Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Alan Sorrenti - Una Luce Si Accende CD (album) cover


Alan Sorrenti


Rock Progressivo Italiano

2.09 | 3 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Special Collaborator
Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Nice ten-minute single!

Italy has provided us with some of the best voices in the world, well I know all is subjective and everyone has its favorites, but at least within the realm of progressive rock, I am sure some Italian singers are really recognized and loved by people of different parts of the globe. One of them, whose voice actually is hated by another considerable amount of people, is the mighty Alan Sorrenti, who was born in 1950 and whose first two albums are a clear example of experimentation towards progressive rock.

Anyway, that long introduction was just in order to add a few words to this short review. His second album which I really like was entitled "Come un Vecchio Incensiere all'Alba di un Villagio Deserto" and released in 1973, one year after his debut and brilliant "Aria". This second album features five songs including the title track which lasts over 20 minutes, but well, this review is not about that album, but about its single. "Una Luce si Accende" was the chosen one as the single song, so this "album" starts with that piece, and finishes with "A te che Dormi" also taken from the mentioned studio album. Both complete nine minutes of nice music.

The first one is a beautiful composition that has a cello creating a cute atmosphere, accompanied by Sorrenti's voice and his acoustic guitar. Seconds later piano enters and adds a new essence to the existent atmosphere. At half the song, it changes and explodes, his voice is sublime, strong and sensible, while the music sounds too experimental and builds new images. Then the track slows down again and for a couple of minutes, but again explodes and turns weirder. It finishes with a nice violin sound, an excellent song.

And the second track is shorter and less experimental. Acoustic guitars with soft vocals all over the song, maybe the experimentation comes with the vocals, where he is not pronouncing words but just sounds.

As almost all the singles I have reviewed, this one receives also two stars, despite I really like the first song, I believe nine minutes of music cannot be considered a good addition for any prog lover, I would actually recommend it only for Sorrenti and RPI lovers. Anyway?

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ALAN SORRENTI review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives