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Venegoni & Co

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4.19 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Mezzogiorno (3:55)
2. Mezzogiorno Coda (2:51)
3. BalÚn (12:35)
4. Sarabanda (part 1) (11:29)
5. Sarabanda (part 2) (3:51)
6. Sarabanda (part 3) (6:17)
7. Cabasa (8:35)
8. Controvento (8:32)
9. Coesione (10:06)

Total Time: 66:41

Line-up / Musicians

- Gigi Venegoni / guitars, vocals, whistling
- Silvano Borgatta / keyboards
- Luigi G. Colarullo / drums
- Marco Astarita / percussions & vocals
- Paolo Franchini / Bass
- Marco Bonino / mixer F.o.h.

Releases information

2003 Edel Italia Srl 0151792ERE

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VENEGONI & CO Live... Somewhere In The Seventies ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
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Review by Andrea Cortese
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars I'm happy with this inclusion. This is a great band!

With this interesting recent live record lovers of italian classic prog scene and aficionados of jazz rock can really satisfy their choosy ears. The cd collects some live performances of the group at the end of the seventies (1979). Venegoni & Co ideally close the Rock Progressivo Italiano era with the tribute live concert in memory of Demetrio Stratos of Area.

Musicians are all capable and dinamic while sound's quality is unespectetly excellent. Yes, this recently re-discovered work really can be considered as a little live gem! One of the few of so high standard.

Venegoni & Co were formed by guitarist Luigi "Gigi" Venegoni after the famous group Arti & Mestieri's split. The musical behaviour and direction of his band is more jazzy oriented than any of classic albums like Tilt or Giro di Valzer per Domani. We have not another Beppe Crovella here. Well, Silvano Borgatta is a fine keyboardist too but his electric piano cannot be compared with that memorable mellotron drenched jazz rock!

By the way, I think this album can surely please many and is a strong evidence of how varied and complex Rock Progressivo Italiano was then but, at the very same time, how much of importance has melodic' structure in the italian way of life!

Nine elegant performances based mainly on a powerful electric guitar fading out sometimes to leave all the other stuff take the scene: bass, drums, percussions and keyboards, sometimes also whistling.

Highly recommended.

Latest members reviews

5 stars IMPRESS I STAYED... RPI OR JR? With this live (published in 2003 but recorded in 1977) RPI is at his last great 70's gems. Certainly if you think that Venegoni & Co. plays JR you are in the road but certainly this band plays also RPI because the arrangements are RPI. Because RPI is in Venegon ... (read more)

Report this review (#247421) | Posted by 1967/ 1976 | Saturday, October 31, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The RPI (and related) live reviews series vol.8 Extreme good live, recorded in 1977 (if not remember badly). In this live the Jazz Rock of Venegoni & Co. are all in its fashion and feelings. Aren't because the songs are simply but extreme good that in my opinion this is a good live. But because ... (read more)

Report this review (#133625) | Posted by Ely78 | Saturday, August 18, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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