Probably the most original Italian group from the Seventies, melting rock, Progressive, jazz, ethnic music in a way nobody did it before. A music extremely constructed, varied, sometimes written sometimes improvised, with cast spelling melodies alterning with frantic parts. Sometimes considered as the Italian MAGMA... Next to the incredible singer Demetrio STRATOS and his protest lyrics, we could find Paolo TOFANI, guitarist in I CALIFFI, and the French bass player Patrick DJIVAS. This last musician then became part of PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI a little later. Finally available are two AREA live performances from the Seventies reprinted in this gorgeous box set with plenty of photos and archive material. Includes the reissues of following AREA live albums: "Parigi Lisbona" (1976) and "Concerto Al Teatro Uomo" (1976 double).