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ÉJSZAKAI ORSZÁGÚT [AKA: Ω III]

Omega

Psychedelic/Space Rock


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3.70 | 45 ratings | 2 reviews | 16% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Oh, Jöjj (4:00)
2. Ahol A Boldogságot Osztották (4:17)
3. Maradj Velem (4:24)
4. Oh, Barbarella (3:10)
5. H., Az Elektromos Fűrész (4:21)
6. Az Éjszakai Országúton (3:48)
7. Utcán, A Téren (2:53)
8. Van Egy Szó (3:23)
9. Utazás A Szürke Folyón (5:43)
10. Olyan Szépen Mosolygott (3:00)
11. Egy Kis Pihenő (1:11)
12. Vészkijárat (5:13)

Total time 45:23

Bonus tracks on 2003 reissue:
13. Ballada a fegyverkovács fiáról (4:27)
14. Sötét a város (4:37)
15. Ülök a hóban (5:00)

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Line-up / Musicians

- János Kóbor / lead vocals
- György Molnár / guitar, harmonica
- Gábor Presser / organ, piano, vibes, lead (2,4) & backing vocals
- László Benkő / flute, trumpet, piano, backing vocals
- Tamás Mihály / bass, cello, backing vocals
- József Laux / drums, congas

With:
- Csuka Mónika / vocals
- Arzamendia Dionesio / harp

Releases information

Hungarian language recording; Title translates as " On the Country Road at Night"

Artwork: Szász Endre

LP Qualiton ‎- SLPX 17400 (1969, Hungary)

CD Hungaroton ‎- HCD 37586 (1992, Hungary)
CD Hungaroton ‎- HCD 17414 (2003, Hungary) Remastered (?) with 3 bonus tracks

East German label AMIGA published an LP in 1972 which includes 8 songs of this LP

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OMEGA Éjszakai Országút [Aka: Ω III] ratings distribution


3.70
(45 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(16%)
16%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
44%
Good, but non-essential (36%)
36%
Collectors/fans only (4%)
4%
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Review by Seyo
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4 stars The third Hungarian album is more developed than its predecessor and it is in my opinion the best one featuring this line-up with Gabor Presser (soon to leave and form Lokomotiv GT). Particularly the first half of the record is full of energetic heavy prog rock with acid spices - guitar riffs, stomping rhythm section and nice Hammond organ backing. It is enough to hear first three perfectly played heavy songs so to check what year was this? 1970? OMEGA was actually quite contemporary with this sound! BLACK SABBATH just started while DEEP PURPLE just now turned heavy! Occassionally one can hear flute, piano and harmonica, but the overall sound is extremely heavy, in the best tradition of early British hard rock in the vein of URIAH HEEP.

"Az éjszakai országúton" and "Az Utcán, a térem" are the peak of the album, containing some healthy dose of symphonic arrangements and keyboards. These two tracks would usually be present in later compilations. By the end of the album, musical structure disintegrates a bit, having last 2-3 tracks with unnecessary psychedelic experiments, which together with decent but totally out of place blues number "Oh, Barbarella" prevents this album from being perfectly produced LP.

Still, "Éjszakai Országút" is highly recommended early heavy prog album from the turn of the decade, and surely one of the best non-English East-European albums of this era, pre-dating famous first Yugoslav prog rock albums of Drago Mlinarec, TIME or KORNI GRUPA.

PERSONAL RATING: 4/5

P.A. RATING: 4/5

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3 stars This is one of the coolest psychedelic albums with many sixties influences being heard from the Doors to Hendrix as well as Omega`s own traditionally influenced compositions. If Omega had been singing in English and didn`t have to contend with political restrictions which were in effect back in ... (read more)

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