Monday, April 16, 2007

Sensitiva Immagine - E Tutto Comincio Cosi (1976)

This band from Bologna was formed in 1975, only released a self-produced cassette and had a good live act with use of stage costumes in Genesis' style. The music also had english symphonic prog influences but the band had a good sound with italian lyrics.
Their only tape was released around the end of the 70's and privately sold at their concerts; the liner notes on the japanese CD issue mention 1980 as release date, but other sources talk of 1977 or 1978. No musicians were credited on the original tape, and the first CD reissue only had four names mentioned, to add some mystery to the band.

The 6-track tape was finally released on CD in 1991 by the japanese Melos label (the same that released the lost LP by Buon Vecchio Charlie) in limited quantity and soon deleted, while a second reissue was made by the italian label Kaliphonia with the addition of two instrumental introductions and four extra tracks.
The album contains some very nice long tracks with good guitar and keyboard playing, like the Genesis-inspired Harlem; the playing is of a very good quality but the overall impression is that the recording suffers from the lack of production, especially in the vocal parts, short but a bit weak at times.
Italian Prog

Published earlier by great Prog Not Frog but the link is long dead.

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