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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Storia Di Un Minuto CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.35 | 1298 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars Plain and simple, I can say that Storia Di Un Minuto is one of my favorite prog-rock albums of the 70's!

A marvelous record almost from beginning to end with some influences from Genesis, but with an incredible romantic Italian flavor which makes the hearing of Storia Di Un Minuto an unique and unforgettable experience.

I especially like the masterful work in keyboards, the splendid acoustic sections, the beautiful singing of Franco Mussida, the orchestral elements and the good rhythmus that this album has which makes this disc truly enjoyable, despite some forgettable moments like the overlong jazz ending of Dove?Quando? Part 2 and the bit disjointed La Carroza di Hans.

However, the albums is short, addictive and very well written!

Best Tracks: Impressioni di Settembre (a very good example of the music of this band), E Festa (funny and with great keyboards) and Dove?Quando? Part 1 (just incredibly delicate)

Conclusion: Storia Di Un Minuto is an almost flawless example of the best 70's prog-rock. It has some influences of similar acts like Genesis and Yes, but just like the Spanish band Triana they were able to mix these elements with other sounds of their own country like folk, medieval and romantic Italian music to create something unique, beautiful and truly remarkable.

A much-recommended piece of true progressive music!

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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