Welcome to one of the most stunning Italian prog discovery from the seventies and absolutely the best vintage material ever released by Vinyl Magic! If you are searching for vintage Italian prog masterpieces from the seventies, this is the definitive discovery, and a real must-have!
Officina Meccanica from Rome had several single releases in the seventies, especially the incredible “Bambini Innocenti” single that can be easily put among the best songs that have ever released by the Italian progressive movement of the seventies. Unfortunately they never released a proper LP. This CD contains their best singles and 5 unreleased tracks (3 of them are over 10 minute long suites!!) that were planned for an LP release.
In the seventies audiences all over Italy where amazed about Officina Meccanica’s dramatic music and live performance. Musically Officina Meccanica play a very theatrical, dramatic and complex Mediterranean prog like Osanna or Semiramis, but with a large use of horns that can remind Van der Graaf Generator. “La follia del mimo di fuoco” (The madness of the fire mime) is a wonderful and truly unique container of progressive ideas housed in the usual deluxe papersleeve with a huge booklet full of unreleased pics and an extensive band history.