Capra, Marcello - Imaginations

Year of Release: 1994
Label: Mellow Records
Catalog Number: MMFS 1009
Format: CD
Total Time: 74:39:00

Leader of Italian band Procession,Marcello Capra has also released two solo albums showing off his great skills on the acoustic guitar. Both of these albums have now found their way onto this CD, Imaginations. The eight tracks which make up the Aria Mediterranea album date from 1978 and offer superb classical, southern flavoured guitar accompanied by splendid flute and violin playing. "Biosfera" sits in between John Renbourn and Gordon Giltrap whilst the fragile "Il Sole Silla Palude" and "Merligen" could well be an outtake from one of the many Private Parts And Pieces albums by Anthony Philips.

The remaining ten tracks date from 1992 and here, Capra also uses electric guitar. This way "Colombiana" sounds like a cross between Jean-Pascal Boffo and Philharmonie. His style enables the listener to also hear a rhythm although everything is done on guitar. Capra is without any doubt one of the best kept secrets to come out of the Italian woodwork for a long time.

Aria Mediterranea (5:30) / Biosfera (5:45) / Il Ballo Degli Gnomi (3:20) / Danza Russa (1:45) / Il Sole Sulla Palude (8:30) / Merligen (4:30) / Dedicato Ad Irio (4:15) / Canto Di Mare (2:10) / Colombiana (3:26) / Maior (4:11) / Danza Della Pioggia (3:26) / Knocking The Door (3:30) / Viaggio All'isola Di Tinder (4:14) / Cavalcata (3:36) / Hardog (4:49) / Summertime (3:21) / Rabbia (2:40) / Il Treno Degli Schiavi (4:05)

Tracks 1-8 recorded 1978
Marcello Capra - guitars
Claudio Montafia - flute
Giovanni Vigliar - violin
Angelo Girardi - bass
Mario Astarita - percussion, vibraphone

Tracks 9-18 recorded 1992
Marcello Capra - guitars
Aldo Russo - synthesizer (17)
Luciano Saracino - bass (18)
Tony Palmeiri - bongos (18)

Aria Meditarranea (1978)
Imaginations (1994)
Danzarella (1998)
Biosfera (1999)
Alchimie (2002)
Vento Teso (2005)
Ritmica-mente (2007)

Genre: Other

Origin IT

Added: May 15th 2001
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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