I Numi

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A band from Pavia formed around 1967 from the ashes of local beat groups Gli Spettri, I Solitari, Gli Imprevisti, they only released an album in 1971 for the small Polaris label (the same as I Teoremi). The band included lots of covers by the likes of Free, Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad in their live act.
The album, housed in a very nice cover, is song-based, with soft and dreamy atmospheres and good lyrics by composer Guido Bolzoni.
A new member, sax/flute player Paolo Fabbri, joined the band right after the album came out (he had already taken part in the recording sessions), to replace one of the guitarists, and this line-up had a good concert activity and even played at the Festival di Re Nudo in Zerbo in 1972, one of that year's main musical events.
The group split later the same year, when drummer Sollazzi left to join Lucio Dalla's band. He formed a short-lived group called Corte dei Miracoli (not to be confused with the more famous group from Savona with the same name) that also included former Numi members Buccelli and Tiranzoni.
Around the same nucleus a new Numi incarnation was reformed in 1975, this time with two keyboardists and a more symphonic and ambitious sound. This line-up composed a concept work entitled Storia di Zero that was played at Pavia's Teatro Fraschini.
Other reunions came in 1979, with the follow-up to Storia di Zeno, another suite called 2079, but even this group (including a horn section with ex-Maxophone Maurizio Bianchini) had a short life, and again in 1990 when a book on rock bands in Pavia was released.
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I Numi Discography Tracks

Albums

I Numi - Alpha Ralpha Boulevard album art I Numi Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (Album) Polaris Italy 1971 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JP 2 I Numi - Solo Noi (Holy Man) / 325 album art Diana Lety / I Numi Diana Lety / I Numi - Solo Noi (Holy Man) / 325(7", Jukebox) Polaris JP 2 Italy 1972 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

NU 1 I Numi - Storia Di Zero album art I Numi Storia Di Zero(CD) Not On Label NU 1 Italy 1993 Sell This Version

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