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3.07 | 26 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1968

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Kely Fel (Wake Up) (3:23)
2. Azt Mondta Af Anyukam (Mamma Said) (2:52)
3. Ha Szel Lennek (If I Were The Wind) (2:47)
4. Rozsa Fak (Red Rose) (2:37)
5. Holnap (Tomorrow) (5:01)
6. Nem Tilthatom Meg (There's Nothing I Can Do) (5:28)
7. Ismertem Egy La'Nyt (Once I Knew A Girl) (2:51)
8. Bohoc (The Clown) (4:10)
9. Kallai Kettas (Hungarian Folk Song) (2:07)
10. Trombitas Charlie (Trumpeter Charlie) (2:22)
11. Halott Viragok (Dead Are The Flowers) (3:06)

Total time 36:44

Line-up / Musicians

- György Molnár / lead guitar
- János Kóbor / rhytm guitar, vocals
- Gábor Presser / organ, flute, vocals
- László Benkő / piano, trumpet, flute, zither
- Tamás Mihály / bass, vocals
- József Laux / drums

Releases information

English language recording

LP Decca ‎- LK 4974 (1968, UK) Mono version
LP Decca ‎- SKL 4974 (1968, UK) Stereo version

CD Universal Music Kft. ‎- 475943-5 (2007, Hungary)
CD Decca ‎- 475 943-5 (2007, Europe) Remastered (?)

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OMEGA Omega Red Star: From Hungary ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(23%)
Good, but non-essential (54%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

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Review by snobb
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3 stars Very early Hungarian supergroup Omega's release - released in UK under the name " Omega Red Star". One of the very first Eastern European bands release in Western Europe, with English lyrics.

Unhappily I never saw Omega playing life till now! Somewhere in early 90-s I saw Gabor Pressner, their composer and multi-instrumentalist, who became a serious music composer at that time, when he bring his modern ballet to Vilnius Opera. And these early beat, psychedelic and rock roots were all very feel-able in his music.

There on this release Omega's fan can enjoy they roots - beat-based early psychedelia, some hard rock, strongly mixed with Hungarian folklore. It's still far not that music with bring fame to this band. But melodic and folksy moments with strong vocals are really enjoyable there.

Late 00's CD re-release has quite good clear sound and nice mixing.

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3 stars Rock Around The Bloc ! Communist Hippies? Hungary's Omega was the first pop band from an eastern bloc country to perform and record in the west. Heavily influenced by the Beatles, Rolling Stones and other British psychedelia the band was brought ... (read more)

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