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    Posted: March 28 2009 at 10:31
this is the page from http://www.italianprog.com/ about this band:
 

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ATLANTIDE

Mimmo Sanseverino (guitar, vocals)
Leonardo Sanseverino (organ, synth)
Mario Sanseverino (bass)
Matteo Sanseverino (drums)

Coming from Cirigliano, Basilicata, in Southern Italy, the four brothers Sanseverino already used to play together in Italy, before moving to Germany, in Rottweil, since 1973. In that country they supported such major bands like Message, Atlantis, Scorpions, gaining a good live experience and press reviews.

Despite all this they decided to release their self-produced album, only issued in Germany in 1976, singing in Italian, and with a very different style from the typical production of the time, being a hard-rock album with very small prog influences and based on the good fuzz guitar playing of Mimmo Sanseverino.  Italian listeners will find the singer's strong dialect accent a bit disturbing, but the record is very well played and includes six long tracks varying in length from 5 minutes to the 11:15 of the long La luna.

The album had no commercial success at all, and was sold in very few copies, most of them directly from the band members.

The Sanseverino brothers all stayed in Germany, where they still live. One of them, Leonardo, died in 2006.

This group has nothing to do with another band called Atlantide from France, that released an eponymous LP in 1976 on Crypto.

 

 

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Francesco ti ricordi S (SP 1476) 1976 single laminated cover - lyric insert
 

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Francesco ti ricordi Mellow (MMP 260) 1994 reissue of 1976 album

 

Francesco ti ricordi has never been reissued on vinyl, neither counterfeited. 
Apart from the original issues on red label with the "S" (for Sanseverino) logo, a small number of copies came with a white label issue used for promo reasons.
The album includes a 12"x12" cardboard insert, with lyrics printed on both sides. 
Very few copies also include an A5 four page promo booklet with two b/w pictures of the band, information and management address. This booklet is very difficult to find

Until mid 90's this seemed a very hard to find album, but in the last years many copies have appeared, sold by German dealers in Mint condition, so it's likely that the album has been pressed in not so small quantities, though very few were sold at the time.

Francesco ti ricordi - front cover

Promo booklet cover LP label

 

 

Thanks to Karin Rajner Sanseverino for some information

 
This is alink for Mp3: Atlantide Ė Francesco Ti Ricordi 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2009 at 15:05
I have posted a link to this thread in the Heavy Prog team threadThumbs Up. From what I know, the band should have no problems in being added to HP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 29 2009 at 10:40
'Francesco Ti Ricordi' is one of my preferred albums in my discography. Not for 5 stars... But great Psychedelic Heavy Prog album!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 10 2009 at 16:44
It is my pleasure to announce that Atlantide have finally been added to Heavy Prog:
http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4430

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