Aria Clear Green Vinyl Edition
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Vinyl Magic)
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Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Few records were able to break through a music scene as “Aria” by AlanSorrenti. It was 1972, Progressive Rock was at its peak, and basically out ofnowhere appeared, as a lightning from a blue sky – on EMI / Harvest recordlabel among other things – Alan Sorrenti, a half-Welsh artist heading fromNaples. Parsons Project, from Naples but half Welsh, from the mother. Thisis a debut album at the same level of Banco's eponymous LP, P.F.M.'s"Storia di un minuto" or Area's "Arbeit Macht Frei".The album, it must be said, is not too much accessible for everyone, due inparticular to the 20-minute long suite that occupies the entire first side: itsounds like a stream of consciousness transposed into music, with a highdose of improvisation, especially as it regards Sorrenti’s voice. When youstart at the highest levels is difficult to keep on the same, and in fact Alanwould never be able to reach the same incredible heights of this LP, todayconsidered a masterpiece of Italian prog, and at the time of its release,perhaps with astonishment by the same artist, incensed by critics andconsequently by the public. Sorrenti was among the first ones to use thevoice as an instrument, even before Demetrio Stratos in the aforementionedArea; he was also one of the few solo artists to excel in a world, that of theprogressive rock, almost exclusively reserved to bands. Among the variousguests, the most famous is undoubtedly the French Jean-Luc Ponty, whosecontribution on violin embellishes this record’s title-track.This reissue is identical to the original 1972 one in its artwork, and makesavailable again in LP format an album that, despite its popularity, is verydifficult to find even in the most recent reprints. A welcome return, another'must-have' for Italian prog listeners!