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OMEGA Red Star From Hungary (CD)
This psychedelic album is perhaps even more psychedelic than the psychedelia which inspired it ! Think of the Flower People Spinal Tap incarnation and one has a good idea what to expect here on tracks like Red Rose and Tomorrow. Having previously released several singles in their native Hungary which included cover versions of songs by Herman's Hermits, The Hollies, The Beatles and Rolling Stones in addition to original Hungarian material, Omega were already established as one of the leading pop bands in their native country who were also by this time individually accomplished musicians. The music here might come as a suprise to those familiar with the later more progressive sound they established in the seventies but there are also many interesting aspects to this early pop music from this then communist country. Not only did the music introplate traditional gypsy folk stylings ( I once Knew A Girl, Hungarian Folk Song ) but also utilized instrumentation not normally heard in pop music including the trumpet, flute, recorder and a traditional stringed instrument called a citero which is a smaller version of the zither to great effect. Incorporating jazz and classical elements the music, mostly about love and peace was also very poetic at times ( Dead Are The Flowers, If I Were The Wind ) with all the lyrics being penned by phantom member Anna Adamis, a young law student at the time. The album is also somewhat keyboard heavy as keyboardist/voocalist Gabor Presser was the band's main composer and orchestrator with the lyrics being worked in afterwards. There are also not as many guitar pyrotechnics being heard here than in contemporary western pop muisc at the time with the guitar being used mostly as an accompanying instrument. Most of the album was recorded later in 1968 in the Hungarian language upon the group's return to Hungary under the name Trombitas Fredi es a rettenetes emberek and the songs are considerably more effective in their mother tongue.
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Specifications
Type: CD
Recorded: 1968
Release Date: 2006-05-23
Label: Enigmatic Records
Country: Euro
Item No: ENICD01
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Track List
01 Wake up (3:23)
02 Mamma said (2:52)
03 If i were the wind (2:47)
04 Rose trees (2:37)
05 Tomorrow (5:01)
06 There is nothing i can do (5:28)
07 Once i knew a girl (2:51)
08 Clown (4:10)
09 Hungarian folk song (2:07)
10 Trumpeter charlie (2:22)
11 Dead are the flowers (3:06)
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