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4 stars SBB's first album was a live record of two concerts in Warsaw "Stodoła" Club in April 1974. After 23 years this it was finally released in extended version and includes not two tracks (as on vinyl edition) but six.

Józef Skrzek as a welcome on "I Need You Baby" said: "today we'd like to introduce you... music". Just like that... Just few words which express the credo of this album.

"I Need You Baby" is a piano blues for the beginning. Real emotions show in second track: "Odlot". It a CHAOS recieved in the court of the crimson king - incredible sound of Antymos Apostolis's guitar (almost like Fripp...).

"Wizje" includes two parts. The first vocal one ("Erotyk") is inspired by the works of Keith Emerson and Co. with nice David Gilmour soundlike guitar from Floyd's early psychedelic era.The second one is a fantasic instrumental masterpiece with great Jerzy Piotrowski's drum solo. Bill Bruford wouldn't shame to play duet with him.

"Zostało we mnie" brings the climate of the first part of Crimson's "Moonchild". "Krajobraz Po Bitwie" is an instrumental show of SBB's members aspecially Józef Skrzek's on bass guitar.

"Figo-Fago" includes magnificent themes from blues classic songs and fine Skrzek's harmonica solo.

This concert presents SBB as a group of great musicians not worse than ELP or King Crimson. It doesn't matter that they take inspirations from from these bands. This album includes orginal and absolutely magnificant music.

Patique | 4/5 |


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