Area - International POPular Group CD + book
Area are the band that I consider to be possibly the finest Italian progressive rock band of the 1970's, & certainly a band in the top tier of all early 1970's progressive bands worldwide! Area combined jazz/rock/stolen ethnic music (mostly from Eastern Europe and the Middle East)/the avant garde and more. Superb playing from all (vocals/organ, guitar, electric piano/synths, bass & drums). While everyone shined, the vocalist, the late Demetrio Stratos is rightly one of the legends of 1970's music. This new set includes a reasonably good sampling of their work from their best period and much more importantly, a quite lengthy interview with keyboardist/composer (he wrote most of their music) Patrizio Fariselli about the entire history of Area, which answers a lot of questions I always had about the band. Some rare photos too. Recommended to big fans.