Rovescio Della Medaglia - Contaminazione 180 gram vinyl lp (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 15-Sony 213012
This is the English language version of the 1973 album Contaminazione.

"The classical influence behind RDM became even more apparent on Contaminazione (1973), vaguely based on parts of Bach's harpsichord pieces, this is a consistently convincing album of this type."-Scented Gardens Of The Mind.

"...In 1973 a fifth member was added, keyboard player Franco Di Sabbatino, also from Pescara, like Pino Ballarini, and briefly with Il Paese dei Balocchi. With their sound enriched by the keyboards, Il Rovescio released the third album, Contaminazione, with the help of Argentine composer Luis Enriquez Bacalov, who had already worked with New Trolls for their Concerto Grosso and Osanna.

The album was obviously more in a symphonic direction, and was also released in an English-sung version and issued in many foreign countries, to try to launch the group abroad. The English language album appeared in Italy in 1975 only, when the band had already split up.

By this time the band was being renowned for their powerful performances, always played at the loudest possible volume and helped by a unique sound system. This is what the Contamination LP liner notes said about it (originally written in English, mistakes and all...): "Their instrumentation is among the moste interesting in Europe. The 6000 watt Mack vocal equipment is quadrophonic and is equivalent to 36 track amplifiers. The console table is really a portable recording studio with filters, compressors, etc. The guitar, the battery and the keyboards have 900 watt amplifiers. The keyboards consist of a vertical B Hammond organ, a harmonium, an eminent for the reproduction of strings, two VCS synthesizers, a 200 Harp [it was probably an ARP], and two mini moog synthesizers. The lighting equipment is also important. There are 50 spotlights which produce colors and special effects. On a special screen behind the group, slides and films are projected to produce abstract musical effects.".

Not bad for an Italian band, and no one else in Italy had such a powerful live act! But... in December 1973 the theft of their big and expensive PA brought the band to the end...."
  • LabelRCA
  • UPC888751213012
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