Label: Afrakà - DVD 2215/BWR 163,Black Widow Records - DVD 2215/BWR 163 • Format: 2x, DVD DVD-Video • Country: Italy • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
Osanna were among the first bands in the world to present themselves theatrically in their shows, featuring “L’Uomo” From Live In Savona - 2009 - Osanna - Tempo (DVD) and made-up faces. After their debut album L'uomo was released inthey recorded the soundtrack for the film Milano Calibro 9 in In the same year, they toured in Italy alongside Genesis.
The “L’Uomo” From Live In Savona - 2009 - Osanna - Tempo (DVD) mixes Neapolitan and Mediterranean sounds with modern progressive rock elements, such as the extensive use of electric guitar and Mellotron. After the release of the album Landscape Of Life inthe band disbanded, but reformed inwithout D'Anna however, who was replaced by keyboardist Fabrizio D'Angelowhile the bass role was taken up by Enzo Petrone. With this line-up they released Suddance into a large extent containing lyrics written in the Neapolitan language.
Osanna disbanded again in and reformed inreleasing the LP Taka Boom the following year, including old successes and some new songs. And now Tempo is being welcomed. A double DVD which includes a page book. The first Intro - Poison - Bestial Death has the title Prima Tempo and is a kind of Lightning (Heavy Metal) - Lightning (14) - Brave Heart for their Rosso Rock album; a live-album, recorded in Japan and released in During the whole show they got musical assistance from special guests, of which several had already worked with the band in the past.
Many hits and well known classic tunes of the band can be enjoyed, such as their breaktrough song L'uomo. It includes a small part of Purple Haze and is a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. The most bizarre performance of this first set is probably the show Mr. Leone gives behind his keyboard. The second part has the title Secondo Tempo.
Guests appear during this performance as well. The first DVD has some extras besides the concert footage. First there's a video clip of the song Rosso Rockin which Lino Vairetti walks around in what looks like an old monastery. Furthermore there's some backstage footage you can enjoy. The second disc is completely dedicated to the band's past and has the title Story.
You can watch the band being filmed during the period untilduring which they did appearances on several TV shows and gave several live concerts. The twenty video clips represent the story of the band rather well. Footage was coming from the RAI- and private archives. While watching those clips you can very well see how the band develops from a band which plays music, related to early Jethro Tullwith a lot of blues influences, to an act in which their music includes elements from progressive rock.
Finally, some words are spent on the booklet in which both DVDs are housed. It has lots of photos of the concerts and clips that are on both discs. Many obscure shots from the old days are included, both in black and white and in colour.
A biography of the band written in Italian and English is included as well. All in all Tempo is a beautiful document of the Italian band that might have inspired Peter Gabriel to paint his face when he was in Italy with Genesis, when said band opened for them.
Although Osanna's music isn't very much related to Genesis, it does not mean it's less entertaining. Most of you who like more rock in their progressive rock cocktail should try the music of this band and I suspect this two-disc DVD release would be a good start. Those who already know this band will buy this release straight away.
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