|Format: CD / Released: 21/03/2011
Track Listing: 1. Picture frame (8:06) / 2. The circle gallery (8:33) / 3. Another lie (8:51) / 4. My me and you (5:57) / 5. In another way (6:06) / 6. Ghost caged for keepsake (6:52) / 7. I'll be there (5:44) / 8. Wounded part I (8:35) / 9. Wounded part II (5:27) / 10. Teleselezione (2:53)
More information: AltaVia formed in 2008 in a small town in northern Italy, when after leaving his former band, Andrea Stagni (keyboards and vocals) started searching for new musicians. Davide, local musician and friend, introduced him to Marcello Bellina (drums, vocals), Mauro Monti (guitars, vocals) and Giuliano Vandelli (bass), who accidentally were looking for a keyboard player for a new project. That just seemed to be a perfect match for everyone. After the first rehearsal sessions, they realised that even though they all came from different musical backgrounds, they were all eager to head in the same new direction. Backing vocalist Betty Copeta joined the band after a few months. Everyone's expertise was brought to the table, making AltaVia's sound a curious mixture of classic rock, old-style prog and pop. Two years later they had written 10 songs that they decided were worth putting on a record, and the debut album 'Girt Dog' was recorded.