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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side 1
1. The mountain (10:42)
2. Just look away (4:00)
3. The world became the world (4:44)
Side 2
4. Four holes in the ground (6:21)
5. Is my face on straight (6:17)
6. Have your cake and beat it (7:17)

Total Time: 39:21

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Line-up / Musicians

- Franz Di Cioccio / drums, percussion, vocals
- Jan Patrick Djivas / bass, vocals
- Franco Mussida / guitars, lead vocals
- Mauro Pagani / woodwind, violin, vocals
- Flavio Premoli / keyboards, lead vocals

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Lp-Numero Uno-ZSLN 55669-Ita-1974
Lp-Atlantic-MC 66673-Can-1974

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Review by Peter
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4 stars I've heard both the Italian and English versions of this album, and I really enjoy both, but with this version, I can understand the words. Sure, we get singing with Italian accents, but the lyrics were provided by ex King Crimson lyricist Pete Sinfield, and are thus good poetry. I invite all lovers of classic Progressive to experience the majesty and power of "The Mountain," the beauty and poignancy of "Just Look Away" and the title track, and the energy of "Four Holes in the Ground." The final two tracks are not as memorable, but, overall, this is an excellent recording that is well worth savoring!

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Posted Saturday, January 03, 2004

Review by Easy Livin
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4 stars "Thank God if sometimes, your oyster holds a pearl"

ELP's Manticore label prodigies from Italy came up with the goods big time with this album. I have learned in retrospect that it is largely an English language version of tracks previously released by the band in their native Italian, but this is the version I heard first, and with which I am therefore far more familiar.

The opening track, "The Mountain" is powerful Italian prog, complete with English language lyrics sung with a strong, at times phonetic, Italian accent. After a soft, deceptive choral vocal intro, the track bursts into a heavy dirge, awash with keyboards.

The following two tracks are superb, and for me, the best PFM have recorded. "Just look away" has echoes of King Crimson's "I talk to the wind". It is a beautifully soft track, with atmospheric Pete Sinfield lyrics, and a haunting flute solo to finish. "The world become the world" starts with a segue continuing the soft atmosphere of the previous track, before exploding into a loud keyboards drenched chorus. Once again, there are echoes of King Crimson's "Court of the Crimson King" album, "Epitaph" in particular. The soaring synthesisers after the refrain of the song title are wonderful, and at the time of the album's release were quite unique.

Side two reverts to more orthodox (if there is such a thing!) Italian prog. "Four holes in the ground" has an infectious theme, while "Is my face on straight" ends with a one note chant of simple rhyming phrases. The final track, "Have your cake and beat it" is a jazz influenced instrumental piece.

A very good album by a band who unfortunately peaked here, their subsequent output offering nothing coming close to the two standout tracks on this album.

The original LP sleeve had a cut out centre, which allowed a reversible display of opposing images (before and after the bomb) on either side of the inner sleeve to show through.

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Posted Friday, April 02, 2004

Review by greenback
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4 stars Compared to the "Photos of Ghost" album, the progressive rock tracks here are more loaded and more powerful. There are still some relaxing mellow moments, however slightly less delicate. The instruments like the bass and the drums participate more actively to more complex and straight forward progressive patterns: there is a new bassist here and he sounds much more elaborated and fast. The guitar is often more incisive. There are still some very good violin and flute parts. There is a beautiful accordion and impossible fast bass parts on "Is my face on straight?". "Mountain", although having a lengthy start, is VERY progressive, and full of graceful and magic moments. "Just look away" is a beautiful mellow track reminding Genesis' Nursery Cryme. The "The world became the world" track, having intensely floating mellotron, sounds a bit like early King Crimson". "Four holes in the ground" starts with a killer structured progressive part; a Yes-like part circa Fragile then makes a good rhythmic section. The fast, complex and progressive "Is my face on straight" is the key track for the orientation of the next album "Chocolate kings". "Have your cake and beat it" is the worst track: it is a gross technical performance attempt; it has in the middle of the track some good Fender Rhodes notes; it ends with a dullish floating monotonous organ and some barely perceptible electric guitar notes.

Rating: 4.5 stars

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Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Review by Proghead
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4 stars Their second English-language album ("Photos of Ghosts" being the first, and of course, there were the two classic Italian language albums from '72 that should never be overlooked: "Storia di un Minuto" and "Per un Amico"). "The World Became the World" is the English language version of "L'Isola di Niete". I haven't heard the original, but I have to say they succeeded in this English language adaptation. Once again, Pete Sinfield provides the English lyrics (apparently does not translate to the original Italian).

The first couple minutes of "The Mountain" is enough to throw anyone off. It's nothing but choir, making you wonder if you bought the wrong album. But once the music kicks in you know you're listening to a prog rock album. The music here seems more aggressive than anything I've heard from PFM before. For some strange reason the vocalist sounds like David Gilmour here. The songs goes through many different and interesting passages, with some truly mindblowing Mellotron passages. There are some more mellow moments, like what PFM has done before. "Just Look Away" is yet another one of those typical PFM acoustic ballads, I don't think it's quite live up to what's on "Storia di un Minuto" or "Per un Amico", but it's not bad. The title track is actually an English language adaptation of their 1971 single "Impressioni di Settembre" (which of course appeared on "Storia di un Minuto", but having not heard the original single, I can't tell you if it's different or not). "Four Holes in the Ground" is perhaps a bit jazzier. Lots of nice Moog, and more amazing Mellotron passages. There is one section that sounds scarily similar to STEELY DAN! "Is My Face On Straight" was the only song that was in English on "L'Isola di Niente", and so the song is kept the same way for this album too. A nice, upbeat number, with lyrics that seem to poke fun at bigoted comedians. "Have Your Cake and Beat It" is the only song I felt was mediocre. It's the only instrumental cut, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of development going on. Still a great album for all who enjoy Italian prog.

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Posted Friday, August 20, 2004

Review by Certif1ed
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4 stars Get into Italian Prog Now!!!

A prog album which is surely a must for anyone who likes prog - there is something for everyone, and no disappointments. However, this is not a masterpiece and will not necessarily keep you coming back for more - unless it "crumbles your cookie". That said, this is not an album that will gather dust either, as, possibly vocals apart, it is a pleasure to listen to every time, holding on to just enough to keep the listener interested.

The 2-minute choral opening to "The Mountain" is atmospheric enough, and sets the right kind of prog pretensions to let you know you're in for some prog with a liberal dash of the classics, but more importantly, it provides a more than serviceable springboard into the sumptuous prog riffs that follow. If you listen to the choral section closely, it comprises largely unison movement interspersed with rare 3rds, and extreme soft/loud dynamics in a rather ham-fisted manner - but that doesn't matter, as it is not the focal point of the music, more a light starter to whet the appetite.

There are a few grumbles which should be noted; in the big ensembles, the drums are sacrificed in the mix, and the vocals seem rough and unnecessarily harsh - the latter only being partly the fault of the mix.

On the flip side of the same coin, when PFM get into a groove, the result is sublime, broad- grin prog which reminds me of Camel in its ability to transport you - although not in sound; the sound seems to draw from Yes, King Crimson and Genesis, especially with the mellotron washes combined with acoustic guitar (yum!). The delightful flute and percussive additions to the "floaty" sections are pure, dreamy bliss, and PFM seem to specialise in making smooth transitions between these and the harder riffs - although there are a couple of heart-stopping drop-ins and fade-outs, notably around 7:30 after the 1st choral reprise. The second fares better, and there is a wonderful section of acoustic guitar topped with soaring electric lead, proudly showing off the Italian's uncanny ear for a good melody in an uncharacteristically understated way.

"Just Look Away" puts me a little in mind of "Grantchester Meadows" in flavour, but there's much more too it than that! A lovely little folksy-style song with intriguing keyboard parts and sensitive vocals (and cheesey vocals) that develops into a bold, yet soft prog statement. I particularly like the violin and flute parts.

The title track is a kind of Moody Blues/Barclay James Harvest meet COTCK King Crimson style piece.

Beginning with a percussion loop that sounds suspiciously like the intro to "Money", "Four Holes in the Ground" (well, well, well, well...) launches into a Romany-sounding fiddle-jig. Yes, you get VFM with PFM! er... I digress ;0)

Imagine an Ian Anderson flavoured flute over a Chris Squire bass, if you will. Now add a dash or two of imagination and Italian melifluousness and a generous helping of prog. Stir well and you have "Four Holes in the Ground", a piece that seems to make itself up as it goes along - but in style! Some Yes-style harmonies later, some fluid cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof style jumping and PFM are clearly gunning for the prog Premier league. Superb stuff!

"Is my face on Straight" is probably a good question, as I kept grinning whilst listening to this track - it just gets better. The bass lines fly away, reminding me of Pete Trewavas on amphetamines, and I simply don't want to describe the music here, leaving it as a reward for the listener who makes the right choice and buys this album. Trust me - you'll love it!

"Have Your Cake and Beat it" is probably one of the best titles of a prog track from this era, although the bass bluff at the beginning seems out of place and feels a little directionless - especially when the light instrumentation joins it. However, it does calm down quickly and becomes a part of the team again - and how! A rolling, gorgeous funky section, kind of like Yes but with more feeling and less tangents drives through lighter jazzy terrain, reminiscent of the Mahavishnu Orchestra without John McClaughlin's terminal noodling. The overall ensemble is utterly fabulous, and in a kind of Focus vein - the best is left for last!

Those last three tracks could have pushed this album into masterpiece territory, yet there's something overall that's slightly lacking. This album is superb - a wonderful slice of prog, but yet I would not return to it as often as I would to other albums. It's an essential part of my collection now that I have it - and I would recommend you make it part of yours!!

4.5/5

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Review by Fitzcarraldo
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4 stars This is the second anglicised album from PFM (the first being "Photos Of Ghosts"). "The World Became The World" is comprised of all five tracks from the album "L'Isola Di Niente" - one of which already had English lyrics written by Peter Sinfield - plus the track 'Impressione Di Settembre' (renamed 'The World Became The World') from the band's first album "Storia Di Un Minuto", with Sinfield's lyrics replacing the original Italian lyrics on all the tracks.

The title track from the album "L'Isola Di Niente" became 'The Mountain', 'La Luna Nova' became 'Four Holes In The Ground', 'Dolcissima Maria' became 'Just Look Away', 'Via Lumiére' became 'Have Your Cake And Eat It', and 'Is My Face On Straight' is, of course, the same track.

Although I like what Sinfield did on "Photos Of Ghosts", I am less keen on his lyrics on "The World Became The World", and the original tracks on "L'Isola Di Niente" are, in my opinion, more pleasing. The music is basically the same (and excellent), but the singing and the lyrics themselves sound better on the original album. 'Dolcissima Maria', in particular, is much better than 'Just Look Away' in my opinion. However I do like Sinfield's lyrics on the track 'The World Became The World' and that track is very pleasant, as is the original ('Impressione Di Settembre') on "Storia Di Un Minuto".

If you have neither "L'Isola Di Niente" nor "The World Became The World" then my advice would be to get the former (plus the first two PFM albums, which are essential symphonic Progressive Rock in my opinion). However, as with "Photos Of Ghosts", if you do see "The World Became The World" and feel the impulse then by all means go ahead and buy it, it's no dud. To get a feel for the music itself on "The World Became The World", read my reviews of "Storia Di Un Minuto" and "L'Isola Di Niente".

In my review of "L'Isola Di Niente" I said I would have liked to award that album 4.5 stars if such a thing were possible. For "The World Became The World" I'm comfortable going with 4 stars (Excellent addition to any progressive music collection).

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Posted Sunday, February 20, 2005

Review by Garion81
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4 stars I just recently purchased this in the advent of seeing them at Nearfest. What a great CD this is. The majesty of the opening choir to the almost dirty guitar sound that haunts The Mountain is so compelling. The World Became a World as it builds to the melody at the end of the Chorus is so dynamic. Great synth sounds on it also. Four Holes in the Ground has always been one my Favorites by PFM. Mauro Pagani's violin is exceptional in this song. I love the 6/8 time intro to the great vocal. One of 4 essential PFM albums for me 4.5 solid stars. A great example of Italian Symphonic rock to equal anything out of England.

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Review by Andrea Cortese
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4 stars "...thank God if sometimes your oyster holds a pearl, when the world remains the world..."

And this record is another precious pearl in the extraordinary italian prog scene! Does it's a strange thing italian people listening to PFM's english lyrics' albums? Not so, really since this record is very popular even in Italy. In any case it is said curiosity is the spice of life and so, it's a valuable decision to pick up The World Became the World! Just to compare it with the original italian issue "L'Isola di Niente" (Isle of Nothing). That's the reason that has moved my buying. I was only wondering how it would have been the atmpsphere of an english record from an italian band who tried then to make wider success both in US and UK (more in the first, really).

Despite lyrics provided by the ex Crimson's lyricist Pete Sinfield, I cannot say it is superior than the original one. Maybe it would be better for non italian listeners who can understand words, not for us, though!

Value: 4 - 4.5

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Review by Tarcisio Moura
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5 stars The World Became The World is, to me, PFM´s crowning achievement, their very best work. I think it´s superior to the italian version because it has one more song (the title track) that is too good to be left out. Also, Peter Sinfield english lyrics do go well with the music´. I´m not saying that the english words are better or worse than the original italian ones, but only that they matched very well and are as insightful. A rare case indeed.

Musically speaking the album is simply perfect. Everything their earlier work promises is fulfilled here (and then some!). Photos Of Ghosts may be most remembered since it included Celebration, their most famous song, but the formula was not yet fully grown, which is the case here. A truly one-of-a-kind album, it´s a mix of symphonic prog with italian music (both classical and popular), great musicanship and near perfect arrangements. Four Holes In The Ground is probably the best track, a great symphonic prog song with lots of shifting moods, wonderful melodies and nice solos. The ballad Just Look Away is another highlight, with moving vocals and a flute solo in the end that is unforgetable. No track is similar to the other and still, the album stands as a whole.

Never again PFM would release such a masterpiece. But the band left its mark in music history and if italian symphonic rock is so respected nowadays if because of albums like this one. Essential for any prog lover.

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Review by Slartibartfast
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5 stars Having only know a crappy used pressing of this album for many years it was such a delight to get a hold of a CD copy. This English version of L' Isola Di Niente doesn't have all the same tracks and has some that aren't there. I consider both essential though. I have a bias towards the English version, being an American, but the original Italian versions of PFM tunes are just as enjoyable, despite knowing almost no Italian. Kudos to all the reviewers here who don't know English as their primary language. Their reviews can be a little painful to read at times, but hey, you all write English better than I can do yours.

Two of the tunes here I became familiar with on the Cook aka Live in the USA album. That was my first one and endeared me to the band despite my being another bad LP pressing. It was more oval than circular, so I'd get this horrible wow effect towards the end of each side.

Back to this one, the choral opening to The Mountain is a bit weird, but it kicks into high gear progressive after they've had their "say". The Sinfield lyrics are particularly interesting. Sometimes they seem to and probably do bear no relation to the original Italian. To add to the strange internationalistic aspect of this album, my CD copy is a Japanese remaster (the lyrics are about an apparently fictitious mountain called Yam- Tsu-Mi). One of the things I most appreciate about PFM's music is the blending of hard and soft music. The Mountain has a great mix of it. Just Look Away is a really beautiful piece about bitter old men in a park The World Became the World was originally Impressioni Di Settembre (Impressions Of September), this has to be a total reworking of the lyrics. Another really beautiful piece that works as well in Italian as English giving testament to music being the international language. Four Holes In The Ground, well what can you say, "Give yourself a well, well, well, well, that's life". Celebration, certainly like this much better than Kool and the Gangs Celebrate "good times come on", heard that one enough for a lifetime, they slip us in a little Italian in the vocals. Is My Face On Straight, is a bit of a social commentary on racism and classism, still a good song to boot. The album wraps up with a jazzy jamming improvish piece called Have Your Cake and Eat It.

I'd probably recommend you try the live album first but this is hardly a bad place to start if you want to explore this band.

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Review by ZowieZiggy
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5 stars I have expressed my deepest admiration for the Italian version of this album. But this English one holds a very special place in my heart.

In those remote times (prehistory?), it was not easy (impossible?) to get "PFM" albums outside Italy. Thanks to their Manticore deal, albums in English were distributed worldwide and the "PFM" name could be spread out.

During each holiday break, I use to go to my cousin's home and we exchanged our musical discoveries. I introduced him to "Genesis", "Floyd", "Van Der Graaf Generator", "Led Zep", "Yes", "Renaissance" amongst others. On his hand, he made me aware of "Crimson", "Gentle Giant", "Ange" and "PFM". Being Italian, Marco had heard from the band and had purchased "The World.".

I felt immediately in love with it and purchase it a week later; Like with several albums of that era, it reminds me lots of souvenirs and I am completely biased about them.

But when you listen to such beautiful songs as "The Mountain" with its fantastic opening part, its light flute and great mellotron and the sweet "Just Look Away" you can only applaud.

As a nice present, "PFM" is also converting an old song from the "Storia di un Minuto" album. One of their most melodic songs ever : "Impressioni Di Settembre". Mellotron lovers : on your marks. You are embarked for a very pleasant trip.

All songs are special and is a highlight on its own. Melodies, delicate passages, jazzy parts (but not too much), imposing keys (argh, the mellotron.). Since I have grown with this album (I was fifteen at the time of purchase), I could not really blame them for the vocals and even today, I have no problems with them. Pete Sinfield wrote the English lyrics for this album. But the collaboration which had started with their previous English effort ("Photos Of Ghosts") will stop after this one.

I would definitely recommend this album even if you are new to "PFM". Enjoy it as much as I did (and still do). A jewel in my discography and a poignant illustration of what Italian prog brings to music. Major influences for "The World" are "Crimson" and "Genesis".

Do I need to tell you that I will rate this album with five stars ?

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Posted Saturday, November 24, 2007

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars.This of course is the English version of "L'Isola Di Niente", which happens to be my favourite PFM record. I don't know if it's just me but for some reason this English version sounds better instrumentally, while I prefer the Italian vocals of the original. So I guess it's a bit of a saw off isn't it. Both are essential in my opinion.

"The Mountain" opens with about 2 minutes of choir before it kicks into the main melody. I love when it does that ! Nice bass before 3 minutes as vocals arrive. Howe-like guitar follows. We get a calm before a full sound returns after 6 minutes.The intro is reprised after 7 minutes with some nice lazy guitar coming in late. "Just Look Away" opens with reserved vocals and a pastoral soundscape. Violin a minute in followed by a vocal melody. Nice. The flute and mellotron 3 minutes in sound great.

"The World Became The World" is classic PFM. When the full sound arrives 1 1/2 minutes in it's so emotional, and there's that gorgeous mellotron as well. "Four Holes In The Ground" builds into an excellent melody with some incredible bass. Vocals and a calm 3 minutes in. Killer bass as it kicks back in before 4 minutes. "Is My Face On Straight" has this beautiful soundscape after a minute before it changes, it still sounds amazing though. "Have Your Cake And Beat It" has a wild bass intro before it kicks into gear before 2 minutes with some screaming sax. It settles down 3 minutes in as the tempo continues to change.Great sound before 5 minutes.

There are no weak tracks here, this really is a treasure.

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Posted Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Review by friso
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3 stars PFM - The World became the World (English version of L'isola di niente) (1974)

Thanks to my progbuddy Erik Neuteboom I got my hands on a vinyl copy of this well known PFM record. My expectations were high. The feeling of having such a hard to get vinyl is good, but the high expectations aren't that good at all. PFM did not show gruit qualities on this record INMHO.

First of all: PFM is a band with the best of musicainship, they are very important because of their great symphonic/eclectic offerings for the genre. This album was quite frustrating though. Not the lack of musicianship or quality was the problem, but the lack of vision and the aggresive approach of the band on the progmarket. It's to ambitious. This might sound like an abstract problem, but I'll explain it.

Listening to Storia Di Un Minuto and Per un Amico I heard a high quality band with a lot's of vision and the music sounds inspired. The bands has it's own vibe and the tipical RPI sound that's has something 'realistic' and beautifull about it.

The World Became the World sounds different. It sounds like an agressive approach to show the world they can play with the big European bands like Genesis, ELP, King Crimson and Yes. It sounds like PFM made compositions on this album to try to beat these bands in their own game.

The Mountain is more bombastic then ELP ever was and is very unorganized. The different parts of the composition are great but the total is one big mess. The choral opening leaves me indifferent due to the bad quir. Just look away and The world became the world both sound like an attempt to get that magical 'I talk to the Wind/Cadance and Cascade' KC- sound. Although both tracks are my favourites of the album, they are highly unoriginal. The lyrics of Sinfield do help to get the KC atmosphere, but this isn't a good thing. On side two Four holes in the ground and Is my face on straight sound like attempts to copy and conquer the Yes sound. The compositions are again good, but I get a very frustrated feeling listening to it. The last track Have your cake and beat it is again an attempt to conquer King Crimson, but this time the proto-metal fase of the band. The atonal solo's sound horrible and the style is totally out of place here. The symphonic ending section is the best part of the album though. The reference of Geneses isn't out of place here, another attempt to beat a band in it's own game.

Conclusion. This album has a lot of high quality compostions, but it's motivations and style makes me dislike it. I like the honest sound of their albums before this one, but this one is just to extreme for my tastes. I'll give it three stars... but hey... this could have been a masterpiece with an other approach on music IMHO.

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Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010

Review by Sinusoid
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2 stars Being an American, it's hard for me to garner any RPI stuff, and finding this album in a used record led to a no-brainer decision; get it now, or I'll never have the opportunity return again.

Unfortunately, this brand of symphonic prog rock does not really cater to my musical tastes. The opening epic starts of in the corniest way, an unnecessary choir. The epic doesn't really go anywhere beyond that, mustering prog cliches and terrible Pete Sinfield lyrics galore. The following two ballad tracks further put disinterest in me. ''Is My Face on Straight'' is just unmemorable marred again by the lyrical content (I understand nonsensical wordplay, but this is overdoing it). It's a rare occurrence if I complain THIS much about the words.

I actually like bits and pieces of the ''Have Your Cake and Beat It'' thing, and ''Four Holes in the Ground'' is what I consider a prog classic. The album has got plenty of emotion dripping from it, lots of mellotron and all of the prog perks, so on the surface, it sounds ideal for a prog collection. But if you prefer edgier stuff (not implying heavier) or have an allergy to ballads, this is a miss. I find this weaker than the classic prog churned out by the stalwarts like Yes and Gentle Giant.

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5 stars I am not too found of the fact that Premiata Forneria Marconi did two of their records twice in both Italian and English, I think the originals are enough. So I was hesitating before I listened to "The World Became the World" because I didn't thought the Englishg version "Photos of Ghosts" was ... (read more)

Report this review (#1112903) | Posted by DrömmarenAdrian | Sunday, January 12, 2014 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The English version of L'isola Di Niente is very powerfull but to me, is one way of PFM make money in other country's and have some visibility in other Europe contexts just Germany and UK of course. All the music to be popular must be lirycs in english but Italian Lyrics are great in Italain c ... (read more)

Report this review (#267174) | Posted by João Paulo | Saturday, February 20, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars This was probably the wrong PFM album to start with. But at the time, I thought it would be good to maybe ease in to Italian prog with an album that had English vocals. Luckily, the music on here is good enough to make up for the pretty poor English pronunciations of the vocals (not to mention ... (read more)

Report this review (#151136) | Posted by infandous | Friday, November 16, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The fourth work released in 1974 "The World Became The World". In addition, the second work in English board of P.F.M that technically became strong. It is overwhelmed to solemn Corral of the opening number. It is an overflowing masterpiece in a magnificent, dynamic music. The masterpiece keep ... (read more)

Report this review (#63496) | Posted by braindamage | Saturday, January 07, 2006 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Just the english shape of Il sola Ni Dente, but with a lot of work in the songs as Dolche maria, and the world became the world. Finally this version has much more power in the musical interpretation, better construction, timing and deep feeling of a master piece. The english text by peter sin ... (read more)

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