After the impressive debut album released in January 2016 by AMS Records, a quick return return by The Winstons – Enrico Gabrielli / Roberto Dell’Era / Lino Gitto (Calibro 35, Mariposa, Afterhours, Side B) – was expected… but not on such a short notice! The trio’s critics and audience response has been unexpected indeed, and generally extremely positive: seems like the band’s mix of Canterbury (Soft Machine in the first place) and psychedelic sounds (The Doors and The Beatles among all) contained in The Winstons’ self-titled debut record was actually very special and original.
Recorded live on January 22nd at Angelo Mai, “Live in Rome” intensifies the strong impact of “The Winstons” by adding an energetic ‘live’ dimension, and adds to the studio album tracklist, here proposed in full, the two unreleased jams “Zip to Zap Riot Trip” and “Oku No Dajes”. All of this is packaged in the typical papersleeve / gatefold vinyl replica format of AMS Records, including a CD audio and a DVD-NTSC video, the latter enriched with peculiar visuals ‘ad hoc’. An attached 16-page photographic booklet also contains snapshots taken during that magical evening.
The group’s many years of experience on stage, all over Italy and abroad, emerge here with a surprising ease, the same proven in handling the ‘progressive matter’ far better than many other older artists. If you have already witnessed The Winstons in concert, “Live in Rome” will give you the chance to relive those precious moments; if you haven’t, here’s the perfect way to realize what to expect!