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5 stars I am fan of Progressive Rock in Eastern Europe in the seventies. This album justifies that my passion for there bands and musical moments absolutely fabulous. This album represents another great musical moment live with exceptional moments. From psychedelic moments, made ​​with keyboards, which gives a spatial context, through moments of great Jazz Fusion, with great moments of improvisation guitar and rapid scales solos, symphonic movements beautiful and harmonious and great music, made this album a masterpiece of live moments os Progressive Music. What more can I say a big concert which certainly very pleased to those who attended? This cd is a double CD with music of the highest quality, performed by a blockbuster band from Poland. Thank you SBB by providing me with unique and great musical moments. I recommend a careful hearing only focused on music and not be listening and do other things. 5 stars because it's really a masterpiece
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5 stars Final concert by the first incarnation of this legendary Polish band.

Stunning, largely instrumental, long tracks I've never heard before took me by complete surprise. Like their excellent "Karlstad" album, the material here is unique and atypical of the band's better known style.

It's sad to see them disband afterwards, due to drummer Jerzy Piotrowski's retirement, but at least they go with a grand finale at the peak of their careers before reforming with new drummers a few years later. But that's another story.

There is nothing to indicate that the band was getting tired at this point, rather the opposite. High intensity, spirited performance throughout this 2CD-set is but a pure delight from beginning to end. To call it jazzy could be somewhat misleading. It's more like groovy dressed with some sexy jazz chords on the Fender Rhodes. Rhythmically it often reminds of Santana minus the Latin approach! Strange, but that's how it feels.

Soaring guitar and Moog solos - not heard since Mahavishnu, or Brand X - add to the overall pleasure. Long time friend and occasional collaborator Slawomir Piwowar (g, k, b) is guesting here and what a great addition he is!

At first listen I ended up leaving the album on repeat for the rest of the day, only to hear it again in the next two days. It's that good. The best Christmas present I got this time and heartfelt thanks for Metal Mind Productions for the release. Highly recommended.

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