Storia di un minuto
|Storia Di Un Minuto|
|Studio album by Premiata Forneria Marconi|
|Premiata Forneria Marconi chronology|
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. 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
The album quintessentially follows the lines of progressive rock and symphonic rock, yet it includes elements of other genres, ranging from classical and folk to jazz music. 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").
Storia di un minuto was acclaimed in an Allmusic review, where it was given four-and-a-half out of five stars. In it, Robert Taylor called it an "excellent recording", 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".
|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|
|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|
- Franco Mussida – electric & acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, mandocello, lead vocals (tracks 2,4 and 6), backing vocals
- Flavio Premoli – organ, piano, Mellotron, harpsichord, Minimoog, lead vocals (tracks 3 and 7), backing vocals
- Mauro Pagani – flute, piccolo, violin, backing vocals
- Giorgio Piazza – bass, backing vocals
- Franz Di Cioccio – drums, Moog synthesizer, gadgets, backing vocals
|1972||Italy||Numero Uno||LP||ZSLN 55055|
|2006||South Korea||Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Korea)
Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Korea)
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- "Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto (LP, Album) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-09-19.