Again, how many times have you seen it in lists or private collections? Let me know!!! One of the rarest early 80's Sweden private pressing in progressive field. Very elusive USA prog duo. Pastoral vibe, very gentle passages on the new-age borderline. Reissue of legendary first album. Limited edition gatefold in shrink SOLD. A real gem. Fourth album by classic Italian prog band. GF First pressing in glossy thick paper of their 3rd and more complex work.
Has the very elusive innersleeve! Private release by progressiveband. Double Lp,gatefold,insert. Second Lp by italian progressive band,in classic 70s-oriented italian progressive tradition,with long well-crafted songs. Highly recommended!! French band in Pink Floyd direction with nice guitars interplay. Nothing exceptional, but pleasant. A strange mixture of old fashioned prog rock with strong Hammond organs and less complex blues tunes.
Original pressing of killer hard prog between Deep Purple and Hawkwind with screaming vocals and pre-punkish attitude. Great and original LP Seam split. Fantastic cover art, one of the best ever! Early seventies USA effort with acid guitar, mini moog and percussion. Excellent Canadian progressive sung in French. A bit like the French great bands of the seventies. Extraordinaire cover SOLD. GF Pre-Now the Belgian!
Getting rarer every day! EP Late 80's first effort by obscure, dark progressive band from Italy. Great technical skill, dramatic music leaded by great female vocalist. Japan only, Rare!! Reissue, gatefold, white vinyl limited edition GF Fantastic copy of ultra rare classic prog band. GF their second and last album, more symphonic than their first, with more jazzy arrangements and dreamy atmosphere. Gatefold Lp by italian early seventies progressive band with Nanni civitenga on guitar and Luciano Regoli on vocals.
Long complex tracks SOLD. Gatefold,perfect condition of beautiful italian prog classic,with stunning keyboards,emotional voice and great instrumental work,in Banco,Paese dei Balocchi etc direction. Weird and rare UK progsters playing an instrumental jazzy rock full of breaks with a great guitar work.https://kisschanpeti.ga
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TOP copy of mega-rare Italian progressive musically similar to Jet, Teoremi, Campo di Marte with strong hard rhythm section, wild guitar and keyboard. Gatefold struktur-cover SOLD. GF Promo perfect copy of their 3rd and more symphonic effort. A gem SOLD. Rare local USA hard rock band with tons of organs and psychy guitar leads.
Great basement feel. Essential for hard 70's rock fans. GF What a cover! A truly symphonic classic masterpiece of Italian old school. Rare private Italian jazz rock. Has its moments SOLD. One of a kind! Very rare first private pressing before the official one. Great French trio with King Crimson alike music.
Great LP. Micro pressing of young German progsters influenced by UK neoprog style. For Marillion, Pallas, IQ fanatics. Second Movement's related prog band. Nice guitars, keyboard interplay. Very hard to score these days. Mint copy of their first psychedelic masterpiece..
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Great symphonic German rock band, between Genesis, Camel, Rousseau. Gatefold struktur-cover for an amazing hard rock monster promo copy in pristine condition SOLD. Canterbury inspired Canadian progressive band. One of the rarest private pressing of UK progressive bands, from the early 80's. Beetween Pink Floyd and Genesis music, housed in a bootleg-alike package. This is the REAL 1st pressing with green on white cover design! Third and only released in Italy by Swiss hard blues rockers. Maybe the rarest of their releases!
One of the most underrated UK hard rock albums ever. A true classic! Virtually impossible to find in these near -Perfect conditions Cover and vinyl. With the original printed innersleeve! Double LP Gatefold. A masterpiece! Really great band!!! Russian electronic progressive,dedicated to the 25 anniversary of the soviet astronautics. Beautiful cover!! Three years later, Butterfly is still waiting for Pinkerton to return, as he had left shortly after their wedding.
Her maid Suzuki keeps trying to convince her that he is not coming back, but Butterfly will not listen to her. Goro, the marriage broker who arranged her marriage, keeps trying to marry her off again, but she does not listen to him either. The American consul, Sharpless, comes to the house with a letter which he has received from Pinkerton which asks him to break some news to Butterfly: that Pinkerton is coming back to Japan, but Sharpless cannot bring himself to finish it because Butterfly becomes very excited to hear that Pinkerton is coming back.
Sharpless asks Butterfly what she would do if Pinkerton were not to return. She then reveals that she gave birth to Pinkerton's son after he had left and asks Sharpless to tell him. From the hill house, Butterfly sees Pinkerton's ship arriving in the harbour. She and Suzuki prepare for his arrival, and then they wait. Suzuki and the child fall asleep, but Butterfly stays up all night waiting for him to arrive.
Suzuki wakes up in the morning and Butterfly finally falls asleep.
Sharpless and Pinkerton arrive at the house, along with Pinkerton's new American wife, Kate. They have come because Kate has agreed to raise the child. But, as Pinkerton sees how Butterfly has decorated the house for his return, he realizes he has made a huge mistake. He admits that he is a coward and cannot face her, leaving Suzuki, Sharpless and Kate to break the news to Butterfly. Agreeing to give up her child if Pinkerton comes himself to see her, she then prays to statues of her ancestral gods, says goodbye to her son, and blindfolds him.
She places a small American flag in his hands and goes behind a screen, killing herself with her father's seppuku knife. Pinkerton rushes in, but he is too late, and Butterfly dies. This is a synopsis of the standard version  of the opera, with its arias, duets, trios, choruses, etc. The synopsis is organized into the 34 tracks that constitute most recordings. A short orchestral prelude with a busy, fugal opening theme, followed by a second theme of more overtly Japanese character, leads straight into the opening scene.
E soffitto e pareti "And ceiling and walls". Pinkerton and Goro are inspecting a small house which sits on a hill and overlooks the bay. Goro has found the house for Pinkerton and his bride, and is showing him the house, with its sliding doors and small garden. The butler, the cook and the bride's maid, Suzuki, enter the garden and are introduced to Pinkerton. After they leave, Goro tells Pinkerton that everything is now ready and that his intended bride, Butterfly, will arrive soon, as will the American consul, the marriage registrar and all the bride's relatives, except her uncle.
Her uncle is a priest and refuses to attend the wedding ceremony. Sharpless, the American consul, has climbed up the hill from the city. He enters the garden, greets Pinkerton and Goro, and admires the view that overlooks Nagasaki's harbor and the sea. Pinkerton tells Sharpless that he has just purchased the little house for years, with the right every month to cancel the agreement.
Pinkerton explains that, in Japan, the law is very loose. Dovunque al mondo "Throughout the world". As the orchestra plays the opening flourish to " The Star-Spangled Banner " a musical theme which will characterize Pinkerton throughout the opera , Pinkerton tells Sharpless that, throughout the world, the Yankee wanderer is not satisfied until he captures the flowers of every shore and the love of every beautiful woman.
Sharpless is critical of Pinkerton's beliefs, but they stand and agree, "America forever". Pinkerton tells Goro to bring Butterfly to him. When Goro leaves, Sharpless asks Pinkerton if he is really in love. Amore o grillo "Love or fancy". Pinkerton admits to Sharpless that he does not know whether he is really in love or just infatuated, but he is bewitched with Butterfly's innocence, charm and beauty; she is like a butterfly fluttering around and then landing with silent grace, so beautiful "that I must have her, even though I injure her butterfly wings".
Sharpless tells Pinkerton that he heard Butterfly speak, when she visited the consulate, and he asks Pinkerton not to pluck off her delicate wings. However, Pinkerton tells Sharpless that he will do "no great harm, even if Butterfly falls in love. Ancora un passo "One step more". Butterfly can be heard guiding her friends to the top of the hill, jubilantly telling them that "Over land and sea, there floats the joyful breath of spring.
I am the happiest girl in Japan, or rather in the world. She recognizes Pinkerton and points him out to her friends, and all bow down before him. Gran ventura "May good fortune attend you". Butterfly greets Pinkerton, who asks about her difficult climb up the hill. Butterfly says that, for a happy bride, the wait is even more difficult. Pinkerton thanks her for the compliment but cuts her off as she continues to compliment him further. Butterfly tells Pinkerton and Sharpless that her family is from Nagasaki and was once very wealthy.
Goro announces the arrival of both the Grand Commissioner and the Registrar of marriages. Butterfly greets her relatives, who have arrived for the wedding.
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Pinkerton laughs at the sight and whispers to Sharpless, "This is a farce: all these will be my new relatives for only a month. Meanwhile, Butterfly tells her relatives how much she loves Pinkerton.
One of her cousins says that Goro first offered Pinkerton to her, but she refused. Butterfly's relatives say that he is like a king, so rich and so handsome, and then, at a sign from Butterfly, all her friends and relatives bow to Pinkerton and walk out to the garden. Pinkerton takes Butterfly's hand and leads her into the house.
Vieni, amor mio! From her sleeve, Butterfly brings out to show Pinkerton all of her treasures, which include only a few handkerchiefs, a mirror, a sash, and other trinkets. Then she shows him a long, narrow case, which she tells him holds her only sacred treasure, but she cannot open it, because there are too many people around. Goro whispers to Pinkerton that the case contains a "gift" from the Mikado to Butterfly's father, inviting him to commit seppuku. Butterfly continues to show Pinkerton her other little treasures, including several little statues: "They are the spirits of my ancestors.
Ieri son salita tutta sola "Yesterday, I went all alone". Butterfly tells Pinkerton that yesterday, in secret and without telling her uncle, who is a Buddhist priest, the Bonze, she went to the consulate, where she abandoned her ancestral religion and converted to Pinkerton's religion. Pinkerton's God. Tutti zitti "Quiet everyone". Everything is ready, and Goro tells everyone to be quiet.
The Commissioner conducts the brief ceremony and witnesses Pinkerton and Butterfly sign the official papers. Madama Butterfly "Madam Butterfly". The wedding celebration begins, and everyone wishes happiness to the new couple. After a short while, Sharpless pleads with Pinkerton not to be cruel, and he leaves with the Commissioner and the Registrar.
Pinkerton, Butterfly and their guests continue the celebration with many toasts. Cio-Cio San! The toasts are interrupted by an angry voice offstage, saying "Cio-Cio San! You are damned. He stands over Butterfly, shouting his curses at her, when Pinkerton intervenes to stop him.
The Bonze is shocked at the American, and he orders all the guests to leave with him, saying to Butterfly, "You have renounced us, and we renounce you. The night is falling. Butterfly is weeping. Pinkerton consoles her. Bimba, Bimba, non piangere "Sweetheart, sweetheart, do not weep". This begins the famous long love duet, which ends act 1. Pinkerton tells Butterfly that "All your relatives and all the priests in Japan are not worth the tears from your loving, beautiful eyes.
I will not cry any more. And I do not worry about their curses, because your words sound so sweet. Viene la sera "Night is falling". The long duet continues. Pinkerton tells Butterfly that the "Night is falling", and Butterfly answers that "with it comes darkness and peace. Then Suzuki helps Butterfly dress for her wedding night. Pinkerton watches Butterfly, as she watches him, but her happiness is tempered, as "still the angry voice curses me.
Butterfly is renounced — renounced but happy". Bimba dagli occhi "Sweetheart, with eyes Pinkerton admires the beautiful Butterfly and tells her, "you have not yet told me that you love me. Vogliatemi bene "Love me, please. The long duet concludes. Butterfly pleads with Pinkerton to "Love me, please.
Pinkerton admits that it is true but explains, "Do you know why? So that she will not fly away. You are mine. As the curtain opens, three years have passed. Suzuki kneels in front of a Buddha, praying that Butterfly will stop crying. Butterfly hears and tells her that the Japanese gods are fat and lazy, and that the American God will answer quickly, if only He knows where they are living.
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Suzuki tells Butterfly that their money has almost run out and, if Pinkerton does not return quickly, they will suffer in a bad way. Butterfly assures Suzuki that Pinkerton will return, because he took care to arrange for the consul to pay the rent and to fit the house with locks to keep out the mosquitoes, relatives and troubles. Suzuki tells Butterfly that foreign husbands never return to their Japanese wives, but Butterfly replies furiously that Pinkerton had assured her, on the very last morning they were together, "Oh, Butterfly, my little wife, I shall return with the roses, when the earth is full of joy, when the robin makes his nest.
In this, the opera's most famous aria and one of the most popular works in the soprano repertoire , Butterfly says that, "one fine day", they will see a puff of smoke on the far horizon. Then a ship will appear and enter the harbor. Fofi, G. Bottini, Introduction by Z. Smith, with an Afterword by G. Fofi, Napoli: Cargo. Gates, H. Godard, B. Bassnett and A. Hill Hudson, B. Hurston, Z.
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