Banco* ‎– ...Di Terra

Ricordi ‎– SMRL 6226
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Nel Cielo E Nelle Altre Cose Mute 4:39
A2 Terramadre, 3:08
A3 Non Senza Dolore 5:02
A4 Io Vivo 9:08
B1 Ne Piu Di Un Albero Non Meno Di Una Stella 8:01
B2 Nei Suoni E Nei Silenzi 5:48
B3 Di Terra 5:57

Companies, etc.



Original release: Ricordi / SMRL 6226 / 1978.
Has Custom labels with a tomato artwork

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (etched in runout-groove): Side A: BANCO...DI TERRA - A 23-4-78 SMRL-6226-A
  • Matrix / Runout (etched in runout-groove): Side B: BANCO...DI TERRA - B 23-4-78 SMRL-6226-B
  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0777 7 86606 2 0, CDM 786606 2 Banco* ...Di Terra(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 0777 7 86606 2 0, CDM 786606 2 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
WAS-1037 Banco* ...Di Terra(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Strange Days Records WAS-1037 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
MPITK 71002 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso ...Di Terra(Cass, Album) Virgin MPITK 71002 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
MPIT 1002 Banco* ...Di Terra(LP, Album, RE) Virgin MPIT 1002 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
RIK 76226 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso ... Di Terra(Cass, or) Ricordi RIK 76226 Italy 1978 Sell This Version



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January 10, 2017
In the late '70s, although the progressive rock scene was gradually losing strength and inspiration in favour of new musical movements, there still were releases as inspired as the great classics of the genre: it happened, for example, with Locanda delle Fate's "Forse le lucciole non si amano più".
With Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, however, it is slightly different, for they were among the few groups to survive more than a handful of years, and to have to deal with an avant-garde and unpredictable deacde as that of the Seventies.
In 1978, the Nocenzi brothers' band shortened their name to Banco and released a wonderful LP, which sees the participation of a the full symphonic orchestra (Unione Musicisti di Roma). The album is entirely instrumental - singer Francesco Di Giacomo's only contribution comes from one of his poems, whose verses constitute the seven tracks titles - and is an amazing blend of rock and classical music, the latter being a genre that Banco always loved and that spreads forth here among the vinyl grooves; there are also lots of references to jazz and fusion, and tension is tangible from the first to the last minute: it's almost impossible not to hear influences by Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra and... Goblin!
"... di terra" can be easily put aside Banco del Mutuo Soccorso's main masterpieces, and needs to be rediscovered as soon as possible.