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2.62 | 47 ratings | 4 reviews | 4% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 1968

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Trombitás Frédi (2:32)
2. A napba néztem (3:36)
3. Egy lány nem ment haza (3:19)
4. Kállai kettős (1:46)
5. Holnap (5:23)
6. Rettenetes emberek (5:09)
7. Ha én szél lehetnék (2:59)
8. Vasárnap (2:07)
9. Szeretnék visszamenni hozzád (1:53)
10. Halott virágok (2:23)
11. Kiskarácsony - Nagykarácsony (3:54)

Total Time: 35:01

Bonus tracks on 2003 reissue:
12. Nem szeretlek (3:08)
13. Nem új a nap alatt semmi (3:04)
14. Nem vagy szép (2:15)
15. Megbántottál (2:39)
16. Azt mondta az anyukám (2:32)
17. Rózsafák (2:39)
18. Ismertem egy lányt (2:53)

Line-up / Musicians

- György Molnár / lead guitar
- János Kóbor / rhytm guitar, vocals (2,3,5-7,9,10)
- Gábor Presser / keyboards, vocals (1,3,5)
- László Benkő / keyboards, trumpet, vocals (8)
- Tamás Mihály / bass, cello, vocals (7)
- József Laux / drums

- Mária Wittek / vocals (11)

Releases information

Hungarian language recording; Title translates as "Trumpeter Freddy and the Terrible People"

Artwork: Zoltán Kálmánchey with Zoltán Szalay (photo)

LP Qualiton ‎- LPX 17390 (1968, Hungary) Mono version
LP Qualiton ‎- SLPX 17390 (1968, Hungary) Stereo version

CD Hungaroton ‎- HCD 37584 (1992, Hungary)
CD Hungaroton ‎- HCD 17390 (2003, Hungary) With 7 bonus tracks

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OMEGA Omega Red Star: Trombitás Frédi És A Rettenetes Emberek [Ω I] ratings distribution

(47 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(4%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (38%)
Collectors/fans only (34%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

OMEGA Omega Red Star: Trombitás Frédi És A Rettenetes Emberek [Ω I] reviews

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Review by hdfisch
2 stars This record is an early psychedelic pop album and obviously the very first one by this talented Hungarian band. Maybe a nice listen for a release from this era but nothing special really. Nevertheless at some places like in track 4 featuring some nice flute they are anticipating what to come from them later on. Else a nice mix of some more mellow and some more up-tempo folk inspired pop rock songs. One could rate it almost as fairly good but it's definitely not a good place to start with this band.
Review by Seyo
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars Debut album of OMEGA is a curious early release of the band where they acted as Hungary's answer to THE BEATLES. Mixing psychedelic and beat pop with hints of folk, this album only shows the bits of what would later follow. Performance is rather amateurish and songwriting underdeveloped but for the socialist country of the era, it is also an important document. Several songs did have hit potentials, notably the title tracks "Trombitas Fredi" and "Rettenetes Emberek". "Egy lany nem ment haza" contains excellent fuzzy guitar solo, while the closing ballad "Kis karacsony-Nagykaracsony" resembles gospel melody.


P.A. RATING: 2/5

Latest members reviews

2 stars Formed in 1962 Omega began releasing singles in 1966 which featured covers of The Rolling Stones, The Hollies and Herman`s Hermits as well as their own original material which reflected these and other western influences. By 1968 they had briefly toured England and released an album on the UK De ... (read more)

Report this review (#116403) | Posted by Vibrationbaby | Monday, March 26, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars At a Budapest concert with the bands "Spencer Davis Group", "Traffic" and "Omega" the manager of the Spencer Davis Group, John Martin, discovers Omega and invites them to a tour through England. At Concerts in London among others Eric Clapton and George Harrison congratulate them. Martin arra ... (read more)

Report this review (#24368) | Posted by | Sunday, March 20, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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