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Premiata Forneria Marconi - L'Isola di Niente (1974)



Artista: Premiata Forneria Marconi
Álbum: L'Isola di Niente
Año: 1974
Género: Rock Progresivo
Duración: 35;29
Nacionalidad: Italia


Lista de Temas:

1. L'Isola di Niente (10:42)
2. Is My Face On Straight (6:38)
3. La Luna Nuova (6:21)
4. Dolcissima Maria (4:01)
5. Via Lumiere (7:21)
Alineación:

- Franz Di Cioccio / drums, percussion, vocals
- Jan Patrick Djivas / bass, vocals
- Franco Mussida / guitars, lead vocals
- Mauro Pagani / violin, flute, vocals
- Flavio Premoli / keyboards, lead vocals


L'isola di Niente fue el tercer album de estudio de la banda italiana de rock progresivo Premiata Forneria Marconi en 1974, posteriormente ese mismo año sería editada su versión estadounidense, The World Became The World.
L'Isola Di Niente, que empieza con unos coros angelicales para luego dar rienda suelta al autentico rock progresivo en el puro estilo Premiata, con dureza pero también con partes de ensueño muy calmadas y tradicionales. Is My Face On Straight es cantada en inglés y es muy interesante escucharla. Dolcissima Maria es una canción de verdad única, que para mí confirma que esta banda estaba hecha para las baladas lejos de un rock pesado, es igual un clásico de PFM y una canción bastante disfrutable.

Premiata logra con este clásico reunir los elementos que se necesitan para explicarle a alguien que no conoce el género, lo que el buen progresivo debe de ser: una obra majestuosa, culta, con rupturas inteligentes, emotividades encontradas, una obra con introducción, concepto y fin, coronada con la más bella y dulce canción. Que sea capaz de conmover y violentar, emocionar y deprimir, escuchar y volverla a escuchar. 
Para los investigadores, unos comentarios en ingles...

Review by Sean Trane SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk 3 stars The Isle Of Nothing is PFM's third album, still released on RCA by the almost original (there is the new bassist with a Belgian name) line-up and the last of the classic Italian releases, the following ones being marketed for worldwide audiences (names like Chocolate Kings etc.), but already in this album, we have a track sung (passably) in English. While the artwork is lesss naïve than the PUA artwork, it's nevertheless not my idea of the desert island, which is just as well, since this album is nowhere near that stupid list that all progheads love to make.
PFM has often been accused of being Genesis -inspired but throughout the three albums I know, I haven't detected that much of it, but much more ELP and to a lesser extent, Crimson. This is again true for LIDN as the opening almost 11-mins title track starts on semi-discordant choirs (overstaying their welcome) than a loud guitar and many other instruments take ober from the flute until the mellotron. Upon the return of these icy choirs (shortly this time), the track has taken an enormous sound, probably the loudest PFM were over their early career. The only English-sung track is my face on straight, (most likely talking of the masques we have to put on everyday to avoid troubles or questions) is not exactly my fave and the approximate vocals are not the only reason, but it's of BJH calibre(not necessarily a compliment) and is not a disgracze as one could fear., the stupid accordion being a "faute de gout" rather than a real flaw.
The flipside starts on The New Moon starts on violin and percussions and in a very classical manner, than veering in an ELP-like "rearranging the classics", unusually loudly as well, but overall the exercise has been done by Dutch bands many times over. The middle section rocks rather hard, but remains uninteresting to this writer; and in spite of the loudness, this track never fails to bore me. Needlessly complicated tracks and overly laden (too much going on) tend to be soporific for me. Sweetest Mary on the other hand is one of those really quiet tracks that are sleep-inducing after the boredom of the previous track. The soporific mood is carried over the intro of the finale Via Lumiere, until the song embarks on 200 MPH sections, alternating the quiet and loud passages, thus waking you up in a confusing moment.
I've only heard the English version (World Became World) of this album once, and although I find it less soporific than its Italian genitor, it might just be because of the added Settembre track (a SDUM track), but certainly not from the original tracks being translated. Outside the opening and closing tracks, I don't fid much to marvel over


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  2. Resubiendo el Links, muchas gracias por su atencion, disculpen las molestias ocacionadas.

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    1. Bueno, al menos yo no soy el único que se equivoca, jeje.

      Como dice el dicho, el que no hace no se equivocará nunca... :D

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