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3.90 | 30 ratings | 3 reviews | 43% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1981

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cestujúci (4:01)
2. Lúka (5:08)
3. Obrázok hráča (3:30)
4. Modrý vrch I (6:52)
5. Pod hladinou (3:28)
6. Pristátie v marci (3:10)
7. Spomienka na drozda (3:23)
8. Modrý vrch II (8:21)
9. Nad riekou (4:06)
10. Útok z hlbokého rána(1:47)
11. V?etko je vo vajci (1:52)

Total time 45:38

Line-up / Musicians

- Dezo Ursiny / vocals, electric guitar, ARP 2000, Polymoog, percussion, composer & arrangements
- Ivan Strpka / lyrics

- Jaroslav Filip / piano, Fender Rhodes, Hohner clavinet, ARP 2000, percussion
- Marián Varga / Wersi organ
- Ľubomír Tamaskovič / tenor saxophone
- Milan Brunner / flute
- Martin Karvas / oboe
- Ondřej Konrád / harmonica
- Pavel Daněk / bass guitar, arrangements
- Ctibor Hlinenský / drums
- O. Willmann / strings conductor

Releases information

Title translates as "Blue Hill"

Artwork: Michail Stojanov Golakov

LP Opus ‎- 91 16 0817 (1981, Czechoslovakia)

CD Indies Records ‎- B 0001-2 (1993, Czech Republic)
CD Opus ‎- 91 0009-2 (2007, Slovakia)

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DEZO URSINY Dezo Ursiny & Ivan Strpka: Modrý Vrch ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(43%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(30%)
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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars I'm not going to say a lot about this one as this man has his fans. Dezo Ursiny is from Slovakia and is a multi- instrumentalist and singer. A lot of fans point to this record as his best but I'd argue that "Pevnina Detstva" from 1978 is better. That one just suits my tastes more as he brought in the FERMATA rhythm section and it does have a jazz style overall while this 1981 release that I'm reviewing is more of a sophisticated pop record. Such a focus on vocals and short catchy tracks that are often quirky. But some inventive stuff and interesting sounds like clavinet, sax, flute and harmonica. So many catchy tunes with those unique vocals sung in his own language. No idea what he is singing about but it's fun listen that many of you would enjoy. I gave "Pevnina Detstva" a low 4 stars and this is a small step down from that one so 3.5 stars it is.

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4 stars This highly regarded and most acclaimed Ursiny album in the top 100 Slovakian music albums between 1960-2007 (11th place) is not my favourite one among Ursiny output. I agree that it could be the peak of his songwriter-driven career (which more or less started with the 1979's album Nove Mapy ... (read more)

Report this review (#2954415) | Posted by sgtpepper | Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is generally though to be Ursiny´s best album. I don´t agree with it completely, but it is really one of his best. The tracks are even more complex, and the moods more varied and all featuring Ursiny´s unique sound and approach. Cestujúci - starts off with Ursiny´s great guitar licks and ... (read more)

Report this review (#131418) | Posted by Peto | Thursday, August 2, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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