The Trip (19)

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One of many English bands coming to Italy in search of success during the beat-era, The Trip included a young Ritchie Blackmore in their first line-up, along with founder members Andersen and Gray and drummer Ian Broad, but a line-up change brought two italians in, keyboards player Joe Vescovi from Savona (later the leading figure in the band) and drummer Pino Sinnone from Turin.
With a stable line-up the band had a good recording deal with RCA and released their first album in 1970, and a single taken from it.
The Trip (sometimes referred to as Musica Impressionistica, from a title on back cover) can't be yet considered a prog album, rather a rock-blues LP, with five long pieces led by guitar and organ. The long opening cut Prologo, is a good introduction to the band's sound that since their early days has always mixed English and Italian-sung tracks in their production.
Also in 1970 the band members acted in the film Terzo Canale - Avventura a Montecarlo, a nonsense comedy based on the story of a band trying to get to Montecarlo from Italy and playing the Rome Caracalla Pop Festival in the end.
With Caronte, in 1971, the Trip's sound became much more original, with more space to Joe Vescovi's keyboards. Since the first notes of Caronte I, the opening track, it's clear that a classical influence has enriched the band's sound. The long Two Brothers is another highlight of a very important album.
After the second album two members quit the band, with Billy Gray (2) releasing a solo album, and the band kept on as a trio with new drummer, the young Furio Chirico from Turin, coming from some important rock experiences with 60's groups I Ragazzi Del Sole and Martò E I Judas. Atlantide, housed in an ambitious gimmix cover, obviously sees the leading role of Joe Vescovi's keyboards, with the sound veering toward an ELP-like style. The band was now very popular in Italy, and the album's first copies contain a promotional single with a long interview and excerpts from the LP.
The same line-up released the fourth and last album, this time with the short-lived Trident label. Time of change contains yet another step in the band's sound evolution, still keyboard-based but with stronger classical and jazzy influences. After Time of change drummer Chirico left to form Arti & Mestieri, the others tried to revive the band with the help of Osage Tribe's drummer Nunzio Favia, but the band split after some months. Joe Vescovi briefly joined Acqua Fragile at the end of 1974 and later both he and Favia joined Dik Dik.
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Albums

The Trip (19) - The Trip album art The Trip (19) The Trip (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1970 Vendi questa versione
The Trip (19) - Caronte album art The Trip (19) Caronte (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1971 Vendi questa versione
The Trip (19) - Atlantide album art The Trip (19) Atlantide (Album) RCA Italiana Italy 1972 Vendi questa versione
The Trip (19) - Time Of Change album art The Trip (19) Time Of Change (Album) Trident (2) Italy 1973 Vendi questa versione
VSCD4247 The Trip (19) - Prog Exhibition 2010 (Live In Rome) album art The Trip (19) Prog Exhibition 2010 (Live In Rome)(CD, Album, Ltd, Pap) Immaginifica, Inter Art Committees, Vivid Sound VSCD4247 Japan 2014 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

The Trip (19) - Fantasia / Travellin' Soul album art The Trip (19) Fantasia / Travellin' Soul RCA Italiana Italy 1970 Vendi questa versione
PM3527 The Trip (19) - Una Pietra Colorata / Incubi album art The Trip (19) Una Pietra Colorata / Incubi(7") Rca Italiana PM3527 Italy 1970 Vendi questa versione
IB 502 The Trip (19) - Bugia / Passeggiata / Una Pietra Colorata / La Primavera album art Nada (8) / Rosalino* / The Trip (19) / Società Corelli Nada (8) / Rosalino* / The Trip (19) / Società Corelli - Bugia / Passeggiata / Una Pietra Colorata / La Primavera(7", Promo) RCA Italiana IB 502 Italy 1970 Vendi questa versione
The Trip (19) - Believe In Yourself / Little Janie album art The Trip (19) Believe In Yourself / Little Janie (Single) RCA Italiana Portugal 1971 Vendi questa versione
UP 10540 The Trip (19) - Intervista album art The Trip (19) Intervista(7", Promo) RCA Italiana UP 10540 Italy 1972 Vendi questa versione
JBPM 3635 The Trip (19) - Believe In Yourself / Tuca Tuca album art The Trip (19) / Raffaella Carra'* The Trip (19) / Raffaella Carra'* - Believe In Yourself / Tuca Tuca(7", Jukebox) RCA JBPM 3635 Italy 1972 Vendi questa versione
TRN 1002 The Trip (19) - Corale / Formula Nova album art The Trip (19) Corale / Formula Nova(7", Single) Trident (2) TRN 1002 Italy 1973 Vendi questa versione