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LEB I SOL

Leb I Sol

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.07 | 60 ratings

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Seyo
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4 stars Very good debut album! "Devetka" was the first major composition by LEB I SOL using the peculiar Macedonian odd time signature (the nine in this case). "Nisam tvoj" was one of the three vocal tracks on the album, being the first major hit. "Kokoska" carries the crazy solos on guitar and piano, while "Damar" was another proto-type of their melodic instrumental which would be frequntly used on the subsequent albums. Stefanovski is already here a developed guitarist with unique style and virtuosity although in some moments his playing is too flat and rather mechanical. Josip Bocek, ex-KORNI GRUPA guitarist, was producer but he could not be too proud of his work here. The album was recorded in September 1977 in Novi Sad after only several concerts. SMAK's "Crna dama" LP was released shortly before "Leb i sol" to firmly establish the fusion path on which the Macedonian wizards would follow on. If only the production was better this would have been a candidate for a higher rating... . Still, this is a firm 3,5 stars !!! It is available on a "2LP on1CD" reissue coupled with "Leb i sol 2" (T.Pics/PGP RTS, CD 2036, 2000) so you better go and get it!
Seyo | 4/5 |

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