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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 - Storia di un minuto (1972)
1. Introduzione (1:12)
2. Impressioni di settembre (5:46)
3. E' festa (4:54)
4. Dove quando...... (Pt. 1) (4:12)
5. Dove quando...... (Pt.2) (6:03)
6. La carrozza di Hans (6:48)
7. Grazie davvero (5:54)

Total time 34:49

Disc 2 - Per un amico (1972)
1. Appena un po' (7:48)
2. Generale (4:20)
3. Per un amico (5:26)
4. Il banchetto (8:42)
5. Geranio (8:07)

Total time 34:23

Disc 3 - Road Rarities (1972 - 2012)
1. La carrozza di Hans (7:20)
2. Rain Birth (0:56)
3. River of Life (7:05)
4. Mister 9 til 5 (4:08)
5. E' festa (4:52)
6. Entrance (3:06)
7. Impressioni di settembre (6:59)
8. Intro a Dove... quando (1:45)
9. Dove... quando (3:58)
10. Il banchetto (3:12)
11. Doubt's Colors (2:11)
12. Promenade the Puzzle (7:28)

Total time 53:00

Line-up / Musicians

Discs 1, 2:
- Franz Di Cioccio / drums, Moog, vocals
- Franco Mussida / electric & acoustic guitars, vocals
- Mauro Pagani / flute, violin, vocals
- Giorgio Piazza / bass, vocals
- Flavio Premoli / organ, piano, mellotron, harpsichord, moog, vocals

Disc 3:
- different PFM line-ups (1972 - 2012)

Releases information

3CD + 60-page book Sony Music Entartainment Italy 887254 95942 (2012, remastered, CD 3 contains rare and previously unreleased live tracks)

3LP + book Sony Music Entartainment Italy 0887254 959519 (2012, remastered, LP 3 contains rare and previously unreleased live tracks)

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PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM) Celebration 1972-2012 ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
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Review by GruvanDahlman
4 stars Boxes can be quite a tricky business. In most cases they are alright or better, some are magnificent and others are simply unintelligable. It's not all about the music, it is also a question of packaging, information and relevance. For instance, I find both the Caravan and Camel boxes to be utterly magnificent pieces of boxed music. They are both full of great music, little oddities and a packaging to die for.

When I came across this PFM box I was i trigued and could not contain myself. I had to have it, basically because I did not possess either of their splendid first two albums. Great, I thought and paid the man what I considered to be a bargain. (A mere ?20.) Anyway, the first two albums are brilliant and true gems of the RPI movement.

My concern is the third disc. While flawless, in some sense, music-wise I cannot understand why on Earth that disc accompanies PFM's first two albums. Had there been recordings from the early 70's I could not have had any issues at all with this disc but now I feel it is kind of out of place. The live recordings are as early(or late) as the mid 80's and all the wayup to the 00's. It feels... strange, somehow.

Conclusion: This box is a great way for any newcomer to PFM to get a hold of their classic first two albums. The packaging is fine and the cover striking. It is a shame, however, that the information is all in italian. Another problem for me is the third disc which seems rather redundant. I'd rather it had been their third album (the english Per un amico). Still, a great buy and a solid 4 stars, counting even the quarrels I have with it.

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2 stars It's hard to provide an objective review for retrospectives like this; I hesitate to use the term "compilation" because that's really not what Celebration 1972-2012 is. Included are PFM's first two albums wholly, and a bonus disc of previously unreleased "Road Rarities" which will be the main ... (read more)

Report this review (#863974) | Posted by coasterzombie | Tuesday, November 20, 2012 | Review Permanlink

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