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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - PFM & Pagani - Piazza Del Campo CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.99 | 59 ratings

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4 stars A real treat to watch the band in action again on the DVD. I was lucky enough to see them on the Chocolate Kings tour back in the 70's. They've still got it!

The negative side to this are those sections that seem to coincide with Franz Di Coccio stepping in front of the drum kit. As other reviewers have pointed out Si puo' fare and the ensuing jam are pretty poor. I'm not overkeen on the audience participation section of Celebration either. And actually I think that Franco Mussida and Flavio Premoli are more than capable of handling vocal duties. Di Coccio is a tremendously energetic and enthusiastic figure though, whether behind the drums or in front.

However the plus points are: Mauro Pagani back with the band, if only for a one off. He really adds to the sound, with his woodwind and vocal contributions as well as violin; along with Lucio Fabbri on violin. The usual high standard of musicianship and sheer sense of enjoyment given off by the whole band.

One small additional gripe, I feel Franco's guitar is a little low in the mix. A minor complaint though.

All in all, excellent though. The DVD in particular is getting frequent plays in my house.

zedkatz | 4/5 |


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