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Alan Sorrenti


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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2 stars The first episode of George Lucas' space saga "Star Wars" was released in May 1977. This film was one of the main sources of inspiration for Alan Sorrenti's album "Figli delle stelle" (Children of the stars), released in 1977. The music veers here to disco music and there is almost no trace of prog on it. It marks the birth of a dancing generation "that was vibrating and dreaming together into the bright rhythmic wave of disco clubs". In 1978 was released in Italy "Saturday Night Fever" and the fashion of disco music took off along with the "Travoltismo", the myth of John Travolta. This period is frequently called in Italy "riflusso", people was fed up with politics and with the poisoned atmosphere of the leaden years and tried to escape from the grey days of every day life dancing on Saturdays nights...

"When the fire burns out / There is never a reason / What's left is silence and emptiness / That you can't explain / But believe me, please listen to me / If you cry for love, if you cry for joy / There is always music in the air / Let it enter into you heart / If you are sad and disappointed / If you haven't got somebody who loves you / There is always music in the air / That will give you a bit of love" sings Alan sorrenti in "Musica nell'aria"... Anyway, the album was very successful and featured two hit singles like the title track and "Donna luna". Alan Sorrenti became an icon of this period and "Figli delle stelle" can be considered an important document about the decline and the transformation of the Italian prog movement. For this reason, even if it's only a disco pop album, I think that it could be of some interest for collectors and fan of this artist.

andrea | 2/5 |


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