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Nuova Idea - Clowns FLAC album

Performer: Nuova Idea
Genre: Rock
Title: Clowns
Country: Italy
Released: 2003
Style: Prog Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1970 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1442 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1135 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 169
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Arranged By – Nuova Idea. Drums, Timpani, Tam-tam, Congas, Guiro, Crotales, Triangle, Voice – Paolo Siani. Electric Guitar, Shaker, Voice – Claudio Ghiglino. Electric Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Violin, Crotales, Voice – Ricky Belloni. Engineer, Mixed By – Lino Castriotta, Roberto Di Muro Villicich. Guest, Tam-tam – Flaviano Cuffari. Clowns ‎(CD, Album, RE). Mellow Records.

For many this may be a less recognized title, but it should adorn everyone's cd collection. Clowns" is heavy Italian organ soaked prog with a real 70's feel to it. The songs are very well constructed and performed with the top musicanship associated with NUOVA IDEA. Once again lyrics are in Italian for those who it matters to out there in prog land. Here is a great Italian prog album that many would enjoy. NUOVA IDEA's music tends to alternate between heavy prog, where guitar and hammond compete for domination, and mellow prog typical of the period. Their keyboardist reminds me of Rick WAKEMAN, at times, when he plays Hammond.

1969-71: Marco Zoccheddu (guitar, vocals) Claudio Ghiglino (guitar, vocals) Giorgio Usai (keyboards, vocals) Enrico Casagni (bass, flute, vocals) Paolo Siani (drums, vocals). 1972: Zoccheddu replaced by Antonello Gabelli (guitar, vocals). Ricky Belloni also had a solo single on PDU (Ricordi da bruciare/Letto sfatto) in 1974 before joining New Trolls. Drummer Paolo Siani released two easy pop singles under the name Pappy Mammy & Son in 1975 and 1976 on Ariston. Bassist Enrico Casagni made a solo LP in 1977, entitled Qualcuno stanotte for EMI/Parlophone.

This album has an average beat per minute of 121 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 101/132 BPM).

Nuova Idea was among a seemingly tiny minority of bands of the nascent Italian progressive rock of the early-1970s that actually managed to release more than one album before disappearing without trace. The band's battle scarred line-up changed with the release of each of their three albums, although the music progressed in parallel with the changes in personnel and was so much the better as a consequence.

Nuova Idea:Clowns (1973).

Nuova Idea - Clowns (1973) Arturo "Ricky" Belloni (chitarra, voce) Claudio Ghiglino (chitarra, voce) Giorgio Usai (tastiere, voce) Enrico Casagni (basso, flauto, voce) Paolo Siani (batteria, voce).


1 Clessidra 5:27
2 Un'Isola 8:04
3 Il Giardino Dei Sogni 5:21
4 Clown 10:42
5 Una Vita Nuova 5:21


  • Gong [Tam-tam] – Flaviano Cuffari
  • Producer – Gianfranco Reverberi
  • Trumpet – Emilio Soana (tracks: 4)


2003 BMG Ricordi SpA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 82876544072 14909
  • Distribution Code: IFPI3702

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AR/LP 12100 Nuova Idea Clowns ‎(LP, Album) Ariston Progressive AR/LP 12100 Italy 1973
BVCM-37956 Nuova Idea Clowns ‎(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial, Pap) BMG BVCM-37956 Russia Unknown
BVCM-37956 Nuova Idea Clowns ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Jew) BMG BVCM-37956 Unknown
88697853652 Nuova Idea Clowns ‎(CD, Gat) Sony Music Entertainment (Italy) S.p.a. 88697853652 Italy 2011
MMP 123 Nuova Idea Clowns ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mellow Records MMP 123 Italy 1992