Banco Banco on Limited Edition Import LP
The classic 1975 album that introduced Italian prog rock band Banco to the world. After the success of Italy's P.F.M., Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Manticore Records began paying a little more attention to the Italian prog scene. This attention soon paid off in the form of another fine Italian band for their roster called Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (soon shortened to Banco), led by the charismatic front man Francesco Di Giacomo (who interestingly also appeared in Fellini's Satyricon and Amarcord), and the dueling keyboards of the Nocenzi brothers, Vittorio and Gianni. Although this album is the first anyone had ever heard of Banco outside of Italy, it was actually the band's fourth release.