Album: Of Fate and Glory
Artist: The Rome Pro(G)ject
2016 TRP Records
CD: CDALB02

Musicians:
Vincenzo Ricca: keys (all), bass (7, 9), drums programming (9)
Steve Hackett: electric guitar (1, 6, 11), classical guitar (6, 11)
David Jackson: whistles (5, 7, 8), flute (5, 7, 8), sopranino/soprano/alto/tenor saxophones (5, 7, 8), double horns (5, 7, 8)
Billy Sherwood: bass (2, 3, 6, 10), electric guitar (2, 10), drums (2, 3, 6, 10)

with:
Riccardo Romano: piano (1), harp (4, 5)
Lorenzo Feliciati: bass (1, 5, 8)
Daniele Pomo: drums (1, 5, 8)
Joanna "Jo" Lehmann Hackett: voice (1)
Franck Caducci: bass (4), acoustic 12 and 6 string guitars (4)
Luca Grosso: drums (4, 7)
Mauro Montobbio: synth guitar (7), classical guitar (11)
Giorgio Clementelli: acoustic guitar (7)
Paolo Ricca Jr.: electric guitar (9)


Produced by V Ricca
Recorded with TRP Virtual Mobile Studio somewhere in Europe
Mixed and mastered by Romano
Mixed by Sherwood (3)
Hackett(s) recorded by Ben Fenner at Paddock Production, London (1, 11), by Roger King at Map Studios, London (6)
Sherwood recorded at i4tunes studio, Los Angeles, CA (2, 3, 6, 10)
Jackson recorded at Tonewall Studio, Suffolk (5, 7, 8)
Photos by Gabrielle Deodato, V Ricca, Luca Fiaccavento, Nick Clabburn
Logo & layout by Gabriele Morelli

 

Tracks:
1. "Of Fate and Glory" [V Ricca/Hackett/Lehmann] (3:53)
2. "The Wold and the Twins" [V Ricca/Sherwood] (3:38)
3. "The Seven Kings of Rome" [V Ricca] (4:55)
4. "Seven Hills and a River" [V Ricca] (13:12)
5. "Forum Magnum" [V Ricca/Jackson] (8:05)
6. "S. P. Q. R." [V Ricca/Hackett] (6:00)
7. "Ovid's Ars Amatoria" [V Ricca/Jackson] (6:53)
8. "Augustus (Primus Inter Pares)" [V Ricca/Jackson] (6:19)
9. "Hadrianeum" [V Ricca/P Ricca] (3:35)
10. "The Conquest of the World" [V Ricca/Sherwood] (4:48)
11. "The Pantheon's Dome" [V Ricca/Hackett/Montobbio] (4:30)

Conceived, composed and arranged by V Ricca
 

Notes (****): Quality old-school prog from Italian keyboardist Vincenzo Ricca. This is the second Rome Pro(G)ject album, both instrumental concept albums about the city. Steve and John Hackett guested on the first album. (HP, 8 Jun 16)


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