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5.0 out of 5 stars A peak in progressive rock, 9 Oct 2007
This review is from: Felona (Audio CD)
Don't need to waste words: listen to the instrumental intro for this concept album, Sospesi nell'incredibile (the first track on this record) and you'll enjoy one of the best instrumental song ever recorded by a prog band in the world. The whole album is pretty good and surely worth buying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the first track, 6 Jun 2013
This review is from: Felona E Sorona (Audio CD)
Got into this band very late (about 5 years ago). It's a keyboards based band, and the singer can sing a bit.
But it's the first track that stands out. It's the drumming, interacting with the prog-rock keyboards. Great rolling, machine-gun, clattering stuff. Pity they didn't give the drummer his head on subsequent albums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic in Any Language, 6 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Felona E Sorona (Audio CD)
Words are hard to find regarding this almost flawless album. I feel in love with it in English and Italian when it was originally released and the passion has not subsided in all the intervening years. I realise that a lot of effort has gone into the remastered Italian copy and it is time and effort well spent. The packaging and new liner notes are worth buying this album alone. And just when it can't get any better, there is a decent English version of the album thrown in for free (so it seems). You can tell that the English version is from a decent vinyl but they have worked wonders on the old analogue copy.

Don't hesitate and just buy this version of this album.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars E + And = DeLuxe, 29 Jun 2011
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Mikayel Abazyan (Yerevan, Armenia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Felona E Sorona (Audio CD)
I bought this 2CD Deluxe Edition mainly because it includes the English version of Le Orme's 1973 album "Felone E Sorona". For that version - entitled "Felona & Sorona" and originally released on Charisma in 1973 - Peter Hammill wrote English lyrics that were for some period unable to find other than on the gatefold cover of that vinyl record.

Both versions of this musical piece are interesting for me. The Italian original is brilliant; the English one could be better than it is if they had polished the pronunciation, however I have never met an Italian performer singing without at least slight accent. Both languages are musical, but somehow "musicality" of Italian language creates obstacles for fluent singing in English, in my opinion.

On the positive side I would mention the informative and aesthetic aspect: improved audio, laminated triple-fold sleeve with a separate section for the booklet with notes, record label scans, etc. make this package worth buying. I even find it good that different versions are released on separate discs. However, to my great surprise, the source used for the English version was not original master tape but a vinyl copy. I am not sure, but maybe this is because the original master tapes have been lost.... Probably, the digital transfer has been declicked, but vinyl noise still can be heard while playing this CD. Another annoying but short audio problem is found on the Italian version - absolute "vacuum silence" in one of the channels in the beginning of "All'infuori del tempo".

Nevertheless, since those who have transferred the vinyl into digit in the past *do have* their files with clicks and pops and jumps and all the attributes of a normal vinyl playback, I think that some light pops and the background noise would not be a big trouble. This is now done for us on some professional (I suppose) equipment and by skilled (I hope) pairs of hands and ears. The strange thing for me is still the fact that same material has been released on vinyl, meaning that plus to the "original" noise'n'pops there will surely be added noise'n'pops while playing the vinyl record on your turntables. Does it make sense?

To conclude, I would say that, in my opinion, today this is the best version of "Felona E/& Sorona" on CD to go into your collection, hence (despite all complaints) I rate this product with 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTERPIECE!, 13 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Felona E Sorona (Audio CD)
AN ABSOLUTELLY FANTASTIC ALBUM OF ITALIAN PROGROCK OF THE EARLY 70-IES AND SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD PROGRESSIVE ROCK MUSIC. TOGETHER WITH "YS" OF IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO AND "DARWIN!" OF BANCO, THEY'RE PROBABLY THE BEST EXAMPLES OF ITALIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK OF THE 70-IES. FOR ME THEY ARE ON THE SAME LEVEL AS EL&P, KING CRIMSON, YES, UK, VAN DER GRAAF, GENESIS OR GENTLE GIANT. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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