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CzesŁaw Niemen

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CzesŁaw Niemen Niemen Vol. 1 [Aka: Marionetki] album cover
4.14 | 102 ratings | 3 reviews | 50% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Requiem Dla Van Gogha (17:37)
2. Sariusz (3:05)
3. Inicjały (12:50)

Total time 33:32

Line-up / Musicians

- Czeslaw Niemen / vocals, clavinet, Hammond

- Apostolis Anthimos / guitar
- Józef Skrzek / piano, bass, violin
- Andrzej Przybielski / trumpet, bells (1)
- Helmut Nadolski / double bass, voice (1)
- Jerzy Piotrowski / drums

Releases information

LP Polskie Nagrania Muza - SXL 0895 (1973, Poland)

CD Digiton - DIG 130 (1994, Poland) Together with "Niemen, Vol. 2" on one disc - see Compilations
CD Polskie Radio ‎- PRCD 337 (2003, Poland) As above

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CZESŁAW NIEMEN Niemen Vol. 1 [Aka: Marionetki] ratings distribution

(102 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
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4 stars The second half of Marionetki?Niemen Vol. 1?is more overtly jazzy and experimental than Vol. 2. The 17-minute "Requiem dla Van Gogha" ("Requiem for Van Gogh") opens the disc. A sinister growl of a bowed bass and gently muttered vocals start this song on an ominous note. Much of this track is improvi ... (read more)

Report this review (#2904583) | Posted by TheEliteExtremophile | Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album shows a phase of improvisation and psychedelic rock made ​​in the seventies in Poland Psychedelic moments presents a chaotic context, which goes to other moments of pure rock We can hear some jazz improvisation in the context of fusion, mixed with moments ethnic backgrou ... (read more)

Report this review (#488055) | Posted by Joăo Paulo | Thursday, July 21, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is the first Niemen album with the then SBB members. Psychedelic and blues components still here, with jazz and avantgarde elements." Marionetki" is a mournful ballad with church sounding organ and calm trumpet. "Piosenka Dla Zmarłej" starts with floating organ and continues with Niemen ... (read more)

Report this review (#447517) | Posted by fluiddruid | Friday, May 13, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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