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Michal Urbaniak

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3.46 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. New York Polka (5:52)
2. Afterglow (1:38)
3. Zad (6:50)
4. Sevenish (6:43)
5. Body English (6:03)
6. Quintone (2:33)
7. Lyricon (6:58)
8. Satin Lady (5:49)
9. Zomar Land (1:11)

Line-up / Musicians

-Michal Urbaniak/ violin, violin synthetizers, lyricon, farfisa organ, polymoog
-Urszula Dudziak/vocal, percussion, synthesizer
-Harold Ivory Williams/ keyboards
-Basil Farrington/ bass
-Joe Caro/ guitar
-Steve Jordan/ drums
-Bernard Kafka/ voice
-Earl Crusher Bennet/ conga

Releases information

LP Arista Records - AL4086

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MICHAL URBANIAK Body English ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
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Review by snobb
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3 stars One between Michal Urbaniak "American" albums, but far not the best one. Michal's violin is connected to sound synthesizer, plenty of keyboards from support fill the space, and whole sound is quite polished, over arranged and often openly commercial.

The music itself is still jazz fusion, with many East European folklore elements, some Latin arrangements, and quite cheese in moments. Urszula's vocal is still great, something on Flora Purim's manner, and all music is noticeably influenced by RTF early works. With such difference that RTF never were such cheese, and had a higher musicianship level for sure.

Still not a bad album, but more interesting for Latin/soft fusion fans. And really not the best one between Urbaniak's works.

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4 stars I bought this one on vinyl many years ago. The vinyl is gone and all I have left is an MP3 I converted from an old tape of mine. I bought this during my 'fusion phase' and I was starting to get very picky about my fusion. Trouble is that most fusion bands are simply boring. You get the fabulous ... (read more)

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