Acqua Fragile Import, Original recording remastered
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I think the band's best song is on this album - a mandolin-drenched tune called "Going Out," which alone is worth the price of admission (I am amazed someone finally decided to issue this on CD for the first time). A very moody tune which showcases Lanzetti's superb vocal talents. Another great tune, "Morning Comes," comes with Hackett-style guitar and Banks-keyboard, and both these songs use richly textured Yes-style vocal arrangements.
If you like Lanzetti-era PFM, or like Foxtrot/Nursery Cryme-era Genesis, you will probably like both "Acqua Fragile" and their second and last album "Mass Media Stars" (So far, only on vinyl). Lanzetti's vocal qualities are as great on these as on his PFM works, and he has Gabriel-like similarities.
These two are among my most prized prog records, and I actually like them better than most of the PFM releases, because these songs are usually more simply structured and more vocal based, and the compositions, particularly the melodies, are far superior to a lot of the PFM material.
It's hard to say which album I like better. The second is more consistent than the first, but I think both disks have very innovative and creative material and I suggest you locate and obtain both.
PFM fans will probably want this disc because of Lanzetti alone.
Recommended to all the people with taste!!
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