Valerio Cherubini (guitar, flute, vocals)
Stefano Barzaghi (guitar)
Gianantonio Merisio (keyboards, vocals)
Roberto Colleoni (bass)
Walter Locatelli (drums)
A minor band from Bergamo, founded in 1978 from the
ashes of Dalton by drummer Locatelli, that only released an album in 1980.
La scimmia sulla schiena del re is a short eight-track album with the usual classical influences and some Gentle Giant-inspired sounds and rhythm changes. Half of the tracks are instrumental with the opening Preludio in D one of the best cuts.
Unfortunately there was no more interest in progressive music when the album came out and it had a limited distribution causing the band to split soon after.
|La scimmia sulla schiena del re||IAF (LPA 90001)||1980||single cover|
|AMS/BTF (AMS LP 116)||2016||reissue of the above|
|La scimmia sulla schiena del re||Mellow (MMP 162)||1993||reissue of 1980 album|
Hard to find, La scimmia sulla schiena del re
was issued on the small IAF label that had also produced the second album Argitari
by Dalton, and had a very limited local distribution. It came with a cheap
The album was reissued for the first time on vinyl in 2016.
No counterfeits nor foreign issues exist.
La scimmia sulla schiena del re - LP