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    Posted: August 28 2018 at 11:57
Hey Michael very sad news.  That self titled album was among the first RPI purchases back when this thread turned me on to RPI in 2012, what a classic!  I have not heard that album in a while, it is time to bring it out.

R.I.P. Claudio
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R.I.P to vocalist/flautist Claudio Canali of legendary Italian prog-rockers Biglietto per L'Inferno.

He left behind one hell of an RPI classic, a long-unreleased follow-up coming out two decades later and some sublime and exquisite comeback albums with a re-worked modern version of the group.
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I just picked up that Metamorfosi album. I mean, how could I not? That's my favorite Banco song!!!
Great stuff. I think I'll check out L'Uovo di Colombo as Cherry Five is awesome.
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Originally posted by AEProgman AEProgman wrote:

^^ The first Dalton album would be a worthy investigation also.
 
Yes very good one.
 
There are so many
 
L'Uovo di Colombo (same vocalist as Cherry Five)
I Giganti
De De Lind
Battiato (early ones)
Cervello
Metamorfosi
Delirium
etc etc. etc.
 
 
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^^ The first Dalton album would be a worthy investigation also.
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Originally posted by miamiscot miamiscot wrote:

I've been hip to the Big 3 (PFM, Banco and Le Orme) for years but only recently started really diving in and am truly enjoying a lot of RPI lately. Locanda Della Fate, Semiramis, Alusa Fallax, Alphataurus, Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Biglietto Per L'Inferno, Maxophone, Campo Di Marte, Murple, Celeste, Goblin/Cherry Five, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Area, New Trolls, Museo Rosenbach, Osanna, etc. You know, the usual suspects.

What are some others I should investigate?
 
There is still  tons of great other bands. Try the following:
 
Jumbo
Nuova Idea
Arti & Mestieri
Procession
Pierrot Luniare
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I've been hip to the Big 3 (PFM, Banco and Le Orme) for years but only recently started really diving in and am truly enjoying a lot of RPI lately. Locanda Della Fate, Semiramis, Alusa Fallax, Alphataurus, Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Biglietto Per L'Inferno, Maxophone, Campo Di Marte, Murple, Celeste, Goblin/Cherry Five, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Area, New Trolls, Museo Rosenbach, Osanna, etc. You know, the usual suspects.

What are some others I should investigate?
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

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^^
 
There will be some CD reissues by Fone Records for Canzionere di Lazio.
 
Their second album is already out as Hybrid SACD

A reissue of Miradas would be a fine thing indeed
 
Don't know if it will be part of the rereleases. "Lassa Sta la me Creatura" is out already,
and underrated (from my point of view).
 
"Spirito Bono" will follow in July AFAIK (which I rate their second best). Miradas would be my favourite,
but was released on another label then the other two, so might not be a part of the deal.
Thanks for the further info.  I shall live in hope, but not in expecation.
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Originally posted by Mascodagama Mascodagama wrote:

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There will be some CD reissues by Fone Records for Canzionere di Lazio.
 
Their second album is already out as Hybrid SACD

A reissue of Miradas would be a fine thing indeed
 
Don't know if it will be part of the rereleases. "Lassa Sta la me Creatura" is out already,
and underrated (from my point of view).
 
"Spirito Bono" will follow in July AFAIK (which I rate their second best). Miradas would be my favourite,
but was released on another label then the other two, so might not be a part of the deal.
 
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Originally posted by TheH TheH wrote:


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There will be some CD reissues by Fone Records†for Canzionere di Lazio.
Their second album†is already out as Hybrid SACD

A reissue of Miradas would be a fine thing indeed

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R.I.P. Sergio Lattuada (Maxophone Keyboards) :(

Maxophone also disbanded finally as a reaction...


Sad news indeed!....Cry
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R.I.P. Sergio Lattuada (Maxophone Keyboards) :(

Maxophone also disbanded finally as a reaction...

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There will be some CD reissues by Fone Records for Canzionere di Lazio.
 
Their second album is already out as Hybrid SACD
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^ Yeah, for sure. There are waaaay too many Italian artists who haven't been issued on CD yet. Some of the bootleg labels like Tachika and Poor House have done some of them, but it's always better to have an official one, especially when the original LP is so scarce and was never reissued either!

A few that come to mind that didn't get official releases that you might find on these labels:
Mario Barbaja - Megh
Assemblea Musicale Teatrale
Ballettirosadimacchia (legend has it this was a Japanese band posing as Italians)
I Califfi (first album)
Canzionere di Lazio

And especially... 


But hey, if Lapera, Messaggio 73, and Armando Piazza can get nice BTF reissues, we can still hope!
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^ It's amazing how deep the RPI pool is! There are layers upon layers of riches to be found!

Here's a gem I listened to recently that I hadn't heard for a while. I linked to the artist page for a couple YouTube videos.

Todd!!! Usually what I do when I read about this obscurities is head to Discogs to see if either LP or CD reissues are available, and I nearly fell over at the prices the original LP's are commanding these days! What a shame his early albums have never been reissued.
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^ It's amazing how deep the RPI pool is! There are layers upon layers of riches to be found!

Here's a gem I listened to recently that I hadn't heard for a while. I linked to the artist page for a couple YouTube videos.
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Well, here was a surprise discovery for me. I had NEVER heard of this band or album, and it was only through someone randomly posting it on a Facebook prog-collecting group that I was made aware of it. Iíve since picked up a Mini LP edition of it, and Iím very happy. Not a total RPI blowout, but fancy pop and light rock pieces given a charming instrumental blacking. Very happy to add it to the collection!



http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=19785
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

I spend half of my life at Gibert Joseph. The prog section is not that good,in my opinion, especially in Lp.

You're right in a sense, and especially with LP's; the're up and coming only. And the prog section is in a constant state of flux...At least it does exist! As long as you're branched to such this site, you'll find any physical store not up to par anyway. 

But as you seem to do like me (i'm a booksalesman working within 10 minutes walking and visit it usually 3 day's a week by lunchtime, keeping the 2 other days to Boulimier not far (this coming to an end though because the selection i'snt following suit...), you know what i mean; the thing i like actually: they've brought back the jazz section besides , while it was on a different street number for two years now; the pop rock , alternative and techno electro provide much pleasure too as i'm not limited to prog but say, enjoy any "intelligent" music.  And the thing i hate: that many , including the store director, think that Metal/Hard/Doom is a fit to prog. As you have one salesman who knows everything, others would have in public listening mostly "cookie monsters"... Which i truly hate ! Dream theaters of this world "sors de ce corps" please, that is my moto... Actually the second employee is a strange case. Himself a musician, as soon as he takes charge we can't hear anything other than is own band's record. Not bad actually a kind of modern neo prog with a nice female vocalist. But once this is played, we're up for heavy metal throat singing contest...

At the end i'm simply glad Gibert does exist, even if there are signs that not all is going fine for them.
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I spend half of my life at Gibert Joseph. The prog section is not that good,in my opinion, especially in Lp.
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Originally posted by bertolino bertolino wrote:

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Just been listening to Camelias Garden - You Have a Chance.  Fantastic album indeed!!Smile

Happy this one is mentioned; actually almost everything on Fading, the Altrock sublabel devoted to more lyrical, pastoral, in a word classic sound of prog is great. But this one truly sounds like what PFM should sounds like nowadays. I agree for the new Acqua Fragile as well. Bernardo Lanzetti's voice may be an acquired taste but here is a rare case of a comeback which sounds to me better than the 70's originals.

And in that kind of inspiration, pastoral folk RPI, i love Reverie's "Gnos Furlanis Il Timp Dal Sium".

Not an easy album to find. Unhappy

Managed to find a site and listen to this band..  Great band.  Still a hard album to get..

Well, i'm a happy french canadian now living in Paris, France. True that continental Europe is the right place to be to such a find... So a mention to a superb book / record store, Gibert Joseph. They offer both new and second hand products, and have a pretty interesting prog section. It just happens that nearly all Altrock and small independant labels from Italy (and beyond) are shown, at least in one copy. Then it's up to you to be "aware" because as soon as one buy a copy, it's gone forever... But small RPI labels'ones are exactly what i won't pass over! For now these are the kind of record you DON'T FIND on the Amazon's and Price minister's of this world. So as one has mentioned , any other way at the end would be the label site. Thank's for the attention and replies.
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