Monday, December 15, 2014

Premiata Forneria Marconi - 1996 - 10 Anni Live 1971-1981

Premiata Forneria Marconi 
1996
10 Anni Live 1971-1981




1971-1972 L'inizio tour italiano
101. 21th century schizoid man (4:39)
102. My God (6:24)
103. Picture of the city (4:39)
104. Bollate guitar jam (5:43)
105. Bollate keyboard jam (7:20)
106. Bouree (3:17)
107. Bouree jam (3:59)
108. La carrozza di Hans (9:26)
109. Dove...quando... (4:23)

1973-1974 L'esperienza americana "the world became the world" tour
201. Four holes in the ground (7:26)
202. Is my face on straight (8:41)
203. Cleveland keyboard jam (5:39)
204. Mr. 9 till 5 (5:35)
205. Alta Loma 5 till 9 (11:09)
206. JC violin jam (2:49)
207. Classic violin solo (3:38)
208. William Tell overture (2:08)
209. La carrozza di Hans (6:12)
210. Central Park drum solo (8:37)
211. Impressioni di Settembre (1:01)
212. Poseidon (1:54)

1975-1976 In giro per il mondo "chocolate kings" tour
301. Four holes in the ground (6:40)
302. Spanish jam (7:55)
303. Pascolo siderale jam (4:41)
304. Mediterranea jam (4:50)
305. Acustic guitar solo (3:00)
306. Paper charms (9:30)
307. La grande fuga (7:09)
308. Chocolate kings (5:01)
309. WB violin jam (5:02)
310. Violin classic solo (2:33)
311. William Tell overture (2:17)
312. Celebration (6:59)
313. Drum solo (4:51)
314. Impressioni di Settembre (0:53)
315. Poseidon (2:07)

1977-1978 Contaminazioni "jet lag" tour, "passpartù" tour
1980-1981 Verso un nuovo rock "performance" tour
401. Out of the roundabout (8:21)
402. Left-handed theory (4:26)
403. Dove...quando... (4:59)
404. Jet lag (10:36)
405. Greek reflection (2:29)
406. Traveller (5:46)
407. Violin suite (4:03)
408. Violin dance (1:41)
409. Violin west dance (1:09)
410. Celebration (5:03)
411. Passpartù (7:56)
412. Suonare suonare (4:28)
413. Maestro della voce (7:17)
414. Chi ha paura della notte ? (6:42)

CD 1:
- Franz Di Cioccio / drums & vocals
- Franco Mussida / acoustic guitar, electric guitar & vocals
- Mauro Pagani / flute, violin & vocals
- Giorgio Piazza / bass & vocals
- Flavio Premoli / Hammond organ, piano, Mellotron, Mini Moog & vocals

CD 2:
- Jan Patrick Djivas / bass
- Franz Di Cioccio / drums & vocals
- Franco Mussida / electric guitar, acoustic guitar & vocals
- Mauro Pagani / flute, violin & vocals
- Flavio Premoli / Hammond organ, piano, Mellotron, Moog & vocals

CD 3:
- Jan Patrick Djivas / bass
- Franz Di Cioccio / drums & vocals
- Bernardo Lanzetti / rhythmic guitar & vocals
- Franco Mussida / electric guitar, acoustic guitar & vocals
- Mauro Pagani / flute, violin & vocals
- Flavio Premoli / Hammond organ, piano, Mellotron, Moog & vocals

CD 4:
- Gregory Bloch / violin
- Jan Patrick Djivas / fretless bass
- Franz Di Cioccio / drums & vocals
- Bernardo Lanzetti / rhythmic guitar & vocals
- Franco Mussida / electric guitar, acoustic guitar & vocals
- Flavio Premoli / electric piano, "Pari" organ, micro Moog & vocals
- Roberto Colombo / keyboards
- Roberto Haliffi / percussion
- Lucio Fabri / violin & keyboards
- Walter Calloni drums


Great box including the best period of PFM. Terrific covers of King Crimson and Jethro Tull in the CD#1, showing what an influence these bands were for PFM, but unfortunately the sound quality is poor. The other 3 cds have better but far from stunning sound quality. There are some songs with 2 versions, but contrary to other reviewer I enjoyed the subtle differences and the long jams. Excellent live performances of all musicians. Almost all material is good, except the last song in cd#4 (Chi ha paura della notte), an uninspired and excessively poppy mainstream song, completely distinct from the other 50 tracks! I appreciated the "fusion" material from JET LAG and PASSPARTU albums (CD#4), which I never had heard of, clearly influenced by the outstanding Weather Report. Despite the abusive price and other minor points, it is surely a must for true fans of European prog and particularly PFM


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