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Live album by Area
Released 1975
Recorded Parco Lambro, Milano
Festa dell'Unità, Napoli
Festa della Gioventù, Rimini
Teatro Comunale, Reggio Emilia 1975
Genre Jazz fusion
Italian progressive rock
Length 41:46
Label Cramps Records
Producer Area
Area chronology
Maledetti (Maudits)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Are(A)zione is the fourth album of the Jazz fusion band Area, and it was the first live album. It was recorded during their 1975 tour in Milano, Napoli, Rimini and Reggio Emilia was released later the same year. While side One of the album concentrates on live versions of studio classics, side two contains the title-track, a lengthy instrumental, which contains also the drum pattern of the song "Giro, Giro, Tondo" which appeared in the next studio album Maledetti (Maudits), and a live version of "L'internazionale", the Socialist anthem, which was released in a studio version as a single in 1974. The track timings listed on the back cover are slightly incorrect, here is reported the actual running time for every track.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Patrizio Fariselli, Ares Tavolazzi & Giampaolo Tofani

Side one[edit]

  1. "Luglio, Agosto, Settembre (nero)" – 5:41
  2. "La Mela di Odessa" – 11:05
  3. "Cometa Rossa" – 6:00

Side two[edit]

  1. "Are(A)zione" – 15:00
  2. "L'Internazionale" – 4:00


  • Giulio Capiozzo - drums, percussion
  • Patrizio Fariselli - electric piano, piano, clarinet, synthesizer
  • Demetrio Stratos - vocals, organ, clavicembalo, steel drums, percussion
  • Ares Tavolazzi - bass, trombone
  • Giampaolo Tofani - guitar, synthesizer, flute