Perigeo - Fata Morgana
LABEL: RCA VictorCPL1-1228
FORMAT: 33 1/3 rpm
1977 Canadian Pressing on RCA
Case - VG+ A few minor bends on the edges
Vinyl - VG+ A few minor smudges
Obscure Canadian pressing of fusion funk with prog rock and psych rock elements.
: Progressive rock, Italy, Fusion. People who like Perigeo also like Metamorfosi, Alphataurus, Le Orme
A marginal inclusion here, but Perigeo are often included in the italian prog bands listings, despite their music was only comprised between jazz-rock and straight jazz, no progressive influences whatsoever.
The band, based in Rome, was formed in 1971 and soon had a good recording deal with RCA, releasing their first album in 1972. A very popular band, their live activity was restless, being often invited to the pop festivals of the time, and they even played in France and England. Their best works are usually considered Genealogia and La valle dei templi. The band split after their fifth album and reunited some years later as Perigeo Special for the ambitious Alice double album, released with many important guests as a concept album on Lewis Carroll's story.
A later album, Effetto amore in 1981 was released under the name of New Perigeo by a group of important sessionmen led by bass player Giovanni Tommaso, the only member of the original Perigeo. The line-up included Carlo Pennisi and Agostino Marangolo from Flea and Goblin and sax player Maurizio Giammarco who had played in Blue Morning and with the last incarnation of Canzoniere del Lazio. Six of the tracks on the LP were composed by Vanera (lyricist Pasquale Panella, popular in Italy for his collaboration with Lucio Battisti).