|Studio album by The Trip|
|The Trip chronology|
Caronte (Charon) is the second album released by the Italian progressive rock band The Trip, in 1971. It is a concept album based on the Charon character from Dante's Divine Comedy, recast as a metaphor of conformism; Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are mentioned, respectively in songs Ultima ora e ode a Jimi Hendrix ("The last hour and ode to Jimi Hendrix") and Little Janie, as victims of a conformist society.
Caronte was the most successful release of the band. With respect to their previous, debut album, which was mostly blues-oriented, Caronte was a major drift towards British-style progressive rock, with obvious influences from King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and, to some extent, Pink Floyd. Joe Vescovi, keyboardist and leader of the band, was at the time a self-proclaimed imitator of Keith Emerson.
The cover art from the album included drawings by Gustave Doré.
- Billy Gray - electric guitar
- Arvid Andersen - bass guitar, vocals
- Pino Sinnone - drums
- Joe Vescovi - keyboards, vocals
- "Caronte I"
- "Two brothers"
- "Little Janie"
- "L'ultima ora e Ode a Jimi Hendrix"
- "Caronte II"