Drummer Carlo Felice Marcovecchio formed Campo Di Marte in 1971, following the break-up of the 60s beat band I Califfi. Still based in that band's hometown of Florence, where the new group swiftly gained a strong live following, Campo Di Marti came to the attention of United Artists as that label looked to expand its European frontiers beyond the Kraut Rock arena with which it was already synonymous. In the event, Campo Di Marti proved the label's sole Italian signing, although the eponymous LP that resulted was certainly not to blame for that. Strongly influenced by classical music, beautifully bombastic but deeply melodic too, Campo Di Marti has been ranked among the finest Italian albums of 1973. However, despite a good critical reception, the LP disappeared and, by the end of the year, Campo Di Marti had followed it into oblivion.
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