Posts tagged Manticore Records

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PFM — THE WORLD BECAME THE WORLD: Grandeur Meets Gloom In The Garden Of Prog

Premiata Forneria Marconi made their mark on the inter­na­tional prog land­scape with Photos Of Ghosts, attract­ing a size­able amount of atten­tion in English-speaking coun­tries and thus open­ing the door for other Italo-prog out­fits like Le Orme and Banco.  All of this begged the ques­tion: what would these gen­tle­men do for an encore? The answer arrived More >

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PFM — PHOTOS OF GHOSTS: A Distinctly Italian Slant On Prog Traditionalism

Premiata Forneria Marconi had a lot rid­ing on Photos Of Ghosts.  Not only was this 1973 album their English-language debut, it was also their first album for Emerson Lake & Palmer’s Atlantic Records-distributed imprint Manticore and thus their first album to get expo­sure on an inter­na­tional level.  Simply put, this album rep­re­sented the make-or-break moment More >

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PFM — RIVER OF LIFE (THE MANTICORE YEARS ANTHOLOGY 1973–1977): Italian Prog As Seen Through The English Looking Glass

Fans of clas­sic prog rejoiced in 2009 when Esoteric Recordings announced they would be reis­su­ing the Manticore Records discog­ra­phy.  Manticore, a short-lived but fairly pro­lific van­ity label run by Emerson, Lake & Palmer dur­ing the mid-1970’s, pro­duced a num­ber of cult-fave prog record­ings trea­sured by hard­core fans of the genre. The crown jew­els of this cat­a­logue More >