The group's brief career lasted about three years, from 1972 to the breakup that occurred shortly after the release of the 7-inch "Messico Lontano / Mandrake". "Il grande gioco" was published in the same year by two different labels, Car Juke Box first and, following the latter's business closure, Ricky Gianco's Intingo; Gianco was also producer and author of the songs lyrics, together with Gianni Nebbiosi (of Prima Materia fame)
The album is distinguished by a mature and compact songwriting; its songs simply flow, gathering elements of hard and jazz-rock together with American West Coast sounds, leaving wide space to the incisive and peculiar voice of singer Maurizio Rota. There is not a single weak track in this LP, and we can only imagine what Albero Motore would have been capable of if they hadn't disbanded so soon.
180gr. black vinyl edition.