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Baris Manco


Crossover Prog

2.33 | 3 ratings

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2 stars What I forgot to mention while adding the album is, that the last three tracks are all older compositions with newly written Turkish lyrics:

The music of "Güle Güle Oğlum" is one of the themes used in the film "14 Numara" in 1985 (Manço composed the entire score for the movie, he also used some of the other themes for other songs later) I know this, because I watched the movie just to catch the Barış Manço themes :) "Hatırlasana" is basically "Une Fille" from 1966, one of the French language songs Manço recorded (and released) with his then band Les Mistigris. And lastly, "Hayır" comes from his self-titled album from 1976. He wrote new Turkish lyrics over the melody of "Ride on Miranda" (which, interestingly, is also the album closer in the original LP).

Anybody who has collaborator privileges (thus, can edit album infos) please feel free to edit the tracklisting section, adding the info I gave above, in more standard words, and with better English than mine, if possible :)

The album as a whole, is of no interest to progheads, as there's hardly anything remotely progressive here. If you're into electronic music, you may like the extended instrumental intro of track 3, which was actually composed as the theme music of Barış Manço's then new TV show, "7'den 77'ye..." ("From 7 to 77"; as indicated by the title as well). He then apparently wrote lyrics over the theme and made into a separate song. In the official music video of "Delikanlı Gibi" the song started arouond 3:06 mark as in the CD, without the extended intro, as I mentioned in the tracklisting.

"Kara Sevda" is a standard hard rock song. It has an arguably better version in 1996's Live in Japan.

"Hayır" is one of the redeeming features of the album, the actual music hailing from 1976. Even with the heavy digital synth/computer programming backing track, it didn't lose much of its quality. Still, any proghead would prefer the original version, regardless of the lyrics.

The rest are uninteresting pop songs, I would say. "Günaydın Çocuklar" (Good Morning Children) is written for shildren, as the title suggests. There's an even a reggae song (track 2)! Even when it first came out and I gave it a spin in my cassette player every now and then (once a week, at least!), I didn't care much about side 2.

Being a big fan of Barış Manço, and even this album being the first one I bought, I don't care much about his post- 1985 music, which goes worse with each subsequent album. I admit enjoying this (and the two preceding albums) during early nineties when I didn't have much of his '60's and '70's material at hand, but as I gradually acquired those records (or tape recordings made from them) I gradually lost interest in his latter day material (I never really liked his '90's albums in the first place). With that in mind, I'd rate this album 3 stars in a Barış Manço site (or Turkish/Anatolian Rock site, for that matter), because of its historical value. But in a progressive music site, it would be surprising anyone would give it more than one star, and I will do it only because I'm a big fan of Manço's music in general. Hence the two stars...

Bilek | 2/5 |


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