OSANNA - PALEPOLI - 1973
YEAR: 1973
STYLE: Rock Progressivo Italiano
FORMAT: FLAC (Image + Log + Cue + Scans + 5% Recovery)
SIZE: 266 Mb
COUNTRY: Italy
THE BAND: Danilo Rustici - guitars, vox organ, electric piano, vocals; Lino Vairetti - lead vocals, rhythm guitars, ARP 2600, Mellotron; Elio D'Anna - tenor and soprano sax, flute, vocals; Massimo Guarino - drums, vibraphone, percussion; Lello Brandi - bass
The structure of "Palepoli" is very similar to albums like "A Passion Play" and "Thick As A Brick" from JETHRO TULL. Each side of the album contains 20-minutes of an album-length epic. However, the music, rather than being JETHRO TULL-like, is influenced by early KING CRIMSON (jazzy sax-driven parts), and the Italian prog-rock of the time. So, the music alternates between heavy guitar/sax-led sections, and softer flute/mellotron interludes. Ideas come and go rather quickly, and most sections last no more than 2-minutes or so. It also appears that OSANNA basically connected shorter songs to build a larger epic. I really like the vocalist (who sings in Italian). His voice is almost like a warmer version of Klaus Meine from The SCORPIONS. "Palepoli" is a very unique album that has never been duplicated.
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The Band:
Danilo Rustici - guitars, vox organ, electric piano, vocals
Lino Vairetti - lead vocals, rhythm guitars, ARP 2600, Mellotron
Elio D'Anna - tenor and soprano sax, flute, vocals
Massimo Guarino - drums, vibraphone, percussion
Lello Brandi - bass
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