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Omega Élö Omega [Ω IV] album cover
4.15 | 34 ratings | 3 reviews | 48% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hútlen barátok (5:48)
2. Blues (3:38)
3. Egy nehéz év után (5:52)
4. Törékeny lendület (4:14)
5. Omegauto (4:32)
6. Régvárt kedvesem (5:21)
7. Emlék (3:37)
8. Eltakart világ (5:20)
9. Varázslatos, fehér kő (9:06)

Total time 47:28

Line-up / Musicians

- János Kóbor / vocals
- György Molnár / electric & acoustic guitars
- László Benko / organ, percussion, vocals
- Tamás Mihály / bass, vocals
- Ferenc Debreczeni / drums, percussion

Releases information

4th Omega album, containing new, for that time, songs recorded live. (According to the band, they chose live versions from different shows. But some sources tell that the album consists of studio recordings with added audience applause.)

Two tracks, "200 évvel az utolsó háború után" and "Szex-apo", were omitted (because of censorship and, probably, LP time restrictions). The full 11-track album was published in 1998 as "200 évvel az utolsó háború után" CD

Artwork: Matkó Katalin

LP Pepita ‎- S LPX 17447 (1972, Hungary, stereo mix)

CD Hungaroton ‎- HCD 37627 (1992, Hungary, mono mix with added stereo effects)

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OMEGA Élö Omega [Ω IV] ratings distribution

(34 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(48%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Seyo
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4 stars Given the odd origin of this live album - issued independently by the band themselves instead of the intended but allegedly censored studio album "200 évvel az utolsó háború után" - it is a very good one. In this period OMEGA lost two band members (who went to form LOKOMOTIV GT) and were struggling with the state-owned record company.

Unless you are more demanding for a higher quality of sound and production, these drawbacks are not so evident on "Elo". OMEGA sounds very powerful and strong on stage. It's still mainly a trendy hard rock sound with several nice ballads, and again one redundant blues improvisation... But, just listen to "Egy nehéz év után","Hútlen barátok" or "Varázslatos, fehér kő" and you'll experience excellent performing with fiery prog rock energy! Several guitar solos are developing the themes that would be perfectuated on their smash hit "Nem tudom a neved" on "Omega 6" album. For fans of early 70s heavy rock with prog leanings and beautiful psychedelic ballads (such as URIAH HEEP), this is a fine and enjoyable addition.


P.A. RATING: 4/5

Latest members reviews

3 stars This Early Omega live album was recorded at a time when rock music lyrics in the Eastern Bloc were still controversial and when Omega came out with this series of songs it didn`t sit too well with the communist government which controlled their record label, Pepita, so they refused to release ... (read more)

Report this review (#24330) | Posted by Vibrationbaby | Sunday, December 5, 2004 | Review Permanlink

5 stars I have listened this album in 1980's, it is live album, on Hungarian, and some of the songs have find their place on omega III. Hard rock, with few beautiful, really beautiful ballads. Music had sense in that time. ... (read more)

Report this review (#24329) | Posted by | Saturday, February 14, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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