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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


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4 stars It's a remarkable video representation concerning their return in Japan: therefore this latter country alone has always been appreciating such beloved Italian progressive bands - including of course PFM- for many years in the seventies and afterwards (still regarding of some other Italian bands like BMS, Balletto di Bronzo, etc.); so - by thinking of the period concerning for instance the famous concerts of ELP with PFM- whose constant mutual collaboration moreover had already been generated in the American and Japan Tour by ELP, I'm quite excited also about the whole DVD!! PFM supported ELP during the Chocolate Kings Tour for example and the present gig sometimes reminds me of those incredible years!!

Instead, coming back to the concert filmed in Kawasaky, I'm not completely satisfied about a few takes filming them on stage in some further moments, especially talking about the scenes concerning their instrumental interplays, being not so much in evidence. But after all it's a minor defect, above all if you consider the happy choice concerning a good amount of immortal songs: in fact you can find some classics within, like for instance "La Luna Nuova", "La Carrozza di Hans" and even the ever-green ballad entitled "Impressioni di Settembre". Certainly the production is pretty good and besides - as PFM nowadays is a simple pop rock band, in spite of enriching sometimes their stuff by means of some electronic and experimental moods, it seems to be lacking their old inspiration. As a matter of fact you could remain a little bit disappointed about them, yet They are always conscious of their role, as important musicians whose impact live (in particular in this place) is reasonably powerful!! Moreover their huge experience let them play all their tunes enthusiastically, even though sometimes the guitar solos by Mussida are performed with an uneven execution. at the end never mind, cause the output of the whole opera is surprising!!

Important recent live witnessing another remarkable reunion!!

lor68 | 4/5 |


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