ItalianProg: Maxophone, from Milan, formed in 1973 as a six-piece with an unusual assortment of instruments, due to their past experience as music students.
A band of great talents and musicianship, their only LP, released in 1975, came too late to compete with the most important italian bands of the genre and went sadly unnoticed. Maxophone, released on the Produttori Associati label (along with Duello Madre one of the few ventures in rock records by this label) is a marvellous album, full of dreamy atmospheres and complex horn arrangements, with good vocal parts in a Genesis style. The opening C'è un paese al mondo was even released as a single at the time, but they didn't reach the success they'd deserve with a better production and a good label promotion.
An english-sung version was also released to launch the group abroad, but this was an unsuccessful choice, and the italian version is usually considered better.
The band disbanded after a final single in 1977.
Sax and flute player Leonardo Schiavone had a short collaboration with Stormy Six at the end of the 70's.
01. C'e un Paese al Mondo 6:38
02. Fase 7:05
03. Al Mancato Compleanno di una Farfalla 5:52
04. Elzeviro 6:48
05. Mercanti di Pazzie 5:51
06. Antiche Conclusioni Nerge 8:56
07. Il Fischio del Vapore 4:54
08. Cono di Gelato 4:42
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