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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.41 | 1275 ratings

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4 stars What's the big deal with Italy??

If you've asked yourself that question before then I must present this album as exhibit A. What an absolute feast of symphonic progressive music. This is an album that like Close to the Edge or Dark Side needs very little commentary. Why blather on for 8 paragraphs when everyone either has the title or needs to hear it soon! It's simply essential for symphonic lovers and features everything they love: great majestic melodies, romantic vocals, violins, flutes, lush pianos and guitars grounded by a very tight rhythm section. In typical Italian style everything is most thoughtfully arranged, recorded, and produced.

The sound on the mini-lp sleeve cd is heavenly and I recommend you find a remastered version even if it costs a little more.

A very good place to start for people wanting to sample the more melodic and beautiful side of Italian prog. And even those who like much more aggressive music should hear at least one PFM album in their life. It may change your musical perspectives.

Finnforest | 4/5 |


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