Chocolate Kings

Chocolate Kings

by PFM
     
 

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This album marked a continued maturing of both PFM's style and their presence in the Anglophone market. It benefits from Premoli's high-speed Hammond organ and synth runs on such all-out prog assaults as the conclusion of "From Under," as well as Mussida's gentle acoustic guitar lines on slower numbers like "Harlequin." The weak point, as in some of PFM's other

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This album marked a continued maturing of both PFM's style and their presence in the Anglophone market. It benefits from Premoli's high-speed Hammond organ and synth runs on such all-out prog assaults as the conclusion of "From Under," as well as Mussida's gentle acoustic guitar lines on slower numbers like "Harlequin." The weak point, as in some of PFM's other productions, is in the vocals. Bernado Lanzetti's voice is overwhelmed by the sheer force of the band; indeed, it could be removed to leave behind perfectly acceptable instrumentals. On "Harlequin" and the superb "Out of the Roundabout," the instrumentation of rippling electric piano and delicate nylon-string guitar allows his quavering vocals more space to breathe; but lacking the vocal harmonies that other prog contemporaries relied on, his voice doesn't really stand on its own.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/1995
Label:
Sony/Bmg Italy
UPC:
0035627178122
catalogNumber:
271781
Rank:
33538

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

PFM   Primary Artist
Greg Bloch   Violin
Franz di Cioccio   Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrick Djivas   Bass,Basso Continuo
Bernardo Lanzetti   Guitar,Vocals
Francone Mussida   Guitar,Vocals
Mauro Pagani   Flute,Violin,Vocals,Woodwind,Flautilla
Flavio Premoli   Keyboards,Vocals,tastiere

Technical Credits

Arun Chakraverty   Engineer
Franz di Cioccio   Vocal Arrangements
Claudio Fabi   Producer
Francone Mussida   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Mauro Pagani   Composer
Flavio Premoli   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Gaetano Ria   Engineer
Gianni Sassi   Art Direction
Lombardi   Instrumentation

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