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I GIGANTI

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Founded in Milan, Italy in 1964 - Disbanded in 1971 - Reformed briefly in 1976 and again since 1998

This quartet from Milan began as a beat band in 1964. They made one Italo-beat album in 1968, had a number of successful singles and then broke up - only to reform in 1971 for a brief burst of progressive glory and the release of a superb album entitled "Terra in Bocca". In addition to the band proper (guitar/keyboards/bass/drum combo), the album features guest musicians who later went their separate ways (keyboard player and composer Vince Tempera became a permanent member of IL VOLO; guitarist Marcello Dellacasa joined LATTE E MIELE; bassist Ares Tavolazzi moved on with AREA).

"Terra in Bocca" is a half electric, half acoustic Italian rock opera driven by various spoken and sung vocals that range from softly melodic to highly dramatic (vocals are sung in Italian and shared by all four musicians). The two epic tracks that make up the album consist of quasi-classical fragments, folk melodies, standard rock and even Italian soft pop with catchy, swelling melodies. It is the exceptionally strong vocals that really come to the fore, here, recounting a story about crime and the Mafia. The lack of complex instrumental passages may not please everyone but will certainly move you if you have a soft spot for beautiful, richly crafted melodies and dramatic (even bombastic) musical outbursts.

This is a unique and highly charged piece of melo prog that should please fans of LATTE E MIELE immensely.

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2.75 | 5 ratings
I Giganti
1966
1.96 | 4 ratings
Mille Idee Dei Giganti
1969
4.21 | 138 ratings
Terra In Bocca
1971
3.67 | 3 ratings
Tema (Italian Stars Collection)
2008

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

3.50 | 2 ratings
Concerto Live Al Teatro Regio Di Parma - 1968
1996

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

5.00 | 1 ratings
Proposta
2001
2.00 | 1 ratings
Grandi Successi
2005
1.00 | 1 ratings
I Successi de I GiGanti e Nuovi Angeli ('Juke Box Italy' serie)
2006
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Collection
2008

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

2.27 | 2 ratings
Checco De... I Giganti:
2006

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 Terra In Bocca by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.21 | 138 ratings

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Terra In Bocca
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

4 stars Although dating back to 1964 and producing a string of hit singles in the Italian beat scene which even found them playing with The Beatles in 1965, the Milan based I GIGANTI are best known for this early Italian concept album TERRA IN BOCCA - POESIA DI UN DELITO (Earth / ground / soil in Mouth - Poetry of a Crime) of progressive rock that featured a rock opera that accused the Mafia of a water war in Sicily. A remarkable task considering as late as 1969 the band was still stuck in the early 60s on its second album "Mille Idee Dei Giganti." Somehow the band bypassed the psychedelic rock middle road and crafted a beautiful prog album before most of the Italian scene had gotten started.

Virtually nothing from I GIGANTI's beat years survived in the complete makeover with the only exception being some of the vocal harmonies between the four members with drummer Sergio Maria's distinct bass vocals standing out. This complete transformation into progressive rock was mainly due to guitarist / vocalist Giacomo Di Martino initiating this most telling tale of Italy's public enemy #1. He virtually wrote all the music himself. The album also featured seven guest musicians although two were uncredited at the time. The storyline revolves around a 16-year old boy and his young lover at odds with the Mafia forces that were using water wars to keep Sicily under their power.

While the album was one of the first of the more complex progressive rock albums to emerge from Italy, the style of how it was presented was prescient in how the scene would play out. The album featured eleven tracks which all connected thus making it a whole album experiences but yet separated by two side-long suites. The music featured what many would consider the classic PFM or Banco style based in classical music with organs, acoustic guitars, mellotrons and uncommon knotty time signature deviations. The vocalists were operatic in conversation with an electric guitar and due to the story a few bits of spoken word narration. Like most of the Italian scene I GIGANTI performed exclusively in the Italian language but even if the story escapes you, the music will draw you in.

The music in tandem with the lyrical storytelling will be lost on non-Italian speakers but the music alone is well worth the price of admission. The album opens with an instrumental overture and then proceeds to use the music to evoke the proper emotional responses to the tale of the Mafia who has killed the boy who was trying to expose their money making endeavors. The album continues with the boy's father seeking revenge and lots of dramatic twists and turns that follow. The music while mostly oriented on the keyboards finds a larger than life shifting of styles and dynamics with influences from classical, rock, jazz and English and French prog. A quick perusing of the band's previous two beat albums only makes this one more impressive as the sophistication was off the charts. The album has been compared to "Jesus Christ Superstar."

Despite being at the height of their career as one of Italy's greatest pop rock band's I GIGANTI took a huge risk releasing TERRA IN BOCCA and unfortunately lost. The album was played a single time on the radio but then was banned due to censorship regarding anything Mafia related thus leaving this one an underground obscurity until it was rediscovered in 1989 and re-released on CD on the Vinyl Magic label. The power of the Mafia was so strong that it literally ended the band's career after TERRA IN BOCCA was released. It's interesting that the punk rockers who came later in the decade were put off by prog's escapist themes that weren't grounded in the real world. Apparently they never heard this Italian gem that was prog in musical structure but about as punk as it gets in its scathing review of the political situations in the homeland. While not the absolute best Italian example of prog, this album is widely considered one of the most important albums of Italian rock.

 Mille Idee Dei Giganti by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1969
1.96 | 4 ratings

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Mille Idee Dei Giganti
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

2 stars After having conquered the Italian beat music scene with a string of pop hits, I GIGANTI milked as much out of their self-titled debut as they could and took three years to release its second album MILLE IDEE DEI GIGANTI (A Thousand Ideas of I Giganti) which appeared in 1969. Although the world had moved on the beat music had morphed into psychedelic rock and early prog and hard rock, I GIGANTI pretty much stuck to the music that had launched them into the world of catchy pop music however on this sophomore album the melodies were primary delivered by piano rolls and the vocals featured less of the harmonic deliveries in the vein of The Beach Boys or The Beatles and only one vocalist acted alone however some tracks such as "Il Lavoro" were clearly recorded a lot earlier and sounded like it was a leftover track from the debut.

Unlike the debut there were no singles released from MILLE IDEE DEI GIGANTI however on the CD reissue all the non-album singles that were released during the 1967-68 timeline can be found. By this time I GIGANTI had released 15 singles and even played with The Beatles during one of their Italian gigs so the band was riding high in their home country but the musical tides had changed and although the approach is somewhat different on MILLE IDEE DEI GIGANTI, the band was clearly still rooted in the pre-psychedelic rock of rock'n'roll, gospel and British beat music of the early Beatles, Who and Kinks.

What's really surprising about I GIGANTI is how they totally reinvented themselves for the band's third album, the ambitious "Terra In Bocca" which tacked a concept album about the mafia which would emerge just two years after this second album which seemed to be stuck in the past. The band's debut was an exhilarating display of four excellent singers weaving mesmerizing vocal harmonies accompanied by strong melodic hooks that made the band irresistible however this second album seems to have gone astray with several tracks mined from the early years and an attempt to create moodier atmospheres behind the beat music. As a consequence this second album just feels less focused with weaker tracks and in many ways feels totally irrelevant for the year 1969 when rock music had evolved a millionfold since 1966.

This is by no way a horrible album as it captures the essence of beat music but at this point I GIGANTI were spinning their wheels. Perhaps the success and constant touring prevented the band from moving on when the rest of the world was. Luckily the band got the memo and once they did they would return in two years time with one of Italy's most ambitious concept albums of progressive rock that predated the biggest acts of the Italian prog scene. It's fair to say that probably nobody saw that one coming. As far as progheads wanting to explore these previous two albums, it's the first one that displays competent beat music while this one is a bit forgettable as the energetic drive has diminished as has the songwriting. The best song on this one is the closing surf rocker "La Balleta Delle Streghe" although it sounds like a relic from the early 1960s.

 I Giganti by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1966
2.75 | 5 ratings

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I Giganti
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

3 stars Best known for releasing one of the earliest concept albums of Italian progressive rock with its classic 1971 release "Terra In Bocca," I GIGANTI ( Italian for "The Giants" ) began as far back as 1964 as a beat group called Amici and the Ghenga's Friends which featured the brothers Sergio and Mino Di Martino (guitar and vocals), Enrico Maria Papes (singer and drummer) and Checco Marsella (vocals and keyboards). Formed in Milan the renamed I GIGANTI was the quintessential 60s pop band by taking influences from beat music, gospel and rock'n'roll.

Having honed its skills as one of Italy's tightest beat pop bands with four singles having been released in 1965, I GIGANTI found success in 1966 when it participated in the television program "Un Disco Per L'Estate" which subsequently found the band's fifth single skyrocketing up the charts and remained a #1 hit for seven weeks. The track was included in an Enzo Dell'Aquila film and the band remained popular throughout the remaining years of the 1960s.

This self-titled debut emerged in 1966 and likewise also increased the band's fame and fortune especially after having participated in several other competitions and ranking high. By this time Sergio Di Martino was added as bassist / guitarist / vocalist making the band a quartet. While the two albums of beat music are usually ignored as pop shlop from the past, I GIGANTI were quite competent at this style of music. There was a clear Beatles influence with strong pop hooks, rich and exhilarating vocal harmonies which featured a wide range reminding a bit of The Beach Boys and characterized by the deep bass tone of drummer Enrico Maria.

This short 33-minute debut featured 12 strong tracks that incorporated everything from doowop and rhythm and blues to the English beat sounds and American gospel. The lyrics were performed exclusively in Italian thus guaranteeing these early albums would never really catch on outside of the Italian speaking world however the musical and vocal delivery is impeccable and when listening to these early recordings of I GIGANTI, it's not very hard to figure out why they experienced such success as one of Italy's greatest beat music groups of the era. While this debut of I GIGANTI is hardly essential especially to the prog rock stalwarts who are only interested in the band's third album "Terra In Bocca," for those who love beautifully crafted 60s pop music, I GIGANTI will easily scratch that itch and then some.

 I Successi de I GiGanti e Nuovi Angeli ('Juke Box Italy' serie) by GIGANTI, I album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2006
1.00 | 1 ratings

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I Successi de I GiGanti e Nuovi Angeli ('Juke Box Italy' serie)
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

— First review of this album —
1 stars Short review ... I have to do it. Even if only to point out that there is no trace of Progresive in this compilation. However, it must be said that, as I will write, this Split compilation (I Giganti & I Nuovi Angeli) contains excellent music.

I Giganti: Beat music recorded between 1966 and 1969. For Italy it is excellent music. Of course there is more of a US derivation than an English one. But, in the end it's not bad.

I nuovi Angeli: Beat band, originally. Then it passed to a form of POP similar to Schlager which had great success in the 70s thanks to Philips and Polydor. Here, however, the songs are all new recordings from 2000.

What else to add? I Giganti are presented to us with songs closely related to the Italian Beat movement and not always aged in an excellent way. I nuovi Angeli are presented with 6 songs ("Donna felicità" and "Singapore" above all) that despite being new versions are really all to be tasted. But, after all, this compilation I don't know who to really recommend it here in ProgArchives.

 Grandi Successi by GIGANTI, I album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2005
2.00 | 1 ratings

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Grandi Successi
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Prog123

— First review of this album —
2 stars I Giganti is an Italian Beat band of 60's that is present in ProgArchives only for the concept album "Terra in bocca- Poesia di un delitto" (1971) which, however, was a flop. Therefore "Grandi successi" is a compilation of Beat songs which are little jewels of the Italian Beat but which are not of real interest in the Progressive field. Moreover, some of them have not aged too well and today they seem banal. The fact remains that I Giganti are an excellent Beat band for the Italian scene. Thus "Grandi successi" becomes a good compilation only as a curiosity for a progressive lover. Although it should be known as it allows us to understand in what field were formed (and also published) bands such as Le Orme, PFM (with the name of I Quelli), Banco Mutuo Soccorso or New Trolls.
 Terra In Bocca by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.21 | 138 ratings

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Terra In Bocca
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

5 stars This might have been their swansong, but I Giganti were well ahead of the Italian prog curve, because before any of PFM or Banco del Mutuo Soccorso's classic albums, before Le Orme hit their classic period, and before the Italian prog boom really went into full swing they brought out the masterful Terra In Bocca. It seems like a risky proposition for a band from Sicily to make a concept album about the Mafia, but that's precisely what they did, with a combination of ELP- esque technicality, Yes harmonies, and a theatricality unique to the band which makes the album a cohesive concept album that's a little unlike anything I've heard before. It's all the more impressive when you consider that their preceding albums were lightweight beat pop.
 Terra In Bocca by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.21 | 138 ratings

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Terra In Bocca
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars A group from Milan, formed in 1964 by drummer Sergio Papes and brothers Giacomo and Sergio Martino, on guitars and bass respectively.They were joined by keyboardist Francesco Marsella a year later and performed in a Beat/Rock style for several years, having a great live activity and a good number of singles out along with their eponymous debut from 1966.1968 sees the demise of the band due to the new world order in music with Hippy/Psychedelic Rock emerging, but in 1970 the four anxious personalities came together to continue what was left.In 1971 I Giganti released the album ''Terra in bocca'' on RiFi, a concept album around the Italian maphia.

With Vince Tempera (later with Il Volo) on keyboards, future Area's bassist Ares Tavolazzi and a couple of more guests, I Giganti offered a great work, split in two side-long suites and listed among the first true Italian Prog albums.Depending on the lyrics, the music swirls from intense and passionate passages to softer and accesible parts.I Giganti really surprise on most of the album's length with the inventive arrangements presented.From the guitar-based Heavy Rock to the dramatic Mellotron-drenched Symphonic Rock and the adventurous Progressive Rock with sudden breaks and shifting moods, the four members of the band prooved why they were a band with potential already since their early years.But there are lots of smoother moments with acoustic guitars leading the way along with pianos and a light rhythm section, definitely having a very Folk approach and always serving the main purpose of the concept.Vocals are also very well-performed, either speaking for the romantic individual performances of the members or the multi-vocal harmonies dominating the album.Originally divided into 11 pieces, the whole concept is very tight and cohesive with the musicianship being always challenging throughout the album.

After another single in 1972 I Giganti disbanded for good with some members involved in various prog-related projects like Marsella playing on the Track album from 1974 and guitarist Di Martino playing in Avant-Rockers Telaio Magnetico and later in Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale.More recently Sergio Papes decided to reform the band, which still plays live in the new millenium.

As with all conservatives countries around the time, ''Terra in bocca'' was banned by the Italian media.However the several reissues wll give the opportinity to the starved prog fan to listen to this very good prog work from early-70's.Some of them, like the Vinyl Magic 89' edition, has a slightly compressed running time (44 instead of the original 46 minutes), propably coming out of the demo tapes of the album.Overall highly recommended, both from a historical and musical point of view.

 Terra In Bocca by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.21 | 138 ratings

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Terra In Bocca
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars No doubt an important early entry in the RPI catalogue. I GIGANTI up to this album were a beat band with all four members taking part in vocals. That continues on this album by the way. In 1971 they decided to record a Progressive concept album based on an interview with a prisoner about the Mafia. They get some much needed help from guitarist Marcello Della Casa (LATTE E MIELE), bassist Ares Tavolazzi (AREA) and keyboardist Vince Tempera (IL VOLO). As I mentioned earlier all four members sing on this album and the vocals really dominate the sound here which I don't like. We're talking about spoken words, almost spoken vocals, passionate vocals, normal vocals well you get the picture. The instrumental work takes a back seat here. Yes this is a good example of why i'm not a fan of concept albums. This record is divided into two long suites.

"Prima Parte" has this dramatic intro before it settles with piano. More dramatics as the guitar comes in after 1 1/2 minutes. Piano follows as the tempo picks up. Guitar and mellotron after 3 minutes then we get vocals for the first time as it settles after 3 1/2 minutes. The rest of the way we get loads of mellotron and different vocal styles as the tempo and mood changes constantly.

"Seconde Parte" opens with drums as vocals and mellotron join in. This is good. Almost spoken vocals with piano 2 1/2 minutes in. Mellotron too then it fades as spoken words take over. It builds before 5 minutes with drums, piano and guitar standing out. Like the first side we then get frequent tempo and mood shifts while the vocals, keyboards and mellotron dominate.

There's no way I can give this more than 3 stars, but if your into concept albums and RPI then this will probably be right up your alley.

 Terra In Bocca by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.21 | 138 ratings

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Terra In Bocca
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by ProgShine
Collaborator Errors & Omissions Team

5 stars 01. Part Press I-Largo iniziale II-Molto Largo III-Avanti IV-Avanti Tutto - Brutto Moment - Plim Plim V-Al Parossismo Plim Plim - Delicato Andant VI-Rumor - Fine Incombente Well, here we are facing a giant wall (pardon me the pun) and special. The first part of the disc opens so confused, but soon finds a way more 'traditional', that little hard, many pianos and keyboards in the beginning, some great guitars, too. Everything here is played on a pure and emotional. When the voice starts (sensational, all four, yes, everyone sing), starting with some clever guitars. Here the story begins and some spoken vocals, the piano back sensational. Again enter the voice said on the scene, literally, which gives me the impression of one of those films to the Italian Malena, which is excellent! The next part is more 'happy', all singing, a major voice in the background. A small intersection. Then another part emotional, beautiful face of battery, and a save for the special keys. Vocal mad and then return all voices doing a wonderful job. A most Rock first appears here, with rabid and vocal time on high, which lasts just as the voice again and also because it is time to 'park'. Part instrumental longer with various parties' orchestrated 'most vocal and interpretative. A far from full of details and melody bucolic calm and follow up. The piano and guitar chords to marry perfectly with the voice, suddenly ... A strange synth enter into play and ... boom! Changes everything. Rock 'n' Roll with a guitar solo (and keyboard) and everything. But the time it takes to last, just the melody (which is the strength of the disc) back in a sensational subject, the more vocal make it really seems a play, even a musical. What melody PQP. The end of the first part repeats this melody that most sensational, not the small defects ripping (clearly made of one or more LPs) to ruin. The final is perfect, full of guitars and a piano to the fund which was perfect for all 23 minutes of play.

02. Party Monday I-Fine Lontana - Allegro Per Niente Both II-Va La Gatta Al Largo - Su E Giu III-Larghissimo - Inside Tutto IV-Alba Di Note - Rimbalzello Sad V-Rimbalzello Compiacente - Ma Non Troppo Ossetia - Fine The topic that ended in the first part begins here in a manner equal, but at the same time different. The issue here is heavier, and full of breaks, imagine a movie of persecution, those full of action. The guitar the sole issue, the band follows closely. The voice enters with what I imagine to be a flute (or a keyboard very good). But the guitars are they highlight it. And that voice that just are multiplied in the melody that is the main part (and also the most beautiful). Many 'uhuhus' the track too. Here once again the thing changes, a theme all broken and full of fear. The four vocal really make much difference for the music I Giganti (here the Gentle Giant would be inspired? Both in name and in several vocal?). Some echoes of King Crimson here, some blows, parts broken, much suspense in the air. The battery reminds me rather the lines of Nick Mason (Pink Floyd). An abrupt cut and more ... A sequence with a quiet and beautiful and melodic voice and piano sensational. After the sensational voice, yelled, torn, dying to tell what you want when the party is only with bumbo and incredible voice gives a sense, then, can dance and boogie baby, happy to be a little, we get back to you all the melancholy that brings the disc. Back the boogie with their vocal support worthy of the title of great. The chapel of folk round for a moment, renaissance. But little hard, the guitar and vocal torn back, but that will come from-and-tunes (laughter). What vocal barbarians (in honor of a friend). This keyboard 'angelic' gives a feeling indescrítivel would tickle the brain? The noises of the mind? From what I understand very little of the Italian now you get the emotion of the spoken voice, before returning to singing in breach of hand. And also the whole quebradeira. After the music character 'dead ends so banal,' but not the disk! Classic absolouto!

If this is not recognized as a major world records of prog and even by Italian is pure lack of curiosity and attention of their own proggers, which are wrapped in the mesh of the main names of the genre! Wake staff!

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 Terra In Bocca by GIGANTI, I album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.21 | 138 ratings

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Terra In Bocca
I Giganti Rock Progressivo Italiano

Review by Finnforest
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

4 stars Early, important Italian prog classic

For the Italian prog buff Giganti's "Terra in Bocca" is an important early title as it was one of the very first of the Italian classic period canon. Released in 1971 it was the work of a band previously known as one of the successful Italian beat bands of the 1960s, forming in 1964 and based in Milan. The album itself is really a special one.a concept album about the Italian mafia in 1920s Sicily apparently based on some true incidents and the accounts of an old prisoner. Sensitivities in Italy about issues relating to the mafia caused the music to be banned by Italian radio of the time. Featuring two connected side long suites the album feels very ambitious like the Pholas Dactylus classic but is more naturally engaging. I am also reminded of the band Raminghi whose beat roots came through in their '70s work but Giganti succeed on a greater level, combining a wonderful Sicilian folk sound with progressive rock. I was occasionally reminded of Jethro Tull, Buon Vecchio Charlie, and even Brian Wilson's "Smile" with its creative, grandiose spirit. The band were joined by guests Ares Tavolazzi (Area), Marcello Dellacasa (Latte Miele), and Vince Tempera (Il Volo) making the album even more historically important. You get to hear these noted Italian prog musicians well before they achieved success in their respective bands.

The music of Terra is an absolute treat. As many mention, it is true that this album is not as outwardly "weird and wild" as some of the 73-74 period albums would become, and there are not long extended instrumentals. But it is no less rewarding. The music rests on a bed of emotional, spicy piano playing and soft mellotron. The acoustic guitars are crisp and vibrant, played with a bold passion while electric leads have a gritty yet reserved bite, a compressed distortion. While not a consistently hard rock album they certainly dig in their heels in a few places. Occasionally flutes add a nice touch to the edges. But the real magic of Terra rests in the songwriting, the arrangements, and especially in the vocals. These guys can sing and harmonize very well, it is pure joy to listen to their dramatic emotional delivery throughout. Sometimes they belt it out like the Italians are known for, other times it is soft and sensitive, still other times they can harmonize like Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Layered so beautifully and always moving from one charming moment to the next Terra is like watching a very good film. Movement from an acoustic folk section into a hot rock section and then into a bit of weirdness. Beyond the mere description of the sounds and instruments is the way this album "feels." It seems quite traditional on the surface with folksy storytelling and melodic appeal but soon you begin to notice that Giganti moves beyond folk and beat influence into the origins of the Italian progressive sound. There are unusual shifts, twists, and turns in this musical adventure as they inject an avant feel without ever abandoning the warmth and passion of this very accessible music. Bottom line.Terra feels like an afternoon out on the patio of a charming Sicilian country home, sharing bread, wine, and old family stories set to the most delightful music. The band has an obvious affinity for the story and the music which completely transcends the language issue to me. If you want to know more about the lyrical side of the album please read Andrea Parentin's superb review where he translates the story for English readers.

The Akarma gatefold mini is wonderful with excellent sound quality for 1971, a bonus track that's not bad, and a bonus poster. All fans of Italian prog should consider this a must to hear. Again, it will not satisfy those seeking extreme instrumental adventurism but it doesn't need to. There are other ways that progressive rock can thrill and enrapture you. This is yet another example that may crack my Italian top 20. Superb. 9/10

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