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    Posted: June 22 2007 at 16:57
Another RPI bands duel? Yes!!!

This is for very exexperts...!!!



I pick third option because... see the third option!!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2007 at 17:41
Definitely Il Volo for me! Adore both their 's/t' & 'Essere o Non Essere'

Formula 3 never really hit the spot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2007 at 18:40
BIG fan of Bob Callero and like the Il Volo albums... but to be honest...I enjoy Formula 3's albums more. and Radius was right with Bambi as the best prog guitarist to come out that prog era.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2007 at 20:37
Both bands are great, but for me Il Volo is one of the best italian bands, their 2 albums are excelent!!
 
so my vote goes for Il Volo
Most listened albums last week

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2007 at 20:58
Originally posted by micky

BIG fan of Bob Callero and like the Il Volo albums... but to be honest...I enjoy Formula 3's albums more. and Radius was right with Bambi as the best prog guitarist to come out that prog era.


I had both Dies Irae and Formula 3 by the band, are there any others worth getting?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2007 at 23:54
Love em both so I put both of them at the same level.   Radius is a guitar genious!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 03:31
Originally posted by Black Velvet

Originally posted by micky

BIG fan of Bob Callero and like the Il Volo albums... but to be honest...I enjoy Formula 3's albums more. and Radius was right with Bambi as the best prog guitarist to come out that prog era.


I had both Dies Irae and Formula 3 by the band, are there any others worth getting?


hhahah... yes... the two best ones hahhah

Sognando E Risognando and La Grande Casa

different albums but both great IMO.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 03:38
Originally posted by micky


Originally posted by Black Velvet

Originally posted by micky

BIG fan of Bob Callero and like the Il Volo albums... but to be honest...I enjoy Formula 3's albums more. and Radius was right with Bambi as the best prog guitarist to come out that prog era.


I had both Dies Irae and Formula 3 by the band, are there any others worth getting?
hhahah... yes... the two best ones hahhah<span id="intelliTxt"> Sognando E Risognando and La Grande Casadifferent albums but both great IMO.</span>


Haha... great news!! I will try and track them down sometime, thanks. Most of my Italian prog was brough when I was last in Italy, so about time for some new material.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 03:42
Originally posted by Black Velvet

Originally posted by micky


Originally posted by Black Velvet

Originally posted by micky

BIG fan of Bob Callero and like the Il Volo albums... but to be honest...I enjoy Formula 3's albums more. and Radius was right with Bambi as the best prog guitarist to come out that prog era.


I had both Dies Irae and Formula 3 by the band, are there any others worth getting?
hhahah... yes... the two best ones hahhah<span id="intelliTxt"> Sognando E Risognando and La Grande Casadifferent albums but both great IMO.</span>


Haha... great news!! I will try and track them down sometime, thanks. Most of my Italian prog was brough when I was last in Italy, so about time for some new material.


I'd recommend Sognando E Risongnando first.. more 'traditional' of a prog album not knowing your tastes exactly. La Grande Casa is more accoustic driven  with such gorgeous melodies. Some people don't really go for that stuff. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 07:11
I prefer Il Volo, their two albums are originally,
but feel the Formula Tre's influence for the presence of two F3 musicians
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 10:45
Originally posted by micky

Originally posted by Black Velvet

Originally posted by micky


Originally posted by Black Velvet

Originally posted by micky

BIG fan of Bob Callero and like the Il Volo albums... but to be honest...I enjoy Formula 3's albums more. and Radius was right with Bambi as the best prog guitarist to come out that prog era.


I had both Dies Irae and Formula 3 by the band, are there any others worth getting?
hhahah... yes... the two best ones hahhah<span id="intelliTxt"> Sognando E Risognando and La Grande Casadifferent albums but both great IMO.</span>


Haha... great news!! I will try and track them down sometime, thanks. Most of my Italian prog was brough when I was last in Italy, so about time for some new material.


I'd recommend Sognando E Risongnando first.. more 'traditional' of a prog album not knowing your tastes exactly. La Grande Casa is more accoustic driven  with such gorgeous melodies. Some people don't really go for that stuff. 


The first two Formula 3 albums are very good Psychedelic/ Hard Rock album. "Sognando..." and "La Grande Casa" are Prog (more "Sognando..."). The 90's production are POP with Prog moments and in the successive years the Formula 3 it became  official tribute band of Lucio Battisti, and produced good tribute album.

But if you loved "Sognando E Risognando" and "La Grande Casa" you will note that Il Volo is the natural prosecution of "La Grande Casa" style!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 11:44
I haven't checked out any of the 90's albums Mandy.. might have to have you recommend something for me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 11:58
Originally posted by micky

I haven't checked out any of the 90's albums Mandy.. might have to have you recommend something for me. 


Well... Nothing of special...  The Prog is almost totally absent...  In any case honests are:

FORMULA 3

King Kong

(Studio Album, 1991)
for the presence of the new version of "Dies Irae".

FORMULA 3

La Casa Dell'imperatore

(Studio Album, 1994)
Also if a POP album... Is good!

FORMULA 3

Il Nostro Caro... Lucio

(Studio Album, 2004)
Only a tribute album... But with very good moments.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2007 at 19:33
Guys, I gave 'Sognando E Risognando' a sample listen last night. Not sure if I'm going to be able to get into this one [at times I tend not to digest Hard rock orientated albums well], though I did prefer the softer acoustic sections so 'La Grande Casa' could be the catch.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 24 2007 at 02:02
Originally posted by Black Velvet

Guys, I gave 'Sognando E Risognando' a sample listen last night. Not sure if I'm going to be able to get into this one [at times I tend not to digest Hard rock orientated albums well], though I did prefer the softer acoustic sections so 'La Grande Casa' could be the catch.


I think you'll love it... if you want an honest accessment  (not from us damn fanboys hahhaha) ask David (Atavachron) I know he recently got a copy of La Grande Casa. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2007 at 05:52
This one is very difficult, Mandy. How to choose?
 
I'd say both are at the same level, even if Formula Tre are way more famous in Italy, due to the great collaboration with Lucio Battisti.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2007 at 15:05
Difficult indeed, third option seems to be the best Tongue since i really enjoy both bands.
I have a special love for Sognando e Risognando because it was one of the first RPI albums i ever listened (and loved)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 27 2007 at 15:19
Technically speaking, Il Volo is amazing; but when I listen to one of their album I always get the impression they use the same chord progressions for all the tracks - and they end up being so boooooooooring... Formula 3 had got real songs (ok, they didn't write them by themselves...) and finally I cannot stand Lavezzi's or Radius' voices at all (Di Cicco's teenage register works much better)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2007 at 05:59
Originally posted by Andrea Cortese

This one is very difficult, Mandy. How to choose?
 
I'd say both are at the same level, even if Formula Tre are way more famous in Italy, due to the great collaboration with Lucio Battisti.


Well... I don't know. But is true: Two similar bands... And, for me, Il Volo is the continuation of Formula 3!!!
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