If you know it, don't avoid it. Two hundred years ago, Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) concluded his extraordinary ride along the Nile, after four years of sensational discoveries. More than two meters tall, beard and copper-colored curly hair, the Paduan giant established himself as the first man to have entered the temple of Abu Simbel and in the pyramid of Chefren, a record holder for tombs discovered in the Valley of the Kings, author of the first best seller of Egyptology , and organizer of the first Egyptological exhibition (in London) with a catalog. An exceptional and contagious life, an engine of passions.
Banda Belzoni, the rock opera written by Gigi Venegoni (Arti + Mestieri, Venegoni & Co.) Sandro Bellu (The Egonist), is a musical journey of classic rock and sometimes prog, open to numerous influences. Not a road to a roadway, it wouldn't be from Belzoni, because it would betray the spirit of a craftsman who changed history. A disc of trips in several dimensions.
Venegoni and Bellu are accompanied by Mauro Mugiati (vocals and keyboards, A Lifelong Journey), Sergio Ponti (drums, Sergio Ponti) and Piero Mortara (Arti + Mestieri). Among the guest stars, the prog debut of Paul Mazzolini (Gazebo), the legendary contribution of Lino Vairetti (Osanna), the light of Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre, Hostsonaten). And the wonderful cover by Walter Venturi (Bonelli, author of Il Grande Belzoni). Today it comes out, in great demand from fans, also in a single gatefold vinyl version.
01. Il Gigante Del Nilo – 3.52
02. Il Sorriso del Re (*) – 5.23
03. La Curva (§) – 6.20
04. In Viaggio (#) – 4.23
05. Acqua e Fuoco - 4.25
06. La Città Perduta (*) – 4.17
07. La Sfida Impossibile (*) – 3.48
08. Nuova Lena (+) – 6.17
09. L’Ultima Avventura (*) – 5.32
10. Scrivi con ogni carovana – 4.49
Musica di Sandro Bellu e Gigi Venegoni
Parole di Marco Zatterin
Sandro Bellu: chitarre, basso e tastiere
Gigi Venegoni: chitarre e tastiere
Mauro Mugiati: voce (*) e cori
Sergio Ponti: tamburi, piatti, bacchette e meccaniche
E la partecipazione straordinaria delle voci di Gazebo (#), Lino Vairetti (§) e Fabio Zuffanti (+)
Copertina del Grande Walter Venturi, colori di Mad Cow.