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Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) - Per Un Amico CD (album) cover


Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)


Rock Progressivo Italiano

4.40 | 1913 ratings

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5 stars You know what this album is for me and many others. Its like the 2nd wave of discovery.

When we first get into classic Prog, its the standard great stuff. You know, various albums from the Big Six of Prog (KC, PF, Genesis, Yes, JT & ELP). And then you discover various other highly regarded Prog bands. But with varying degrees of success. Always itching for that same level of brilliance you heard on Foxtrot or Wish You Were Here. You scrape around further, hoping to find something as amazing as the very best in Prog.

Then you find PFMs first two albums!! Do your ears deceive you? Is this stuff really sounding as great as your favorite King Crimson album? Does this truly have the dexterity and flash of ELP? Yet are they really as unique sounding as any of the other bands in the Big Six? YES! Thank God! Your Prog collection has just grown with another true classic!

Well thats my PFM experience at any rate, but I suspect its similar for many of you. We all discovered the big prog acts early on, and we all love Prog for all the reasons you already know. But we want "more, more, more." And like any genre, there's always a dirge of average albums, that people try to pretend (or actually think) are very good to great. But in the case of PFMs first two, its the real deal. And the fact that so many members of this board rank it so high, just makes me feel that much better about the collective taste of this community.

If you're checking out ProgArchives all time Prog albums list, you're seeing that this album is ranked in or near the top 10. If you have most of the other albums in the top 20, and you're wondering if you'll love this album? Yes you will. I absolutely guarantee it!

akajazzman | 5/5 |


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