LATTE E MIELE PAPILLON LP VINYL NEW (US) 33RPM LIMITED EDITION
1. Papillon - Ouverture
2. Primo quadro - La Fuga
3. Secondo quadro - Il Mercato
4. Terzo quadro - L'incontro (Rimani Nella Mia Vita)
5. Quarto quadro - L'arresto
6. Quinto quadro - Il Verdetto
7. Sesto quadro - La Transformazione
8. Settimo quadro - Corri Nel Mondo
10. Patetica: Parte Prima
11. Patetica: Parte Seconda
12. Patetica: Parte Terza
LP pressed on RED vinyl & housed in a gatefold jacket.
A trio born within the prolific prog scene of Genoa, Latte e Miele debuted with a full-length in 1972, a concept album centered on the Gospel According to Matthew, Passio Secundum Mattheum. Due to the three-piece configuration and the strong classical component of their music, the comparison with the more well-known Emerson, Lake & Palmer is almost immediate.
Much more personal is the second LP Papillon, released in 1973. Another concept, also original in the story told in the lyrics, which tells of a puppet in love with a young girl: sentenced to 'death' because of his 'heresy', he will then resurrect as a child himself. Musically, the album is much more fluid and engaging than its predecessor, a perfect example of Italian symphonic progressive rock. The group had some success at the time, they even managed to play in support of Van Der Graaf Generator; critics, however, preferred to point their finger at the similarities with English prog sounds rather than recognizing the undoubted validity of Latte e Miele and their work.
To be counted among the essentials of the Italian prog scene, Papillon is now reissued in a faithful replica of the original edition by BTF/Vinyl Magic, including the central 4-page insert which was initially featured inside the LP gatefold cover.
Limited to 500 copies on red vinyl.