Friday 3 November 2017
Nova - Sun City (1978)
The fourth and final album from this Italian band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of woodwinds, bass, guitars, drums, percussion, keyboards, clavinet, organ, pipe organ, tubular bells and English vocals.
Four guest musicians added cello, vocals, strings and finger cymbals.
I have had the pleasure of reviewing their previous three albums and have found an interesting band who has added value to my life. One of many bands who has added value to my life.
The band has been a fusion band throughout. Fusion with a lot of Italian flavour.
That is not the case on Sun City. The sound here is American and British. Mostly American.
The music is a mix of fusion, funk and AOR. The funk has some disco influences too.
There is vocals throughout this album. There is also a lot of woodwinds here.
Some of the songs are AOR. Some are fusion and a couple are funk. The year is 1978 and the album is almost a time capsule of that year.
The music is decent throughout. Some of the fusion is even fairly good. It is not enough of it. There is some cringeworthy bad stuff too.
The end result is a decent album which does not really impresses me. Check it out if you want.