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Uomo Di Pezza is a hundred times better than Collage in almost every way imaginable - the compositions, the production, and the playing. That said, I feel constrained to point out that even though the songwriting took a huge leap forward here, Uomo Di Pezza is still at least a step behind their two masterpieces, Felona E Sonora and Contrapuntti.
The opening cut, Una Dolcezza Nuova, is a real treasure, with a stunningly gorgeous piano figure that gets right into your head and stays there for days. Ditto for Aspettando L'Alba, with an absolutely haunting minor-key riff played on acoustic guitar and what sounds like a celeste. These are my favorite songs on the disc and make it absolutely indispensable, in my opinion.
Alienazione is an excellent ELP-ish instrumental monster jam, and quite good for what it is - an opportunity for the band to stretch out a bit. I didn't find any of the other pieces all that compelling, though there are no bad tunes.
All things considered, this isn't a bad starting point if you haven't heard Le Orme yet. I might suggest Felona E Sonora as the best introduction, but you won't go wrong with this one.