Thursday, 28 December 2017

Acqua Fragile - Acqua Fragile (1973)


The debut album from this Italian band.

The band was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and Italian vocals.

The PFM vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti started out in this band. A band who has just released their third, new album. I will come back to this one later this winter.

Acqua Minerale was one of those not so known bands in the Italian symphonic prog scene. They have been a lot more known now with the invention of Youtube and the internet. ProgArchives has also made the band well known now. More they ever was in the 1970s.

Their music on this album is very pastoral with some Peter Gabriel like vocals. Something bands like The Watch later copied.

The music is also very much Genesis from the Peter Gabriel era. The early Peter Gabriel era, that is.
The quality of these seven songs on this thirty-seven minutes long album is not in the same class as Genesis.

The music is pretty good and I am enjoying this album. There is no great songs here and the band is not sounding like an Italian symphonic prog band here. I have my doubts, but....

3 points

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