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    PFM, the legendary Italian prog rock band, in concert in Canada

    Two concert in Canada for this great band:
    November 23rd - Quebec City, Le Grand Theatre du Quebec
    November 25th - Toronto, The Music Hall

    PFM, the most important Italian progressive rock band in history, developed a style which is uniquely Italian while maintaining links with the rest of the prog world. A lyrical, romantic and delicate music, full of fineness. A great melodic and instrumental richness, somptuous compositions and arrangements. The instrumentation is superb with fluid guitar, highly original synthesizer sounds, beautiful violin and flute, and ethereal vocals that are so important to the music.

    Sometimes compared with the early KING CRIMSON, the group had its own musical personality, with its elegant music that propelled them to global success and popularity. In 1975 Melody Maker, the well known UK music magazine, placed them at 2nd place in “Brightest Hope” chart, where 1st place was for Camel, 3rd for Supertramp and 5th for Eagles. Recording internationally for Manticore, the Emerson, Lake&Palmer’s owned label, being produced by Pete Sinfield, the poet of King Crimson who also wrote English lyrics for them, they entered Billboard charts in 1973 with the album Photos of Ghosts that got the award in Japan as the best album of the year.

    "Per Un Amico" ("Photos of Ghosts") and "L'Isola di Niente" as well as their first, "Storia di un Minuto" are all virtual classics of progressive music, obviously influenced by early King Crimson and Genesis yet sounding nothing like them.

    “PFM is a testimony to the greatness of European classic and progressive rock. They have all of their old finesse, one of the finest, kindest and most talented bunch of ‘real’ musicians ever seen on stage.”
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    hey. never heard of them. i'm one of the many crimson, genesis, camel etc
    lovers but i don't know many bands that are not british, even less progressive music bands. Actually in france we have magma, though it may wear antoher label than "progressive", and also Atoll, another fantastic french band. if you have some doc, link or image about PFM, i'd sure be glad to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunwaiter View Post
    if you have some doc, link or image about PFM, i'd sure be glad to see it.

    youtube is plenty of their videos.
    Look for these songs:
    Impressioni di Settembre
    Chocolate Kings
    Alta Loma
    Stati di Immaginazione

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    Welcome to the forum.
    judy tooley

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