Exposé Online banner

Area — Gioia e Rivoluzione
(Cramps Records POCE-1169, 1993/2007, CD)

by Peter Thelen, Published 1997-02-01

Gioia e Rivoluzione Cover art

Plenty of words have already been written on this outstanding Italian jazz-rock band in the pages of Exposé‚ so anyone wanting the historical background or a detailed synopsis of their music should refer to Mike Borella's excellent feature piece in #7. To date the only compilation of their work on CD was a version of their LP Anto-Logicamente, including only six tunes for a little over thirty-five minutes total. Gioia e Rivoluzione is a new, and vastly improved compilation, including three tracks on the earlier collection and nine additional cuts, including some of the band's very best; there are several tracks representing each of their Cramps label releases excepting the lengthy free-form live improvisation "Event '76." The non-album track, "Citazione da George L. Jackson," that appeared on the earlier collection is included here as well. For anyone not yet tuned into their sound, this is an excellent point to start from.


Filed under: Archives, Issue 11, 2007 releases, 1993 recordings

Related artist(s): Area

Latest news

2020-09-09
Simeon Coxe RIP – Simeon Coxe, best known for his experimental electronics in the band Silver Apples, has died at the age of 82. The band's 1968 debut album set the stage for both German electronic music and experimental punk music a decade later. Coxe died on September 8 from pulmonary fibrosis. » Read more

2020-09-05
Gary Peacock RIP – Legendary bassist Gary Peacock, veteran of many recordings and performances with Paul Bley, George Russell, Roland Kirk, Bill Evans, Tony Williams, and many more. » Read more

2020-07-22
Tim Smith RIP – Tim Smith, leader of the eccentric band Cardiacs, has died at the age of 59 after many years of health problems. Cardiacs was known for intense and complicated music that combined punk energy with the rhythmic and harmonic sophistication of progressive rock. » Read more

2020-07-12
Judy Dyble RIP – Singer-songwriter Judy Dyble, who was a founding member of Fairport Convention and one of the distinctive voices of the 60s folk revival in Britain, has died at the age of 71. Her passing came at the end of a long illness, though which she continued to work. » Read more

2020-07-06
Ennio Morricone RIP – Famed composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. The creator of scores for more than 500 movies, some of his works have become the most recognizable sounds in the history of cinema. His soundtracks for Sergio Leone's Westerns made from 1964 to 1971, are iconic landmarks in film music, but he also composed for dramas, comedies, and other genres. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 2016 for The Hateful Eight. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Manticore - Time to Fly – Manticore is a new outfit from Sweden and with that name a heavy Emerson, Lake and Palmer influence is bound to be present. The first track, "New Foundation," ripples with ELP right down to the main...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues