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The Spaghetti Epic 3 - The Great Silence

a Studio release
VA: Colossus Projects

Release Year: 2009

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Musea (FGBG 4731.AR)
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 2/20/2009 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 3/28/2009 8:53:00 AM by: DBSilver
  1. The Voice of Silence (19:30)
    (Little Tragedies)
  2. Suite Pauline (20:00)
  3. Epilogo (23:28)
Little Tragedies



Reviewed by Nuno on 10 Aug 2009

The third volume of the Spaghetti Epic series is, in my humble opinion, also its best. To that it contributes, in big part, the inclusion of one of my favorites: Russian band Little Tragedies, though Hungarian Yesterdays and Italy’s NOT are also contributing in good style to this three part story.

Musea Records has been involved for some time now with Finnish Colossus Society in releasing a series of conceptual, epic releases with tons of bands, both renowned and emerging, and their combined efforts has been receiving high praise from the prog community.

Spaghetti Epic 3 – The Great Silence is dedicated to the movie by Sergio Corbucci with the same name, and it’s the final (?) release of the tributes to the fantastic Cowboy movies that have been filmed in Italy, and that are best known as the Spaghetti Westerns.

With 3 bands playing an opus clocking around the 20 minute mark each one, Little Tragedies open the album with a seventies oriented track (as they all are) that, nevertheless, does not take an inch out of this bands trademark: eastern neo-classic approach with complex and bombastic keyboard driven musicality that is always epic in its core. In fact, Little Tragedies has delivered a track that would perfectly fit in any of the albums from their inexhaustible discography. A major start for this collection indeed.

Hungarian Yesterdays have recently released a very good album, and here they are displaying their qualities: full but calmer symphonic progressive with some intrusions of a more jazzy attitude and then the add of medieval folksy melodies to enrich the package. Their style is somehow more quiet and introspective than that of LT, so it does bring a change in direction to this album. The usage of analog equipment has, nevertheless, changed a bit their usual sounding, but the characteristics that have been praised about this band are kept and well in display.


Italian NOT is perhaps the less known band from the 3 that compose this release, and again, they incorporate a change in direction and approach to this particular album. Their music is a tad darker than the previous and it has that Italian touch that made the sympho coming out from that country so much appreciated since the 70’s.

Overall this is a very good proposition and works both as a collector’s item and an enjoyable release. The booklet, as always in this Muse/Colossus collaboration, is very informative and complete. Check this out!