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CIEN WIELKIEJ GÓRY

Budka Suflera

 

Eclectic Prog

3.75 | 38 ratings

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Emej
5 stars By way of introduction I have say that this is polish progressive rock classic.In Poland this album is something like for example Yes "Close to the Edge" or Deep Purple "In Rock" to put it simply -one of the best rock music release of all time. Budka Suflera style on this longplay can be described as mixture of hard rock in vein of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and progressive rock in vein of Yes or early King Crimson.Budka blends this two types of influences smoothly. We have also very strong and powerful voice of Cugowski (one of the greatest rock singer), what a pity that he is unknown abroad.Moreover I need to mention very poetical and literary lyrics.It is worth to mention that Niemen (great polish rock star of those time) took part in recording of this album and also lent Budka minimoog and hammond organ.

Cień Wielkiej Góry - track about alpinist who died during the mountain climbing, spacious with strings section.The end of the song is a little bit similar to "Let It Be" by The Beatles

Lubię Ten Stary Obraz -very Deep Purple and Free influenced track, in second part of the song we can hear hammond organ solos a bit similar to Jon Lord works.

Samotny Nocą- the simplest song of the album.Dominated by guitar riffs and hammond organ.Towards more into typical 70's hard rock.

Jest Taki samotny Dom- one of the anthem of polish rock music, amazing heavy guitar riff, gothic atmosphere, violins, organ, choir. Still unearthly song..

Szalony Koń- almost 20 minute suite.You can find almost everything here: a little bit of Purple and even Sabbath-riffing, Zeppelin style drums solos, long minimoog solos, female choir, delicate bluesy guitars, church organ.Track full of melody and ideas, a true progressive rock masterpiece

To sum up I would like to encourage you to listen to this album because progressive rock have it's masterpiece from 70's not only in UK or Germany but also in other coutries like Poland and "Cień Wielkiej Góry" by Budka Suflera is together with "Krywań Krywań" by Skaldowie the best polish rock album in golden era of rock 1969-76.

Emej | 5/5 |

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