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3.29 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Avventura a Durango (5:32)
2. Presentazione (3:34)
3. Sally (5:07)
4. Verranno a chiederti del nostro amore (5:09)
5. Rimini (5:07)
6. Via del Campo (2:46)
7. Maria nella bottega del falegname (4:08)
8. Il Testamento di Tito (7:00)

Total Time: 38:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Fabrizio De André / vocals, acoustic guitar
- Franz Di Cioccio / drums, percussions
- Patrick Djivas / bass
- Franco Mussida / electric guitar, acoustic guitars, vocals
- Flavio Premoli / keyboards, vocals
- Roberto Colombo / keyboards, percussions, vocals
- Lucio "Violino" Fabbri / fiddle, percussions

Releases information

LP Ricordi ORL 8431 (1980)
MC Ricordi Orizzonte ORK 78431 (1980)

CD Ricordi Orizzonte CDOR8431 (1989)
CD BMG/Ricordi CDMRL 6490 (1995)
CD BMG/Ricordi 74321 766112 (2001, 24 bit remastering)
CD BMG/Ricordi 74321 766112 (2001, 24 bit remastering, digipack)
CD BMG/Ricordi 74321 974182 (2002, 24 bit remastering)
CD Sony Music 88697454832 Entertainment 88697720841 (2010)

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FABRIZIO DE ANDRÉ Fabrizio De André + PFM In Concerto Vol. 2 ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(55%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
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Review by NotAProghead
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Errors & Omissions Team
4 stars I bought this album because of my interest to PFM and... became a Fabrizio De André fan.

The album "Fabrizio De André + PFM In Concerto Vol. 1" (1979) had (and still has) a great success in Italy, and a year later the record company decided to release recordings from the same shows as Vol. 2. Franz Di Cioccio, PFM drummer, recalled that Fabrizio De Andrč and the band prepared together about 30 songs. Albums, Vol. 1 and 2, include only 17 ("Presentazione" from this album is only a presentation of musicians). Probably some other songs have been recorded during that tour and will see the light of day, who knows.

Besides great De André talents and his distinctive voice the album shows, as well, PFM versatility and delicate attitude to singing poetry.

Songs from the album "Rimini" (1978), "Avventura a Durango", "Sally" and ""Rimini" have nice melodies and sound very close to their originals. "Avventura a Durango" is a cover of Bob Dylan's "Romance in Durango" with Fabrizio's Italian lyrics.

"Via del Campo", titled after the name of the street in Genoa, Fabrizio's home town, is a nostalgic ballad and one of the most beautiful FDA songs ever, especially in PFM arrangements.

Closing songs, "Maria nella bottega del falegname" ("Mary in a Joiner's Shop") and "Il Testamento di Tito" ("Titus' Will") originally appeared on FDA concept album "La buona novella", 1970. PFM (then I QUELLI) participated in recording process as session musicians. For 1979 tour new arrangements of these 2 songs were made. There are very nice keyboard solos in "Maria nella bottega del falegname". "Il Testamento di Tito" is album's most powerful and dramatic track.

Those who can speak Italian can appreciate the quality of Fabrizio De André poetry. Don't worry if you can't - like somebody said: "I'm ready to listen to his voice even if he will read the telephone book".

Like its predecessor, Vol.1, this album is a good addition to any De André or PFM collection. For those, who interested, I can also highly recommend his DVD "Fabrizio De André. In concerto", recorded during Faber's last tour in 1998 and released in 2004 by BMG Italy.

Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars There was already an album released fom these live sessions in Bologna and Florence a year prior to this release. In the meantime, Fabrizio de André was kidnapped and ransomed in Sardinia. Some sources confirm that the ransom was paid and that André needed to raise funds to financially recover from this painful affair.

As De Andrč states in some interviews he was helped by his father in finding the money, and had to start a tour shortly after the release of the "Indiano" album to repay him. But some other sources either do not mention this payment or say that no ransom was paid. I would tend more to believe the former version, so make up your mind".

Due to these circumstances, I see nothing wrong in the release of this second offering since I fully understand how desperate one has to be after such an adventure. So, this is not the reason of my low rating (in comparison with all those four/five stars ratings).

It is just that, musically, this album has nothing to do with "PFM". What we get here is a bunch of folk songs out of Fabrizio's repertoire and played by "PFM", which is significantly different.

The worst experience is definitely "Durango". A sort of mariachi folkish song. I might enjoy this during very scarce occasions (i.e. when I go back to my second home country and paying a visit to my step family in Mexico) but not while listening to an album in which "PFM" is featured. I knew already that this album would have very little "PFM" relation but this is a bit too much.

This live album is very short (38 minutes). On top of this there is a "presentation" of the band which lasts for about four minutes. Since the band rehearsed some thirty songs out of Fabrizio's catalogue, I guess that it should have een possible to get more music out of these concerts.

Not that I am particularly keen on listening to this but Fabrizio's fans would have been interested, I guess. Unlike the previous album, there won't be any jewel of the calibre of" Amico Fragile" on this one.

Pure Italian folk music. Doesn't really belong here, I'm afraid. Musicians are not the problem of course. Only the music they play. Two stars (and I'm doing an effort).

Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
3 stars The release of this album one year after the huge commercial success of its predecessor was just a commercial operations. One thing is releasing a double live album where masterpieces and weaker songs can co-exist so that the weaker things are masked by the goodies. Another thing is taking some of the material discarded from the"Volume 1" to fill a "Volume 2" one year after.

As result we have a still good album, because of the great songwriting of FDA and the great musicianship of PFM, but no highlights.

The live versions of those songs are not much better than the studio, and in particular the last two songs, taken from FDA's masterpiece "La Buona Novella" are better arranged in PFM's "AD 2010" album and were playeed by almost the same artists even on the original FDA album.

However I think that the songs are too well played to consider this album just a collector item, so I can round up my rating to 3 stars with a complain for the label who has released it: a double album would have been a milestone of Italian music in general. This sort of "B-side" sounds just as a well recorded bootleg.

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