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RRR (as they were often referred to at the time due to their long difficult name) were from Rome, all coming from various minor groups.
Their only album, Per... un mondo di cristallo, housed in a curious gatefold cover containing a nice drawing from the Up&Down Studio (as in Procession's Fiaba), mixes a typical italian prog sound with acoustic guitar, flute and keyboards in evidence, with jazz influences, and the result is sometimes disjointed, with great tracks such as Un palco di marionette mixed with less convincing jazzy tunes like Il mondo cade su di me.
The band played in the main italian pop festivals in 1972-73 before splitting.
Singer Regoli and guitarist Civitenga formed Samadhi, while drummer Froggio Francica played with Procession on their 1974 second album Frontiera, and for a short time with Kaleidon.
Luciano Regoli has pursued his interest in art becoming a popular painter.
Raccomandata Ricevuta Ritorno's Per....Un Mondo Di Cristallo is one that I've found very difficult to get into personally which intrigues me to no end. Crimson is evident here, especially with some of the dissonance that resounds throughout the album, but again this album is unquestionalbly Italian.
When the band dissolved, Luciano Regoli (Vocals, Guitar) and Nanni Civitenga (Guitar) went on to play in Samadhi.
Very italian, this six-piece blends some elements of Jazz, King Crimson type rock (although I'm seldom reminded of KC while listening), the early folk sound of PFM, some north African/Arabic influences, classical, and a little of the type dissonance found in the music of Area. Very tasty, with lots of dynamic stretch, excellent vocals, flute, sax, piano, this is possibly one of the best italian reissues around, certainly one of my very favorites, I'd put them right up there with classics like Il Balletto Di Bronzo, Area, Arti+Mestieri, Opus Avantra, and others. I don't know of anyone who was aware of this albums existence back in the seventies, seems like its reissue came right out of nowhere.
01 - Nulla 6:19
02 - Su Una Rupe 6:50
03 - Il Mondo Cade Su Di Me 3:54
04 - Nel Mio Quartiere 3:39
05 - L'Ombra 1:15
06 - Un Palco Di Marionette 8:52
07 - Sogni Di Cristallo 6:33
Lyrics By - Marina Comin; Music By - Nanni Civitenga; Arranged By - R.R.R.*
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Guitar [12-string] - Nanni Civitenga
Bass Guitar, Double Bass - Manlio Zacchia
Drums, Percussion - Francesco Froggio Francica
Saxophone [Tenor], Flute - Damaso Grassi
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar - Luciano Regoli
Keyboards - Stefano Piermarioli
Producer - Pino Tuccimei