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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.95 | 434 ratings

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4 stars "Chocolate Kings" is Premiata Forneria Marconi's seventh studio record (fifth if you don't count "Photos of ghosts" and "The World became the World") and it was released in 1975. I've got a version of the record with a chocolate bar in many incarnations on the cover. The band was made up by Franz di Cioccio, Patrick Djivas, Franco Mussida, Mauro Ragani, Flavio Premoli and Bernado Lanzetti and this is a record totally in English. I would rather have heard it in Italien but this worked still out well.

If you like Genesis, you probably would like this. I adore Genesis and love this sound. I may happen I come back and raise this rating to five but now I think four is enough, and that is a high rating. This is a record especially for fans of Genesis and PFM of course. If I compare it to their british precursor I would compare this record with "A trick of the tail", a little more poppier but still a fantastic progressive sound. These songs are so clever and fine, all of them are good. They use many instruments and do it well. There is a lot of brilliance and and elegance here. One thing that makes this a good record is the great vocals that sometimes has been breached in prog. "From under" starts the record with speed and a good text, "Harlequin" continues with a great song and the title track "Chocolate Kings" is quick and has a funny meaning. Next side has two longer pieces in "Out of the Roundabout" and "Paper Charms". They are both very good but I think this record is a bit short. With one song more thay could have gained appreciation, and done a more complete disc. Beside of its small faults this was a great experience of Premiata Forneria Marconi in English and the first review I write about them. I will listen again and perhaps give it a better opinion furthermore.

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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