Alphataurus - Live in Bloom (mini-lp sleeve)
Alphataurus produced one of the great Italian one-shot releases of the early 70s encased in an amazing triple-fold sleeve. Amazingly here they are in 2010, performing all the material from that album plus material from their never-completed second album. This features three original members: Pietro Pellegrini (keyboards), Giorgio Santandrea (drums) and Guido Wassermann (guitars and vocals) and three new musicians on piano/synths/vocals, bass, and vocals. The band sound reinvigorated and great and the jazket is even by Adriano Mrangoni, who did the painting on their original album!
"When we announced the reunion of Alphataurus in 2010, after over 35
years of silence, many people waited for the usual odd nostalgia
concert without major consequences. This proved not to be true, as the gig of November 6 was a memorable event for the lucky 700 people who came at the Bloom in Mezzago, a really great gig for passion and energy and the few who were lucky enough to see the band yesterday and today, confirm that Alphataurus has not lost an ounce of energy and enthusiasm that made them, forty years after their only LP, one of the most esteemed and beloved bands of the Italian seventies prog scene. After the success of that show Alphataurus did not stop, as the band promised to return on stage and studio permanently. As a first comeback, we propose the professional recording of that memorable evening, witnessing one of the greatest live comebacks of Italian prog. The dove is back!"