The Underground Set

Behind the Underground Set name hid, for contractual reasons, the musicians from Nuova Idea. But surely the mastermind behind them was composer Gian Piero Reverberi, who was also the producer of Le Orme.
The Underground Set were often thought to be an English group, their first album having been issued in many European countries. It's interesting to notice that the group has been mentioned as English in Vernon Joynson's Tapestry of Delight book.
But in an interview with Paolo Siani on the Italian Musikbox magazine, the drummer was one of the first to reveal that the musicians playing on this band's two albums were in fact Nuova Idea, as Radio Records (the label on which the first album and the singles appeared) was distributed by their label Ariston at the time.
Mainly instrumental, with just some choral vocal parts, the albums are typical of a late 60's organ-led psychy pop sound and some tracks were used as TV film themes.



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June 21, 2019
Underground Set (what a newavish name!) were the italian band Nuova Idea. NI did italian prog in the way of all the other great bands coming from Genoa, but with production of maestro Gian Piero Reverberi this studio project was oriented in library/soundtrack's music. They made two albums and a bunch of 45s that for almost two decades were supposed to be released by a mysterious english band..

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