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    Posted: January 04 2008 at 13:25
How come I've never heard of this magnificent band? I think it sounds excellent!
Anybody that knows this group? Have the memebers done other things?

Here are a few examples:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqqlpKO6hKQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg30D...eature=related

They only made one album (1975) as far as I know. In italian, the same album later also with english lyrics.
What do you think?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2008 at 13:27
This works better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg30DZAVI3U&feature=related
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2008 at 19:18
I like this album a lot (there's so much great prog from Italy and many are one album wonders). Many here have high regard of this album and band.
Have you heard any other bands? Semiramis comes to mind, if you still haven't done so, it's a recommended album.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2008 at 00:13
Great band! I much prefer the Italian version (as usual).  I usually look at Maxophone as part of the second "mini-wave" of Italian bands from the mid to late seventies that were highly melodic and uplifting; others for example, Locanda delle Fate, Cherry Five, Celeste, Murple, Il Volo, Corte dei Miracoli...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2008 at 10:43
Thanks, I'll check out the other bands you mentioned. Hopefully it's possible to purchase on the net.
If this is the second mini-wave of italian prog, I guess I know the first one best (which probably is PFM, Banco, Le Orme etc.)

Maxophone was a pleasant surprise. These musicians must surely have done more than this one album ...?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2008 at 13:51

Recently the original members of the band joined again for some concerts and released an interesting CD - DVD...

 

http://www.maxophone.it/exindex.htm

 

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=140052

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 13:18
Thanks for the info. These guys are really worth checking out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2008 at 23:14
Thank you for creating a thread dedicated to them, it`s a pity that they released only one album, as several Italian bands did, but this is another gem, actually one of my favorite Italian albums all time, beautiful music and of course the Italian version is the one i like the most.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 29 2008 at 00:02

Magnificent group of musicians.
Their only album has become one of my all time favorites. It is Definitive Prog Thumbs%20Up

Get the DVD, "From Cocoon to Butterfly"..You won't regret it if you appreciate great progressive music.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 29 2008 at 15:46

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 29 2008 at 18:33
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

I like this album a lot (there's so much great prog from Italy and many are one album wonders). Many here have high regard of this album and band.
Have you heard any other bands? Semiramis comes to mind, if you still haven't done so, it's a recommended album.
 
 

Re : Semiramis ... I find the vocalist off-putting. Alphataurus comes to mind as somewhat similar.
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