It is ready the tribute album to Francesco Di Giacomo, singer and frontman of the Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, who tragically died about seven months ago, due to a car accident. Judging by the intentions of the promoters – first of all the keyboardist Vittorio Nocenzi, who conceived and directed the project – it is not a goodbye, but a new impetus to resume playing and singing thanks to the “presence” of Di Giacomo. The project, in fact, provides, in addition to the album, a new tour, during which the unforgettable voice of the group that best represented the progressive Italian will be replaced by a group of singers. In addition, it is planned for the second half of 2015 the output rock opera Orlando, inspired to Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto, in which Francesco and Nocenzi were working for some time. First, however, that in February next year, will start the Italian tour and December 6, 2014 the Banco will perform a special concert at the Gran Teatro in Rome, during which the historic core of the band will be joined by a section of winds, a second battery and a set of drums.
The disc is built according to the collective inspiration that has involved not only the historical components of the Roman band, founded in 1969, many protagonists of the cultural landscape of our country. These include Alessandro Haber, Franca Valeri, Giuliana De Sio, Moni Ovadia, Toni Servillo, Rocco Papaleo, Giuseppe Cederna, Valerio Mastandrea, whose voices will be joined to that of Francesco Di Giacomo in a long lineup consists of more than thirty songs. The album title is “An idea that you can not stop”, will be released on double CD and triple vinyl format, and will contain both interpretations of the historical parts of the band – among he these Nocenzi wanted to select the least known – and live recordings songs sung by Di Giacomo. Among them there are those unforgettable, like “In volo” (live 2012), “Non mi rompete” (Extended Version proposal in Acoustic, live 2013), “Il ragno” (live 2013) and “750,000 anni fa… l’amore?” (live 2012).
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