GREEN Life |
Debut album by an Italian prog rock/AOR band, featuring Fabrizio
Pieraccini on vocals and guitars, bass player Guido Melio, drummer Michele
Fanfani and keyboard player Giovanni Fanfani. After the bombast and pomp of
opening ‘The Wind of Love’, the band launch into the rocker ‘Mr. Kite’, a
song built on a catchy guitar riff and gentle keyboard touches. Vocalist
Fabrizio certainly packs a powerful vocal punch, from the all out rock
approach of ‘I Gotta Run’ to the gentler refrain of ‘Conscience’.
Tyketto/Vaughn fans will lap up the ballad ‘Cycling In The Rain’, a great
AOR tune. Lot of Pink Floyd sound stylings here including ‘Escape’ and ‘The
Storm Inside’, but in no way are they just copying the Floyd sound.
Very strong debut album that has broad appeal to both AOR and prog rock
fans. Roll on album number two!
Review by Jason Ritchie