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Quella Vecchia Locanda


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.14 | 347 ratings

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3 stars I am supposed to rate this album, huh huh huh.

This band sadly only released two albums. Very few Italian bands have long life spans and there is a lot of very interesting 1-2 albums bands in this scene. Quella Vecchia Locande is one of them. Their music is a mix of everything from Genesis, Yes, Jethro Tull, Focus, Le Orme, Banco to ELP. The Jethro Tull influences are pretty obvious on the two first pretty hard edged songs. The flutes here would had been approved by Ian Anderson. The album then mellows out a bit and we get the typical Italian lyrical approach to progressive rock. I find Italian prog more softer and less bombastic than UK/US prog and this album proves that point. Although pretty bombastic in places, the sound is based on a melancholic theme throughout this album.

The flutes has been mentioned. The vocals are pretty strong too. The keyboards are superb. The same can be said about the bass, guitars and the drums. My only gripe, and it is a big one, is the lack of any good songs here. There are a lot of excellent short pieces of music scattered around. But no really good songs. This album feels like an unfinished jigsaw puzzle. It is a good album, but nothing more than that. It is still an album well worth checking out, though. Trust me.

3.25 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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