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Poll Question: Please choose no more than 3.
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
7 [4.86%]
8 [5.56%]
2 [1.39%]
9 [6.25%]
3 [2.08%]
5 [3.47%]
4 [2.78%]
4 [2.78%]
3 [2.08%]
1 [0.69%]
5 [3.47%]
3 [2.08%]
12 [8.33%]
2 [1.39%]
10 [6.94%]
7 [4.86%]
5 [3.47%]
5 [3.47%]
4 [2.78%]
22 [15.28%]
5 [3.47%]
11 [7.64%]
7 [4.86%]
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    Posted: December 07 2017 at 13:16
Please vote for no more than 3.

My favourite of these is definitely Sulle Corde di Aries and today second and third go to Dedalus and Celeste.
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1. GOBLIN, Roller
2. MUSEO ROSENBACH, Zarathustra
3. CHERRY FIVE, Cherry Five

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 14:25
Celeste, Locanda, PFM...all magical albums Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 14:26
Tilt, Maxophone, and Inferno (in no particular order)..
I probably prefer the second Arti e Mestieri album, but both are amazing beyond belief. 

And as far as Goblin, nothing can beat Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 14:31
Only 3? That is impossible with this kind of selection.
I love all of these - many of them go back with me to the very start of my love affair with Italian music.
3? Alright, today it's Battiato (always Battiato), Cervello and Il Balletto di Bronzo although my finger obviously went for Area instead. 

Very nice selection here Hubert.

I see you made an 'other' option which I take is there both to please certain folks and for recs.

So yeah erm hang onto yer boots!

Similar to Biglietto per L'Inferno:

Beautiful melodic prog pop a la Battisti:

Rocking and psychedelic classic (w flute):

High priestess summons her powers behind Battiato-like organs n electronics:

Similar to Cervello but wholly unique:

Strange enigmatic combo of electronic, library music and psych rock from the insides of a cardboard box:

Drummer's delight with two raging percussionists over mostly instrumental RPI:

This is what you can do without synths in your RPI baby!:

Gelatinously smooth babybottom psych with loads of melodies:

Area-like spastic behaviour served up with spiralling Italian folk music and melodies where you don't normally find them:

If you dig Celeste then this is your jam. I prefer this to Celeste actually:

PFM with a 60s Moody Blues twist:

Zappa in Italian:

Quella Vecchio Locanda's badly produced second cousin:

Plenty more where they came from. My fingers just ran out of gas.




Edited by Guldbamsen - December 07 2017 at 14:33
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^Love Blocco Mentale and Sensation's Fix!

Very tough choice, too tough, but went with Rovescio, Quella, and PFM.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote omphaloskepsis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 14:48
Voted other.  I like all those albums.  I rotate my Italian albums on Saturdays.  


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 15:35
God's gift to the world was the Progressive Italia Gli Anni '70 Boxsets, which is how I got Portable Madness and Fragments from Sensations Fix on CD, Al Mercato Degli Uomini Piccoli on CD (which is fantastic), both the Latte E Miele's (which Papillon is one of my favorite albums ever), Stradaperta, Jumbo's Vietato 18 and DNA.. Ibis' Sun Supreme. Madrugada. 

Another one's both the Il Volo albums,
Grupo's Ipotesi,
Carnascialia (which has Demetrio Stratos' vocals)
Formula 3's Sognando,
Etna,
Delirium's three albums,
De De Lind

Good poll, but it's missing some of my favorite Italian albums Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 16:38
Dedalus, Area, Cervello
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Celeste, Area & QVL...

But if Jumbo had either Vietato or DNA, they'd have gotten a vote for sure
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Area, Banco & Battiato
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mechanicalflattery Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 17:53
Threw for a vote towards the underrated Biglietto Per L'inferno. Rather surprised to see no votes for Osanna yet; I assume that'll change pretty quicky. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 18:03
1. Quella Vecchia Locanda - s/t
2. Il Balleto di Bronzo - Ys
3. Locanda della Fate - Forse le Lucciole non si Amano Più
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 18:10
Well that was pretty easy; my 3 favourite RPI albums all happened to be in here!

Storia Di Un Minuto, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Cherry Five were my picks, though there's a solid 15 or 20 albums in here that I like.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BrufordFreak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 19:11
Ys
Area
(tie) Melos and Maxophone
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Dedalus
Palepoli
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 21:07
Too many albums I don't know from these, but I do have Inferno, and I absolutley love it. I feel it deserves more love.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maryes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 03:35
Between Locanda Delle Fate and Maxophone, so I vote Locanda by a small margin
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 06:02
This list of albums is quite impressive, and the list of albums not mentioned is also quite impressive. Voted for PFM, Goblin, Banco, but it could as well be many others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote siLLy puPPy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 07:43
I just recently went through an RPI binge checking out all those albums that have eluded me and i am consistently in awe of how much high quality music emerged from Italy in a short period of time. I am utterly unable to choose between these because the list is to chock full of my favorites but i'll try.

Il Balleto di Bronzo - Ys for being the most unique album on the list
Area - Arbeit Macht Frei for being my favorite band on the list
Osanna - Palepoli for probably being the album i've listened to the most


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