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    Posted: June 01 2013 at 07:05
awesome interview!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2013 at 22:05
Thanks Jim...Smile

Andrea and I were very pleased with this one, other than our regret at not finding Dino, one of the main songwriters. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2013 at 20:49
Great interview Jim and Andrea! Clap  Since I have just started to listen to QVL's 1rst album recently I wanted to know more about them (since I love it) and found this interview.  Very insightful to them and that period.
 
"Then I got a job and all was over. The mistake I made was not insisting with music letting me be driven away by the pressures coming from my family."
 
Massimo's quote above from the interview was bitter sweet as it made me think that we may have all had similar thoughts on some decisions we have made in life (although not in the same realm that he did).  But I wonder how many other artists we may have not have heard from due to like circumstances...sobering.
 
Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Just read the interview with Lax from 2004, which you mention in your 'QVL' review, Jim, and I must say it's a disgrace they haven't seen any money from their albums and that they've had nothing to say in the process of re-issuing them.
 
That he even had to pay money to get his hands on a copy of his own music is...well, I'm lost for words. I hope this isn't a common thing in the music business (which I know very little about I must admit).
This is quite a shame!
 
Anyway, excellent work on the interview!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 18:52
Thanks so much Gerinski, I appreciate that!

And yes Audun, these guys are apparently not being compensated properly, which is a real shame.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2012 at 02:45
Great interview of a great band, I have to admit that I had missed it until now so I'm glad for the last posts which put it back on top.
Il Tempio Della Gioia is one of my favourite RPI albums and the debut is also great, few bands managed to combine the classical with the symphonic rock so well. And they had such a great artwork!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2012 at 16:36
Just read the interview with Lax from 2004, which you mention in your 'QVL' review, Jim, and I must say it's a disgrace they haven't seen any money from their albums and that they've had nothing to say in the process of re-issuing them.
 
That he even had to pay money to get his hands on a copy of his own music is...well, I'm lost for words. I hope this isn't a common thing in the music business (which I know very little about I must admit).
 
I allways end up buing a copy of an album I like and listen to a lot (CDs mostly, since I like to collect them aswell, but that's another story), just so I know that the artist sees some money from me enjoying their music, but I now see that this isn't allways the case.
 
Shocking!
 
(I know I shouldn't be shocked or surprised about there being such cynicism in the music business as i know there are cynicism in any kind of business, but stil...)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2012 at 18:02
Thank you Audun.  QVL was the first Italian band I fell in love with.....that's why this interview was such a special treat for me.. ....I'd been trying to accomplish it for years......some of these guys were very hard to find and I still never could track down the guitarist, even with the luxury of the internet.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2012 at 15:04
Originally posted by Nightfly Nightfly wrote:

Great work Jim and Andrea! Fascinating reading. Thumbs Up
A fascinating read indeed. Very interesting!
 
I'm quite new to RPI, or Prog in general for that matter, but I would say that QVL is one of the finest outfits the italian prog scene of the 70's has to offer, well of what I have heard so far anyway. I prefer them even to PFM and Banco. Their self-titled debut is a prog masterpiece IMHO.
 
Edit: Strike that. It's not just a prog masterpiece. It's a masterpiece of art in general.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2011 at 03:24
Good work...and interesting! Thumbs Up Glad I didn't completely miss it.

Listening to the first album as a direct consequence.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2011 at 20:43


Courtesy of Claudio Filice and Jan Claus Di Blasio

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2011 at 20:30



As promised, I would add any rarities forwarded by the band to this interview.  I have a few coming.


QVL at the Piper Club, Rome

Courtesy of Claudio Filice and Jan Claus Di BlasioClap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2011 at 04:14
5-star interview, a truly beautiful work you guys have made here! Many thanks to Jim, Andrea and QVL. ClapClapClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2011 at 12:07
Thanks Lizzy,  and I'm not holding my breath either.  Given how hard it was to track them down and put this together, I'd  say the chances of a QVL reunion are small.  I'd love it though!Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2011 at 03:55
Fabulous interview with Italy's greatest progressive compound!
Amazing job you did here, Andrea and Jim! Clap
I really loved how Don was willing to give this a second chance. But I don't have my hopes high. Besides, a third masterpiece would be too much for me to handle. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2011 at 13:21
Great work Jim and Andrea! Fascinating reading. Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2011 at 16:14
Thanks, Andrea.
Who are you and who am I to say we know the reason why... (D. Gilmour)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2011 at 14:50
brilliant interview. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2011 at 10:44
Thanks guys, i updated the population count in the interviewThumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2011 at 10:14
Originally posted by NotAProghead NotAProghead wrote:

Thanks, guys. Well done! Clap


Only small and not so important detail:

Massimo: The most vivid and beautiful memory is about the first festival we took part. It was the Villa Pamphili festival in Rome and I remember we were one of the first bands to play at the opening of the festival. Looking down from the stage we saw a wall of people (maybe 10,000) .....

Don: Villa Pamphilli was the biggest. There is nothing that compares with the godlike feeling of playing live through 100 Stacks of Marshalls for over 100,000 people.  


10 or 100 thousand people?

 
 
About 100,000 people! 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 04 2011 at 09:31
Thanks Gene, but coincedently Todd has the book too and has said in the RPI team thread that he would handle this.  Thumbs Up

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