In part because he chose to keep a low profile, Italian singer/songwriter and rocker Pierangelo Bertoli never reached the level of fame of his fellow Reggio-Emilians Vasco Rossi, Lucio Dalla, and Ligabue (even though he acted as a kind of mentor to Dalla and Ligabue). Still, in the 30 years he released records, he managed to make a permanent and important spot for himself in minds of many of his countrymen. Born November 5, 1942, in Sassuolo, Bertoli worked with a variety of other artists before releasing a full-length album in 1976 – Eppure Soffia featured a number of elements that the musician would become known for: leftist, socially aware (and often critical) lyrics; respect for roots and traditions (two of the songs were sung in the dialect of Sassuolo); and far from perfect characters he tells us about.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Appearing Alan Stivell
As I have written in my review of "81" I have missed Branduardi in the 80s, but the label has reprinted the whole collection in a nice price series so at least in Italy you can find all his 70s and 80s production at 5euro each.
"Le Livre" (The Book) has a strong medieval flavor as many of Angelo's songs. The chorus says "Turn the page and tell me what you see". It's a sort of madrigal. The book is a book of fairytales and the one who turns the page is a child.
Classical music meets mediterrenean meets pop, and a beautiful masterful journey into the world of ethnic popular music…
English versions of Branduardi's albums were written by Peter Sinfield, also lyricist for King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
Angelo Branduardi was born in Cuggiono, in the Milan area.
The “SPEED LIVES” DVD was filmed and edited at the Metal Method video sound stage and editing suite in Los Angeles. Michael has taken his song “No Boundaries” and divided it into 27 different parts to give you the ultimate lesson on chops and speed while learning one of Michael’s classic guitar instrumentals. What makes this DVD so great too is the close up of Michael’s incredible picking hand. You get a great view, up close of how he picks every note and phrase.This is an incredible concept from the man who keeps on inventing new ways to not only play the guitar but to teach it as well.