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Le Orme - Felona & Sorona (English language version) CD (album) cover

FELONA & SORONA (ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION)

Le Orme

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.72 | 89 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars Just like the other two big names of this genre ("PFM" and "Banco"), "Le Orme" is releasing an English version of an original Italian album. But on the contrary of their colleagues, this one is a perfect image of "Felona E Sorona" and not some sort of a compilation.

While "PFM" was working with Pete Sinfield ("Photos of Ghosts" and "The World."), this time it is another giant of prog music who is giving them a hand with the English lyrics. Namely Peter Hammill. And as the great Francesco Di Giacomo, the delicacy of the vocals featured here is so emotive that you can hardly say at times that they are sung in English.

There shouldn't be too many reasons now to prefer this English version. Of course, at the time of release, the band wanted to conquer the U.K. and potentially the U.S. But this time has passed.

There are of course some enjoyable tracks (The Plan), but no real passionate moments. As its original counterpart, I would rate this album with three stars. Not too many highlights and definitely not as strong as "Uomo.". But this one was their best work IMO.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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