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    Posted: February 06 2016 at 06:42
Le Orme really starts with Collage. 

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Le Orme is great but I've only been able to get my hands on the first album. Very psychedlic!
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Originally posted by andreol263 andreol263 wrote:

I've falled in love with this album:
Davide Spitaleri - Uomo Irregolare (1980)

Please give it a listen!!
 
Always nice to hear "Jimmy". The new Metamorfosi album should be out soon
(according to their keyboardist it is almost ready).
 
You should also check the stuff he released as "Thor".
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I've falled in love with this album:
Davide Spitaleri - Uomo Irregolare (1980)

Please give it a listen!!


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I'm listenning to this one right now. Terrific stuff.
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Art Fleury- I luoghi del potere

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2016 at 02:55
I like that album. Thumbs Up Maybe too "disco" for Progarchives.

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Check out my thread about Maurizio Fabrizio in the "suggest new bands" section http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=105687
I posted some songs of his marvellous 1978 album "Movimenti Nel Cielo" 

I was so baffled to see it was not included here already, it's one of the best examples of RPI / mediterranean folk / orchestral  mixture Heart

Oh well, I'll repost the tracks here as well:

Movimenti Nel Cielo (title track)


Sputnik Suite


Movenze Degli Anelli Di Saturno


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I know, I read your review Thumbs Up
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I love that Quarteto 1111 album Samuel! Feels like an RPI release even with those beautiful Portuguese vocals.
And yes you gotta love the sound of Jose Cid's mellotron. Yummy.
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Thanks for the explanation Samuel. It's not that I need to know what they're singing about because I love how it can mean everything and nothing at the same time (just like RPI), but it's still cool to get the real meaning once in a while.
I actually played that album yesterday morning, and it got me thinking of you my friend.
Yeah, I know what you mean. I actually never gave much thought about this song's lyrics Tongue It's not only sad lyrics here though: the lyrics from Quarteto 1111's "Cantamos Pessoas Vivas" basically are about liberty and being honest and humble (like the simple cover suggests) in order to live in harmony as a community (a guy can dream, right?). That and loads of Mellotron are simply beatiful Cry
I played Jonas Munk's Pan the other day and thought about you too. Awesome album Clap

Originally posted by Luca Pacchiarini Luca Pacchiarini wrote:

I know how you feel LOLLOLLOLLOLCryOuch

Thanks for your Mestre suggestion. I have been aware of Petrus Castrus for a long time, like Tantra, but never really tried listening to it. 
"Mestre" is Italy's ugliest city, but I don't think it's related LOL
We're on the same boat, unfortunately Unhappy

I prefer their next album much more, it's a symphonic concept album Thumbs Up
It means "master", another political analogy. I never heard of that city, there's an award for that? LOL
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

but in reality it's not, due to bad management, corruption, lack of culture, etc. Except for the criticism of mandatory military service, this song still makes sense today. It's exactly the same country (probably worse?) 40 years later Ouch

I know how you feel LOLLOLLOLLOLCryOuch

Thanks for your Mestre suggestion. I have been aware of Petrus Castrus for a long time, like Tantra, but never really tried listening to it. 
"Mestre" is Italy's ugliest city, but I don't think it's related LOL


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Thanks for the explanation Samuel. It's not that I need to know what they're singing about because I love how it can mean everything and nothing at the same time (just like RPI), but it's still cool to get the real meaning once in a while.
I actually played that album yesterday morning, and it got me thinking of you my friend.

Also hi Luca. I can't recall if we've ever spoken to one another, but I do remember you nonetheless. You had a musical thing with Vomps at some point.
Anyway, welcome back!
What's happened since you left? Nowadays everyone's into Franco Battiato
Or they should be...

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It's one of my favourite albums from my country, I'm glad you love it Thumbs Up

If I'm not mistaken, that song is a political satire: the politicians (little devils) say that Portugal is a paradise (with beaches, mountains, etc...), but in reality it's not, due to bad management, corruption, lack of culture, etc. Except for the criticism of mandatory military service, this song still makes sense today. It's exactly the same country (probably worse?) 40 years later Ouch

There's another Prog track with a similar meaning:

This one was released during the dictatorship though, so it was banned by the government.
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Originally posted by Meltdowner Meltdowner wrote:

^ Exactly this.

Olà Samuel 

I was browsing through your reviews and I noticed you rated Banda Do Casaco's "Conquilhas" Clap

I love that album, since you're portuguese, could you just do me a favour? 
In the song "Paìs Portugal", what are they singing about? I know a bit of your language and I understand what they're saying in the "paìs de cidades, aldeias e praias etc..." geographical bit... I was curious to know what's the meaning of the latter part, it sounds like social criticism (?)

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^ Exactly this.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 29 2016 at 08:02
^I began my journey into the forum and RPI about 3 years ago (first time ever hearing RPI), so may have missed your posts.  Welcome back.  Look forward to your suggestions.

Edited by AEProgman - January 29 2016 at 08:02

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Hello everyone :) just got back to this site. My last post here must have been 3 years ago. Maybe someone remembers me.

I'd like to say hello to all the inhabitants of this thread, which used to be one of my favourites.

Within this absence I've discovered a lot of new bands, not only prog...I think I'll post a lot of suggestions and "recommended" listens in the next few days :)
Did I miss anything remarkable?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 18 2016 at 04:30
Finally found this one on vinyl. Love it. 

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And we have a rising Italian star.



SKYLINE was released in 2015 with painter Paul Whitehead signing the cover and Vittorio De Scalzi of New Trolls appearing on title track (vocals & flute).

What do you think?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hellogoodbye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2016 at 16:16
No Mike, the photo is from ebay. This rare album is not very expensive, around 20 euros. 

Happy new year my dear italian den !

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