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5 stars Excellent live rendition of Cervello's only album in its entirety, with the addition at the end of two "bonus tracks": Osanna's L'Uomo and the instrumental Roots of Progression (during which the band members are presented). We have here not just the audio CD, but also the complete performance on a DVD. Even though just two of the original members are present (Corrado Rustici and Antonio Spagnolo), all musicians perform very well. In general, the camera work is regular to good and the sound quality is OK for me (my DVD player is connected to a mini hi-fi system). In rare occasions, however, the camera misses the soloing musician, but in general this is not a problem. Highly recommend for RPI fans both as a complement and an very good historical document of this legendary "one album only" band from Napoli.
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5 stars Wow! Who knew? And who knew that these Napolese musicians extraordinaire had this kind of following: enough to convince the band to "reunite" to perform their one and only album--from 1973!--54 years after the fact--and in Japan! A HUGE fan of Melos, I was immediately captivated; To learn that not one but two of the original band members for this set--a complete coverage of one of the greatest RPI albums of the 1970s--were participants in this concert only intrigued me further. Then to hear the quality of the sound, the quality of the "covers"--none of which are easy songs--remember this band was trying to emulate none other than the MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA!!!--is nothing short of amazing. I only wish I could have been there! (But am SO happy for this historical record of this historical event.) The playing is incredible--as dynamic as the original with even better sound due to 21st Century advances in technologies--and all of the renditions worthy representatives of the originals. The "boys" may not be teenagers anymore (I think Corrado was 16 or 17 when he joined the band) but they still have the skill and fire! A wonderful addition to any prog lover's music collection!
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