Label: Crime - KICP 2153 • Series: European Rock Collection 4 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Symphonic Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock
Quiet Seas 5. Vent'Anni 6. Bella Come Mai 7. Let It Be Me 8. Venti O Cent'anni Single While the 'concerto grosso' on the album has four movements well, three really: three rock-classical fusion pieces plus a coda that rehashes the second movement's theme in the style of Hendrixthe 'concerto grosso' on "Concerto Grosso No. The album's concerto has a Dirty Window - Metallica - Полная Коллекция Альбомов feel to it, whereas this album's concerto has a hint of the Bach or Mozart about it, plus a slight classical Spanish feel in the third movement.
As Argentinean composer of movie scores Luis Enriquez Abertura / Uma Vez Num Sonho / Prólogo - Various - A Bela Adormecida (Uma Trilha Sonora Original Wal was again involved, the three movements also have a soundtrack feel about them.
Anyway, as with the earlier album, the result is pleasant but not stellar. The orchestra is more integrated with the rock instruments than on the earlier album, and the horns on this album are actually synthesizer still good, though. The first movement bobs along nicely in a funky, jazzy sort of fashion.
The second movement is a sedate piece introduced KS005 - DJ Kompact - Extended Play clarinet, with flowery vocals corny English lyrics, too and movie score strings wafting in the background; I'm more reminded of Burt Bacharach than Bach pun intended. The third movement has some nice lute played in a Spanish-like style, giving a slightly medieval feel, and some modern-sounding synthesizer.
There is some rather twee singing in English "fare you well my restless dove", "farewell, farewell little dove" and the like accompanied by violin. Nevertheless, of the three movements I prefer the third. The remaining five tracks are a mixed bunch. It's a pleasant enough song, again sung in English, but nothing special. It's a calm, commercial-sounding number in Italian, and I enjoy it. The twangy guitar and slow, groovy beat are the business and I like the retro feel of the music.
As with the album, this is easy to listen to in the foreground or background. The music is more accessible than on the album. The album is not bad if you have an eclectic Andante ( Most Dear Lady ) - New Trolls - Concerto Grosso N° 2 in music and enjoy the type of pop played in the s and early s.
From a Progressive Rock perspective this album is less interesting than the album. It would probably be more of interest to those who lived through those years and have a certain nostalgia for the sounds of the time. I wouldn't rush out to buy it, though. I'll settle for 3 stars Good, but not essential. Did the reach the goal? This is the frequent question of many people. Sadly that magical moments of the so called "Concerto Grosso n.
Concerto Grosso for New Trolls were impossible to re-produce! History repeats, sometimes. By the way it would be tough thing to dislikes Concerto Grosso n. One of the best tracks of the album, alternating strong bass and electric guitar runs with more gentle and delicate 18th century's atmosphere.
And that unexpected synth' sound is the icing on the cake. Dreamy strings in a perfect opposition with the previous one. Warm and mellow vocals for the most pure and relaxing classical sound of the album. Simply superb those alternating classical guitar, harp and violin!
Even better than the first track!! This is what I like most Notre Dernière Chanson Ensemble - Claude François - Chanson Populaire. New Trolls! I like them, expecially for the classical guitar intro of Vent'Anni though I hate its Italian lyrics which are about the sad remembrance of the old good times when they played rock' n' roll. That was what I was waiting for at least!!
At this point I was quite half-disappointed with Concerto Grosso n. The best of the album, I'm sure! Conclusion: it is not a masterpiece, obviously. Luis Enrique Bacalov composed the music of the first three tracks of this album and the band interpreted them interacting perfectly with an orchestra. Evening Weaving - Various - Drunk in a Beautiful Garden you can't find here the originality of the album released in on the third movement every now and then there are slightly reminiscences of Mike Oldfield's Tubolar Bells.
On the second and third movement there are some remarkable harmony vocals and the romantic lyrics are sung in English. An amazing example of contamination between classical music and progressive rock. It's a pity that the other tracks of the album seem to go in another musical direction. In the whole an album heterogeneous and not always completely convincing, but with some great moments.
This album does have it's moments, but there are several other records that they have put out that i would recommend over this one. Musically, the album's title track sounds a bit like the precursor of Rondo Veniziano's 80's kitschy eeeeehhmmm!!!!. Although there are moments in the 13 minutes that are superb, there is plenty of cheesy fondue for all of Italy. Filled with Vivaldi and Bach reminiscences this "opus" is again directed by Enriquez and the results are not that far off the first Concerto Grosso.
The singing is a bit of a cross between Vanilla Fudge and Queen especially in the second movement, they sound like Freddy Mercury At The Night Of The Promsbut overall the second version comes close to its predecessor but no cigar.
The rest of the album is not Daylight Retreats - Last Kingdom - Chronicles Of The North up to the symphonic caliber, but Soon Forgotten - Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 some charms as in Quiet Seas might just sound from a Cart Stevens or Springsteen Woo - David Josias - Ghetto Love. However the weird, awful and out-of- context Let It Be Me an Everly Bro cover is an awful track that ruins the album's continuity just when the following Le Roi Soleil whose Queen-esque vocals can remind of a rhapsody from Bohemia meeting 10 CC's taste for pastichemight just be the album's proggiest track even if it is rather unrepresentative of Italian-style prog.
While hardly undeserving CG 2 is not a bad album per se no real weak tracks outside the coverbut the many different passages always reminding of some other group. I suggest you try to find the Japanese version of this album for the great added bonus track social review comments Review Permalink Posted Tuesday, June 5, Review this album Report Review Five, yes 5 years after the release of their best and probably most beloved album "Concerto Grosso per 1" they wanted or at least tried to repeat the success that the first one had, but despite i really love this album, i think the first one is Andante ( Most Dear Lady ) - New Trolls - Concerto Grosso N° 2 better, by far, so the attempt failed sadly, but again, that does not mean that this is a bad album, not at all!!
But i have great news, the last song of this album is simply superb, actually my personal all time favorite New Trolls song so please check it, "Le Roi Solei" backs to the proggiest side of the band without returning to the classical notes, it is a 5-minute song which starts with an increasing and powerful sound, totally crazy guitars and keyboard playing making a superb composition, Andante ( Most Dear Lady ) - New Trolls - Concerto Grosso N° 2 here we have harmony vocals as well, but they are great there is a moment of this song when it simply caught all my ears and attention and i can only say, wow!
I was really lucky to see this in that concert in Mexico, it was a great performance of this great song. So we may divide this album in 2, like if it were Concerto Grosso per 2. Well, hope you enjoy it! Having purchased a compilation disc which featured the albums Concerto Grosso Per I and Per II it was a tough choice which album to start my adventure with the New Trolls. Having been more intrigued with the cover art for this, the second album in the series I decided to put this album on first, I have no idea why, since the first one was rated higher and to start the disc on track one would have been the normal thing to do, but no, I decided to start with Concerto Grosso Per II.
I just about got rid of the disc on that first listen. Thank god I went back and discovered the majesty of the first album, otherwise I would have missed out on something really good. This album is nothing that the first part was. While the first album had a rich and luxurious sounding progressive music backed by neo-classical stylings this one seems to have forgotten about the Andante ( Most Dear Lady ) - New Trolls - Concerto Grosso N° 2 part and is just aimed at the neo-classical with a hint of commercial rock.
Themes from the first album are recycled in the first movement of this album which is considerably shorter, I might add, than the first album's concerto and in general the entire thing sounds very flat. The synths which are used sound almost transparent and so cheesy in their sound that they sound like you should put on one of those old British wigs and start calling down the middle class.
While the first album walked the fine line between pomp and pretentious, this album kicks that line, dances on it, and then goes running in a most comical fashion with its arms waving above it like some inflatable arm flailing tube man all the way over to the pretentious side. The last album sounded like intelligent neo-classical music for prog fans, this sounds like music that's ''better than you are'', making it highly inaccessible.
This doesn't stop at the end of the 3 part concerto, however. This album has a multitude of songs instead of two complex movements, and the rest of the songs Andante ( Most Dear Lady ) - New Trolls - Concerto Grosso N° 2 the band discovering what made Queen successful in the 70s. Most of the songs sound either like an Italian Queen or a Queen cover band.
Other songs like Vent'Anni are pleasantly acoustic with Italian vocals. Quiet Seas suffers again from the Queen Syndrome, but the emotive vocals are enough to pull it through. The problem here really isn't the apparent attempt to copy the band's earlier work, nor is it a problem that they seem to be borrowing from other bands, it's that there's nothing particularly memorable about the album. While the first album's two movements were full of bombast and incredible pomp this one seems lackluster, moving more for the accessible short pop-ish songs rather than the minute improvisational instrumentals.
The standout song on the album is likely the last tune because it's the only one who dares to be experimental and actually uses a very distinct melody. For that reason, and for its impressively fast playing and creepy vocals, Le Roi Soleil really is a classic track, but unfortunately the only one on the album. This album is really just for the fans. You'll find it sew onto every copy of Per I that's on cd since there was enough room to remaster both of them on one disc Andante ( Most Dear Lady ) - New Trolls - Concerto Grosso N° 2 like some sort of two headed monster, one of which bows to your every need and the other is a zombie looking to eat your brains - but you can consider it a selection of off cuts that came years too late.
Fans will appreciate it, and it's not painful to listen to, just forgettable. Don't start with this album if you're new to the band, or indeed, the scene. Per I was masterful, this Das War Der Zwerg Perkeo - Jörn Harder, Hans Roseneckh Und Die Studiker* - Studentenlieder - German bleh.
They came back and TNT were reunited. For worse or for better? Well, probably none of these. When I listened to "Vivace" the first movementI thought of a second hand overture from "Tommy" if you would exclude the classical elements. The second movement is quite dull and mellowish: the violins are invading this track and frankly, I can't find anything splendid in here.
Fortunately, the classical "suite" ends up on the best section: "Fare You Well Dove" holds all the element of the great Italian genre I have praised so much: skilled acoustic guitar, warm vocals, the fantastic crescendo building and the fine violin: each of which are genuine to this Italian feel. A highlight. While their first concerto ended up on a twenty minutes extravaganza and improvised live track recorded in the studio "Improvvisazioni Registrate in Diretta" ; the second part of this one is made up of four tunes which are balanced between some pop mood "Quiet Seas" which conveys a "Queen" memorabilia and some Sleeping Dogs - Merril Bainbridge - The Garden and mellowish item with nice vocal harmonies "Vent'anni".
Press next is the only advice to avoid this syrupy and useless song. The closing track "Le Roi Soleil" holds more of a rock-opera tune. It is my mother tongue and I'm pretty unable to grab anything?
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