Storia di un minuto

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Storia Di Un Minuto
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto.jpg
Studio album by Premiata Forneria Marconi
Released January 1972
Recorded 1971
Genre Progressive rock
Length 34:25
Language Italian
Label Numero Uno
Premiata Forneria Marconi chronology
Storia Di Un Minuto
(1972)
Per un amico
(1972)

Storia di un minuto ("Story of a Minute") is the first album of the Italian progressive rock band Premiata Forneria Marconi. It was released by the Numero Uno division of RCA Records in Italy.[1] The album topped the Italian album charts after only one week and was the first album by an Italian rock group to achieve this kind of success.

Storia di un minuto is essentially a progressive rock album with traces of symphonic rock, and borrows influences from a range of genres. The album received a positive review from Allmusic, and was deemed as one of the greatest debuts in the history of prog rock, parallel to other British bands. It contains re-recorded versions of songs from their first single "Impressioni di settembre" b/w "La carrozza di Hans". Also included are "È Festa" and "Dove... Quando...", which continue to be essential parts of their live concerts.

Composition and critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [2] 4.5/5 stars

The album quintessentially follows the lines of progressive rock and symphonic rock,[3] yet it includes elements of other genres, ranging from classical and folk to jazz music.[4] Nevertheless, the style is also eclectic, going from pop-oriented melodies ("Dove...Quando" and "Impressioni di Settembre") to more heavy rock-sounding tracks ("È Festa").[5]

Storia di un minuto was acclaimed in an Allmusic review, where it was given four-and-a-half out of five stars.[6] In it, Robert Taylor called it an "excellent recording",[7] comparing the album's creativity to fellow British bands, and finally deeming it as "one of the best progressive rock debuts in history [...] essential to any serious collection".[8]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Introduzione" Franco Mussida 1:09
2. "Impressioni di settembre" Mussida, Mogol, Mauro Pagani 5:44
3. "È festa" Mussida, Pagani 4:52
4. "Dove... quando... (Parte 1)" Mussida, Pagani 4:10
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dove... quando... (Parte 2)" Mussida, Pagani 6:01
2. "La carrozza di Hans" Mussida, Pagani 6:45
3. "Grazie davvero" Mussida, Pagani 5:51

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Year Region Label Format Catalog
1972 Italy Numero Uno LP ZSLN 55055
1989 Europe RCA CD ND 74059
2000 Italy BMG CD 74321 765422
2003 Japan BMG (Japan) CD BVCM-37423
2006 South Korea Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Korea)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Korea)
CD SB30149C
82876 85413 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto (LP, Album) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r46579
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/storia-di-un-minuto-r46579/review
  4. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/storia-di-un-minuto-r46579/review
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/storia-di-un-minuto-r46579/review
  6. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/storia-di-un-minuto-r46579/review
  7. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/storia-di-un-minuto-r46579/review
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/storia-di-un-minuto-r46579/review