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3.79 | 52 ratings | 6 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1: Studio And Unplugged (57:13)

1. Nudo (Parte I) (6:47)
2. Nudo (Parte II) (3:32)
3. Nudo (Parte III) (4:53)
4. E Mi Viene Da Pensare (5:53)
5. Prologo #1 (1:08)
6. R.I.P. (Requescant In Pace) (7:48)
7. Il Ragno (7:24)
8. Emiliano (4:06)
9. L'Evoluzione (8:18)
10. 750.000 Anni Fa ... L'Amore? (7:30)

CD 2: Live (60:09)

11. Sul Palco (0:34)
12. La Conquista Della Posizione Eretta (10:08)
13. Metamorfosi (12:37)
14. Guardami Le Spalle (5:54)
15. Roma / Tokyo (4:35)
16. La Band (1:44)
17. Bisbigli (1:28)
18. Passaggio (0:41)
19. Coi Capelli Sciolti Al Vento (2:01)
20. Traccia (3:05)
21. Prologo #2 (2:22)
22. Non Mi Rompete (14:58)

Total Time: 117:22

Line-up / Musicians

- Vittorio Nocenzi / piano, organ, Moog, keyboards, vocals
- Rodolfo Maltese / guitars, backing vocals
- Tiziano Ricci / bass (1-3,11-22)
- Maurizio Masi / drums (1-3,11-20)
- Filippo Marcheggiani / guitars, back vocals (1-20)
- Francesco Di Giacomo / lead vocals
- Pierluigi Calderoni / drums (21,22)
- Pietro Letti / sax (21,22)

Releases information

CD 1 - in studio, 1997

CD 2 - live:
tracks 11 - 16 - Tokyo, Japan in 1997
tracks 17 - 20 - Padova, Italy in 1995
tracks 21, 22 - Avigliana, Italy in 1989

2CD EMI 8 23620 2 (1997)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
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BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO Nudo ratings distribution

(52 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)


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Review by NotAProghead
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors & Omissions Team
4 stars CD1 (Studio e Unplugged) contains one new song, "Nudo", and acoustic versions of some band's classics. "Nudo" is a 3-part 15 minute track with some modern sounds, quite in the vein of BANCO previous release, "Il 13". Acoustic versions are interesting for BANCO fans, but I can't recommend them to newcomers, because IMO some songs, especially "RIP", lose some of their magic and energy. From other hand, songs like "E mi vieni da pensari" and "750.000 anni fa... l'amore?" sound beautifully. I think 3 stars is enough for CD1.

CD2 (Live) presents live recordings, mostly from 1997 Japan concerts. Despite the fact that songs were taken from different shows they sound like one concert. The set of songs, performance and sound quality are excellent and deserve 5 stars (so my total rating is 4 stars). These live recordings have also been released as a separate CD "Nudo Live".

Review by andrea
3 stars This is a double CD released in 1997 that contains some unplugged and live versions of some songs of BMS progressive years.

The first CD (Studio and Unplugged) contains "Nudo" - a new "studio" track in three parts that gives the name to the album (quite disappointing indeed) - and some old songs rearranged only with piano, vocals and two acoustic guitars: that's could be very interesting for the fans that can listen here to some new versions of masterpieces like "R.I.P.", "Il ragno" and "L'evoluzione". but I miss bass and drums (except in the amazing "E mi viene da pensare") and if you are not familiar with this band in my opinion is better listen to the original versions.

The second CD (Live) contains four tracks from two 1997's concerts (25 and 26 may at the "On Air West" in Tokyo to be exact, as indicated in the booklet) - "Sul palco" and "La band" are just Francesco Di Giacomo talking introducing the band - "La conquista della posizione eretta" and "Metamorfosi" are quite good performances, while "Guardami le spalle" (from the album "Il 13" with Vittorio Nocenzi on lead vocals) and the instrumental "Roma / Tokyo" are less interesting. Tracks from 7 to 10 are from a 1995 concert in Padova (Italy) and the last two tracks are taken from a 1989 concert in Avigliana (Turin - Italy). At the end of "Non mi rompete" (slightly different from the studio version in the structure, as in the live "Capolinea") there's a hidden track. nothing interesting, just the reprise of "Nudo"! Personally as a live album I prefer "Capolinea" that is more compact.

Anyway, although not essential, in the whole "Nudo" is a good album with new versions of great songs, especially recommended for the fans.

Review by erik neuteboom
4 stars This 2-CD (1997) by Italian progrock legend Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso contains material from the new line-up. CD-1 start with the titletrack (Part I, II, III), a studio piece from 1997: first a fluent rhythm, fiery electric guitar and modern sounding keyboards (on the Kurzweil 2500). The vocals are still great, very powerful and inspired, loaded with that typical Mediterrean pathos! The next five songs are between March and April 1997 'unplugged' recorded in Rome: sparkling piano (virtuosic like Keith Emerson), wonderful acoustic rhythm guitar and again great vocals. Especially the renditions of the 'classics' R.I.P. and L'Evoluzione sound impressive. CD-1 ends with two live pieces from the Italian radio: Emiliano (acoustic guitar and again excellent piano work) and 750.000 Anni Fa ..L'Amore? (beautiful interplay between piano and vocals). CD-2 showcases Banco at their best: from dreamy to bombastic with lots of swirling soli and duets on guitar and keyboards. Very exciting is the long Metamorfosi (12 minutes) delivering propulsive piano play, flashy synthesizers, biting electric guitar runs and a great build-up end, the climax is very moving, also due to the splendid vocals! CD-2 ends with two tracks that are taken from a live performance in Avigliana (near Turin) on september 1989... at the end of "Non mi rompete" there's a hidden studio track (a short reprise of Nudo).


Thanks to Andrea for the 'additional information'.

Latest members reviews

4 stars One of the better live albums by the progressive rock legend. The only subject of acquired taste is the subdued first half with 1 new studio recording (the title track) and acoustic live tracks. I recommend listening this album during more reflective moments when its musicianship and focus on at ... (read more)

Report this review (#2304972) | Posted by sgtpepper | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 | Review Permanlink

3 stars It appears that from the 90s onwards, BMS (or just Banco, whichever they call themselves these days) has been preoccupied with rehashing their past glories: re-recording their classics, releasing compilations, live albums, etc. The most significant of those, I'd say, was "Nudo", a tw ... (read more)

Report this review (#71552) | Posted by Pafnutij | Friday, March 10, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Work released in 1998 "Nude". 2CD piece sets powerful by live including Japan performance and new song.I want BANCO to come to Japan again by all means. It is indeed a brilliant performance. It is necessary to listen to this album once if you are a fan of BANCO. Five stars.Essential: a masterpi ... (read more)

Report this review (#64676) | Posted by braindamage | Saturday, January 14, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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