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Il Giro Strano


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.40 | 37 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars According to "Wayside Music" IL GIRO STRANO never released an album. "The band decided to split up when a record deal would have forced them to move to Rome". So what we have here are various songs they did between 1972 and 1973. On the back of the cd cover they comment about the "sonic flaws" of this recording, well that's a huge understatement.The first two tracks are fine and just a pleasure to listen to.They play a jazzy flavoured brand of music where they like to jam with organ and drums usually leading the way. Lots of sax as well. The vocalist is a real talent. Unfortunately the last three songs (32 minutes of music) are unlistenable for me even though i've heard them 3 times. I would say they're below "bootleg" quality. If I was rating the first two tracks alone it would easily be 4 stars, and i'm thankful we have these two tracks (over 24 minutes of music) that give us a glimpse at how amazing this band was.
Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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