» » PFM - Jet Lag

PFM - Jet Lag FLAC album

PFM - Jet Lag FLAC album
Title:
Jet Lag
Performer:
Style:
Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Prog Rock
Released:
Country:
FLAC album size:
1320 mb
Other formats:
AC3 VOX MP4 MP2 AUD DMF AU
Genre:
Rating:
4.5 ✪
PFM - Jet Lag FLAC album

Tracklist

Peninsula 2:35
Jet Lag 9:09
Storia In "LA" 6:24
Breakin In 4:06
Cerco La Lingua 5:31
Meridiani 5:56
Left-Handed Theory 4:10
Traveler 5:40

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ZPLZ 34008 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album) Zoo Records ZPLZ 34008 Italy 1977
ZPKZ 34008 Premiata Forneria Marconi Jet Lag ‎(Cass) Zoo Records ZPKZ 34008 Italy 1977
TC 1101 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(Cass, Album) Asylum Records TC 1101 US 1977
7ES-1101 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album) Asylum Records 7ES-1101 Canada 1977
P-10379M PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album) Manticore P-10379M Japan 1977
K 53511 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album) Manticore K 53511 UK 1977
28 864 XOT PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album) Manticore 28 864 XOT Germany 1977
7E-1101 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album, CSM) Asylum Records 7E-1101 US 1977
7E-1101 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album, PRC) Asylum Records 7E-1101 US 1977
7E-1101 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Asylum Records 7E-1101 US 1977
P-10379M PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Manticore P-10379M Japan 1977
7E1101 Premiata Forneria Marconi Jet Lag ‎(LP, Album, TP) Asylum Records 7E1101 US 1977
7E-1101 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, Promo) Asylum Records 7E-1101 US 1977
7E-1101 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(LP, SP) Asylum Records 7E-1101 US 1977
ND 75244 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album) RCA ND 75244 Europe 1987
LiPiCD 11990307 Premiata Forneria Marconi Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Limited Progressive - Italy LiPiCD 11990307 Russia 1999
74321 922862 Premiata Forneria Marconi Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) BMG Ricordi S.p.A., RCA Italiana 74321 922862 Italy 2002
BVCM-37591 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) BMG, Manticore BVCM-37591 Japan 2005
MANTCD 1007 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Manticore, Esoteric Recordings MANTCD 1007 UK 2010
VICP-75019 PFM* Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Victor, Manticore VICP-75019 Japan 2011
VICP-78011 PFM* ジェット・ラグ = Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Pla) Victor VICP-78011 Japan 2014
ND 75244 Premiata Forneria Marconi Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, RE) RCA ND 75244 Europe Unknown
ND 75244 Premiata Forneria Marconi Jet Lag ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) RCA ND 75244 Russia Unknown


Reviews:
  • JoldGold
In the 38 year history of Premiata Forneria Marconi the album Jet Lag is unique. Prior to 1977 P. F. M. had been a pure '70s progressive rock band which had been strongly influenced by Emerson, Lake & Palmer and King Crimson. Jet Lag is nothing like that. It has very strong jazz elements with folk and world music influences mixed in as well. The album opens with "Peninsula", a beautiful mainly acoustic guitar instrumental. On the title track the heavy jazz influence is clearly heard. Bernardo Lanzetti's vibrato vocals, which sound strained or forced at times, are definitely an acquired taste and seem to be what most people who don't like the album point to. They work much better with the music of Jet Lag than they did on the more progressive Chocolate Kings. They fit this music in a way that they just didn't fit the earlier progressive sound. Lanzetti also, at times, relaxes his voice, something we hear for the first time in the first mellow section of the title track, showing that he is a much more capable singer than was evident on the earlier album. "Storia In L. A." is another instrumental piece, this time with a mellow jazz sound at the outset. It builds in depth and strength as it goes on. Like "Peninsula" this piece is gorgeous and completely atypical of P. F. M. "Breakin' In", which concluded side one on the original LP release, is probably the one track intended for radio airplay. It's the most rocking piece on the album but even this track has strong jazz elements incorporated. "Cerco La Lingua", the only track sung in Italian on the album, opens with a solo by violinst Gregory Bloch, who replaced the brilliant Mauro Pagani on this album. The irony here is that the opening section is very much Mediterranean music, as in southern European or Italian folk, much like what Pagani would do so well on his first solo album the following year. As the piece builds and other instruments join in we hear jazz mixed in and finally something that sounds like rock by the time the vocals start. The third instrumental on the album, "Meridiani", is much more of a rock piece than the previous two, featuring some fine electric guitar work by Franco Mussida. The frenetic opening of "Left-handed Theory" quickly gives way to some jazzy keyboard work by Flavio Premoli. Of all the vocal pieces this is the one which feels least like something a rock band would produce. "Traveler", which closes the album, is the only piece that might have fit on Chocolate Kings. It's closer to a folk-rock ballad than anything else, with Lanzetti's vocals and some electric guitar work by Mussida adding forcefulness to the piece. After three and a half minutes it reprises the melody of "Peninsula", this time with vocals added. Jet Lag was a dismal commercial failure and it cost P. F. M. both their American and British recording contracts. I don't blame the Lanzetti vocals as most people do. The album was simply way ahead of it's time. The jazz/folk/world/rock mix better fits 1990s sensibilities than what 1970s progressive would have expected. Jet Lag was a groundbreaking album; intensely creative and original. The net result is that this brilliant album probably stands the test of time better than any other '70s P. F. M. release. It is also the one album which may appeal to people who aren't fans of '70s progressive rock or Europop. There was a time in my career when I was traveling all the time for my work including a lot of long international flights. Songs like "Jet Lag" and "Traveler" became my personal themes and I listened to this album on every flight I took. You may not fall in love with Jet Lag the first time you hear it. I didn't. It quickly grew on me and became an absolute favorite of mine. I rate Jet Lag as one of their the three truly essential albums, along with Storia Di Un Minuto and Photos of Ghosts. Highly recommended. -Caitlyn Martin