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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Live In Japan 2002 CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.42 | 84 ratings

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4 stars So, you say you want to kick back and watch an incredible symphonic concert without all the ridiculous and nasty visual effects so many are infected with these days? Well look no further my friends.

To be short and sweet, this is one of the most fabulous live prog experiences you are going to find anywhere. Incredibly beautiful Italian symphonic prog rock delivered with perfect sound and video, virtuoso performances, and lots of it. PFM seem to defy the logic that the old prog giants can't get it right anymore. Based on this DVD and on the recent Stati CD, it is clear that PFM are like fine wine, getting better with age. From their classic songs and passionate performances it seems they have taken only wisdom and grace from their advancing age. Unlike some of their peers they seem to avoid the trap of trying to be all things to all people, or trying to please the record company by being trendy again to gain sales.

Instead you get a simple and unbelievably good presentation of fine music that anyone will fall in love with. Beautiful expressive acoustic and electric guitar, stunning e-violin, nice piano, solid bass and drums, and warm vocals. Most of the vocals are in Italian thankfully, but they do a few numbers in English as well.

An essential view for any lover of symphonic progressive rock. I just can't imagine any fans of the genre not digging this DVD, it's that good.

Finnforest | 4/5 |


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