After the "beat" period, it was the time for "progressive". And again some italian bands take example from the english  area.
Three bands can be considered the most  rapresentative of the "Italian progressive movement".
a) Premiata Forneria Marconi
b)Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
c)Le Orme.

Here we have  the "Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso" work named BANCO originally released in 1972. Enjoy it!!

BANCO : http://rapidshare.com/files/980532902/BMS.zip


I GIGANTI - Mettete dei fiori nei vostri cannoni

 '60 was the period of "beat" generation and music follow the moment. Of course UK and London was for Europe (and Italy) the reference point. This Italian band "I GIGANTI" (the giants) melt the beat sound and look  London style with typical italian melodic music. The result is a little bit Kitch but for that moment in Italy was a revolution (this is the opinion of some older friends). The "special" voice of the singer helped to their success. Recently there was a partial reunion of some component and this is a compilation (2006) of their old success and some cover of other authors; It is the case of "il vecchio e il bambino" (F. Guccini) and of "il pescatore" (F. De Andrè).

Mettete dei fiori nei vostri cannoni: http://rapidshare.com/files/2556842531/GNT.zip


KRAFTWERK - The Man Machine

Kraftwerk from Dusseldorf  are really the "beginning" of electronic music. From their experience  electro- music took different directions. New wave, Techno, Hi-pop and pratically any kind of future music areas took advantages from Kraftwerk sound experimentation.
The Man Machine is a 1978 work but would be a 1988 or a 1998 ones. How not to be impresses by "The Model" ? Really an out of  time track with several covers from different bands during the years.


At this link a complete article for italian fans: