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70s Italian LPs: Fine Dining Prog - The Audiophile Man
All Around A Hole – The Vinyl Collector’s Notebook Author: Paolo Verda Price: €75 You may remember my review of Verda’s first tome that was based upon British artists’ LPs featuring a combination of progressive, psychedelic, folk, blues and jazz issued in the UK during the 60s and 70s. It is still available and perfect for devoted fans of the same with a superb design aimed at collectors. This new book is based around the same general design but it focuses on Italian releases during the 70s. I was looking forward to getting my hands on this one because the bulk of the content looks at progressive music in all its varied forms. During the 70s, Italy produced some of the best prog in the world. Wholly under-rated, terribly under-played and cruelly ignored, there are enlightened prog fans resident outside of Italy who have been exposed to the delights of Italian prog but, if you’re into prog and you’ve yet to taste its fine dining elements, then grab this book firstly as a grounding or overview and then use its contents to inform and educate. The design of the book is aimed at music fans on the go. People who …