Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Alia Musica - "Alia Musica" {Italy} [1979] (folk)

"With no less than 12 musicians involved, including Mauro Pagani as guest and producer, this group only released in 1979 a rare album of medieval tunes with traditional instruments." info from here. Sorry couldnt find a good review, and no track info on this.

Mouro Pagani; "Very popular artist in Italy, both as a solo artist and as session musician, Mauro Pagani had a good solo career after leaving Premiata Forneria Marconi in 1976, tired of the long hard work on the road.His love for the world music strongly emerged in his 1978 first album, simply entitled Mauro Pagani, featuring many of the best italian musicians of that time, among which Area's members Demetrio Stratos, Patrizio Fariselli, Giulio Capiozzo and Ares Tavolazzi, PFM's old cohorts Franco Mussida, Patrick Djivas and Franz Di Cioccio, singer Teresa De Sio. The album is very far from his old band's works, with strong oriental folklore influences, but definitely a very good one.
In 1980 Pagani took part in the Carnascialia project, a new group formed by Pasquale Minieri and Giorgio Vivaldi (both also involved in the 1978 solo album) to revive the traditional central and southern Italy folk sounds they had already rearranged as Canzoniere del Lazio. In the same field was the first and only album by Alia Musica, that Pagani had produced in 1979.
Second album came in 1981, Sogno di una notte d'estate was first intended as soundtrack to a theatre play by Gabriele Salvatores. This later became a film, and a new soundtrack was released in 1983, with the same title.
Also in 1981 Mauro began a long collaboration with popular singer songwriter Fabrizio De André, and in 1984 they released what many consider one of the best De André albums (and among the best italian albums of the decade), Creuza de mä. In the 80's he's mainly worked as session musician with many popular italian artists, among which Ornella Vanoni, Roberto Vecchioni and Gianna Nannini, releasing his third proper solo album in 1991.
Other soundtracks followed in the 90's, again for Salvatores movies, Puerto Escondido in 1992 and Nirvana in 1997. In 1999 Pagani has rejoined PFM for a single concert in Milan, as he did again in the summer of 2003.
The last studio release by Pagani has been in 2004 the remake of Creuza de mä, a popular album by Fabrizio de André in which Mauro himself played a very important role."

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nahavanda said...

link: http://tinyurl.com/2ezs7j

Anonymous said...

After a good deal of googling around, I believe I found the track info of this album at:


Thanks for posting great stuff.

nahavanda said...

my friend thank you a lot, i like to serve them with names, sometimes i find myself lost in pages with no results. hope this info will help to friends.

Anonymous said...


I will only be happy if you could repost this gem at your earliest convenience.

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franz said...

uno deli artisti il basso tenore era mio fratello, Piergiorgio Lazzaretto. Dell'album ne ho copia e sper do metterlo on line.
Francesco Lazzaretto

franz said...

Piergiorgio lazzaretto era voce solista in due brani dell'album Alia musica ed era fondatore del gruppo...Il disco si trova on line su emule, ma forse potrei pubblicarlo on line...

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best performance of medieval music ever. Not only Piergiorgio but also Fabio Soragna are to be credited for having performed the cantigas just like they were performed during the time of King Alfonso. It is a piece of archeology, and it deserved to be put in a CD for long-term preserving.

Francesco se tu potessi pubblicarlo online in formato waw sarebbe un atto di grande generosita'. La comunita' musicale internazionale non lo dimentichera' mai e te ne sara' sempre grata. Un saluto caro all'Alia Musica. Fabio mi ospito' 34 anni fa' quando la sede era in via Conte Rosso. Ricordo d'aver dormito su un divano circondato dalle stesse ghironde, vielle, e zarb che pochi mesi prima avevano permesso la produzione di quest'opera meravigliosa. Grazie.

Anonymous said...

Could You please restore this download?
I can't find it anywhere...

Anonymous said...

(MP3 CBR 224K)
PASSWD: aliamusica1979

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