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Per un amico


Download links and information about Per un amico by Premiata Forneria Marconi. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 5 tracks with total duration of 34:07 minutes.

Artist: Premiata Forneria Marconi
Release date: 1972
Genre: Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 5
Duration: 34:07
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No. Title Length
1. Appena Un Pò 7:43
2. Generale 4:18
3. Per Un Amico 5:23
4. Il Banchetto 8:39
5. Geranio 8:04



Italian prog rock giants PFM were on a roll in their early phase, unleashing both their classic debut and the equally stunning follow-up, Per un amico, within the same year. The latter even more firmly staked PFM's claim as international prog princes. Like the first album, the band's second record mixes fragile folk touches, jazz fusion firestorms, classical-influenced intricacy, and visceral rock riffs. But if anything, the process is even more finely distilled on these five lengthy tracks. Even amid all the fleet-fingered musicianship on display here, Mauro Pagani's flute and violin are among Per un amico's most distinctive colors, whether he's evoking bucolic splendor on the folk-flavored "Appena un po" or stoking the jazzy, intense flames of "Generale." Flavio Premoli's multi-keyboard mastery is nothing to sneeze at either; he cooks up a crazed carnival frenzy on "Il Banchetto" and lays down almost-impressionistic piano lines on the closing cut, "Geranio." With this level of achievement, it's hard to believe that this band's career was still headed upward.