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Opera Prima Limited Edition, Import

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Audio CD, Limited Edition, Import, March 4, 2003

1. Nativita
2. Icaro
3. Dolce Sorella
4. Un Cane
5. E Svegliarsi In Un Giorno
6. Cammellandia

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  • Audio CD (March 4, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Import
  • Label: Bmg Int'l
  • ASIN: B00008L3OG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,153,379 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BENJAMIN MILER on September 20, 2003
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Film composer Carlo Rustichelli's son, Paolo Rustichelli hooked up with future Cherry Five drummer Carlo Bordini to record this album, Opera Prima, originally released in 1973 on RCA. What's really interesting about this album is all the music is performed by Paolo Rustichelli and Carlo Bordini, with absolutely no one else helping. Rustichelli handles vocals, as well as all the great analog keyboards you come to expect from the 1970s: Hammond organ, piano, Mellotron, ARP 2600, EMS Synthi A, with of course, drums from Bordini. No guitars, no bass. And to think that this duo pulled off such a great album when Paolo was just 16 years old! The opening cut, "Nativita`" is a totally amazing instrumental cut demonstrating the talents of this guy! The Mellotron passages especially blew me away. "Icaro" reminds me a bit of Gabriel-era Genesis. There is also a jazzy passage dominated by Bordini's jazzy drumming, and Rustichelli's organ and Mellotron. "Dolce Sorella" is one of those ballads that seem to pop up on many other Italian prog albums. "Un Cane" starts off with rather laid-back piano, before the vocals and synthesizer kicks in. I just love how this song keeps its intensity throughout. "E Svegliarsi in un Giorno" reminds me most of Semiramis, but with Mellotron, Hammond organ, and ARP synth, rather than Davoli synth and Eminent. But this album also demonstrates one weak spot: the vocals. The vocals tend to be harsh, and he often had trouble keeping pitch. The vocals certainly are an acquired taste, that's for sure, but of course this album would be even better if it was all instrumental, as the opening cut, "Nativita" certainly proves. He obviously succeeds most at the keyboards. I wonder what's up with the Italian teenagers of the early '70s involving themselves in such great prog rock bands?Read more ›
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Format: Audio CD
Excelente propuesta, música de vanguardia experimental.

Es una de las propuestas más sólidas de los setentas en Italia y aunque estamos a 30 años de su producción sigue siendo vigente.

Su sonido se escucha actual, fresco y con una potencia extraordinarias.

Rusticchelli y Bordini presentan una ejecución impecable, con una factura de primer nivel. La obra está perfectamente equilibrada y construida.

El uso de los tecledos es magnífico y en general la atmósfera que crean en toda la obra es excelente.

Un trabajo muy fino con una gran fuerza.
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