Header

CONDOR

Rock Progressivo Italiano • Italy


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Condor picture
Condor biography
CONDOR was founded in 1979 when two students from Calitri, Alessandro Altieri (guitar, vocals) and Crescenzo Martiniello (keyboard, vocals), enrolled at the Academy of Music in Avellino, shared the idea of starting their own band. The hill town of Calitri Italy is surrounded by castles and picturesque valleys, an off-the-beaten-path place not overrun by tourists. As they had such a great passion for music, they decided to include some other musicians from Calitri: Claudio Iannella (bass and voice), Giovanni Buldo (lead vocals, guitar), Mario Fatone (drums, vocals) and Vito Cestone (sound engineer). The new band they started performing famous covers in local pubs and clubs. Unfortunately in 1980 Mario Fatone passed away at a very young age so Antonio Daniele from Aquilonia replaced him.

The CONDOR started performing well known songs by bands such as YES, QUEEN, PFM and many others, which were their main source of inspiration. At that time progressive and rock musical scores were not as easy to find as today, especially for a group of young musicians who were willing to play but had little money. Prior to the Internet the only solution was to listen to songs and try to guess the notes by ear, in order to recreate the cover as accurately as possible. Such perseverance and efforts were not in vain, since the young musicians were finally able to build up an extended repertoire and perform in many Italian cities, alone or as a backing band for well known Italian singers like MICHELE ZARILLO, PAOLA MUSIANI, ALUNNI DEL SOLE and many other ones.

The first to leave the group was Claudio Iannella and he was replaced by Giovanni Briuolo in 1983. After so much "cover training" the band realized it was time for an album. Recorded in 1984 at Rome's Titania Studio, Viaggio was released in 1985 and included original songs written by Alessandro Altieri and arranged by Crescenzo Martiniello and Alessandro Altieri. The album is a co-production of CONDOR and Dario & Nicola Marzullo.

Viaggio could be considered one of the few concept albums of that period and a relatively rare attempt to merge progressive-rock music with political and social lyrics, as a result of the influence of Italian singers/songwriters and British rock bands. All the songs contribute to a single overall theme: a young man finds shelter in a dream world and meets an old version of himself, who tells him stories about when he used to live in the real world. Every song deals with ...
read more

Condor official website

CONDOR 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.

CONDOR forum topics / tours, shows & news


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

CONDOR Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all CONDOR videos (1) | Search and add more videos to CONDOR

Buy CONDOR Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
#HEAR# PHILIPS PHS 600-352 PAUL MAURIAT EL CONDOR PASA STEREO LP! USD $4.90 Buy It Now 2h 8m
FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR Original Soundtrack From The Bbc Tv Series LP 18 Track But USD $16.34 Buy It Now 10h 16m
LOT 2 LP DIE GOLDENE GITARRE&EL CONDOR PASA AMIGA RARE NEAR MINT 2LP GEMA USD $14.99 Buy It Now 12h 2m
BERT LIGON Condor LP 9 Track But Sleeve Has Some Ringwear And Creasing US Inner USD $8.15 Buy It Now 13h
Simon & Garfunkel El Condor Pasa Why Don't You Write Me 45 RPM Vinyl Record USD $2.59 Buy It Now 13h 21m
FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR Various 7" Opening Theme From Bbc Tv Series B/w Closing The USD $8.15 Buy It Now 13h 26m
Original Soundtrack The Flight Of The Condor UK vinyl LP album record REB440 USD $83.96 Buy It Now 13h 58m
Facio Santillan 7" vinyl single record El Condor Pasa UK MM710 MAJOR MINOR USD $21.71 Buy It Now 14h 59m
SIMON & GARFUNKEL "BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER" 1st ISRAELI LP* EL CONDOR PASA USD $10.00 Buy It Now 15h 11m
Howard Vokes - Heartbreak & Sorrow (CD, Condor) Willie Roy the Crippled Boy USD $4.45 Buy It Now 18h 20m
Steve Lacy Sextet. The Condor. USD $24.00 Buy It Now 19h 42m
TITO LA ROSA - PROPHECY OF THE EAGLE & THE CONDOR NEW CD USD $19.41 Buy It Now 19h 57m
Flight of the Condor (US Import) CD USD $3.56 Buy It Now 20h 41m
INCANTATION Canarios Ep 7" 3 Track Ep B/w El Condor Pasa And Atahuallpa Pic Sle USD $8.15 Buy It Now 21h 15m
Shou Condor [Audio CD] Sumac,Yma USD $3.25 Buy It Now 22h 3m
INCANTATION Cacharpaya 7" With Press Release B/w On The Wing Of A Condor UK Beg USD $8.15 Buy It Now 22h 4m
45:3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR"- OST - SOUNDTRACK DAVE GRUSIN JAPAN FUNK SAMPLES USD $30.00 Buy It Now 23h 27m
CECILIO ALVA No Ni por Broma IMPORT LATIN LP CONDOR Sexy Cover USD $4.99 [0 bids]
23h 37m
DISCOS ROOM LOS CONDOR'S BUFANDA RAYA"FEBRIL DE CUMBIA"(CUMBIA MEXICANA) USD $9.60 [0 bids]
23h 51m
DISCOS ROOM LOS CONDOR'S LAS LAJITAS"MI PREGON"(CUMBIA MEXICANA) USD $9.60 [0 bids]
23h 56m
Bobby Sherman 45 THE TELEGRAM / I'LL NEVER TELL YOU ~ Condor 1002 VG++ USD $11.25 Buy It Now 1 day
Bert Ligon - Condor - Nice NM LP - Rare USD $9.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SIGNED Vinyl LP - Roland Klotz and his Zither (1978 Condor Records IL-178) USD $10.00 [0 bids]
1 day
James Last - At His Best vol.1 El Condor Pasa Asian LP KP-5340 USD $50.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Paul Mauriat(Vinyl LP)El Condor Pasa-Philips-6311 084-UK-Ex/Ex USD $45.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Lilian and Manon Zlamal Sisters Rare Condor 977-1481 1977 Canadian First PressLP USD $86.13 Buy It Now 1 day
PAUL DESMOND -El Condor Pasa/Bridge Over Troubled Water USD $8.00 Buy It Now 1 day
EL CONDOR PASA - Indian Harps and Flutes by Various Artists ~ SS Sealed Cassette USD $4.49 Buy It Now 1 day
SILVER CONDOR Trouble At Home LP - 1983 COLUMBIA Orig. - Rick Derringer USD $6.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Back In Time-El Condor Pasa-ORIG '78 US DJ Disco 12"! USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DINO SALUZZI BERMEJO EL CONDOR PASA RARE ARGENTINA LP RUBEN RADA B. BARAJ USD $48.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SMILEY BATES - Songs Of Life - Condor ALS 286 - Canada LP - RARE USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Dick Damron: North Country Skyline LP VG++/NM Canada Condor 977-1474 RARE USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Condor - Political Asylum - Vinyl LP Private Press Rare Psych/Hard Rock (1986) USD $39.99 Buy It Now 1 day
THE BIG GAMBLE,TREASURE OF THE GOLDEN CONDOR,SOUNDTRACK USD $40.45 Buy It Now 1 day
Condor : Big One CD (2003) USD $3.96 Buy It Now 1 day
SEALED SOUNDTRACK LP - EDITHS TAGEBUCH - CONDOR (SWITZERLAND) USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
INTI-ILLIMANI RETURN OF CONDOR Folk Psych LP Original Album garage pokora latin USD $195.00 Buy It Now 2 days
SIMON & GARFUNKEL El Condor Pasa / Why Don't STORE COPY 45 w/Orig Sleeve STEREO USD $6.99 Buy It Now 2 days
MADE IN MEXICO SPANISH FOLK GRUPO EL CONDOR PASA EL CIGARRON VOL. II NM VINYL USD $11.00 Buy It Now 2 days
RASTHOF DACHAU LP NEW legion condor krieger leiche rustikal sektion b DIE GEBURT USD $8.99 Buy It Now 2 days
SIMON & GARFUNKEL Orig 1970 "El Condor Pasa" 45 NM- USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
JURGEN MARCUS 45 NUR DU EL CONDOR PASO 1 &2 PIC SLEEVE USD $2.44 Buy It Now 2 days
RAYMOND LEFEVRE el condor pasa JAPAN 7" HIT-7025 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
UK 1st press INCANTATION On The Wing Of A Condor LP Beggars Banquet BEGA-39 USD $49.88 Buy It Now 2 days
Estrellas Sonideras (Condor) USD $3.97 Buy It Now 2 days
Various Artists El Gigante Sonido Condor 2Cds CD USD $7.24 Buy It Now 2 days
Various Artists Estrellas Sonideras: Condor CD USD $5.22 Buy It Now 2 days
El Condor Pasa 2 Cd's Lot Box Set- Pan Pipe Music - Excellent Cond. Peru Ecuador USD $3.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Julie Felix - (El Condor Pasa) If I Could 1970 7" Rak RAK 101 USD $5.45 Buy It Now 2 days
EL CONDOR PASA El Cigarron VOL.2 RARE MX Import Latin LP USD $19.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Raul de Blasio El Piano de America CASSETTE Latin Piano Pop El Condor Pasa NICE USD $11.95 Buy It Now 2 days
SILVER CONDOR CAROLINA NOBODY'S RIGHT NOBODY'S WRONG PROMO 45 RPM COL02561 VG USD $9.00 Buy It Now 2 days
3 PROMOs STEELY DAN ,SILVER CONDOR, LEO SAYER 45RPM VG COND. USD $9.00 Buy It Now 2 days
JAMES LAST EL CONDOR PASA 33 LP VG COND. POLY4509 USD $9.00 Buy It Now 2 days
The Children Of Quechua - El Condor Pasa LP USD $4.67 Buy It Now 2 days
James Last RARE Japan 7 single Sampler VINYL El Condor I want Mexican Summertime USD $6.29 Buy It Now 2 days
Diomedes Diaz - El Regreso Del Condor LATIN CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Silver Condor - Goin' for Broke, You Could Take My Heart Away 45 RPM Record USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
LOS CHACOS El Condor Pasa La Flute Magique Avec Volume 1 LP Barclay 40031 Canada USD $7.95 Buy It Now 2 days
Son Caribe: El Condor Pasa CD Trans Canada Made in Canada 1989 Mint Condition USD $86.13 Buy It Now 2 days
Viento de Los Andes Volume Three Memories Jose Arciniegas CD El Condor Pasa USD $7.95 Buy It Now 3 days
LOS KOYAS sortilegio El condor pasa ANDEAN FOLK NM LP USD $29.53 Buy It Now 3 days
LUCHO CAVOUR El condor pasa ERNESTO BOLIVIA FOLK EX LP USD $18.63 Buy It Now 3 days
Weirdos Condor Cassette Tape New Sealed punk USD $7.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Los Condores - El Condor Pasa - Musidisc LP USD $12.01 Buy It Now 3 days
THE AFTER HOUR 45 I DON'T WANNA CRY CONDOR 201 VG USD $6.00 [0 bids]
3 days
SIMON & GARFUNKEL 7" PS Japan EL CONDOR PASA, CECILIA r9695 USD $12.00 Buy It Now 3 days
7"JAPAN PROMO ANDY WILLIAMS SINGS JOHN DENVER SIMON & GARFUNKEL EL CONDOR/LEAVIN USD $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Paul Mauriat(Vinyl LP)El Condor Pasa-Philips-6311 084-UK-Ex/Ex USD $40.45 Buy It Now 3 days
El Condor Pasa (2014, CD New) USD $18.97 Buy It Now 3 days
Inti-Aymara - El Condor Pasa [CD New] USD $11.68 Buy It Now 3 days
SIMON & GARFUNKEL BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE WATER el condor pasa BOLIVIA LP USD $78.04 Buy It Now 3 days
El Condor Pasa [CD New] USD $19.01 Buy It Now 3 days
SIMON & GARFUNKEL "EL CONDOR PASA" 45 RPM USD $4.49 Buy It Now 3 days
45 RECORD SIMON & GARFUNKEL - WHY DON'T YOU WRITE ME B/W EL CONDOR PASA 4-45237 USD $2.48 Buy It Now 3 days
Condor LP Shrink Wrap IC-1107 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Flight Of The Condor - Original Soundtrack From BBC TV Series, BBC REB-440 USD $15.55 Buy It Now 3 days
INCA TAKI - EL CONDOR PASA LP MEXICO FOLK WORLD MUSIC EMI CAPITOL 1975 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR Original BBC TV Soundtrack LP 1982 Inti Illimani TAS LIST USD $15.55 Buy It Now 3 days
LOS PARAGUAYOS THE BEST EL CONDOR PASA GHANA AFRICA WORLD LATIN PHILIPS EX LP USD $59.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Flight of the Condor - Soundtrack - g/fold plus free UK Post USD $16.50 Buy It Now 3 days
Various Artists,Jose Zariz,NEW Panflute CD,Condor Pasa: Panflute Melodies USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
CONDOR: Political Asylum LP (private pressing c. '85, inner sleeve, nearly new! USD $40.00 Buy It Now 3 days
ILLAPU-24 Mejores de-PANPIPES-Pan Flute-PERU-Andes-PERUVIAN-El Condor Pasa-LATIN USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Silver Condor 45 You Could Take My Heart Away / Goin For Broke 7" vinyl rpm USD $2.75 Buy It Now 4 days
LES ELGART // Flight of the Condor / ORIGINAL US 1981 LP/ SEALED! USD $9.98 Buy It Now 4 days
BEETHOVEN LISZT Piano Concertos no 2 NAKAJIMA Condor BC-2212 Stereo LOW SHIP WW USD $25.00 Buy It Now 4 days
SILVER CONDOR-YOU COULD TAKE MY HEART AWAY/SAME rock 45 USD $5.98 Buy It Now 4 days
KAREL GOTT Die goldene Stimme aus Prag LP El Condor Pasa Oh Lady Mary Jana USD $19.99 Buy It Now 4 days
PROMO WHITE LABEL JAMES LAST OBI GRAMMOPHON EL CONDOR P USD $499.99 Buy It Now 4 days
JUAN MORALES VOICES & GUITARS - 12" LP VINYL ALBUM - EL CONDOR PASA USD $5.49 Buy It Now 4 days
Paul Mauriat Orchestra El Condor Pasa & LOVE CD USD $15.55 Buy It Now 4 days
The Beatles- Dig It! w/bonus tracks / Condor 1987 - Original Factory CD Pressing USD $34.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Various Artists Music From The Andes El Condor Pasa Read CD USD $3.75 Buy It Now 4 days
Condor - Yochk'O Seffer (2005, CD New) USD $21.53 Buy It Now 4 days
El Condor Pasa - Inti-Aymara (2006, CD New) USD $7.49 Buy It Now 4 days
Larry Elgart - Flight Of The Condor - Jazz LP SEALED USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Various Artists El Condor Pasa CD USD $10.64 Buy It Now 4 days
SIMON & GARFUNKEL-EL CONDOR PASA/WHY DON'T YOU WRITE-UNIQUE INDIAN PS 45rpm 1970 USD $9.00 Buy It Now 4 days


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

CONDOR shows & tickets


  • The Final Slaughter on 30 Jan 2015

CONDOR discography


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

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

3.50 | 2 ratings
Viaggio
1985

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

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

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

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

CONDOR Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Viaggio by CONDOR album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.50 | 2 ratings

BUY
Viaggio
Condor Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars Extremely obscure Italian band, deeply buried in the ashes of time.Condor reputedly came from the town of Calitri near Avellino in Southern Italy.They were led by guitarist Sandro Altieri and keyboardist Crescenzo Martinello, who wrote all the material of their sole effort ''Il viaggio'', released as a private press in 1985.

This is actually a melodic Prog/Soft Rock album with light symphonic influences, but the whole work is certainly well-crafted, carrying a decent production.Most tracks come like a cross between 80's Pop Rock and mellow Italian Symphonic Rock, much in the vein of ATON'S, NOTTURNO CONCERTANTE or ABISSI INFINITI.They contain very interesting and expressive vocals and a fair dose of music flexibility, from smooth keyboard-based symphonic passages to acoustic themes and from catchy rockin' grooves to orchestral preludes.The tracks are rather short but extremely melodic, tight and well-performed with often a very good bombastic atmosphere, even if most proggers will find them more than accesible.The vocals have this great Italian romantic taste and Altieri has a beautiful guitar touch, regarding both his riffs or solos, accompanied by the dreamy keyboard work of Martinello.

Mega rare LP by a band, who came and went like a flash.Italian Prog followers or anyone who does not get bothered by the 80's Prog stylings should try to track down a copy.Recommended overall.

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).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

 Viaggio by CONDOR album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.50 | 2 ratings

BUY
Viaggio
Condor Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Finnforest
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars RPI 80s style - Condor's dream world

Condor were a band from Calitri Italy who followed that somewhat typical story for RPI bands. They were able to release one album in which they poured their heart and soul. The album was recorded in Rome in the mid 80s making Condor one of the bridge bands from the 1970s classic RPI scene to the acclaimed modern period. Unlike other bridge bands who had a stronger new wave influence Condor remained enamored by the symphonic prog but with an updated, succinct approach that reminded me of 80s Yes, that pop-oriented Trevor Rabin or perhaps Asia influence could be at work here. Their album "Viaggio" is as enjoyable as it is rare, a self-released vinyl that is highly deserving of a remastered CD reissue.

The album's opening prelude is perhaps my favorite part of this cool album. Sweeping simulated strings over floaty synths sound like homage to "Funeral for a Friend" or "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", with a feeling both longing and yet hopeful. Soon a gothic organ descends like a dark cloud, followed by a single classical guitar strum introducing the vocal. Talk about a dramatic entrance, it's fantastic! "La Strada Dei Sogni" kicks it into high gear with an Italian flavored version of the 90125 sound: crisp economical arrangements and melodic, slightly heavy and "razor-ey" Rabin-esque leads atop upbeat songwriting. Generous keyboards and interludes for acoustic guitar provide abundance of texture that keeps things interesting. Even the vocalist fits the mold a bit with a higher register and harmonies that remind one of Jon Anderson. "Ti Arrenderai" features gorgeous acoustic guitar performance with piano, lush harmonies, and impressive, interesting changes.

"Viaggio deals with the story of a young man in a dream world....where he meets an old man who represents himself. This old man invites his young self to join him and listen to his adventures. He explains leaving the real world to find shelter in a dream world because he was sick of real life. The old man starts talking about his adventures which are the themes of the songs in the album....an artistic pretext for the old man to make personal and social-political reflections. The old man condemns his choice in the song "La Canzone del Ritorno": he recognizes it is cowardly to run away from a concrete world. At this point, the old man says: Don't act like me, don't make my same mistakes, go back and face your real life, whatever it will be. In the last song, il Risveglio, the young man goes back to the real world: he realizes he dreamt about the dream world and the adventures of the old man (that is to say the songs), but after the old man's advice he is ready to face his future with more awareness and a better consciousness." -Giovanni Buldo

Side 2's "Il Cieco" feels somewhat classical and folk oriented all at once with more great acoustic guitar playing and piano. "Ai Tuoi Occhi" has a folk-ballad feel with a nice rock integration courtesy of the super lead guitar work, again the harmonies in the chorus are buoyant and dreamy. "Canzone Del Ritorno" is a super track, sounding very much in the vein of the late 70s RPI, a bit Locanda Della Fate, very smooth and romantic sounding. It begins with some real guitar fireworks then builds with easy going keyboards, the sound being hopeful and a bit nostalgic. Another standout track. "Risveglio" ends our journey with a cool clean guitar solo leading to climactic keyboards accompanied by free spirited wordless vocal.

"Viaggio" is a great find for RPI fans who want to explore the 1980s to have the complete storyline of RPI. Condor joins artists like Nuova Era, Gli Apostholi, Atons, Hopo, Mediterranea, and others as places to explore fine Italian music in the most sneered-upon years of prog rock. Viaggio's cover is quite clever. Upon close inspection, the person sitting on the tropical beach is actually staring at a superimposed image of Calitri, the little city on the hill. Suggesting perhaps that wherever the members of Condor may roam, their home town is never far from their thoughts.

Since the Condor members still play in gigging bands, hopefully one day they can reunite for the recording of a 2nd album as other RPI bands have, to bookend and revisit their Condor legacy.

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).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Thanks to finnforest 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 — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.99 seconds