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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Cook [Aka: Live in the USA] CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.12 | 216 ratings

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3 stars Manticore album that was recorded live in Ontario is the copy reviewed.

This album had very good energy to it similar to the dance clubs in the present era. The combined electric accordion and fusion style drumming is a welcome reward to the usual sounding.

There is a break to a flute and acoustic that is hard to miss. The song celebration is a very good end to the album. The vocals were/not sung in English yet the emphasis was on how this carried. The problem is the members I think were taken advantage of by the record label since they were not island lineages yet the Manticore label is from an island lineage. And so it is very difficult to rate such an album when knowing the label is island based.

Overall the album is the best I have heard in the open environment setting (70's). The sound engineers are 5 stars-- I have written about Rush's Live in Rio and is near the same professionalism in recording sound to and from a large audience--Once more this is a performance distanced recording and is non-essential.

thewickedfall | 3/5 |


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