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


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 Jon Blues Explosion Spencer Audio CD USD $21.27 Buy It Now
Legacy/Tower Presents More Than The Music...The Legacy CD USD $0.99 Buy It Now
VARIOUS - TOWER RECORDS: 30 YEARS ON THE SUNSET STRIP U.S. PROMO CD 2000 10 TRA USD $11.95 Buy It Now
Various Artists Blade Promo ECD Tower Records 1998 10 tracks Cowboy Junkies USD $3.99 Buy It Now
Various Artists The Bachelor Promo ECD Tower Records 1998 10 tracks USD $3.99 Buy It Now
Animal Tower Audio CD USD $33.46 Buy It Now
VIXX Hana-Kaze Japn First Limited A CD+DVD+1Photo Card+Tower Record Post Card USD $40.00 Buy It Now
VIXX Hana-Kaze Japn First Limited A CD+DVD+1Photo Card+Tower Record Post Card USD $40.00 Buy It Now
VIXX Hana-Kaze Japn First Limited A CD+DVD+1Photo Card+Tower Record Post Card USD $40.00 Buy It Now
VIXX Hana-Kaze Japn First Limited A CD+DVD+1Photo Card+Tower Record Post Card USD $40.00 Buy It Now
Tower Of Power - Direct (LP), Sheffield Lab - Lab 17, Limited Edition, 1981 USD $24.00 Buy It Now
TOWER OF POWER YOU OUGHT TO BE HAVIN' FUN/WHILE WE WENT TO THE MOON 7" 1976 OOP USD $9.95 Buy It Now
David Bowie At the Tower Philadelphia CD 1990 USD $26.22 [0 bids]
INCOMING-TOWER RECORDS-OPTIC EYE/NEW LONDON SCHOOL OF ELECTRONICS/JUNO REACTOR USD $5.50 Buy It Now
TOWER CITY A Little Bit Of Fire CD 1996: AOR, DEF LEPPARD, GIANT, BAD COMPANY USD $16.81 Buy It Now
TWISTED TOWER DIRE The Curse Of 2CD: IRON MAIDEN, STEEL PROPHET, FATES WARNING USD $17.99 Buy It Now
TWISTED TOWER DIRE The Isle Of Hydra 2CD: FATES WARNING, OMEN, STEEL PROPHET USD $16.99 Buy It Now
RICHARD EVANS-S/T--LP-PROMO-TOWER OF POWER-LINDA WILLIAMS USD $11.99 Buy It Now
To the Dark Tower by Cake Bake Betty (CD, Sep-2013, CD Baby (distributor)) USD $19.63 Buy It Now
Mission Tower of strength 7" MYTH4 VG/EX UK USD $8.28 Buy It Now
NIGEL OGDEN AT THE WURLITZER TOWER BALLROOM BLACKPOOL BEST OF BRITISH NEW CD USD $7.86 Buy It Now
Reginald Dixon : Dancing At The Tower : CD Album : 2010 USD $2.61 Buy It Now
' Strictly Dance ' Phil Kelsall at the Wurlitzer Organ at the Tower Ballroom USD $4.97 Buy It Now
Married To The Eiffel Tower The Wolfmen Audio CD USD $10.82 Buy It Now
VAN MORRISON UK 7 inch IVORY TOWER 1ST PRESSING A1/B1 USD $4.59 Buy It Now
Mission, The-Tower Of Strength 7" 45-Mercury, MYTH 4 870 089-7, 1988, Picture Sl USD $5.18 Buy It Now
Mission, The-Tower Of Strength 7" 45-Vertigo, MYTH 15, 1994, Picture Sleeve USD $6.49 Buy It Now
Roadhouse-Tower Of Love 12"-Vertigo, VERX 55, 1991, Picture Sleeve 3 Track USD $7.80 Buy It Now
Frankie Vaughan-Tower Of Strength 7" 45-Philips, PB 1195 326495 BF, 1961, Compan USD $6.49 Buy It Now
Mission, The-Tower Of Strength 12"-Mercury, MYTHX 4 870 089-1, 1987, Picture Sl USD $7.80 Buy It Now
Freddie And The Dreamers-You Were Made For Me 7" 45-TOWER, 127, US Company Sleev USD $7.80 Buy It Now
Otis Williams And The Charms - Ivory Tower And Other Great Hits - Sing (NEW 2CD) USD $14.74 Buy It Now
GARY HALL WHAT GOES AROUND CD ROUND TOWER 1993 RTMCD57 ROCK USD $6.55 Buy It Now
TOWER OF POWER "Souled Out Sampler" CD 1995 1st US PROMO ONLY Maxi Single No UPC USD $13.88 Buy It Now
Jay D Martin - By Yourself - Tower Demo 2nd - Northern Soul Crossover Motown Tmg USD $39.35 Buy It Now
MAE WEST & SOMEBODY'S CHYLDREN way out west U.S. TOWER LP T-5028_orig 1966 USD $18.78 Buy It Now
OCTOBER 31-NO SURVIVORS-CD-heavy-power-deceased-overkill-twisted tower dire USD $14.99 Buy It Now
Lovely Previn-From A To B / Tower Of Strength 7" 45-Secret, SHH 114, 1981, Plain USD $6.49 Buy It Now
SINGAPORE SLING - THE TOWER OF FORONICITY CD NEW+ USD $23.56 Buy It Now 18m
Tower 3 Audio CD USD $41.83 Buy It Now 25m 50s
The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower : Love in the Fascist Brothel CD (2005) USD $4.98 Buy It Now 27m 11s
Tower of Song-In City and in Forest CD NEW USD $24.87 Buy It Now 58m 5s
Glass Tower Audio CD USD $23.02 Buy It Now 1h
Jimmy Caravan, Look Into the Flower, Tower Records ST 5103, 1968, PSYCH, Funk USD $52.00 Buy It Now 1h 6m
ALLAN HOLDSWORTH - Wardenclyffe Tower +3 CD JAPAN VSCD4253 NEW 2014 USD $78.09 Buy It Now 1h 23m
Tower of Power-Tower Of Power CD NEW USD $12.11 Buy It Now 2h 2m
Dvor k, Shostakovich, Tower (CD, Jan-2016, Oberlin Music) USD $12.38 Buy It Now 2h 37m
THE BEATLES Poster - THE BEATLES PARIS EIFFEL TOWER- Beatles Music poster LP1453 USD $5.21 Buy It Now 2h 38m
Tower of Power - Urban Renewal CD Early Japan Pressing for US Release USD $11.15 Buy It Now 2h 39m
The Standells ?- Dirty Water 7" 45~GARAGE ROCK~1966 TOWER USD $3.99 [0 bids]
2h 49m
Grim Tower - Anarchic Breezes (NEW VINYL LP) USD $26.21 Buy It Now 3h 5m
Grim Tower - Anarchic Breezes (NEW CD) USD $16.05 Buy It Now 3h 6m
Third Man Records - Third Man Records Tower Slipmat (Vinyl Accessory) (New) USD $12.21 Buy It Now 3h 59m
XTC 'Tower of London' EX 1980's Alternative Vinyl Single 7" USD $3.93 Buy It Now 4h 6m
Vanilla Beans - Kitto Ii Basho 1st press w/ Tower Record Cup no Fuchiko figure USD $42.99 Buy It Now 4h 9m
Various - Rock And Roll At The Capitol Tower (CD) - Label R&R USD $24.19 Buy It Now 4h 25m
Various - Rock And Roll At The Capitol Tower (CD) - Label R&R USD $19.62 Buy It Now 4h 25m
The Tower and The Fool How Long 1st press /400 folk run for cover touche amore USD $10.00 [0 bids]
4h 29m
ARNOLD LOXAM - At Home At The Tower - Excellent Con LP Record Grosvenor GRS 1161 USD $10.48 Buy It Now 4h 34m
OTIS WILLIAMS ~ IVORY TOWER ~ VERY RARE UK 78 RPM RECORD ~ ROCK 'N' ROLL USD $19.67 Buy It Now 5h 10m
HILL,DWIGHT COUNTRY TOWER 58 SHE'S MY MOTHER VG+/M- WPS $12.00 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 5h 12m
RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN s/t orig '75 ABC LP (w/tower of power) USD $7.99 Buy It Now 5h 19m
Tower Of Power Aint Nothin Stoppin Us Now 1976 Columbia 34302 Vinyl LP VG USD $12.99 Buy It Now 5h 27m
CHILLY GONZALES - IVORY TOWER CD NEW+ USD $22.73 Buy It Now 5h 35m
FELLOWES BLACK PLASTIC 75 CD JEWEL CASE STORAGE TOWER 40" Made in USA USD $19.77 Buy It Now 5h 37m
Tower Records - Gift Card - South Park USD $26.23 Buy It Now 5h 39m
Tower Records - Gift Card - MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head USD $26.23 Buy It Now 5h 47m
JOAN TOWER: MADE IN AMERICA NEW CD USD $9.51 Buy It Now 5h 48m
DION: And The Night Stood Still/ Tower of Love (45) NM - Picture Sleeve USD $1.99 Buy It Now 5h 52m
VAN MORRISON, IVORY TOWER - PROMO 12" SINGLE USD $5.00 Buy It Now 5h 56m
GENE McDANIELS,TOWER OF STRENGTH,1961 LONDON LABEL,SOUL,VG+ PLAYS EX OR BETTER. USD $3.92 [0 bids]
6h 6m
Tower of Power- Back To Oakland- new/sealed 8 Track tape w/pic sleeve USD $20.00 Buy It Now 6h 7m
DAVID BOWIE LIVE AT THE TOWER PHILADELPHIA - 2 CD SET RYKO WITH 3 BONUS TRACKS USD $24.99 Buy It Now 6h 7m
RAY ANTHONY, JAM SESSION AT THE TOWER - MONO LP USD $8.00 Buy It Now 6h 8m
Tower Of Power 45 ON THE STREETS AGAIN / SPARKLING IN SAND ~ San Francisco M- USD $8.50 [0 bids]
6h 13m
ORIGINAL MADONNA PROMO FLYER "MUSIC" TOWER RECORDS / CARLSBERG USD $2.25 Buy It Now 6h 27m
PETER KAY " LIVE AT THE TOP OF THE TOWER " CASSETTE USD $7.87 Buy It Now 6h 31m
Tower Records - Gift Card - MTV Viva La Bam USD $26.23 Buy It Now 6h 48m
MIKE RABIN: HEAD OVER HEELS / I'M LEAVING YOU - 60s GARAGE BEAT (tower) 45rpm USD $6.99 [0 bids]
6h 52m
Tower Records - Gift Card USD $26.23 Buy It Now 6h 53m
Tower Records - Gift Card - Family Guy USD $26.23 Buy It Now 6h 55m
Tower Records - Gift Card - Fantastic 4 USD $26.23 Buy It Now 6h 59m
TOWER 13 - VARIOUS ARTIST LP HOSTAGE RECORDS SMOGTOWN SMUT PEDDLERS CROWD USD $15.00 Buy It Now 7h 2m
Aynsley Lister - Tower Sessions NEW CD USD $16.20 Buy It Now 7h 4m
Soul with a Capital "S": The Best of Tower of Power (CD, Used, Case cracked) USD $5.69 Buy It Now 7h 5m
8 Track Tape Tower CASE Black Plastic 12 Cassette Slots Vintage USD $9.99 Buy It Now 7h 8m
MR. BLACKPOOL ~ REGINALD DIXON COLUMBIA VINYL LP TOWER BALLROOM USD $6.55 Buy It Now 7h 9m
Scott Wesley Brown The Passionate Pursuit CD Creator Tower of Pricde Through you USD $4.00 Buy It Now 7h 18m
CHAMPIONS, 60s SOUL 45, NORTHERN SOUL, TOWER LABEL, RARE USD $4.99 [0 bids]
7h 21m
EX Original Tower 45 MAX FROST AND THE TROOPERS Shape Of Things To Come w sleeve USD $13.64 Buy It Now 7h 24m
LENNY WILLIAMS- Givin' Up On Love CD (1988 Single Funk/Soul) Tower of Power RARE USD $11.52 Buy It Now 7h 30m
THE STANDELLS WHY PICK ON ME/MR NOBODY TOWER 282 M- USD $11.99 Buy It Now 7h 49m
THE STANDELLS- DIRTY WATER LP 1966 STEREO ORIGINAL TOWER RECORDS ST 5027 ROCK USD $49.99 Buy It Now 7h 49m
The Arrows - Apache '65 - 12" Vinyl Record - T5002 Tower USD $6.55 [0 bids]
7h 54m
"WHEN MY HEART HURTS NO MORE" LEE MAYE TOWER 45 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 7h 56m
Rare Soul 45 : Vince Hill ~ Looking At Me ~ Love Me True ~ Tower 223 Promo USD $20.00 Buy It Now 7h 58m
NM Oldies 45 : Johnny Deerfield ~ Gift Of Love ~ Lonely Soldier Boy ~ Tower 230 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 7h 58m
Rare 45: The Treetops on Tower Don't Worry Baby USD $40.00 Buy It Now 7h 58m
PRINCE JUNIOR- SHAME & SCANDAL -TOWER - ORIG 80'S ROOTS REGGAE 12" hear USD $6.00 Buy It Now 7h 59m
GENE MCDANIELS TOWER OF STRENGTH THE SECRET LONDON 45-HLG9448 R&B SOULPOP ROCK 7 USD $3.92 [0 bids]
8h

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