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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Photos Of Ghosts CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.06 | 491 ratings

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4 stars Marconi...Marconi...Isn't the guy who invented the radio? But ' Marconi's Super Bakery' ? Man, that's an odd name.

But the results are uncanny. An exceptionnal album.

With a nice atmosphere that breathes peace of mind and great spirits. Flutes are giving a fantasy taste that's not too thick. And the piano-keyboards are in the vein of Triumvirat in many passages. Great emphasis on acoustic guitar, brought in front in a crisp and audible way so you don't miss it. Nice, relaxing vocals also. The feel is smooth, but they don't fear to rock on the end of the record. Not much of everything, more on the relaxed side of prog. This album falls so much into place, it's almost a revelation.

Why am I so happy? I'll tell you a thing. People recommended me sooooo bad 'When the World became the World', that when I bought it, I had really great expectations. The album decieved me in so many ways, it was dramatic for me. My first prog heart-break. The album was loud, dramatic, pompous, almost funeral. The vocals had nothing to do with 'Photos fo Ghosts'. Kinda like the vocals were recorded with a cardboard box over the signer's head. Man what a drag.

This album is more on the Camel side (Mirage and Snow Goose). Yay. Recommended if you like smooth, gentle rides on the clouds with fog, fairies and lots of sunset colors. Also recommend Rovescio della Medaglia with 'Contaminazione'. These two are solid additions to an international prog collection. not confuse with Macaroni. It's just common sense.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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