®© by Enrico Rosa
Campo di Marte
concept was created in 1971 by guitarist/composer Enrico Rosa.
Enrico completely composed and arranged the music of the album recorded in January 1973 and wrote the lyrics of the few vocal parts.
Enrico used, as he does today, various sounds and combinations of acoustic and electric instruments as french horn, flutes, strings, organ, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, percussion and electric bass. Here, the first band line up from Florence:
Mauro Sarti - drums, flute & vocals,
Richard Ursillo (Paul Richard on the label) - el. bass & vocal, Alfredo
Barducci - french horn, flute, piano, organ, klavioline & vocals, Carlo
Felice Marcovecchio - drums & vocals, Enrico Rosa - acoustic
guitar,el guitar, vocal & Mellotron on the recording.
This concept, created by Enrico Rosa's composition is like a Symphony where the music tells a story with its deep emotions.
The name Campo di Marte (named after a quarter of Florence - Italy), was found during the first LP recording; the name Campo di Marte means Field of Mars and being Mars the ancient god of war, the metaphoric meaning becomes "Field of War"; in this relation the album lyrics referred to the foolishness of war, and to underline it, the cover contained a drawing of ancient Turkish mercenaries injuring themselves to demonstrate their strength and courage.
The same design was contained in the band's posters and it is Enrico Rosa's logo for Campo di Marte.
From summer 1973 to June 1974 Campo di Marte had a good concert activity with a new line up, all musicians from Leghorn (Livorno), performing new original compositions by Enrico, in this case the music was more jazz - fusion with a light inspiration from Miles Davis and Herbie Hankock. The group recorded a live session but UA, at the time more under CBS - Sugar, rejected the production regarding it as too futuristic and not commercial. This was too much for young Enrico, he left Italy in June 1974 on his way to Boston - USA but he had first to earn some travel money so he was offered a 3 months hotel gig in Denmark, he took it and the rest it's a long story.
1973 - 74 Campo di Marte line up consisted of: Loriano Berti (Fischio earlier Capitolo 6) on sax - flute and ocarina, Franco La Placa - fender rodhes, Fabrizio Ughi - guitar, Sergio Ducilli -bass, Andrea Colli - drums and Enrico Rosa on acoustic and el. guitar. Later on another piano player was added, Antonio Favilla (earlier Capitolo 6) - klavinet, würlitzer el. piano.
Campo di Marte is without any doubt one of the milestones of Italian Progressive Rock and the 1973 LP is an essential album in any Progressive Rock collection.
In 1994 the first album has been released again on CD and reviewed as a master piece of Italian Progressive Rock. In 2006 BTF released a re-mastered 1973 on CD followed by LP reissue in 2007.
Today the original record is a very rare and
high rated item for collectors all over the world.
In 2003 Campo di Marte has been reformed by Enrico Rosa for some concerts in Tuscany - Italy and for the recording of a live CD "Concerto Zero" which has been the new very start of Campo di Marte.
The band is very much alive and "on the road" performing old and new compositions
by Enrico Rosa. (books)
Enrico Rosa in concert with Campo di Marte at Mestre - Venice Italy 1973
ITALIAN PROG.. BRAZIL PROG ... RUSSIAN PROG ....AUSTRALIAN PROG ..JAPANESE SIDE
Campo di Marte Live 2004 at Godset - Kolding - Denmark
Rosa - recorder: soprano, alto, tenor, bass and wind synthesizer
Alexandr Matin Sass - piano, keyboards and tuba
Natan Walden - bass
Jaime Salazar - drums
Enrico Rosa - acoustic guitar,el. guitar and vocal
CAMPO DI MARTE ( Italian prog )
Eva & Enrico Rosa in new concept
Double Live CD 2003
including a live performance from 1972 at the Space Electronic (Firenze)
Booklet 1&2 (12 sides each)
Progressor: ...more than an excellent album
Progressive Z:..Brilliant and indispensable work
Musica:..un esempio unico nel panorama musicale italiano
Manticornio: ...la buena música sigue viva..
Frazz:..one you shouldn't be without
Movimenti prog:..siamo davvero su livelli molto alti
Released by BTF
Live 2003 Track by track info
Ferdinando Argenti David Clark Enrico Rosa Jim Lattini
Freedom Jazz Dance
Svezia in Fiamme
Recorded on October 17th 2009 at Thin Ice Studio - Andover MA USA
Released October 2010
Super Eva by Gaetano Menna - Italia
Movimenti Prog Donato Zoppo - Italia
ProGGnosis - USA
All Abou Jazz - USA
Creazy World Records - Japan
Campo di Marte 1973
1973 LP UAS 29497 CAMPO DI MARTE :(The story)
REISSUED ON CD IN 1994 BY MELLOW RECORDS.
Now for sale at BTF LP
....ONE OF THE BEST HEAVY PROGRESSIVE ALBUM EVER,
FURIOUS VOCALS, SEARING FLUTES, HEAVY FUZZ LEADS,
HOUSED IN MYTHICAL HISTORICAL COVER
All compositions arrangements and lyrics
by Enrico Rosa
Recorded January 1973 at Milano Recording Studios
Engineers : Gualtiero Berlinghini and Francesco Santamaria
Produced by Enrico Rosa and "Grande Lila" for Liberty Productions S.r.l.-Milano
Mauro Sarti - Drums, Percussion, Flute.
Alfredo Barducci - French Horn, Flute, Piano, Organ.
Carlo Felice Marcovecchio - Drums, percussion.
Paul Richard - Bass and Vocal.
Enrico Rosa - Ac. Guitar, El. Guitar, Mellotron, Vocal.
From the left starting on the ground Mauro Sarti, Carlo Felice Marcovecchio, Paul Richard,Enrico Rosa, Alfredo Barducci (photo from 1972).
More material from 1973:
Enrico Rosa - Mestre 1973 with Campo di Marte
Mauro Sarti recording a flute part (Milano, January 1973)
From the left: Enrico Rosa, Massimo Villa (producer), Mauro Sarti (Milano, January 1973)
Photo from 1972:
This picture was taken when Richard was on the Hospital, so from the left Richard's girlfriend's brother Paolo,Mauro Sarti, Marcovecchio, Alfredo Barducci, Enrico Rosa.
Live at the Space Electronic (Florence - Italy) in 1972 and at Godset (Kolding - Denmark) in 2004
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
A Great Experience!!!
Available at BTF
Gerald van Waes - Belgium .the guitar styles lead skilfully and with emotional strength ..It is an extremely pleasant and sophisticated album ..... ..this album is a 'classic'
Manticornio - Mexico .....es ciertamente una jornada musical bien peculiar, donde las rolex replica emociones se combinan con dramáticos momentos imaginativos, ofreciendo una experiencia que alimenta los sentidos con pasión y fantasía armónica... Alfredo Tapia
Rock progressivo - Brazil ....além de você encontrar um encarte soberbo, ainda terá pela frente excelentes músicas instrumentais na linha celta (ouça Italian Irish)....Cesar Lanzarini
Baby blaue - Germany .......ist eine interessante, ziemlich überraschende Scheibe mit breitling replica unkonventioneller Musik, die eingänglich und melodisch, aber auch komplex und ausgesprochen virtuos die Chancen hat einer durchaus breiten replica watches Hörerschaft im Progbereich zuzusagen. Ich kann daher nur empfehlen diesem Akustik-Duo-Prog einmal sein Ohr zu leihen! Achim Breiling
La Caja de Musica - Spain ...es una experiencia a nivel personal que trata de ser compartida a cada escucha y trata de transmitir ideas, emociones y sentimientos que van mas alla de las palabras en donde solo son expresables en el campo de la musica . René Osnaya
duo suona in presa diretta, senza sovraincisioni, un sound immaginifico.
Disco di grande virtuosismo, ma che ha anche una solidità strutturale.
Le composizioni di Enrico Rosa sono di grande suggestione con venature melodiche.... Gaetano Menna
Arlequins .......una realizzazione estremamente curata nei dettagli, una raccolta di piccoli sogni che colpisce per la sua freschezza.... Jessica Attene
Jazz Dimensions .......Jedes gut zusammengestellte Album ist immer auch narrativ.......Jan Lautenbach
Progressor - Russia ....Rosae carve a niche in acoustic progressive music that few can fill...Vitaly Menshicov
Mavimenti Prog - Italy ... Disco Imperdibile...... Donato Zoppo
Rambles.Net ... wonderfully textured music....Paul de Bruijn
Available at BTF
Cover by Massimo Bresciani
CD Code 7 with 7 tracks.......
Manticornio - Mexico
Progressor - Uzbekistan - Russia
Movimenti Prog - Italy
Baby Blaue -Germany
Frettunes Jazz Australia
Frettunes Blues Australia
Jazz Italia - Italia
Valentino Flesca wrote this
accurate book, including Italian Progressive Rock.
NON SI OTTIENE FACENDO LA GUERRA
MA CON LA COMPRENSIONE E LA CONOSCENZA
SE UNA GUERRA VA FATTA, É ALL'IGNORANZA.
CAN'T BE ACHIEVED BY WAR
BUT BY UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE
IF A WAR HAS TO BE FOUGHT, IT IS TO IGNORANCE.