A privately pressed and very rare album, Siegfried, il drago e altre storie was the first and only LP released by this Turin band, that was active from 1974 and that had previously recorded two tapes and some tracks posthumously released on CD in early 90’s.
The band was initially a trio with no name, then a quartet that only took its name Errata Corrige when newcomer Mike Abate replaced previous guitarist Cardellino. Two demo-tapes, entitled Da mago a musicista and Saturday il cavaliere were released by the early line-ups.
After their latest concert at Teatro Carignano in Turin in June 1975 and the following breakup, the musicians decided to record in a studio some of their compositions as a document of their past activity. These recordings were issued on LP in 1976, with fantasy-inspired lyrics and dreamy soft-prog atmospheres not unlike Celeste in their first album or Pierrot Lunaire. More complex arrangements and rhythm changes make this an attractive and original sounding record. Band members play a long list of instruments with good musicianship.
The Cd is a new recording of the old songs + a DVD with a bonus track.
1) VIAGGIO DI SAGGEZZA
2) DEL CAVALIERE CITADEL E DEL DRAGO DELLA FORESTA DI LUCANOR
a) Il Richiamo
b) Nella Foresta
c) Il Drago
d) Fuggi Citadel
e) Ritorno al Villaggio
3) SIEGFRIED (Leggenda)
4) SIEGFRIED (Mito)
5) DAL LIBRO DI BORDO DELL’ADVENTURE
Viaggio di Saggezza 3:09 Del Cavaliere Citadel… 9:08 Siegfried (Leggenda) 8:48 Siegfried (Mito) 5:24 Dal libro di bordo della “Adventure” 5:06 Bonus Track video: Cadence and Cascade (Fripp – Sinfield)
Errata Corrige are:
Mike Abate: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocals
Marco Cimino: All Keyboards, Flute, vocals
Gianni Cremona: Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Guido Giovine: Drums, Percussions, Vocals
Manuel Zigante: Cello
Martin Mayes: French Horn
Federico Forla: Oboe
Ivan Bert: Trumpet
Diego Mascherpa: Altosax, Clarinet