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    Posted: May 04 2006 at 17:02

"Aria" (1972) and "Come un Vecchio Incensiere all'Alba di un Villaggio Deserto" are two important steps in the huge italian prog rock scene.

"Aria", with the self titled long suite, is considered by many a real masterpiece even though is very difficult to listen to it.
 
Now the question is more direct from me to you all:
 
Does Alan Sorrenti deserve to be included here on PA?
 
My answer, you know, is YES! although he is not really my cup of tea!!
 
P.S.:
 
  1. special guest on "Aria" : Jean Luc Ponty;
  2. special guest on "Come un Vecchio..." : David Jackson of VDGG and many others...
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2006 at 17:38
Noted!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 04 2006 at 19:18
My answer is YES too, though he is not really my cup of tea!!
Who are you and who am I to say we know the reason why... (D. Gilmour)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 04:05
We should include only his first three releases.
 
With the fourth he started to do only disco music!! What a horrible surprise for all his fans it was!!Dead
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 08:12
YES!!!
 
He should be included!!!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 10:31
The main problem is: what subgenre of prog?Confused
 
Rio/ Avant prog?
 
It seems to be a mix between folk prog and RIO...what do you think?
 
Maybe Hughues could help...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 11:28
Art-Rock maybe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 12:20
As I remember those two first albums, I could be in favour of the inclusion - but only those two (or three?), provided it is possible. The rest of Sorrenti's output is unspeakably awful and makes Phil Collins sound like "Close to the Edge".Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 13:11
Originally posted by Ghost Rider Ghost Rider wrote:

As I remember those two first albums, I could be in favour of the inclusion - but only those two (or three?), provided it is possible. The rest of Sorrenti's output is unspeakably awful and makes Phil Collins sound like "Close to the Edge".Wink
 
LOL
 
completely agree with you Raffaella!
 
BTW, I only own his first two albums but, according to the www.italianprog.it auctoritas the best thing is include also the third album titled "Alan Sorrenti" (1974).
 
It shows the first tendencies of what would have happened later.
 
This is the cover...do is this still a progressive face??LOL
 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 13:24
I don't know about 'progressive faces'... I only remember how shocked I was when I first heard "Figli delle Stelle" and realised it was the same guy who'd done the beautiful "Aria" album. BTW, the above cover is not bad, but the other two are much better. The thing is, I've read around the forum that [email protected] only wants complete discographies, and this could be a serious problem in this case....Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 13:33
Originally posted by Ghost Rider Ghost Rider wrote:

I don't know about 'progressive faces'... I only remember how shocked I was when I first heard "Figli delle Stelle" and realised it was the same guy who'd done the beautiful "Aria" album. BTW, the above cover is not bad, but the other two are much better. The thing is, I've read around the forum that [email protected] only wants complete discographies, and this could be a serious problem in this case....Cry
 
I think not, really, because there are lots of bands with only some albums included. An example? I Dik Dik.
 
I think we should include all the prog albums from any band or artist.
 
When, in particular,  there were such an impressive cut between prog and pop material, asit happens with Sorrenti,  we should only include the first side, as I said.
 
Let's hope formalistic reasons will not be a problem for Aria and co.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 17:56
How about Juri Camisasca Andrea and Raffaela?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 05 2006 at 20:02
Juri Camisasca released one of the most peculiar albums of all Italian pop music's history in 1974: "La Finestra Dentro". The lyrics made an extremely strange impression: they are outside of any "common logic". Franco Battiato and Lino "Capra" Vaccina played on this LP.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2006 at 18:47
Originally posted by Andrea Cortese Andrea Cortese wrote:

We should include only his first three releases.
 
With the fourth he started to do only disco music!! What a horrible surprise for all his fans it was!!Dead
It doesn't fit to the site rules, if the band/artist is included all albums could be added.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 04:28
sorr2.JPG %287814 byte%29Alan Sorrenti
 
 
- Aria (1972)

 
special guests:
Jean Luc Ponty: violin
Tony Esposito: drums and percussions
 
 
- Come un Vecchio Incensiere all'Alba di un Villaggio Deserto (1973).

special guests:
Dave Jackson (VDGG): flute
Francis Monkman (Curved Air): synthesizer, piano, electric guitar
Tony Esposito: drums and percussions
 
 
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