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4 stars Last to time legendary Polish band S.B.B. release is the first I purchased from them during few last decades. I really like their early works, but starting from some point I just lost interest - their music became too average and predictable.

This Limited Edition refreshed my interest, but after very first listening I was totally disappointed. Yes, I got what I was affraid to get : far from being modern pop-rock with few proggy elements. But I didn't give up, I still had my faith in band!

Possibly it sounds strange, but after fifth spin I started to like this music! The album, which sounds as not very original vintage pop-rock from the surface, has many layers under cover, and you need time and many listenings to catch it!What a surprise!

I am not sure that every listener will have same experince with it though. I am listening Polish pop-jazz-rock from my early teens ( the only listenable radio in late 70-s there), and possibly I have this special inside sensor, catching it's Slavian melodism, sensitivity and romantism.

You don't believe, I found it there, in this Polish prog veterans album from late 00'! Not too long compositions, but full of melodies, sensitivity, characteristic Polish soul, plenty of very intelligent arrangements, jazzy atmosphere. Melancholy and maturity. Absolutely Polish music!

To be correct, this album isn't a progressive rock in pure sense. There is all components band members collected during their long musical career. But such a rare soulful and maturely sensitive work!

P.S. Not the music for everyone's taste!

snobb | 4/5 |


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