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D.F.A. (Duty Free Area): 4TH

Read "4TH" reviewed by John Kelman

The release of Kaleidoscope (MoonJune, 2007) brought Italian progressive/fusion group D.F.A. (Duty Free Area) back into the spotlight by reissuing, in remastered form, its first two out-of-print discs-- Lavori in Corso (Scolopendra, 1996) and Duty Free Area (Mellow, 1999). But unlike many reissues, bringing early material back into release to flesh out an existing discography, Kaleidoscope represented the group's entire repertoire to date. While the guitar/keys/bass/drums quartet did release a third disc, Work in Progress (MoonJune, 2001), recorded live at ...

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DFA: Work In Progress Live

Read "Work In Progress Live" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

This is the third release by DFA, one of Italy’s premier fusion outfits, and it provides perhaps the clearest insight yet into what makes them so special to the genre. Recorded at the NEARFest 2000 in Pennsylvania, their first live show in the U.S., Work In Progress Live captures a good deal of the coalescing energy and intuition that the studio discs Lavori in Corso and Duty Free Area couldn’t quite document. This is a band that puts as much ...


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