Mediterranea - Ecce Rock. 1981 Italy


Mediterranea - Ecce Rock. 1981 Amiamoci

LP issue: 1981 Seven Seas (Japan)

CD issue: 2010 AMS (mini-LP)

Relatively simple, but fun, instrumental guitar trio with quite a bit of mandolin as well. As is expected by the title and the cover of the original Italian version, it has a Turkish/Greek/Arabian vibe. The album gets better as it goes. According to the liner notes of the CD, the band were striving for the indigenous sounds of Campagnia (southern Italy) mixed with rock. I guess I could see that.

The original cover isn't the best, and new artwork was wisely applied in Japan. When the album was reissued in Italy, they used the Japanese cover. On the back of the mini is the original.

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