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Opera LP 1987
Label: Acquario #: ACQ 33002 Country: Italy
Info: Subtitled "con musiche originali di Claudio Simonetti", this is the soundtrack to Dario Argento's movie "Opera" (a.k.a. "Terror At The Opera") and yes, it definitely counts as a compilation seeing as it includes at least 3 different artists. Reissued on CD a few times in the 00's and recently (2015) on vinyl.

CONTENT
(bold = exclusive track / normal = non-exclusive track / italic = non-metal)



Side A:
1. Claudio Simonetti - Opera
  Operatic vocals over dramatic keyboards.
2. Claudio Simonetti - Crows
  A more upbeat, rocking and quite epic number, very much what you'd expect from an 80's version of Mr Simonetti's old cult band GOBLIN. Definitely has metal-appeal.
3. Claudio Simonetti - Impending Danger
  A darker, more ambient piece with more of a classic horror film score feel.
4. STEEL GRAVE - Steel Grave
  Good'n'Fast straight-up Euro-Metal like countrymen SABOTAGE or HOCCULTA. Originally called "Headbanger", this recording was the A-side of their last 7" from 1985, then released under their original monicker GOW. (Nope, you don't need to check out their early stuff as it is rather mediocre HR)
5. Excerpt from "Madam Butterfly": Un Bel Di Vedremo
  Classic opera. No artist or recording credits are mentioned on any of the featured opera pieces.
6. Excerpt from "Traviata": Sempre Libera
  Classic opera.
7. Excerpt from "Traviata": Amami Alfredo
  Classic opera.
8. Excerpt from "Norma": Casta Diva
  Classic opera.

Side B:
1. Claudio Simonetti - Confusion
  Ambient pop-rock with brooding, catchy melodies.
2. STEEL GRAVE - Knights Of The Night
  Priest-riffing w/ screeching Udo/germano-vocals which combined results in a heavier Lizzy Borden-type sound. Quite nice!
3. Claudio Simonetti - Confusion (Reprise)
  See B1.
4. Claudio Simonetti - Cosmo
  Soft, ambient & lots of piano.
5. Excerpt from "Macbeth": Preludio
  Classic opera.
6. Excerpt from "Macbeth": Scene E Cavatina
  Classic opera.
         
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