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THE WORLD BECAME THE WORLD

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.02 | 382 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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5 stars The World Became The World is, to me, PFMīs crowning achievement, their very best work. I think itīs 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 musicī. Iīm 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, itīs 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.

Tarcisio Moura | 5/5 |

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