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5 stars 'Delirium 3 (Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo ) was released in 1974 and is one of the most beautiful and elegant Italian Prog records. The record combines great songs with interesting instrumental passages, a mixture of Jazz and Folk reminding sometimes Jethro Tull, sometimes King Crimson, Focus and Gentle Giant.

The record opens with 'Il Dono ' a beautiful song for acoustic guitar, flute and strings with nice jazzy interplay , followed by the title track 'Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo' an uptempo track with influences of Jethro Tull (flute) and King Crimson (the heavy funk rhythm and the sax solo reminds the KC of 'Islands' with Mel Collins) and a geat Mellotron outro.

'Fuga N.1' an instrumental again with a' King Crimson'- like intro, developping a dark mood for sax organ and strings, followed by a heavy funk section for flute, bass and strings, another great track.

The fourth track 'Dio Del Silenzio' like track one a beautiful theme,suported by acoustic guitar, flute and a sax solo , followed by 'La Battaglia Degli Eterni Piani ' with an intro for acoustic guitar and Moog, that evolves into a dark threatening theme with great flute & guitar interplay la Jethro Tull and ending with a treated flute solo.

'Un Uomo' with a jazz piano intro, strings and jazzy vocals sounds a bit too much like 'Lounge Bar Jazz' for my taste, even so the melody is beautiful and reminds me Paolo Conte.

'Viaggio N.2 ' is a Gentle Giant inspired track, with a moog and sax intro, followed by a typical GG mutlipart vocal arrangement that evolves into a funky theme for guitar and soprano sax, Gentle Giant meets James Brown and segues into....

'Ancora Un'alba' a last beautiful theme supported by dramatic strings, chamberlain and flute.

A masterpiece that combines melodic Prog with Jazz & Folk elements and beautiful Italian vocals.

Alucard | 5/5 |


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