BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO – Biglietto per l’Inferno (50th Anniversary / White vinyl)


The first eponymous album by Biglietto per l’Inferno, released in 1974, represents one of the most significant and influential peaks in the Italian progressive rock scene. This extraordinary work not only conquers the hearts of fans of the genre, but also finds appreciation among those who prefer completely different sounds to those present in the six tracks of this LP. In fact, “Biglietto per l’Inferno” is a constant presence in any Italian rock records of all time “best of” list.

Anything related to this masterpiece has become iconic and timeless, from the cover image made by visionary photographer Cesare Monti to the album’s unique sound for that era, that blends a fiery hard-prog approach with the Mediterranean flavour that characterized many Italian bands of those years; from the challenging and refined lyrics by the histrionic singer Claudio Canali, who later retired to a convent until his death in 2018, to the record company bankruptcy that caused the end of the band’s career after only two years, to a second album, “Tempo della Semina”, that remained unreleased until many years later.

Celebrating 50 years since the release of “Biglietto per l’Inferno” is therefore more than necessary. This commemorative white vinyl edition, with a special 350gsm cover and a 60x30cm insert with lyrics, a presentation of the album written by music collector and connoisseur Mox Cristadoro, as well as a collection of photographs from those unforgettable years. A must-have release for any music collection!

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