Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Symphonic Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Solaris Back to the Roots (Official bootleg) album cover
3.50 | 32 ratings | 2 reviews | 31% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

Write a review

from partners
Live, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Revival (11:53)
2. Counterpoint - original version (4:16)
3. Solaris Suite parts: (18:09)
a) Ancient Viking
b) Solaris
c) Waves of the Dune
4. Distant Fire (4:36)
5. Undefeatable - 1980 (9:05)

Time Total: 48:01

Line-up / Musicians

- István Cziglán / guitars
- Róbert Erdész / keyboards
- Attila Kollár / flute
- Attila Seres / bass
- Vilmos Tóth / drums

Releases information

Recorded in 1980
CD Periferic Records BGCD 059 (2000)

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy SOLARIS Back to the Roots (Official bootleg) Music

More places to buy SOLARIS music online

SOLARIS Back to the Roots (Official bootleg) ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(31%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(34%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

SOLARIS Back to the Roots (Official bootleg) reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by erik neuteboom
3 stars In order to celebrate their 20th anniversary Solaris decided to release material from the period between 1980-2000, this CD is the first in a serie of releases. The sound is decent and it's exciting to notice how quick Solaris changed from a band that was looking for a direction into a dynamic and spectacular group.

The first composition "Revival" has an unpolished sound featuring lots of flute and raw guitar work and hardly keyboards. The final part contains a great build-up with sensational play on flute and guitar, the climate has a Morish undertone. The second track "Counterpoint" is the original version from their first single, it's typical Solaris: a swirling progressive mix of jazz, classic and rock. Then the "Solaris suite" (almost 20 minutes) that is loaded with strong breaks and soli, the keyboards are more present. Next is the previously unreleased "Distant fire", is has fine work on flute and guitar but this early composition sounds a bit unmature, the band is still searching for their formula. The final track is the exciting, very propulsive "Undefeatable" in a 10 minute version featuring sensational interplay between guitar, flute and keyboards and amazing soli, this is Solaris their trademark, SPLENDID!

This CD is a good addition to their previous albums but you have to look at it as a bonus for the fans.

Latest members reviews

3 stars This is an excellent addition to the Solaris discography. I only give it 3 stars though as the sound is often little better than bootleg quality. It also contains a few poor but definately live and unedited passages of playing. Nonetheless, all the trade marks that make Solaris music great ... (read more)

Report this review (#6644) | Posted by platform | Monday, April 12, 2004 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of SOLARIS "Back to the Roots (Official bootleg)"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.