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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.55 | 156 ratings

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5 stars When Dracula Opera Rock came out in Italy we all thought "this is the PFM commercial answer to Notredame De Paris, the incredibly successfull musical that Riccardo Cocciante created some years ago". And well, this is partly correct. One of the compositional inspiration is surely the Notredame opera, since the music in this cd is a little bit far from PFM usual horizons. But still, what a marvellous cd! Despite the lyrics which I find not very effective in places, music is outrageous, full of genial ideas and diversity. All the songs are theatrical, very dramatic, well constructed and with the catchiest choures you've ever heard in your life. Wonderful thing is that there is some space for the good old prog influences also ("Il castello dei perchŔ" opening theme which alternate between 5/8 and 6/8) but most of all those that will stick in your mind and in your heart will be the refrains and the melodies. From "Non Ŕ un incubo Ŕ realtÓ" to "il mio nome Ŕ Dracula", from "Terra madre" to "Non guardarmi" (my two personal favourites), from "La Morte non muore" to "Un destino di rondine", you will love it, no doubt.
Rosenfield | 5/5 |


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