Monday, 25 December 2017
Renato Anselmi in For His Friends from 1976, and MERRY XMAS
I mentioned this record earlier when I discussed him and his role in the one-off Swiss Emphasis project. (Not cheap at all, but I had to hear it, apologies to my wife for missing another chance at buying a new pair of shoes.) Coming shortly after that one, the next year in fact, it's to be expected that it would be similar. Very professionally played light fusion with easy listening components or arrangements, on a keyboards driven instrumental basis. Songwriting is moderately strong. For example, a very lovely track called Quiet Fire:
All compositions by Anselmi except for b2 by the well loved Bruno Spoerri, and b4. And that one is really gorgeous too, if you have a taste for this style of easy listening / fusion:
Surely I do.