Le Orme ‎– In Concerto

Philips ‎– 6323028 A
Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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The recordings were made between 16 and 17 January 1974 at the Teatro Brancaccio in Rome.
The remissagio was performed in studies of Phonogram between 12 and 13 Ferrraio 1974.
Editions Esedra - The Snail, except "Look To The Sky", "It was Winter" and "Collage" Edizioni Esedra.

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BT-8121 Le Orme In Concerto(LP, Album, RE) Philips BT-8121 Japan 1979 Vendi questa versione
7119 026 Le Orme In Concerto(Cass, Album) Philips 7119 026 Italy 1974 Vendi questa versione
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18 gennaio 2016
It only makes sense that Le Orme would release a live album during their peak, as Yes and ELP had with their careers, only they released triple albums, and Le Orme stuck to a single album format. Although recorded in 1974, they harken back to the earlier, harder-edge sound of Collage, in fact, almost all of side two is exclusively material from Collage, except for one off Felona e Sorona, that being "Ritorno al Nulla". I am a bit baffled why nothing off Uomo di Pezza was presented. Perhaps they did perform material off that album, but didn't make the cut, even though it would have been entirely possible to expand it to a double album. All of side one is taken up by a brand new cut, found nowhere else, "Trucks of Fire", a side-length piece that shows clearly the more bombastic side of the band. Toni Pagliuca goes all-out ELP on the keyboards, in fact it's probably this piece that gave Le Orme the Italian ELP reputation. There's also an extended and rather creative drum solo from Michi dei Rossi. If it weren't the fact he was an amazing drummer, this would have been just another boring drum solo. I can imagine Dei Rossi having in mind the likes of Cream's "Toad", Iron Butterfly's "In-a-Gadda-da-Vida", Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick", ELP's "Tank", perhaps It's a Beautiful Day's "Time Is", and (very likely) New Trolls' Concerto Grosso per 1 (the improvisation on side two). The second part includes vocals and has more of a Genesis feel, in fact Aldo Tagliapietra even sounds a bit more like Peter Gabriel here. Of course the presence of "Trucks of Fire" might not be to everyone's liking, but I like it, although many may not, because it's more bombastic than typical Le Orme.

Now for the rest of the album, they really do a great job pulling off the Collage material. If you didn't know any better, you'd think this was recorded in 1971 (like when the original studio album came out), but this was from 1974. There's a few parts where they divert from the original source material so not to be 100% copy of the studio originals. As mentioned, a couple more Felona e Sorona songs, and some things off Uomo di Pezza would have been nice. Despite a few shortcomings (the bombastic approach of "Trucks of Fire" might turn some off, the rest of the material almost entirely focused on Collage despite being recorded in 1974) it's still a nice live document to have of one of the greats of Italian prog.