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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars Here's another, even more exciting and captivating DVD (also including a CD) from PFM after their DVD entitled "Live in Japan 2002". It's from a concert in the beautiful Italian city Sienna so PFM played a homegame, you can feel it in the air, what a enthousiastic atmosphere on stage and what a warm interaction with the crowd (many 40+ fans!). On the DVD "Live in Japan 2002" PFM played almost in the original line-up and in Siena former violinplayer Mauro Pagani joined the band on stage, along other guest musicians Piero Pelu (vocals), Lucio Fabbri (violin, keyboards, rhythm-guitar), Roberto Gualdi (drums) and some classical musicians. After the short opener "Rain Birth" PFM showcases their class with the composition "River of Life": a wonderful harmony of classical guitar, flute and piano, followed by sparkling and dynamic interplay by piano, flute, electric guitar, Minimoog and violin. What a lush and captivating sound and what a warm performance, these veterans love to play progrock, it comes straight from their hearts! The rest of the concert is a succession of 'classics': a splendid violin solo, accompanied by a propulsive rhythm-section in "Photos of Ghosts", exciting interplay from flute and electric guitar and lots of changing climates in "La Carrozza Di Hans", fat Minimoog runs and cheerful violin in "Fourholes in the Ground", stunning interplay from sparkling piano, harder-edged guitar en sweeping drums in "Mr. 9 till 5" and the catchy rhythm from "Celebration" featuring the known Minimoog flights, flute and violin, everybody is cheering, clapping and dancing! The long live improvisation "Siena Rock Jam" delivers lots of soli (from a 'western' violin and sensational Minimoog with pitchbend to a short Blackmore/Gillan variation). Also worth mentioning is the duo-violin performance resulting in "Rossini's William Tell Ouverture", an excellent encounter from classical - and progressive rock music, very appreciated by the fans. The DVD contains 15 tracks and the CD 12 (slightly different) so you can enjoy this outstanding Italian progrock legend both on CD and DVD.


erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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