This live album documents D.F.A.'s stellar performance at NEARfest 2000. It most certainly marked the beginning of a new, exciting phase in the band's career, and was their first major exposure outside the confines of their native Europe. (D.F.A. is from Italy, a country with a rich progressive music history.) It was early afternoon on June 17th, 2000, when D.F.A. took the stage for their first-ever live performance in the USA. Many among the large audience of progressive music enthusiasts at NEARfest were obviously unfamiliar with the Italian band and their music, but as the show progressed it became evident that history was in the making. Each successive song was greeted with a bigger roar of applause, and D.F.A. were becoming instant stars on the international progressive music scene. It was a spellbinding performance at a breakthrough event in the history of the group.Recorded with crystal clarity, this is an exceptional recording of a very special live performance. Full of excitement, surprises and superb playing, Work In Progress Live is one album that's not to be missed by any fan of progressive music.
released June 26, 2016
SILVIO MINELLA: guitars
LUCA BALDASSARI: electric bass
ALBERTO DE GRANDIS: drums, vocals (Track 5)
ALBERTO BONOMI: keyboards, vocals
Recorded live on June 17, 2000 at NEARfest 2000, at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center. Recording Engineer: Mike Potter, Orion Sound Studios Mobile.
Mixed and remastered by Giampaolo Righetti, at Tobacco Road Studio, Villafontana (VR), Italy, in April & May of 2001.
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic