Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Dove... quando Pt. I + Pt. II (Premiata Forneria Marconi, 1972)

"Storia di un minuto" was the first and celebrated album by PFM and it included two parts of the song "Dove... quando..." ("Where... when..." in English), the first one closing the original A side and the second one opening the B side. The two parts sum up some 10 minutes of delicate and charming music. The strong acoustic flavour of this double track will be one of the best known trademarks of PFM and so will be their melodic inspiration.

The first period of PFM's career is a very special prog time...
 
I'm in love with the flute, the guitars, the keyboards (both organ and piano) and the violin opening the second part and announcing the liveliest movement of the mini-suite. In fact, the following jazz section beautifully changes the mood and the tempo of "Dove... quando...", introducing another strong features of this manifold band. Always a pleasure to listen to that...