Week of February 18, 2007

Campo Di Marte

Enrico Rosa - electric & acoustic guitars, mellotron, vocals
Mauro Sarti - drums, bongos, flute, vocals
Alfredo Barducci - french horn, organ, piano, flute, vocals
Paul Richard - bass, vocals
C. Felice Marcovecchio - drums, vocals

Campo Di Marte – 1973, United Artists 29497
CD: Mellow (MMP181), 1994

Their eponymous album contained well-arranged progressive rock with heavy electric guitars, contrasting with the more lyrical flute and organ. Other musical ingredients are provided by the French horn (uncommon), classical acoustic guitar and massive percussion. Most parts are instrumental and clearly influenced by the composition techniques of 19th Century classical music. The album is a united work in 7 parts featuring strong melodies, dynamic musical contrasts and an omnipresent romantic spirit. It's one of the very best Italian records from 1973.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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