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Le Orme


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.66 | 68 ratings

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4 stars Simply beautiful!

Here we have one of the most representative Italian prog bands ever and one of the most successful as well, so for that only reason I would invite anyone to dig into their music. This time they decided to release a DVD from a concert last year in Pennsylvania and believe me it is worth listening/watching/buying it.

In a personal experience, last year I attended to the BajaProg Fest mainly in order to see those Italian bands I loved (New Trolls, Banco who sadly cancelled and of course Le Orme), the fact is that I was really waiting for Le Orme's show and they did not let me down at all, it was an amazing show where we could appreciate their excellent music, how talented they are! And later when watching this DVD I realized that the set-list is very alike to the BajaProg one, it could be actually the same, I don't remember but this DVD brought me some nice memories, it was a sweet evening.

Well, this DVD includes 18 songs with a total time of 90 minutes approx, and also a kind of a tour diary in the extras section, something nice in addition to the concert. The only thing I could say as a negative comment, is that their performance is so good, that you would ask for more and more songs, I remember when the show ended I felt like it had been too short, it happened really fast because I truly enjoyed it, and with this DVD I have the same sensation, it is fantastic, yes, but maybe 20 minutes more would make this a superb concert.

I could say that the show is divided in 2 parts, the first one starting with 5 songs in a row taken from their last album "L'Infinito", which is a very nice album with great songs such as "La Voce del Silenzio" or "La Ruota del Cielo", with this group of songs, their focus on latter material ends just in order to play older and of course better known stuff. Continuing with the first part of the DVD, they chose some great songs from "Uomo di Pezza" and "Collage", awesome songs such as "La Porta Chiusa" and "Cemento Armato", their attitude on stage is really exciting, they keep making the prog lover want for more and pay total attention to their music, they are fantastic musicians whose music may cause you goose bumps. So the first part of the concert is now finished.

The second could be the more exciting for a lot of people, including myself since it is the performance of the whole "Felona e Sorona" album which is my personal favourite, so you can guess I was blown away when I saw them, and again when I watched this DVD. What more could I say, if since the very beginning with the superb "Sospesi nell'Incredibile" my attention was caught at 100%, when the music sound as good or even better than in the studio albums, so honestly a Le Orme fan must be really pleased with the performance o a complete studio masterpiece. I won't mention all the songs because I am not reviewing Felona e Sorona, if you are familiar with the band you already know the tracklist, but well, believe me this is a beautiful concert.

Well, despite I consider this as a fabulous concert, and as I mentioned earlier in this review, I wanted a bit more because after what I saw, I was sure the band could offer some more minutes, and for that reason I think this DVD does not reach the 5 star grade, my final qualification will be 4 stars, but anyway I highly recommend it to any prog lover, no matter if you are into RPI or not, this is simply a must watching.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 4/5 |


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