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SBB (1974)

SBB

 

Eclectic Prog

3.54 | 73 ratings

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BORA
5 stars The first ever release of SBB and it's a Live album!

Already experienced musicians stretching out in a fashion that prior to this LP was unheard of in Eastern Europe. Indeed, rather uncommon anywhere else. Largely due to this work, SBB have actually established a new genre and influenced numerous other bands that sprung up like mushrooms as a consequence.

Soaring guitar and keyboard duels dominate the performance, somewhat reminiscent of Santana/McLaughlin duel on "Flame-Sky", Brand X "Malaga Virgen", or even "One Word" by Mahavishnu. The difference is that SBB extends these improvisations much further. If you are into that sort of delivery - as I certainly am - you'll find these pieces indispensable.

The odd lyrical track on vocals and piano wouldn't be missed, but considering the length of the performance, one is still left with ample material to pay attention to.

Some of the bonus tracks on the CD release are also part of this concert, representing matching material - in places perhaps even superior - that didn't fit onto the original LP.

Highly recommended!

BORA | 5/5 |

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