USD $11.45 Buy It Now 14h 45m
Funk Disco 45 - Magic Disco Machine - Control Tower - Motown - VG++ mp3 - promo! USD $6.00 [1 bids]
14h 52m
TOWER OF POWER "SO VERY HARD TO GO" 1972 - HEAR!! USD $4.00 Buy It Now 14h 53m
"Instant Replay" Various Artists Tower LP DT 5157 1969 Davie Allan Psyche Rock USD $9.99 [0 bids]
14h 54m
The Crusaders Make A Joyful Noise With Drums and Guitars LP Tower Records VG+ USD $30.00 Buy It Now 14h 57m
DAVIE ALLAN AND THE ARROWS BONGO PARTY/BLUE'S THEME TOWER 295 M- USD $9.99 Buy It Now 15h 3m
THE TOWER - HIC ABUNDANT LEONES, GATEFOLD 12" VINYL LP, BAD OMEN, OMEN004 (2014) USD $18.42 Buy It Now 15h 6m
ABC How To Be A Zillionaire cassette 1985 Fear Of The World Tower Of London Halo USD $8.99 Buy It Now 15h 7m
THE EYE-FULL TOWER promo 45: "Carol Cartoon / How About Me" SSS International USD $3.00 Buy It Now 15h 16m
Ivory Tower: Beyond The Stars CD 2000 Limb Music SPV InsideOut LMP 0004-018 CD USD $10.95 Buy It Now 15h 20m
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM Burning The Fields EP TOWER 12" RARE UK 1985 2ND PRESSING USD $43.11 Buy It Now 15h 29m
LUSHES Service Industry LP NEW VINYL Felte PVT Tower Of Light USD $20.99 Buy It Now 15h 31m
DAVID BOWIE LIVE AT THE TOWER PHILADELPHIA NEW DOUBLE 2 x CD REMASTERED 21 TRACK USD $9.86 [4 bids]
15h 35m
Northern Soul. GLORIA LYNNE. "Tower Of Strength". Reissue USD $7.39 [0 bids]
15h 42m
CAPER OF THE GOLDEN BULLS TOWER SOUNDTRACK LP ST-5086 VIC MIZZY SEALED USD $15.30 Buy It Now 15h 47m
"Manhattan Tower" (Studiotrack) (M) USD $21.99 Buy It Now 15h 48m
The Standells try it-poor shell of a man 45 rpm vinyl single tower 310 VG plus USD $5.00 Buy It Now 15h 56m
RARE GARY GLITTER 7" INCHS RECORD PAUL RAVEN TOWER OF STRENGTH 1960 USD $24.64 [0 bids]
16h 12m
Dexter Gordon The Tower Of Power! Prestige PR 7623 Vinyl, LP, Album USD $34.99 Buy It Now 16h 19m
Tower - Instrumental Music Joan Tower Audio CD USD $11.29 Buy It Now 16h 25m
TOWER garage 45 rpm DAVIE ALLAN & ARROWS - Blue's Theme + Bongo Party EX vinyl USD $4.00 Buy It Now 16h 25m
LOUIS PHILIPPE IVORY TOWER ACME15 LP Fz7411 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
16h 44m
#THE MISSION Tower of strength / Fabienne / Breathe 1988 MERCURY VINYL EX USD $2.16 [0 bids]
17h 5m
SOUNDTRACK Dr. Goldfoot & The Girl Bombs TOWER DT-5053 DUOPHONIC NM/NM- USD $11.99 Buy It Now 17h 12m
TOM JONES 1965 debut 45 Little Lonely One / TOWER 45/ (Hear it!) USD $8.99 [0 bids]
17h 12m
FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS/BEAT MERCHANTS YOU WERE MADE FOR ME/SO FINE TOWER 127 USD $4.99 Buy It Now 17h 15m
DENNY ROCKWELL I WANNA KNOW NOW/OH MY GOSH OH ME OH MY GOODNESS TOWER 258 USD $4.99 Buy It Now 17h 15m

More places to buy TOWER music online Buy TOWER & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
TOWER has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

TOWER discography


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

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

2.83 | 9 ratings
Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow
1994

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

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

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

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

TOWER Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow by TOWER album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.83 | 9 ratings

BUY
Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow
Tower Neo-Prog

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars A one-album Italian project,led by ex-Arti E Mestieri keyboard wizard/producer Beppe Corvella,who had created several one-shot projects around the time.Tower were actually a trio,featuring female vocalist Paola Mei and drummer Elio Rivagli and Crovella's aim this time was to marry song-oriented material with Classic Progressive Rock.Their only album with the bizarre title ''Tales from a Book of Yestermorrow'' was released in 1994 on Vinyl Magic (owner of which is Crovella himself).

The album opens with the long ''There Is Music Left To Be...Write!'',an excellent Symphonic Rock piece with great melodies,nice performance by Mei and heavy doses of organ and mellotron- choir by Crovella,definitely a highlight of the album.''Ann'' is a more straight romantic piece with extremely sensitive vocals but certainly some great and intricate work by Crovella on organ,synths and piano.With ''The box'' the quality drops,Tower sound like a bad DEEP PURPLE clone with no guitars and a female singer and what saves the track is the obscure middle part drenched with the mellotron sound.With '' Sailing Too Long'' my intial suspicions were a fact,the band now sounds a lot like mid-80's ZAUBER,decent Classical-influenced Prog buried under cheap synth parts and typical 80's-sounding production,while the chorus seems like taken from a musical.''For A Moment Of Love'' is a very good follower,actually a grandiose ballad,opening with mellotron and offering a very good performance by Mei.''In My Life'' recalls the worst side of ZAUBER or the sound of the Italian Prog bands during late-70's,an accesible yet melodramatic ballad with bad-sounding keys.The album will close with its only instrumental track ''Rondo'',a personal moment of Corvella filled with piano,organ,synths and mellotron with plenty of Classical,Fusion and Jazz influences.

What was the aim of Corvella under this project is interpretated to what most of the prog bands were trying between mid-80's and early-90's.To combine somewhat complex instrumental prog passages with fairly commercial sounding choruses and structures.The result this time is decent most of the time but not even close to the meaning of real progressive rock.Anyway,this one comes recommended to fans of Neo/Symphonic Rock with strong hints of commercial music.

 Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow by TOWER album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.83 | 9 ratings

BUY
Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow
Tower Neo-Prog

Review by toroddfuglesteg

2 stars The tale of split personalities.

Tower is a project (band ?) which involved Beppe Crovella on tangents, Paola Mei on vocals and Elio Rivagli on drums. The music here is...... well..... somewhere near Neo- Prog. The problem is, and I am now going straight to my gripes with this album, is that this album actually feels like a split-album between Beppe Crovella and his tunes and then Paola Mei and her tunes. It is a very disjointed affair.

Let's start with Paola Mei and her songs. They are all musical types of songs, bordering to Eurovision Melody Festival type of ballads. Paola Mei is walking in the same footsteps as Elaine Paige and Liza Minelli. Those are the only female musical vocalists I know the name off, but you get my drift. The songs are backed up with some softly, softly tangents and drums. The quality is somewhere between pretty dire and decent, to be honest. Paola Mei is a great vocalist though and that is the only saving grace here.

Then we have the solo stuff from Beppe Crovella and we are deep into Arti E Mestieri, ELP and in particular; Collegium Musicum territory. It is great stuff, but also a sharp contrast to the songs from Paola Mei.

Just to make this album even more difficult or perhaps; more palatable; the Paola Mei and Beppe Crovella dominated songs are inbetween each other. Although Beppe Crovella is doing the tangents on Paola Mei's songs, there is no coherence between these two participants of Tower. If they had called the band for Twin Towers, I would had understood it. But Tower ? I am mystified. Maybe the tower in Pisa, the one the engineers in Italy messed up and sent sideways. That is actually what this band and album is; the tower in Pisa.

I am in serious doubts what I should give this album. But a strong two stars would suffice. Three stars to Beppe Crovella and since I am not a fan of the Eurovision Music Festival, X Factor or musicals; two and a half stars to Paolo Mei and her songs.

2.75 stars

 Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow by TOWER album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.83 | 9 ratings

BUY
Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow
Tower Neo-Prog

Review by b_olariu
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Tower is a band that came from Italy and delivers some good but non essential neo prog. I said came because this is the only album they made and soon after they broke up like many bands from this genre. At first listning the influences were from italian school like Arti & Mesteri ( the keyboard player Beppe Crovella is from that band) and Apoteosi ( specialy on the last track, on instrumental one called Rondo ). The instrumentation is good, well played album but sometimes with lack of vein. The voice of Paola Mei is good specially on the first track There Is Music Left To Be...Write! the best one from here, and Rondo the instrumental piece worth check out. Anyway if you are a prog lover as i am must give a try to this album, will find intristing prog elements but don't expect to something groundbreaking. Fans of Apoteosi, PFM will be pleased to hear this. 3 stars,and the cover art is quite intristing.
 Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow by TOWER album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.83 | 9 ratings

BUY
Tales From A Book Of Yestermorrow
Tower Neo-Prog

Review by Finnforest
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Attention keyboard fanatics!

Tower is the brainchild of Arti & Mestieri's original keyboardist Beppe Crovella. He composed this collection of songs called "Tales from a Book of Yestermorrow" and it is an unusual progressive album to say the least.

There is no guitarist or bass player to be found. Beppe on keys is joined only by drummer Elio Rivagli and famed Italian vocalist Paola Mei. The threesome manage such a well-rounded sound that even a guitar lover such as myself is able to appreciate the album. For keyboard fanatics this is a dream come true. Here is the list of instruments that Beppe employs here: Hammond, piano, Minimoog, Mellotron, Wurlitzer, Roland JD 800, Prophet T8, Emu III XP, and Vintage keys.

The music is not the jazzy rock that comes to mind when I think of Arti. It seems to attempt a mixture of different neo prog rock elements that are quite dramatic and theatrical and occasionally uses experimental sounds to inject a modern feel. Ms. Mei's amazing vocal skills bring much emotion and loveliness to the songs, bring them to another level. Her vocal style might be a little Diva-ish for some but I took to it rather swiftly with no problem. The standout tracks for me are "Ann" with its lovely melodic piano lines, punchy drumming, and great vocal. "The Box" is really wild with its trippy sound effect samples that rattle your brain and make great test music for your stereo speakers. The closer "Rondo" is also stunning. An instrumental feast that will amaze you at what two people can do. Fast paced and finesse in every direction with monster drum fills and a Gentle Giant feel.

Here is how Beppe describes the project in a short blurb from his website: "The idea behind this album is to expand song ideas into progressive compositions, like for example Yes did with Simon and Garfunkel's America, that in fact was a kind of folk song, that they re-arranged to make a complete prog compositions. Sometimes songs comes out naturally into a prog composition, other times they are or can be the starting point to build a new composition around this main song, other examples in this sense were 'Take a Pebble' or ' Lucky man'. So, focusing this relationship between song and prog composition was the main idea with lot of variations, that's the basic starting point for this project." [Beppe Crovella website].

Recommended to keyboard nuts and majestic dramatic vocal oriented prog with a sound that is all its own. Although I'm not necessarily either of those and I've taken quite a liking to this project. It's another rather obscure title that turned out to be very unique and enjoyable. Don't just buy the oft-written about hot albums of the month, go deep and take some chances!

Thanks to ProgLucky for the artist addition.

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

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives