A 75-minute symphonic progressive rock, sung in English for the first time in the history of the band, which ranges from baroque sections to other ones more dreamy and atmospheric. Nuova era was one of my favourite bands from the 90s and their 1992 masterpiece "Io e il tempo" I still hold as one of my favourite albums of all time. About 20 years after their last proper album, "Il passo del soldato" from 1995, they release a new album! The titel is in english, as are all the songs. Let me get back to that. The music on the album is like the band never left and continued playing and recording their music, this album could easily have been a follow up a couple of years later after their last album. The sound is almost the same, lots of keyboards dominating the music with additional guitars.
Era's eponymous debut album may be a little too similar to Enigma for some tastes, but Eric Levi is a skilled producer who's capable of making engaging soundscapes. So even if Era doesn't sound groundbreaking, it doesn't sound bad either, and anyone who likes the hypnotic classical-dance fusion sound that was all the rage in the early '90s will find this quite entertaining…
Original motion picture soundtrack, expanded edition, digitally remastered and restored in the film's chronological order from the original stereo session tapes. Contains 7 previously unreleased tracks, never released before also on the previous editions and approved by Ennio Morricone for this ultimate album.
Previously I talked about to the country-folk era from Donovan (an era that I revere), and which are 3 LPs exactly: "What's Bin Did And What's Bin Hid" (1965), "Fairytale" (1965) and that I present today "Universal Soldier" (1967), which is not exactly an official LP, because is a compilation of various singles that appeared between his two first albums.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
No illusion here…don't miss this beauty
If you've even been confused about the two line-ups of Renaissance and how the story played out, you need to look no further than our band page here which has a forum thread called "A Renaissance confusion" written by Joolz which spells out this complete history in full detail. This first version of the band which produced the first two albums is considered somewhat illegitimate by some fans of the famous second line-up. In a way, the feel of the albums is bit like that of the Yes discography, where those first two Yes albums are often overlooked by casual fans. And like those first two Yes albums, the first two Renaissance albums stand on their own, delivering music that by all means should appeal to Haslam-era fans and symphonic fans in general.