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5 stars First time I listened Fireballet - Night on Bald Montain song was in 1977, I can remember till now. Great suite, very long, classical adaptation with vocals, keyboards and several atmospheres, one must!

This song played in one FM station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, called "Eldo pop FM", on 98.1 MHZ. This FM station worked here during the years 1973 till 1978.

The programming of this radio was the contemporary rock music from seventies,in specially not commercial and long songs, many unknown bands from all over the world, in several genres:

Heavy, progressive, folk, electronic, experimental, jazzrock.

Till now nothing in special, but the great problem for us, the listeners of the radio, was that the names of bands and songs played in the radio was not given. This was one complete mystery.

I recorded Night on Bald mountain song from the radio in one cassete tape for try to buy the record later. The FM radio finished in 1978 and the mystery continues, nobody can give me any information about the unknown song.

Four years later, in 1982, some friends of mine formed one group for discover the several unknown songs from Eldo Pop radio. It was one very difficult work in those years without computers and internet, but finally in 1983 my unknow great song got a name : Fireballet - Night on Bald Montain !

Since the discovering of the name "Fireballet" this fantastic progressive band of USA, Night on Bald Montain vinyl,released by Passport Records quickly became a must of all progressive record colletors from Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. Many vinyl itens were imported to Brazil in the past , one is in my collection since this time , where I keep with great care in one special place.

This record have another great song that also played in the programming of the Eldo Pop radio, called Les Cathedrales, I also like it very much.

Fireballet - Night on Bald Montain is a progressive masterpiece for several other reasons, first for the very creative and beautiful progressive music done in 1975, in one country like USA that had very few good prog bands till middle seventies , and second for the great musicians, very good songs and many instruments played , special notes to vocals, Hammond Organ, Mellotron, Synthesizer and piano. Very recommended for all Symphonic prog fans.

codd | 5/5 |


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