Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
This excellent album saw PFM breaking new ground, with the inclusion of fretless bass (the first time I heard that instrument), and a jazzier feel overall. Four of the five tracks with vocals are sung in English, but the Pete Sinfield (ex Crimson) lyrics of earlier English language releases (like "The World Became the World") are missing this time out.
Premiata Forneria Marconi, better known in English speaking countries as P.F.M., were arguably the finest Italian Progressive rock band of the 1970s and certainly one of the most well known. A successful act in their homeland, they came to international attention when they signed to Emerson, Lake and Palmers label Manticore in 1973…
In 1978 and 1979 pfm went on tour with fabrizio de andre' and this collaboration resulted in an extraordinary album. The special cocktail of prog music, intense lyrics and the interpretation of fabrizio de andre' charmed the audience. 30 years after this event, pfm releases an album which is a tribute to fabrizio de andre' and his songs…
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
An excellent prog album that has two great tracks 'From Under','Harlequin' and one classic 'Out Of The Roundabout'. The playing is some of the best I've ever heard on a prog album.
After 5,000 concerts around the world, PFM feel the need and the desire to return to the Great Mother Classical music, where the band and the orchestra play respectful of their diversity. The performance of the songs takes advantage of a reduction of the original score, with inserts of original music specially created by PFM. The arrangements do not follow a fixed pattern. PFM is entrusted to the imaginative power of the original writing of the piece, integrating it with its contemporary vision. The choice of the authors so diverse one to each other (Mozart, Verdi, Saint Saens, Prokofiev, Rossini, Dvorak, etc..) has allowed the band to work on a wide range of expressive possibilities.