Esperanto - Last Tango (1975)

Posted By: DiceCracker


Progressive Rock - @320 - ID3 - Covers

(If you haven't heard it yet, go get it and forget all you have before, this is one of my best albuns, and I say that on over than 12.000 albuns).
Their Beatles Eleonor Rigby version is something that no one can really explain in words, you NEED to feel it.

From The Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock and Related Music
Last Tango is excellent. It opens with a particularly murderous version of "Eleanor Rigby." Purists, who want covers to stay near the original, will simply die, while those looking for original interpretation will be slayed! =8) Except for a brief statement of the theme, which is buried in the complexity, you won't positively recognize the song until the lyrics start. Excellent. Esperanto have the usual drums, bass, keyboards, and male and female vocals, but also use two violins and a cello. ELO? No way. These guys are fairly complex (but we're not talking UZ or Art Zoyd) and build good intensity. How to describe? Not easy, really. Strong string presence obviously. Kinda classical, kinda fusiony, kinda proggy, pretty unique. Six songs, three per side. Three of these are longer (7-12 minutes) and three shorter (3-4 minutes). The shorter songs are kinda "singlish" and coulda been heard on the radio in the mid-'70s. That's not to imply they are bad songs, but the longer cuts are much better developed. I'm doing a hack job here. Oh well. Good stuff…
..On Last Tango the band is reduced to eight members and the music is a lot better and more progressive than on Rock orchestra. There is some killer stuff on Last Tango. – Andre Hagberg

Track listing

1. Eleanor Rigby (7:43)
2. Still Life (7:27)
3. Painted Lady (3:26)
4. Obsession (4:33)
5. The Rape (12:07)
6. Last Tango (3:29)


Tony Malisan: Drums
Gino Malisan: Bass
Bruno Libert: Keyboards
Roger Meakin: Vocals
Kim Moore: Vocals
Raymond Vincent: 1st Violin
Godfrey Salmon: 2nd Violin
Timothy Kraemer: Cello

Other information

Produced & Engineered by Robin Geoffrey Cable
Recorded at Hérouville & Ramport Studios, London
Mixed at AIR, London
Assistant Engineers: Mike Stavrou & Will Reid Dick
Art direction: Fabio Nicoli
Photography: Paul Wakefield
Design: Nick Marshall

(I really would to know if you guys would like the other Bacamarte album and the other 2 Esperanto albuns, so you could complete your collection on both groups)

DC, From the jungle