genre: prog, folk
quality : mp3 (128k, covers)
time: 40'20 " size: 40 mb
Another band from the 60's, Dalton from Lombardia released their debut single in 1967 and their first production also included a reworking of the Shocking Blue's Venus. This song, their fourth single, had a good success and the band also included for a short period the future PFM-member Mauro Pagani.
The group was later reformed in 1972 by original keyboardist Temi Reduzzi with a new line-up that released a very good debut album with Riflessioni: idea d'infinito.
With a great use of flute and good guitar riffs, the album has some very good moments, like Idea d'infinito with some Jethro Tull influences, Riflessioni and the closing Dimensione lavoro, while Cara Emily is a slow acoustic ballad. It has to be noticed that the album has a very short running time of around 30 minutes. The band had a moderate success and even won the first prize in a swiss Pop Festival in Zurich.
After a good single in 1974, La donna e il bambino, the band had a line-up change with Reduzzi and flutist Alex Chiesa leaving to be replaced by keyboardist Giancarlo Brambilla and singer Massimo Moretti, but the second album Argitari (a title formed with the initials of the musicians' names) was on a lower level than their debut.
Mainly built on acoustic guitar, it seems rather a solo album by singer/guitarist Cereda than a group record. Newcomer singer Moretti is only credited on backing vocals, and the sound is generally much weaker than on their debut LP.
Also included is an unusual rendition of Bob Dylan's Blowin' in the wind called La risposta, and one of the best tracks, Visione di una notte d'estate (with old member Alex Chiesa on flute) is in fact a reworking of the single La donna e il bambino with different mix and lyrics, whose original subject had been considered too irreverent causing the track to be discarded from the Sanremo Festival selections.
The band closed its career with a late commercial single in 1979.
Two band members, Temi Reduzzi and Aronne Cereda, were also involved in a pop opera released in 1975, Paciana story, a mix of traditional folk and pop.
Drummer Walter Locatelli formed Mo.Do.
Reduzzi remained in the business with a dance band and a music shop near Bergamo.
1. L'Impossibile è Possibile (3:00)
2. Hai Visto Il Sole? (3:37)
3. Ho Ritrovato La Mia Donna (3:37)
4. Argitari (3:36)
5. La Risposta (4:17)
6. Visione Di Una Notte D'Estate (4:45)
7. Odiarti No (4:28)
8. La Forza Di Dio (4:07)
9. Il Vuoto (3:47)
10. La Donna E Il Bambino (4:35)*
* 10 same music as track n°6 with slightly different mix and completely different lyrics
- Aronne Cereda / acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead voice
- Giancarlo Brambilla / organ, piano, moog, mellotron
- Tati Locatelli / drums and percussions
- Rino Lamonta / electric bass
- Alex Chiesa / flute and second voice
- Massimo Moretti / second voice