A very important artist from Naples, ALAN SORRENTI released his first album in 1972 on Harvest. He had a Welsh mother and had lived in Wales as a child. "Aria" is a very good album, with two different sides: the first only contains the long title track, a dreamy suite starting with acoustic guitar and based on the marvellous, instrument-like voice of Sorrenti, and culminating in the final part with a memorable violin solo by Jean-Luc Ponty. Side 2 is softer, with three tracks, two of which ("Vorrei incontrarti") also appeared as a single. The album was successful in Italy, and Alan Sorrenti was one of the few solo artists to compete with other prog groups in the open air festivals of the time. The album was also released abroad, but to little success.
Alan Sorrenti (born December 9, 1950) is an Italian singer and composer. Actually, he started as an experimental progressive rock performer, releasing two great albums called "Aria" (1972) and "Come un vecchio incensiere all'alba di un villaggio deserto" (1973), where he showed extraordinary vocal abilities. His third, self-titled album (1974) is usually considered the least convincing of Alan's early production, despite some very good tracks, his style slowly shifting toward more a more mainstream song format. For progressive fans, checking "Aria" out is recommended, expecially the long, wandering progressive suite title track, which lasts for about 20 minutes.
Bellissima raccolta delle più belle canzoni della storia della musica italiana, selezionata negli anni 90, questa raccolta vi farà rivivere momenti magici ed indimenticabili, ogni pezzo di questo raccolta è un grande successo della storia della musica italiana.
4 CD Box set from Mellow records devoted to recounting the wonderful 1970's Italian progressive rock scene…
Alan Hull's second solo album, and his first since the dissolution of Lindisfarne, is very much the son of its fathers – the quiet idiosyncrasies of Pipedream live on, but so does the more commercial sheen of Roll on Ruby, as Squire marches resolutely across 11 songs, any one of which could be called representative…
The two-disc collection features previous albums Precious Memories and Precious Memories Volume II, as well as two previously unreleased songs: “It’s All About Him” and “That’s the Way.” Alan sang “That’s the Way” to his wife, Denise, at their wedding in 1979. “It’s All About Him” was inspired by Denise’s book of the same title. “Inspired by Denise’s strength and ability [in writing her book], I sat down and wrote a song of the same title, hoping to add musically to an already uplifting story,” said Alan.
After a long collaboration with composer James Horner, filmmaker James Cameron tapped up-and-comer Alan Silvestri to handle musical chores for his 1989 undersea epic The Abyss, and the resulting score proved a marvel of craft and scale. Employing choral and orchestral elements to magical, larger-than-life effect, Silvestri communicates both the pulse-pounding adventure and the mystical otherness that together galvanize the film–his portrayal of the strange world below the water's surface is sublimely atmospheric, evoking the known and the unknown with vivid imagination.