With a great album, highly representative of the italian prog sound, Panna Fredda should have deserved some more success, but theirs is the typical story of a band having a record deal and not being able to produce an album. Uno was delayed for many months after its recording and even broadcast in radio programs before its release, but the record company, Vedette, didn't support it at all and the band disappeared.
Their first album, Panna Fredda Uno, was finally released in 1971, but as mentioned above, the group had already ceased to exist by the time of its release, as the various members had to join the army for their call-up.
All the tracks on the album were composed by singer/guitarist Angelo Giardinelli, and the LP contains six long cuts, mostly based on a very effective guitar-keyboards interplay. Some english prog influences can be heard, like on Un re senza reame based on Heaven from Gracious' first album. Classical influences are evident, especially in the keyboard parts, but the music is convincing and impressive. The voice is good, the lyrics original and the album has no weak points.
Original keyboardist Giorgio Brandi entered i Cugini di Campagna with which he has had a long and successful career, until the mid 90's, and now owns a recording studio.
Roberto Balocco was later with Capsicum Red.
01 - Breaker-Breaker 3:01
02 - South Carolina 3:07
03 - Ain't So Bad 3:50
04 - Freeborn Man 4:52
05 - Girl From Ohio 5:04
06 - Lover Boy 4:00
07 - Just For You 3:17
08 - Prisoner 3:59
09 - Stick Around For Rock & Roll 6:39
Angelo Giardinelli / guitar, vocals
Giorgio Brandi / keyboards, guitar
Filippo Carnevale / guitar, drums
Carlo Bruno / bass
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