Entirely recorded in Lanciomusic's home studio, "Reels" (2016) has the main intention of capturing the essentiality and energy of a live concert by the duo, "without tricks": for this reason it was recorded live, avoiding as much as possible overdubs and post-production corrections and also preserving any imperfections. The album contains three original songs: "Janis", with the precious participation of jazz singer and vocal performer Boris Savoldelli and double bass player Giulio Corini, is a tribute to Janis Joplin; “Athens” and “Pirate Flag” are two singles released digitally in 2015 that now finally appear on CD. The most substantial part of the album is made up of the covers that have been fundamental for the musical growth and early live activity of the Crowsroads, from The Band to Bruce Springsteen, from Blues Traveler to the Kings Of Convenience, drawing from the best rock, folk and blues tradition. Alongside the Crowsroads, in the sessions appear as side-musicians Antonio Giovanni Lancini (cajon and percussion), Nicola Ragni (bass and organ) and Gianmaria Lancini (percussion). The disc was produced by Antonio Giovanni Lancini and Paolo Salvarani, and recorded, mixed and mastered by Nicola Ragni. It is available in CD and digital format. In the summer months of 2016 the album was also distributed as an attachment to "Giornale di Brescia".
"Janis", "Athens" ‒
written and composed by THE CROWSROADS
"Pirate Flag" ‒ written and composed by THE CROWSROADS, A.G. LANCINI AND R. ROSSINI
"Almost Cut My Hair" ‒ written and composed by D. CROSBY
"Mother, When?" ‒ written and composed by B. MOEN, P. COOK, J. VERNON
"April Come She Will", "Late In The Evening" ‒ written and composed by P. SIMON
"The Weight" ‒ written and composed by R. ROBERTSON
"Blinded By The Light", "If I Should Fall Behind" ‒ written and composed by B. SPRINGSTEEN
"Homesick" ‒ written and composed by E. G. BØE, E. ØYE
"But Anyway" ‒ written and composed by C. KINCHLA, J. POPPER
"Virginia Avenue" ‒ written and composed by T. WAITS
"Little Wing" ‒ written and composed by J. HENDRIX
Artistic production by Antonio Giovanni Lancini and Paolo Salvarani
Andrea Corvaglia ‒ harmonica, vocals
Matteo Corvaglia ‒ acoustic guitar, vocals
Antonio Giovanni Lancini ‒ cajon, percussions
Nicola Ragni ‒ bass, organ
Gianmaria Lancini ‒ bass drum
BORIS SAVOLDELLI ‒ vocals and vocal effects on "Janis"
GIULIO CORINI ‒ double bass on "Janis"
“ATHENS” || Michele Bonivento - piano, Hammond organ | Antonio Giovanni Lancini - mandoline, additional guitar |Nicola Ragni - bass, percussions
“PIRATE FLAG” (from “Rosso Mille Miglia” soundtrack) || Andrea Gipponi - bass | Antonio Giovanni Lancini - guitars | Stefano Pisetta - drums | Riccardo Rossini - piano, Hammond organ| Aldo Zardoni - guitars
Artistic production by Antonio Giovanni Lancini and Paolo Salvarani for Lanciomusic
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nicola Ragni at Lanciostudio (except for “Athens” - recorded by Nicola Ragni and Giovanni Bottoglia at IndieBox Music Hall, Brescia - and “Pirate Flag”- recorded by Riccardo Rossini and Nicola Ragni at Studiotrack, Palazzolo S/O, Brescia and Lanciostudio)
All photos by Gabriele Salvadori; art design by Andrea Corvaglia
Boris Savoldelli uses Blue Microphones
Special thanks to Lancio e Paolo, Nicola, Boris, Bru, Gabry, Poncio, Mum & Dad, Lucia, Ricky, Alex Rusconi, Mason, our friends and family, and anyone who honors us with his love and support. Endless gratitude to the artists we covered on this album for having filled the world with such beautiful things. Dedicated to our uncle Enzo.