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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) Pregnant Rainbow For Colourblind People, The Essence Of Swedish Progressive Music 1967 - 79 album cover
4.05 | 6 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1
1. Andreas Arflot - Surraya Part 1
2. Alexander Lucas - Svarta Skogen
3. Arbete Och Fritid - Gånglåt Efter Per Larsson, Malung
4. Ardy & Lasses Öronpaj - Black Sallad
5. Asoka - Tvivlaren
6. Atlantic Ocean - Take A Look Around You
7. Baby Grandmothers - Being Is More Than Life
8. Sten Bergman - Sorti
9. BIB Set - Pythogorean Child No II, Arrival In Time
10. Blond - The Lilac Years
11. Blåkulla - Drottningholmsmusiken, Sats 1
12. Bättre Lyss - Sagan Om Viggen
13. Charlie & Esdor - Tvåmans Bridge Blues
14. Contact - Convulsions
15. Dice - Labyrinth
16. Doris - You´ll Never Come Closer
17. Peter O Ekbergs System - Till Nästa Gång
18. Energy - Metamorphosis
19. Cymbeline - Flicka

1.Fläsket Brinner - Gunnars Dilemma
2. Mats Glengårdh - Kosterläge
3. Bo Hansson - Funderingar På Vinden, Uppehåll
4. Hansson & Karlsson - Tax Free
5. Hoola Bandola Band - You And I
6. Ibis - Blixtens Gamla Buss
7. International Harvester - Sommarlåten
8. Björn J:son Lindh - Tuppa
9. Kaipa - Musiken Är Ljuset
10. Kebnekaise - Frestelser I Stan
11. Komet - Skriket Från Vildmarken
12. Kvartetten Som Sprängde - Gånglåt Från Valhallavägen
13. Lea Riders Group - Dom Kallar Oss Mods
14. Life - Sailing In The Sunshine
15. Lotus - Mac
16. Made In Sweden - Winter´s A Bummer
17. Friendship Time - Martins Lilla

1. Mecki Mark Men - Born
2. Mendoza - The Grateful Salesman & Co
3. Midsommar - Illusionen Av En Färdigskolad Akademiker
4. Motvind - Lära För Livet
5. Nationalteatern - Jack The Ripper
6. Nature - Mystery Brew
7. Norrbottens Järn - Flugornas Hage
8. November - Ta Ett Steg In I Sagans Land
9. Nynningen - Efterdyning
10. Opus III - I See The World From My Window
11. Outsiders - On My Magic Carpet
12. Pandora - Measures Of Time
13. Panta Rei - Five Steps
14. Pop Workshop - High Priest
15. Pugh & Nature - Slavsång
16. Resan - Solens Vän
17. Rävjunk - Inferno
18. Saga - Önskebrunn
19. Fruit - Kunskap

1. Samla Mammas Manna - Minareten
2. Janne Schaffer - Filles Mignon
3. Scorpion - Red Queen Of The Underground
4. Shaggy - No Strings
5. Sogmusobil - Arabic In The Morning
6. Solar Plexus - Sköna Låten
7. Splash - Sunday Ride
8. Trettioåriga Kriget - Ur Djupen
9. Träd, Gräs & Stenar - Sanningens Silverflod
10. Turid - To The Childrens Of Song My
11. Monica Törnell - Öje Brudmarsch
12. Uppåt Väggarna - Jag Hatar Politik
13. Vatten - Jag Är Trött
14. Vildkaktus - Jag Såg Din Stad
15. Älgarnas Trädgård - Saturnus Ringar
16. Ardy, The Painter Of Love - Pregnant Rainbows For Colourblind People

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Released by Premium/Egen in 2007

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(67%)
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Review by Matti
4 stars This 4-CD anthology on Swedish prog 1967-1979 is an excellent package in many ways. In fact, I don't know any similar attempt to give such thorough and precise picture of the prog scene of one particular country, in a particular time limit. Or if I have come across such things, surely none of them have been done so well.

It would be an interesting research to see how many of the bands/artists of this box are undeservedly not (yet) in ProgArchives. I believe there are several! Naturally many of them are very rare and have a limited output (sometimes narrowed down to a single single), but despite that fact, this box is a perfect thing for anyone who wants to dig deeper into the early Swedish prog. Which indeed has a unique character. If that uniqueness is heard already by listening to just a few classics of Swedish prog, this compilation only deepens that idea.

I'm not going into details, here's just some of the more known bands: KAIPA, BO HANSSON, KEBNEKAJSE, MADE IN SWEDEN, SAMMLA MAMMAS MANNA, ÄLGARNAS TRÄDGÅRD... What's very wise of this box, these "bigger" acts are not given more room than the rest. The goal clearly has been to give as full picture as can be given within four discs. Any imaginable sub-genre is present, be it Psychedelia, Jazz-Rock, Symphonic... Take you pick. OK, one thing COULD be more user-friendly: one hears no notable differences between the CD's, whereas it would have been nice to try to categorize contents somehow. It doesn't even run chronologically, which would also be a suitable way to do it.

The texts are very inormative, and everything about the package is edited tastefully. This box is a sort of successor to a book on Swedish prog.

Review by GruvanDahlman
4 stars An entire box, consisting of four fully packed CD:s, of swedish prog, is that really necessary? Well, yes. Focusing on 1967-1979 it showcases all needed develepment of this genre in Sweden. Progressive rock in Sweden was either politically infused (lyrically), musically progressive or a bit of both. There are certainly varying degrees of excellence here. Some is more amusing than good, while others are simply outstanding.

I have loved the swedish progressive movement for many a year, now reaching the two decade mark. While lyrical content is important it is essentially the musical overcoat that makes it worthwhile. To me the inclusion of Samla Mammas Manna or Trettioåriga Kriget goes without saying. They are among the finest, alongside Kaipa and others. These groups are examples of the great musical skill and vision that blossomed during these years (and have continued to do so). Träd, Gräs och Stenar are, on the other hand, more charming than skilled. While not bad they do struggle with some musical difficulties, though not necessarily in vision.

There are some truly swedish sounds on here, especially evident when listening to Fläsket Brinner or Arbete & Fritid. Fusing swedish folk music with all out (hard) rock, the tapestry is really exciting. On the political side of things you may enjoy Midsommar's "Illusionen av en färdiskomad akademiker", with it's Santana-ish sound or Nationalteatern's "Jack the Ripper". Great tracks, both musically and in lyrics.

Other highlights are Panta Rei (a truly mindblowing, energetic track), Pop Workshop (amazing fusion), Life (with it's heavy, proto- metal sound), Hansson & Karlsson (instrumental organ and drums) and so forth. There is so much music to enjoy on here. And while I miss some bands (Mr. Brown, Atlas or Heta Linjen for instance) this is most likely the greatest way to start investigating the progressive music in Sweden, at least between the years 1967-1979. It is a labor of love, this box, and if you are able to get hold of it, do not hesitate. Buy it and revel in times gone by and the sounds of a swinging, evolving Sweden. I dare say that every aspect of prog is well represented here.

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