After the 76' debut Errata Corrige's line-up took a
shake with Cremona and Giovine leaving the band,
replaced by Arti & Mestieri's Arturo Vitale on sax,
Paolo Franchini on bass and Esagono's
Giorgio Diaferia on drums.
The five opening compositions belong to
the early tapes recorded by Errata Corrige
prior to their debut album.
These are soft, elaborated and highly melodic
Symphonic Rock compositions with little space
for vocals and plenty of instrumental themes.
The long opening piece
''The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner'' is actually
great with some full-blown guitar melodies
blended with careful keyboard work and
sensitive Italian vocals.
The rest of these pieces are even softer and
completely instrumental with constant use
of piano and synthesizers, less dominant
guitar parts and even some pre-New Age
themes with an almost Electronic taste.
What really impresses the listener is that
this sound would perfectly fit in an 80's/90's
album than a mid-70's one.
The rest of the album belongs to cuts
recorded by the second Errata Corrige line-up
and has nothing to do with the
These four pieces show strong Jazz,
Funk and strong use of Vitale's saxes,
plenty of warm Italian vocals with great v
ocal arrangements at times and heavy
presence of brass sections, like being
recorded by a totally different group.
This documentary release has
good moments to offer.
released December 11, 2014
Line-up tracks 1-5
Mike Abate: acoustic & electric guitars, oboe, vocals
Marco Cimino: keyboards, mouth harp, cello, flute, vocals
Gianni Cremona: acoustic & electric bass, acoustic guitar, vocals
Guido Giovine: drums, vocals
Line-up tracks 6-9
Mike Abate: acoustic & electric guitars, vocals
Marco Cimino: keyboards, vocals
Giorgio Diaferia: drums
Paolo Franchini: bass
Arturo Vitale: vocals, sax