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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.02 | 381 ratings

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5 stars I am not too found of the fact that Premiata Forneria Marconi did two of their records twice in both Italian and English, I think the originals are enough. So I was hesitating before I listened to "The World Became the World" because I didn't thought the Englishg version "Photos of Ghosts" was as good as the Italian. "L'Isola di niente" is one of my favourite progressive records with so beautiful and magic songs that it isn't almost posible to do it better. Then I have enjoyed the live record "Cook" some times and adore it. Many of the songs on "Cook" is studio recorded on this blue "island-record" and when I started listen to this I was amazed.

If we count this as a full status studio record is it PFM's fifth one and I like it's designed appearance. The guitar and lead vocals are done by Franco Mussida, the keyboards and lead vocals by Flavio Premoli, the woodwind, violin and vocals by Mauro Pagani, the bass and vocals by Jan Patrick Djivas and the drums, percussion and vocals are done by Franz di Cioccio.

This is marvelous collection of songs, amongst the best prog rock ever recorded, at least when I consider to what touches my soul most distinct and serious. I find so much beauty in PFM's music that I want to spread their music out in the world. "Four holes in the ground" for examples in an explosion of symphonic(almost classical) melodies in a line. It is also worth to listen to live recordings of this song. "Is my face on straight" is very neat and funny is a similar way as Gentle Giant. "The Mountain" is a powerful long track that I find exciting and "Just look away" and of course "The World became the world" are so fine and beautiful. This record should be heard as another side of "L'Isola di niente" and perhaps please another target group. I am so thankful for this wonderful music. Highly recommended!

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |


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