Ia-Batiste - Un Gran Dia

SKU 15-PICAP 910443
"Key duo from the Catalan folk scene, result of the union between Ia Clua (from '2+1') and Jordi Batiste (one of the leading forces of Mquina! together with Enric Herrera), after the Jordi's return from military service. Un Gran Da, the duo's first album, was recorded at the end of 1972 with the help of such outstanding musicians as Manel Joseph (ex '2+1', Ia's early band), Joaqun 'Max' Su (Vrtice, Tapiman, Iceberg) & Albert Batiste (Musica Dispersa). The result is an amazing & varied musical tapestry, best heard in the record's first side, a long suite covering from orchestral folk-pop with some psych leanings ('Un Gran Da,' 'Max') to straight in-your-face hard rock ('Sleeping Rock') via typical early '70s prog rock ('Oliba') or uncatagorizable experiments which defy all rules ('Reprise') and show perfectly the freaky stage reached by the Catalan scene in its early years (as a matter of fact, the record is sung in English and Catalan...). This CD release features one bonus track as well, and has a 12-page booklet with lyrics and photos."
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