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10 000 LÉPÉS [Ω II]


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3.65 | 93 ratings | 4 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1969

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Petróleum lámpa (3:14)
2. Gyöngyhajú lány (5:49)
3. Túzvihar (3:09)
4. Udvari bolond kenyere (3:32)
5. Kérgeskezú favágök (8:15)
6. Tékozló fiúk (4:34)
7. Tizezer lépés (6:13)
8. Az 1958-as boogie-woogie klubban (2:14)
9. Spanyolgitár legenda (3:24)
10. Félbeszakadt koncert (4:00)

Total Time: 44:18

Bonus tracks on 2003 reissue:
11. Halott virágok (1:56)
12. Nem tilthatom meg (4:15)
13. Volt egy bohóc (4:09)
14. Régi csibészek (2:35)
15. Naplemente (4:05)

Line-up / Musicians

- János Kóbor / lead vocals
- György Molnár / guitar
- Gábor Presser / keyboards, lead (7,8) & backing vocals
- László Benkő / keyboards, trumpet, backing vocals
- Tamás Mihály / bass, lead (9) & backing vocals
- József Laux / drums, percussion

Releases information

Hungarian language recording; Title translates as "10.000 Paces"

Artwork: Mester Miklós with Zaránd Gyula (photo)

LP Qualiton ‎- LPX 17400 (1969, Hungary) Mono version
LP Qualiton ‎- SLPX 17400 (1969, Hungary) Stereo version

CD Hungaroton ‎- HCD 37585 (1992, Hungary)
CD Hungaroton ‎- HCD 17400 (2003, Hungary) Remastered (?) with 5 bonus tracks

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OMEGA 10 000 Lépés [Ω II] ratings distribution

(93 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

OMEGA 10 000 Lépés [Ω II] reviews

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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by hdfisch
2 stars Their second one actually starts even worse than their debut album with a folk pop tune featuring quite ridiculous sounding vocals (not by the lyrics, I don't speak Hungarian, but just by the voice). Second one is a more or less cheesy and lovely ballad and next one a quite up-tempo one with good rocking guitar riffing, but nothing special. On track 5 they feature again nice flute playing combined with percussion and Hammond sound as well a great drum solo. So far the longest and best piece by them and in some way an ignition point for the album to become much better. At least for the next two songs which are very good psychedelic rock ones. Then there is a funny boogie woogie, a slower tune and a rock'n'roll one which are ok but nothing special. So finally three good tracks on here which does still not justify IMO to call it a very good album or even an essential one. With one eye (or ear) closed I could rate it with 3 stars.
Review by Seyo
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars The second Hungarian album is much better than the amateurish debut, but the sound and style of the band is still not fully developed. Traces of psychedelic pop beat in "Petróleum lámpa" are being ever more informed by the burgeoning heavy rock guitar and organ riffs in "Túzvihar". The best compositions, the all-time favourite love ballad "Györgyhajú lány" (shamelessly copied and plagiarised by many, including the German metal legends SCORPIONS) and the powerfull, with excellent solo guitar, heavy stomping title track ("Ten Thousand Steps" in English), are at the same time the most progressive ones. The gatefold cover desing is very good showing the legacy of psychedelia.


P.A. RATING: 4/5

Latest members reviews

4 stars I must say, I was very suprised by this album. When I bought it, I already knew Kisstadion'79. I was expecting a similiar Eloy influenced sound. But, nothing of that is here. No space sound, no electronic, only pure psychedelic rock. It stars with Petróleum Lámpa, which is a funny track. Very goo ... (read more)

Report this review (#108733) | Posted by Deepslumber | Wednesday, January 24, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Classic album from this legendary Hungarian band. In order to understand and appreciate what a remarkable acheivement this work was when it was recorded in 1968 it is perhaps necassary to briefly examine the constraints and restrictions faced by aspiring pop bands behind the veil of The Iron Curtain ... (read more)

Report this review (#24325) | Posted by Vibrationbaby | Saturday, March 27, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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