The new live album by PFM – Premiata Forneria Marconi “THE EVENT – Live in Lugano” (Aereostella) is out on Wednesday 19 May with the participation of two special guests: Matteo Mancuso, undisputed guitar star and Luca Zabbini, leader of the Barock Project, at the hammond organ, keyboards and vocals. An hour and a half of music that retraces the career of the most famous Italian prog band in the world, from the Story of a minute, their debut album in 1972, to I dreamed of electric sheep, the last unreleased album released in 2023, which met with great success with audiences and critics. The album will be available in CD, double LP and on streaming and digital download platforms.
After the triumph of hundreds of dates in the last two years, PFM decided to record its concert during the Estival Jazz in Lugano last summer (2022): «The concert in Lugano was very special – PFM tells us – because our guitarist Marco Sfogli could not be present. We therefore thought of inviting a musician with an extraordinary talent: Matteo Mancuso. Thanks to Matteo and Luca Zabbini, leader of the Barock Project, you will hear an unedited PFM. “THE EVENT – Live in Lugano” is the first album of a new project that will satisfy the public who loves live performances: PFM Live Collection. The new record series will have to its credit recordings of historical pieces, reinterpretations, jams and everything we will “churn out” on stage. We’ve always loved experimenting and the stage is our gym that we don’t know and don’t want to give up. “THE EVENT – Live in Lugano” is only the first and… it will be Celebration again».
Tracklist di “THE EVENT – Live in Lugano”: 1) Mondi Paralleli; 2) Il respiro del tempo; 3) Transumanza jam; 4) Impressioni di Settembre; 5) Il banchetto; 6) La carrozza di Hans; 7) Photos of ghost; 8) Quartiere 8; 9) Cyber alpha; 10) Harlequin; 11) La danza dei cavalieri S. Prokofev – inclusi Il potere dell’amore e Gli amanti di Verona; 12) Mr 9 till 5; 13) Violin jam; 14) Ouverture William Tell G. Rossini; 15) Celebration; 16) Impressioni di Settembre -reprise PFM – Premiata Forneria Marconi è composta da: Franz Di Cioccio (voce e batteria), Patrick Djivas (basso), con Lucio Fabbri (violino, seconda tastiera, cori), Alessandro Scaglione (tastiere, cori), Marco Sfogli (chitarra, cori), Eugenio Mori (seconda batteria). Special guest: Luca Zabbini (organo hammond, tastiere e voce).
PFM – Premiata Forneria Marconi has a unique and unmistakable style that combines the expressive power of rock, progressive and classical music in a single fascinating entity. Born in 1970 (recordingly in 1972), the band quickly gained a prominent place on the international scene, which it still maintains today. In 2016 the prestigious English magazine “Classic Rock” UK placed PFM – Premiata Forneria Marconi in 50th place among the 100 best artists in the world, while “Rolling Stone” UK placed the album Photos of ghost in 19th place among the most important to progressive music. In 2018 he received the prestigious International Band of the year award at the Prog Music Awards UK in London, while in 2019 the English magazine “PROG UK” nominated Franz Di Cioccio among the 100 icons of music who changed our world (the only musician of the Latin world).
IL RESPIRO DEL TEMPO
IMPRESSIONI DI SETTEMBRE
LA CARROZZA DI HANS
PHOTOS OF GHOST
LA DANZA DEI CAVALIERI (inclusi IL POTERE DELL’AMORE e GLI AMANTI DI VERONA)
MR 9 TILL 5
OUVERTURE WILLIAM TELL
IMPRESSIONI DI SETTEMBRE reprise