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    Posted: January 15 2007 at 15:41

DALTON story

(from "Riflessioni: Idea D'Infinito" booklet; C 2000 BTF)
Temistocle Reduzzi: piano, organ, mellotron, moog, synth, vocals (out 1975)
Aronne Cereda: acoustic and electric guitars, vocals
Rino Limonta: bass guitar, vocals
Tati locatelli: drums, vocals
Alex Chiesa: flute, vocals (from 1970)
Giancarlo Brambilla: organ, piano, moog, mellotron (in 1975)
Mauro Pagani: flute, vocals (late 60's- 1970)
Dalton started out as a beat group during the late 60's, reaching a good success with four singles with four singles of light POP music. The most interesting tracks were released in 1968: the instrumental "Il Giro" and "Era Qui (Just One More Change)", as well as the Italian rendition of "Venus", a classic hit by Shoking Blue. At time, Mauro Pagani was the flute player in Dalton's line-up. Intensively touring at the beginning of the 70's, Dalton performed at the Travagliato and Fiera Di Genova POP festivals, and came in second at the Cantagiro 1970 band competition. Pagani splits shortly after for PFM and was substituted by Aronne Cereda (ex Puritani).
Dalton's leader Temi Reduzzi organizes the comeback in 1973, for the recording sessions of "Riflessioni: Idea D'Infinito", with a completely new line-up and a dramatically different music style. The avantgarde music of "Riflessioni" is highlighted by the flute and the drums work and by inspired lyrics; it's a fine production where music is perfectly balanced with pauses, at a very high level too. Still in 1973 Dalton wins the gold prize at Zurich's POP festival.
1975 sees the released of two new Dalton albums: the first one, titled "Paciana Story" (attribuited at "Paciana Story". Proper discography [my note]) is a Rock Opera that was commissioned to Reduzzi and Cereda by a local Bergamo newspaper, with lyrics in Italian and in the local slang; the second one, titled "Argitari", is released after the substitution of Temi Reduzzi with the keyboards player Giancarlo Brambilla, and has only one track that reminds their avantgarde style.
Dalton breaks up in 1977, when cereda gives a try to a solo career by releasing "Vivo", arranged by Augusto Martelli on lyrics written by Sellery (who worked with Analogy). Cereda then kept playing live by performing Pablo Neruda's poetry. Gifted keyboards player Temistocle Reduzzi died some years ago. The vinyl LP of "Riflessioni: Idea D'Infinito" is nowadays one of the most rare collector's items of the whole Italian Progressive scene.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 15 2007 at 16:42
Dalton must be inclluded!Thumbs Up
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