L'UOVO DI COLOMBO L'uovo di colombo

by Mellow Records MMP195

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1973 - Mellow Records reissue: 1994

"I won't save you, you only can.
I always listen to you and know you never pray,
so now what do you want from me?"

L'Uovo di Colombo's unique release has his own place
in the Olympus of the classic italian prog.
As usual in the seventies, there were hundreds
of talentuous bands.
Only the best or the most lucky managed to survive after
the decline of the first great prog wave.
Meanwhile, many bands graced us with excellent albums,
often inspired by ELP, as the one I'm reviewing.
The main national references are Metamorfosi and
Rustichelli e Bordini, in my opinion, even if L'Uovo are
different for the addition of (very good) electric and
acoustic guitar.

Lead vocalis is Toni Gionta, next to be Cherry Five's singer
Tony Tartarini.

The songs' structure and arrangements are a little bit less
complex than those of the other italian bands above
mentioned but all the instruments are played powerfully.
The result is so great that deserves to be remembered.
This band's debut was very promising, imagine what
they could have create if they continued to exist.
A modern italian band that clearly took ispiration from them
is Nuova Era.
The references are evident in all the titles here, most evident
in the track "Consiglio".
No epic, though, neither longer song.
All the eight tunes are under the 5 minutes.
Their success could have been solid...

I strongly recommend this album to
all the symphonic prog lovers.

Review by Andrea Cortese

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released March 17, 1994

Elio Volpini
bass, guitar, vocals

Enzo Volpini
keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals

Ruggero Stefani
drums, percussion, vocals

Toni Gionta
vocals

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