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Papillon = LP, Red = (LP)
A trio born within the prolific prog scene of Genoa, Latte e Miele debuted with a full-length in 1972, a concept album centered on the Gospel According to Matthew, "Passio Secundum Mattheum". Due to the three-piece configuration and the strong classical component of their music, the comparison with the more well-known Emerson, Lake & Palmer is almost immediate. Much more personal is the second LP "Papillon", released in 1973. Another concept, also original in the story told in the lyrics, which tell of a puppet in love with a young girl: sentenced to 'death' because of his 'heresy', he will then resurrect as a child himself. Musically, the album is much more fluid and engaging than its predecessor, a perfect example of Italian symphonic progressive rock. The group had some success at the time, they even managed to play in support of Van Der Graaf Generator; critics, however, preferred to point their finger at the similarities with English prog sounds rather than recognizing the undoubted validity of Latte e Miele and their work. To be counted among the essentials of the Italian prog scene, "Papillon" is now reissued in a faithful replica of the original edition by BTF/Vinyl Magic, including the central 4-page insert which was initially featured inside the LP gatefold cover. First 500 copies come in a lavish red vinyl.
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Type: LP
Recorded: 1973
Release Date: 2014-07-02
Label: Ams Records
Country: Euro
Item No: VM168LP
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Track List
01 Papillon - Ouverture
02 Primo Quadro - La Fuga
03 Secondo Quadro - Il Mercato
04 Terzo Quadro - L'incontro (rimani Nella Mia Vita)
05 Quarto Quadro - L'arresto
06 Quinto Quadro - Il Verdetto
07 Sesto Quadro - La Trasformazione
08 Settimo Quadro - Corri Nel Mondo
09 Divertimento
10 Patetica: Parte Prima
11 Patetica: Parte Seconda
12 Patetica: Parte Terza